Chris Frost Goes Prime Time II:

Chris with his class at Prime Time Boxing!

LPTrendsBody: Chris Frost, our resident feature writer proves at Prime Time Boxing he not only has word game, but boxing, fitness, and discipline game. Read his next edition in this Extreme Series and watch his new video – see his 10+ pound weight loss, his inches diminish, and his power quotient go through the roof. People, if he can do it, so can you! He did love his beer and tequila. Alas, those days are gone.

Week 1: Watch Chris Begin His Journey

Read Week 1

Chris’s Month 2 Video!

THE UPDATE: CHRIS FROST GOES PRIME TIME II

Into Month 2 – July 11, 2012

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Hard Work Pays Big Time

Week 1

Has anyone ever told you hard work doesn’t pay? Well they’re full of it, for hard work does pay – big time! After only 4 weeks at Prime Time Boxing, Inc. I’ve dropped 10 pounds and 2 inches around my mid-rift–that belly button area that had me looking like a beer guzzling weeble-wobble only a month ago. Look for yourself and you will see as the pictures don’t lie.

Though I still have work to do, pounds to lose and skills to build my journey is off to a great start. Thanks Cary.  And with 2 months of training and 10 pounds to go, I may very well shatter my initial goal of 20 pounds.

Week 5

Hard work in the gym was not the only contributor to my success. Cary offers everyone a nutrition guide to follow as well as her own advice upon signing up, which have both helped me immensely. However, the successes I have gained would not stand alone by doing only one or the other, though you would make some progress. It is the coupling of hard work with a good diet that breeds notable accomplishment.

Staying Away From the Beer

Week 1

Cary may have words for me later, but I have to admit, each weekend I have had a few beers with the boys Saturday night, and some cake at a party here and there. I turned 41 in the midst of this adventure, but that was the only “cheating” I have done as far as the diet goes. (Although even then it isn’t really “cheating” as the nutrition guide allows you to lead a regular life and eat the things you enjoy, just in moderation and with some common sense no no’s–like fast food, which is probably the worst thing any of us could put in our bodies next to crack.

Week 5

This isn’t one of these flash in the pan diets which are difficult to maintain, such as living off cabbage or carrots with you looking like the tanning lady from New Jersey by week’s end.

No, this is an easily followed guide that simply put – works. But remember, nobody, and I mean nobody, gets in shape from simply eating right, you have to get up and move, break a sweat and suck some wind. It’s what everyone in class is doing, and I see everyone around me making progress.

Cheaters Never Prosper

The best part of it is, you don’t want to cheat, you don’t want to fail, especially once you start seeing results, which didn’t take long for me at all. After the 2nd day of class I was feeling sharper and more focused mentally than I have in some time. Or maybe it was simply I was noticing a keener edge to mind; whatever it is, I like it.

I have a more positive outlook on life in general and many of the things (or people) that may have bothered me before just don’t seem to matter so much now, and maybe even trivial. There have been no shortage of those around me in my day-to-day life asking “what’s up with you? You seem alive, and you look thinner, even in your face?”

So I tell them my story thus far and am pleased to hear from many they have begun working out, wanting to get in shape, as they can see the smile so genuine on my face as I talk about this adventure.

Inspiring Others To Get Off Their Butts

A friend of mine, Jeff, has been most inspirational as he has on a couple of occasions mentioned how my hard work has inspired him to not skip a workout and even go the extra mile when he really didn’t feel up to it in the first place. Every time has felt great after doing so. Fine job Jeff, keep up the good work. Even my girlfriend Tammi has caught the bug and is regularly pounding out the miles on the treadmill – way to go hon.

Another trend I am noticing at the gym is that the workouts are seldom the same routine. I don’t believe even one has been repeated. About the only common themes are jumping rope and working the heavy bag and/or speed bag, with all else ever changing, which undoubtedly compounds the benefit of each workout as the body has nothing to get “used to.” And though the workouts are strenuous and push me every time, I wouldn’t dream of missing one, as I know that any angst or ire I may have developed throughout the day will in short order be sweated out or delivered to the heavy bag, setting free my soul.

My Video Progress

I know we all had some good laughs at my 1st video installment, yes, myself included, especially over the jump roping. But things are progressing, which you can see for yourself here in Video 2 where not only has my rope work improved, but I have gained stamina and coordination, which are both evident in some heavy bag work Nick put me through right after class (we didn’t want to disrupt the flow by taping during class). So yeah, even though we had just wrapped up a strenuous 50-minute session, Nick called me out, and got me to draw from inner reserves I didn’t even realize I had. Thanks Nick.

