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Can Dancing Boost Your Boxing Skills

When Juan Manuel Marquez was training for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2011, he enlisted the help of a ballet instructor to help him strengthen his legs and improve his footwork. Timing, balance and footwork are all essential facets of boxing and could mean the difference between winning or losing a fight. Boxers tend to spend […]

Get A Fitness Buddy

Having a workout buddy will increase your commitment to working out, making you much less likely to “blow off” your trip to the gym, knowing that your partner will be waiting for you.  You and your buddy planned a time and place to workout in advance and you will hold yourself accountable to show up, […]

More Reasons To Workout

When we exercise our body “feels” stress and it releases endorphins in response to brain chemicals or neurotransmitters. Endorphins are secreted from our brains, spinal columns and other parts of our body and reduce pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive or euphoric feeling in our bodies by binding to our neuron receptors, just as some […]

Member Feature: Brient Rodriguez, Amateur Boxer

Our amateur boxing team has more members than any of the 16 other boxing teams that are affiliated with USA Boxing in the Potomac Valley Region.   USA Boxing is the national organization that sponsors local, regional and national amateur boxing events in the United States leading all the way to the Olympics. This past winter […]