LA Boxing Strikes Again

Thank you all for your amazing and supportive comments on my middle school bullying post. It seems like the post really hit home! I’m sad that so many of you also had tales to share, but glad to see that a lot of you learned and grew stronger from them. :)

Anyway… back to the food and fitness :) Yesterday, LA Boxing took to the outdoors!


On Saturday mornings starting last weekend, my LA Boxing location is running a special 8-week fitness boot camp. They run these throughout the year — the last one was in the spring.

Remember all my previous personal training (PT) posts?

This boot camp is basically like a longer personal training session! It’s an hour and a half and it’s really hard but also really fun, since you have others to complain to :)



Heh love everyone’s faces in that photo!

The best thing about boot camps like this is that every week is really different! Last Saturday it was raining, so we stayed indoors and did a lot of personal training type moves. Yesterday, we hit the outdoors for a run!

We have two instructors for the boot camp — the fearless Jerome and Sergio:


Having two instructors is key when out on a run like this with a big group of people at varying fitness levels. This way, some can go ahead, some can stay behind — and everyone gets a great workout!

Jerome and Sergio had us run out from LA Boxing about 2 miles down to the outskirts of DC. Once there, we did all sorts of lunges, squats, stairs, etc.


And then — we had to run back! It was ROUGH since it was all uphill and SUPER hot out. Sergio took me and one of the other girls up front with him and encouraged us to run as quickly as we could — I was DYING by the time we got back to the gym, but I loved really being challenged. Not gonna lie — if I’d been by myself I totally would have been walking! That’s the beauty in a group workout :)


If you’re interested, the boot camp is open to both LA Boxing members AND non-members. Check out the LA Boxing website for more details and to see if they’re “running” one near you! (pun intended, heh)

It’s weird that it’s a Sunday and for once I don’t have any big running plans! I just woke up, had some cereal:

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And now I’m off to my favorite power yoga class — I haven’t been in AGES (like, months?!) and my body is crying for it.

Then it’s back to work! My last day of Microbiology is Tuesday and we have a take home final due, a paper due, and a big presentation to give, so I’ve just been trying to finish everything up!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)


Disclaimer: Just a reminder that LA Boxing is sponsoring my blog, meaning I am receiving free membership, personal training, and access to their Saturday boot camps in exchange for blogging about them. But ya’ll know I would NEVER accept money to say I liked something I didn’t — anything I write about them is my opinion and mine only :)


  1. 1

    That sounds like a tough workout!! Have a good yoga class. I’m in need of it too :-)

  2. 2
    Michelle Heikell says:

    That is impressive. The last time went running after 10:00 AM I almost passed out. Good call bringing your camelBak.

  3. 4

    Awesome workout! Most impressive… And still thinking about your last post; it was wonderful…

  4. 5

    I love a good boot camp! It’s been a while since I’ve been to one – I need to get back into that! :)

  5. 6

    Holy crap…that is an awesome workout! Great job!

  6. 7

    That looks like an INSANE workout! Especially in this weather!

  7. 8

    I may have been left on the side of the road after that workout, holy workout! I would love to try a boot camp though, I’m always way more motivated and willing to push myself when others are around. It is the competitive spirit in me!

  8. 9

    Dang! You go girl for sticking it through that workout. I don’t think I would be able to handle that. ;)

    ps. your cereal looks delish!

  9. 10

    Sounds like a tough workout! I live for that stuff ;)

  10. 11

    oh my goodness, talk about an a$$-kicking workout! gotta admit i’m just a SMIDGE jealous :)

  11. 12

    What an awesome workout!! I did find that training in a group boot camop style was really motivating!

  12. 13

    Wow I am super jealous of your kickass workout!! Sounds like a lot of fun. Anyway, good luck finishing up the rest of your class and taking your exam

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    angiierunner says:

    Sounds like you got a workout!

  14. 15

    I’m going to Power Yoga this week tooo if you want to join! (in A. Mo.)

    Glad we could supply an always-needed Froyo break between all that Microbiology biz yesterday. ;)

  15. 16

    Looks like a killer workout! Those are always my favorites though! I love knowing I pushed myself farther than I thought I could go. Although I don’t normally love them while they are happening :P That cereal looks so yummy and refreshing!

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