Recently David Clark, the owner of four Title Boxing Club franchises, and Donovan Dock, the founder and owner of Succeed Forever, sat down and had a discussion about life, family, fitness, and community.
The discussion turned to how we could help more of our young people who are not participating in positive after-school programs and are instead finding themselves in destructive behaviors that are both harmful to themselves and the community as a whole.
Whoa, that was a mouthful but first, let me share with you what I have learned about these gyms and the workout that they are putting on people.
Title Boxing is a very rare kind of club that offers the kind of workout that will not only start seeing results almost immediately but will give you that extremely rare fight club feeling, that goes along with the attitude and confidence from hitting and kicking a heavy bag for 45 minutes.
This isn't your Billy Blanks' Tae Bo kickboxing-inspired workouts, this is more of your "hardcore" boxing and kickboxing gym with a heavy emphasis on cardio that will have you drenched and your endorphins screaming off the charts.
Instead of wide-open aerobics rooms, you're more likely to find spaces filled with heavy bags, boxing rings, and functional fitness equipment, such as medicine balls, jump ropes, and kettlebells.
That said you're not going to find hardcore boxers spitting into a bucket with Rocky, broke and busted, mopping floors, looking for some talent to train. You will find regular people with great attitudes who love a challenge, putting in the work to get the edge they need physically, mentally and emotionally.
1. Title Boxing Club Offers Clean and Open Facilities
When you walk into a Title Boxing Club, you're greeted by a wide entryway that opens to a large room filled with heavy bags and a boxing ring.
There are benches, water fountains, bathrooms, and lockers, all available for use. The staff is friendly and welcoming—there are no hulking boxers soaked in blood and sweat waiting to beat you into submission.
Because Title Boxing is a franchise, you can expect every location to look similar and to be managed according to the same general principles, although there may be slight variations in tone and atmosphere based on specific ownership.
2. The Staff Are Friendly and Helpful
The Power Hour class is an actual boxing class. This means you need wraps, gloves, and access to a bag. If you're new, you don't have to worry—club staff will help you get wrapped and gloved up by providing you with access to loaner gloves and a pair of wraps.
Keep in mind, you may have to pay a nominal fee to buy the wraps, but trust me, you don't really want to use wraps previously worn by someone else. It's a small price to pay, both literally and metaphorically.
Here's a rundown of what a typical class entails:
15 minutes of warmup and conditioning exercises
8, 3-minute rounds of boxing exercises (a total of 24 minutes)
15 minutes of core work
The entire class is designed to last 54 minutes and will target every muscle from head to toe.
3. The Class Promotes a Team-Like Atmosphere
First, Power Hour is an instructor-led group fitness class. The group fitness atmosphere of Power Hour lends itself to greater class camaraderie and teamwork.
In fact, many of the exercises involved partner work, where both partners punched the same heavy bag at the same time or passed a medicine ball back and forth. I had the chance to speak with and work with several classmates. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, and encouraging.
The instructor-led format was also a nice feature. The instructor did much of the class along with us, so it was easy to get a feel for the proper form by following his lead.
This is where the idea hit me that maybe we need to do some team bonding in this pumped up atmosphere and let the chemistry and dynamic grow amongst our peers, enter Title Boxing Corporate.
4. Working With a Heavy Bag Is Tough
If you haven't used a heavy bag before, let me tell you, it's tough. Every time you throw a punch, you're met with the force of the heavy bag, "hitting" you back.
The result is a high-impact workout for your upper body that strengthens and challenges every major muscle group.
You tighten your core as you rotate your hips and torso, you flex your chest, shoulders, and back as you jab and punch, and you support your movements with your lower body.
You'll work muscles you didn't know you had in ways you didn't know were possible.
This is where I started thinking about the serious whole in wellness that so many companies throw at wellness programs that coach people to be fit but don't give them positive alternatives that will actually get the results they need; again I just thinking how about Title Boxing Club Corporate.
Interspersed throughout the routine are cardio and strength exercises, such as jumping jacks, burpees, squats, lunges, and mountain climbers. You really never stop moving, which means you maximize the class' calorie burn.
By the end of the hour, I was spent. I hadn't worked my upper body that hard in months, and I was ready to take a breather. But despite my exhaustion, I also felt great. The workout had been tough, but energizing at the same time.
5. What About Traditional Motivation
Ok, so here's where it starts to get a little bit crazy. I have been a motivational speaker for over a decade and in that time of honing my craft, I have recently put the finishing touches on my ultimate personal development and peak performance program.
It's all in modules online in a program called Succeed Forever University. We go over developing a vision, the difference between a drifter and a world changer, and among other principals.
How to Develop the Routine of a Champion, 3 Secrets to Life-Changing Habits, The Ultimate Life Hack that Separates Goal Setters and Goal Achievers. That's only a few and they are loaded with PowerPoint pdfs that can be used by managers and team leaders to grow and enhance team and company performance.
It is the ongoing motivational seminar that attacks the mind, body, and soul. Soul?? How can this possibly be good for my soul?
6. What About the Community
Oh, let's not forget one of the key parts: the community. The ultimate program for self-awareness and peak performance needs to have the opportunity to give back.
So as we started laying the groundwork for the ultimate motivational workshop, teambuilding exercise and wellness extravaganza the question remained how will this make better cities, safer streets, more well-rounded citizens and combat the scourge of poverty, pain, and lack?
How about the drugs and alcohol, the unwanted pregnancy and the drop out rates that all could be prevented if we leveraged our resources and love a little bit better.
How about taking a lion share of what Title Boxing Corporate brought in and giving it directly to the nonprofit for it's in school program Limitless and also creating after-school boxing sessions for students who have nowhere to go after school or nothing positive to do with themselves and their time.
Well, we either have a major hit or we are going to go broke with our overall solution. But what if we pulled it off?
It means that everytime an individual hits a bag and builds team chemistry, loses weight and gets drenched in his or her own sweat we also just made it possible for an at-risk kid to have a better life.
What if the next time you are sitting at a charity event listening to the impact that a charity had on all these young kids, you where the one that actively had the opportunity to participate in that transformation? That can be life changing motivation for your own life.
Or we could just keep trying to see if insurance rates would go down and further lower cost of insurance for everyone one as a whole, which will happen too and yes the lion share that goes to the nonprofit will also be tax deductible at the end of the year.
It's important to remember to take workout marketing with a grain of salt. Title Boxing Club claims the Power Hour class can help you burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour, the key words are "up to."
Calorie expenditure is highly individualized based on factors like sex, height, weight, body composition and total muscle mass.
A 6'5", 350-pound man will burn more calories in an hour than a 5'1", 110-pound woman. While the Power Hour class is certainly a tough workout that's bound to burn a lot of calories, don't automatically assume you've burned 1,000 calories during each class.
As always with everything we teach at Succeed Forever Community, HAVE FUN!
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