Hope you enjoy, and I look forward to hearing back from you any tales you may have to share, advice or encouraging words.

So get up off your ass and go break a sweat somewhere, you will undoubtedly feel better for it in the end.

One last thing: you may have noticed a boxing ring in the background at the gym from videos 1 and 2, well I’m not dodging it, don’t you worry. I will be stepping foot in the ring in the weeks to come to test my prowess, chin and skills and get a taste of what boxing is truly all about.

About Prime Time Boxing 

www.primetimeboxing.com

Prime Time Boxing was the creator of the “boxing class.” Founders Angelo Nunez and wife Cary Williams-Nunez opened the first Prime Time Boxing in 1998. This new, 45 minute fitness concept combined cardiovascular conditioning, boxing technique and some strength training within a safe, effective, progressive and systematic program. Realizing that people really enjoyed the personalized, small group training, Angelo and Cary kept their class/camp sizes small. This allowed Prime Time Boxing to know every member’s name and yell it out as soon as that member walked through the door.

Today, founders Angelo and Cary are considered the innovators of the boxing camp workout and bringing boxing classes to traditional boxing gyms. Prime Time Boxing was first talked about in Shape magazine and Fitness magazine back in 1998 and 1999 about the difference between Tae Bo and the Prime Time Boxing workout. Since then, they have been written about and featured in national media and press including, Entrepreneur, USA Today, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, FHM, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Oxygen, and many television and radio segments.

Week 1: Watch Chris Begin His Journey

Read Week 1

Chris’s Month 2 Video!

 

Chris Frost Goes Prime Time – Part I

Chris Frost Before of LeadingPossibilities Magazine

LPTrendsBody: Part I of Chris Frost’s journey from just another busy guy with a growing beer profile to healthy, fit, and powerful warrior who wanted to prove to himself and you he could do it. In just 3 months, through an extreme boxing transformation thanks to Prime Time Boxing of Sacramento, California, Chris shares his first day in video (ouch), his first impressions and the before photos.

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by Chris Frost …Before we start, let’s review a bit of my youth. There are two things I often recall from spending time with my dad–watching Cheers comedy night and boxing.

In my earlier days I was a true aficionado of both, from the sarcasm and witty repartee of the serial comedy Cheers to the ding of the bell with the likes of Pryor, Arguello, Hearns, Hagler, Chavez, Duran and Sugar Ray, all battling it out for the coveted title of World Champion in their respective weight classes. And between the pugilists mentioned here is a timeline, a history, of some of the best fighters and years the boxing world has ever known, and not likely to ever be repeated – not by a long shot.

These guys were tough as nails, yet graceful, and talented to the nines while keeping it real. When Duran and Leonard fought you knew the rivalry had nothing to do with money and everything to do with winning the fight. Hagler and Hearns may have been two of the meanest, most intimidating men to ever enter the ring, and their legendary collision still marks history as one of the best fights EVER. Check it out if you don’t believe me; and look up any of the fighters mentioned and you will be in for hours of entertainment.

Chris Frost Before Boxing Transformation

Turning 41 in a matter of a month and weighing in at 192 pounds with a 41 ½ waist (measured around the belly button boys as it should be) and standing 5’9 – these stats tell me it’s now or never, time to get in shape and drop the extra pounds, improve my cardio and hopefully gain some muscle in the process.

And as fortune would have it a deal came across my computer for an introductory boxing and fitness class at Prime Time Boxing, Inc., so I leapt at the opportunity to check it out. Having taken the introductory, which gets you set with what you need to really get started by going over the basics, I was hooked and knew – this is it; this is the route I am going to take for my transformation! And the ironic thing is, I have a gym membership. I just lack the mental fortitude to push myself as I know I need be pushed. The idea to join a class environment where you do what you’re told rang true as the path for me.

And now, here I sit, tiger balm rubbed deeply into one shoulder, my hand-wraps hung out to dry and a dizzy smile on my face having survived Day 1 and the first few weeks of – “Project Transformation.”

