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.
THE UPDATE: CHRIS FROST GOES PRIME TIME II
Into Month 2 – July 11, 2012
Hard Work Pays Big Time
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.
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
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.
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
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.