Real Life Tips for Being a Morning Workout Person

Mornings are rough for all of us. But how do some manage to turn on their superhero powers and get out of their warm cozy bed to go workout? It’s all about being easy on your brain when it hasn’t even had a chance to wake up yet! Plan, prepare and leave your excuses on the pillow with these tips from the TITLE Boxing Club Marketing Team.

As a mom, Audrey knows the struggle of balancing your own routine with your family’s needs. Her practical ideas are invaluable:

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“Set two alarms – one by the bed and one that makes you actually get out of bed to turn it off on the other side of the room. Also, have everything ready to go like your gym bag, work clothes, kids clothes, lunches, water and snacks the night before. You can even pack some of your things in your car the night before so it’s less you need to grab in the morning.” – Audrey, Brand Manager

Brooke is a busy professional who is constantly on the go and traveling for work, so planning ahead is a priority. Here are some of her go-to methods.

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“Schedule your workouts ahead of time in your planner like you would any other appointment and make sure you keep it. Setting time aside for yourself and your health is key. Also, put your workout clothes by your bed the night before so you have one less thing to think about and create an excuse for in the morning.” – Brooke, Senior Director of Marketing

Planning a wedding on top of a demanding work schedule is a stressful reality for Jenna. Here are her tips for staying on track through busy times.

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“Plan your workouts with a friend or your significant other. You’d never bail on them for happy hour, so you won’t skip out on your workout plans either! Also, fall asleep (meaning no Instagram in bed) at least 8 hours before your alarm is set to go off. When it does, you’ll know lack of sleep isn’t an excuse for hitting snooze!” – Jenna, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Kickboxing Offers Great Results Fast for Beginners

If you’re tired of the same old workout routine—you know… running on the treadmill and lifting dumbbells—maybe it’s time you tried something totally different that actually works out your entire body.

Kickboxing is an awesome fitness alternative that offers full-body conditioning—a truly complete workout that’s actually great for beginners. It may sound a little intimidating but you don’t have to think of it as fighting. The movements used in kickboxing can be used to train without actually having to fight. This fun and exciting exercise routine will toughen you up as you lose weight fast and sculpt your body in a way that no other workout does.

The reason why kickboxing is so effective is because it involves both upper and lower body muscles, as well as your core, so you’re strengthening your entire body in a short amount of time. This sweat-intensive routine allows you to burn up to 1,000 calories* in only an hour because it keeps your heart rate high while working out all of your muscles. So if you stick with it, you can expect firmer arms, shoulders, core, hips, and legs fairly soon.

If you’re ready to commit to achieving these results, we have some tips to keep in mind before you start kickboxing:

  • Take your warm-up seriously and make sure to stretch before and after your workout.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated (this will also help you prevent muscle soreness and avoid overheating your body).
  • Do not try to kick too high until you’re more familiar with the movements and can increase your flexibility.
  • Do not overextend your limbs when kicking or punching. Always extend motion fluidly and stay inside your stance.
  • Make sure you breathe properly while kickboxing. This will allow for a longer, more efficient workout.
  • Avoid hurting yourself by not go too hard at the start if you’re a beginner.

Kickboxing is an enormous stress reliever. Once you learn how to hit the bag properly, and you’re at a level where you know how to protect your body, you can hit as hard as you want. Go ahead and knock out your frustrations!

The Case for a Morning Power Hour

Adding a workout to your cluttered schedule can sometimes seem like an impossible task. In the past, we’ve shared some TITLE tips for making room for a Power Hour in your day, including special suggestions for working parents. While in the past we’ve left it up to you as to when you can fit in your workout, today we’re making a case for the morning Power Hour.

If you’re a morning person, you’re probably happy to learn that exercising in the AM is proven to be more effective than working out at other times. If you’re a night owl, this fact probably has you grimacing. Here’s why you should wake up early for that morning Power Hour.

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Outdoor Power Hours for Any Time of Day

The mild temperatures that most regions enjoy every spring make it a great season for exercising outdoors! TITLE Boxing Club encourages everyone to go out and get fit while enjoying the sunshine, whether on your own, with a friend, or with your family.

But what can you do when a busy schedule prevents you from taking advantage of the warm weather? Don’t let a to-do list get in the way of your fitness. Here are some outdoor exercises you can do throughout your day to stay fit this spring.

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Knockout Stress With TITLE Boxing Club!

Stress. It’s a six letter word we all know too well. Personal and professional responsibilities plus those little surprises that crop up day-to-day — the coffee spilled on your new blouse, the traffic jam that makes you miss your meeting, that bill you forgot to pay — can all compile until you’re overwhelmed.

To celebrate Stress Awareness Month, we’re sharing why it’s so important to combat your stress — and how you can knockout stress with TITLE Boxing Club! Check out the whys and hows of stress management below.

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Twelve Months of Personal Fitness: April

With January, February, and March officially behind us, you’ve now successfully completed the first 1/4 of your year of personal fitness. Now isn’t the time to slow down — it’s time to forge ahead, upping the intensity and duration of your workouts and more fully committing to your nutrition.

Kick off spring the right way by following our TITLE Tips for personal fitness in April.

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Use These Power Hour Exercises to Get Your Body in Shape for Spring

Now that spring is here, the warmer weather means two things — one, you’ll probably be spending more time outside, and two, you’ll be pulling your short-sleeved shirts and shorts out of the closet more often!

When the seasons change, it’s also key to change up your Power Hour routine. Here are TITLE Boxing Club’s favorite Power Hour exercises to get in shape for spring.

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It’s Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month: Make an MS Walk Part of Your Power Hour

Since 2002, March has been celebrated as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Worldwide, 2.3 million people suffer from MS, an autoimmune disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord to cause loss of muscle control, vision problems, lack of balance, and loss of sensation.

Here are the basics on multiple sclerosis — and why you should make an MS walk a part of your Power Hour exercise plan!

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Twelve Months of Personal Fitness: March

With spring just a week away, we’ve almost made it through the first full season of 2014. Prioritizing your fitness might not be at the top of your mind as it was in January, and if you lost any steam in February, you’re probably still struggling with that now. With nature’s renewal all around us, it’s time to get reinvigorated and push forward with your personal fitness.

If you’re committed to following through on your personal fitness goals, here are our March tips.

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It’s TITLE Madness Time! Prove That Your Power Hour Punches Out the Rest!

March Madness is in the air as college basketball fans across the nation gear up for Selection Sunday on March 16. Whether you’re rooting for Duke, Florida, or Wichita State, come March 18 – 19 your eyes will be on the first round games.

March Madness isn’t the only big competition going on this month, though — it’s also time for the second annual TITLE Madness hosted by TITLE Boxing Club!

Want to prove that your Power Hour is the best in the nation? Here’s how to participate in TITLE Madness 2014.

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