Why Protein is Good for Weight Loss?

A high protein diet can boost a hunger suppressing hormone called PPY, helping you “feel full” longer. Protein consumed with carbohydrates will slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream which will stop your blood sugar from spiking and help cut-down future cravings. Protein has a higher thermal effect than carbohydrates or fats.  In other words, […]


Avoid the Summer Quitter in Your Head

At Champions, we train to be winners and to push ourselves.  We know not to give up but summer brings unique temptations with vacations, summer time schedules and parties. Keep your goals in the fore front and make a plan for the summer to be consistent with your workouts and healthy habits. You will actually […]

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Injured? Tips for a Quicker Recovery.

Whenever you participate in a rigorous exercise program, such as boxing, you can count on getting a few muscle strains and some bumps and bruises along the way.  Here are some tips on taking care of yourself that will help you stay on track. If and when you sustain a small injury remember the letters I.C.E. […]

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Breathing Technique

A lot of our members ask me about proper breathing technique during training. Breathing is not something you need to worry about preset…trust me, your body will tell you when its time to breath and there is no real secret to it…even in boxing.  On the other hand there are breathing techniques that can be […]


What to Eat Before a Workout

Just as you’d fill up your car’s gas tank before a road trip, it’s vitally important to make sure your body has the right fuel to sustain you during a workout. Proper nutrition, both before and after, will also “speed up recovery, protect you from fatigue and get you ready for the next workout,” says […]


8 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Starting Working Out

If you’re getting ready to kick-start your journey into fitness—whether it’s starting a strength training workout for the first time, finally lacing up your running shoes and hitting the pavement like you’ve talked about all these years, or taking a group fitness class like kickboxing or yoga—there’s likely a little voice in the back of […]

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Body Recomposition

Body Recomposition through diet and exercise…It CAN be done!!! While body recomposition is difficult, it can be done. In fact, with the right approach, it’s actually pretty simple. That said, as you delve more deeply into any process, you will need to following new steps in order to progress. Taking these next steps, of course, leads […]