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The Weighting Game

In the sport of boxing, diet and nutrition are a critical component to a fighters success. His body is his weapon and keeping it in top physical condition is essential. However, when most people talk about nutrition and boxing in the same discussion, more often than not, it tends to center around the subject of weight loss.

Flush the System

According to a recent study published in Obesity, drinking two eight-ounce glasses of water 30 minutes before meals caused participants to drop 44 percent more weight in 12 weeks time than dieting alone. Use this trick, along with a good diet, to feel fuller faster and consume less calories. Most fighters’ instincts, when cutting weight, is to avoid water, but water actually helps flush the system and encourages weight loss.

Spencer Ward is a Nutritionist with the Acupuncture Center in Overland Park KS.

Need to Lose a Few LB’s? Don’t Sweat It!

One of the most prevalent demands of boxing is the constant need to monitor and endure weight loss. It’s a requirement that casts a looming shadow over many fighters training camps and can be a constant source of anxiety in the gym.  Seldom do you see a fighter who maintains his optimum fight weight at all times, so there are a variety of methods that are often implemented to aid the fighter in dropping pounds. Most practices range from mildly effective, to detrimental, to downright extreme. Coaches use a wide variety of methods to get their fighter on weight, but one of simplest, most common forms comes in the way of the sauna suit.

TBC Success Stories – Leah

TITLE Boxing Club provides many opportunities for health and wellness. For some members,  their experience inside the club can merge into their professional lives. Leah Foster, Lee’s  Summit TITLE Boxing Club member, shares how she did just that after achieving her weight loss  goals and meeting massage therapist, Arlene Williams.

I have been a member of TITLE Boxing Club for a little over a year now.  I joined with some close  friends. We were looking for a different type of workout to help kick-start our goal to have a healthier lifestyle.

Since joining TITLE Boxing Club in Lee’s Summit, I’ve eaten healthy and lost 45 pounds. This full body workout through kickboxing or boxing not only helped me lose weight, but has tightened and toned areas around my body.

After years of a variety of different diets and gyms, the workout at TITLE Boxing Club offered such intensity, I found it hard to not continue to push myself.  I never leave without feeling as though the class wasn’t enough for me. I love that you go at your own pace and make it what you put into it.

Not only has TITLE Boxing Club helped me with my personal life but has assisted in my professional life.  In the last couple months I had noticed they were offering massage therapy with Cre8u Massage. I thought what a great way to marry both health and wellness together.

At American Medical Response (AMR), we provide emergent and non-emergent medical ambulance transportation. Our focus is on our patients, our customer, and caregiver inspired. We strive to embrace these values on every call we respond to, in every community we work in.

It was the perfect opportunity for me to connect with Arlene with Cre8u Massage to help connect patient care and wellness together.  Arlene was happy to help assist at our most recent American Case Managers Association conference, just one of the outreach programs I work with every year. This new found connection with Arlene will help us both reach more people.

With the help of TITLE Boxing Club, I am enjoying a healthy lifestyle and a connection with massage therapy for an equal balance of wellness. So thank you TITLE Boxing Club and thank you Arlene with Cre8u massage! ~ Leah Foster

You can find the pair at Greenwood Elementary school this weekend, as they continue to share their experiences with TITLE Boxing Club and wellness.

Arleen offers single session and massage packages by appointment at the Lee’s Summit TITLE Boxing Club at the front desk or call 816-524-2696—makes a great holiday gift!

Leah’s success story is brought to you by the Lee’s Summit, MO TITLE Boxing Club.