First Day Story

Co-Founder and CEO of Prime Time Boxing, Inc., Cary Williams-Nunez, greeted us (my wingman Michael Wilson of icucreative group and my video man) at the door and with a knowing smile and words of encouragement. She directed us deeper into the building, toward the sounds of preparation resounding off the walls from my soon to be classmates and the patient stare of Tyler, my trainer.

We hit it hard right out of the gates with Tyler starting us out with jumping rope (for which I wore my rope more often as a necklace than anything else) and then moving the class into forms and working combinations, all designed to loosen us up and get our blood moving – and boy did it. Heavy bag work followed with several rounds played out and a serious sweat dripping from everyone on the mat; but with not one complaint, not one quitter, not one person bowing out. We were all in this together and together we would get it done.

After the heavy bag work we moved out to the parking lot where things didn’t get any easier as the bar was raised and cardio and legs came to be the focus. The idea any of us will not be better off after this workout is sheer foolishness, though at the time this is difficult to keep in mind – but Tyler kept us motivated and moving through our drills.

Now I have to admit I am not a cardio guy – never have been, so this was a challenge for me. And being 40 may have a little to do with it too, but you know what, I wasn’t even the oldest person in the class, so no excuses.

Our family, which I can see is what everyone is quickly becoming through our trial by fire, stuck it out and completed rigorous sets of burpees, sprints, lunges, crunches, squats and push-ups.

And though my burpees looked more like hiccups, my sprints were more jog walks, and my lunges lacked any depth, the exercises were completed with everyone breathing as the bellows of some past gods seemed to fill the room. No one quit, no one bowed out and everyone survived – good job one and all.

And so the journey has begun and I mean to see it through and finish strong.

As a teaser that you too may witness; the sweat, pain and drive for the finish line and my goal of dropping twenty pounds, my friend and co-conspirator here at “The Possibility Place,” Michael Wilson, took time out of his busy schedule to video “Day 1.”

Day 1: Chris Frost @ Prime Time Boxing Begins His Journey on YouTube

There will be more to follow in the weeks to come, as this journey is set for 3 months with written updates and video to be shared along the way – so that you too can see what can be accomplished if you just get up and do it, just get up and move, and dedicate the time to improving your body so you can also improve your mind.

Find out more at www.primetimeboxing.com. Hope to see you all get out there and challenge yourselves, live for the day as they say, live for today.

Wish us luck, for Day 2 and the mid way point is just around the corner and, trainers Adrian, Tyler, Marina and Nick – The 4 Trainers of the Apocalypse – are surely devising new ways to make us pay.

About Prime Time Boxing

Prime Time Boxing was the creator of the “boxing class.” Founders Angelo Nunez and wife Cary Williams-Nunez opened the first Prime Time Boxing in 1998. This new, 45 minute fitness concept combined cardiovascular conditioning, boxing technique and some strength training within a safe, effective, progressive and systematic program. Realizing that people really enjoyed the personalized, small group training, Angelo and Cary kept their class/camp sizes small. This allowed Prime Time Boxing to know every member’s name and yell it out as soon as that member walked through the door.

Today, founders Angelo and Cary are considered the innovators of the boxing camp workout and bringing boxing classes to traditional boxing gyms. Prime Time Boxing was first talked about in Shape magazine and Fitness magazine back in 1998 and 1999 about the difference between Tae Bo and the Prime Time Boxing workout. Since then, they have been written about and featured in national media and press including, Entrepreneur, USA Today, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, FHM, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Oxygen, and many television and radio segments. 

Chris Frost Goes Prime Time

Watch Chris Frost go from average to awesome as he takes on boxing workouts and gets down to business. For the past several months we have concentrated on getting our heads right by living well through recognizing our faults, shortcomings and issues that plague our peace of mind. But now it’s time to flip it around and tackle the body head on, as one of our own commits to a serious physical challenge.

Chris Frost Before Boxing Transformation

Here are his before pictures…which we know makes him wince a little, what with the evidence of a fondness for maybe more beer than is good for the belly.

So with synapses firing on all cylinders upstairs, we now get down to the basics and start tackling everything from the neck down. In the coming weeks watch Chris Frost, our feature writer, embark on an extreme fitness adventure with Prime Time Boxing. He’ll be writing, we’ll be video-taping and taking pics to document his transformation.

Chris Frost Before of LeadingPossibilities Magazine

All we can say is: Go Chris. We’re glad it’s you who took the first hardcore leap. We’re right behind you!

The Editorial Team