This time last year, I decided that I was going to stop working and be a student.  It was great at the beginning.  The learning is still amazing.  But there are some things that are not so great, which I didn’t quite anticipate. I had a very active job, which […]

Trying To Get Off The Roller Coaster

Many conversations and training occur at the local MMA and Boxing gym. Some of them include if the world took a turn for the unexpected. These are just some of those thoughts featured on Brittany Leah Fit’s blog http://brittanyleahfit.com/squats-crunches-and-zombies-oh-my/ Squats, Crunches, and Zombies….Oh My! Quick, it’s the end of the world and you need to […]

Squats, Crunches, and Zombies…Oh My!

The Gift of Fit Are you or your loved one struggling to get motivated and get going on your fitness and fat loss goals? Or do you get there and have no clue what is the best way to get you to your goals? Well the Gift of Fit is […]

Winter Specials

I hear about the euphoric feeling after a workout; personally I need a nap! I work with Lita Mae three times per week. I know I am getting stronger, and I know that if I curb my eating habits I will start to lose weight faster. The unrealistic side of […]

The Negotiation

I don’t enjoy working out alone.  At all.  In fact, if you do catch me at the gym alone, you should probably record it because it’s a rare occurrence. Reflecting on this, I’ve realized I don’t like doing a lot of things alone. I prefer to study in groups. I […]

The Power of a Group

Daily, I watch people’s movement as they come in and out of the gym.  There is a lot going on with this movement. For the average person who examines someone doing a squat, performing a push up, or throwing a punch, it just looks like strength and power being applied […]

Movement’s Power

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Habits and patterns. Those have been the key words during the past few weeks of my journey. Now, I am notorious for starting something with so much enthusiasm, and as my interest wanes, my participation also dwindles. This has been a detriment for many of the workout regimes that I have begun […]

Her Journey: Janani 2

It’s a process, it’s a journey – life is a journey. Lately, these are the themes that have been consistently emerging in my coaching world, from the elderly to the men and women in my classes. I see in the Rock Steady Boxing Program, my class of people over fifty […]

Lita’s Thoughts

Hi. My name is Yola and I’m living my journey. I turned 34 last November and it wasn’t until December that I decided to get a hold of myself, my life and my body. I realized that as my age kept creeping up, so did my weight. It began to […]

Meet Yola and Why She’s On Her Journey

Nicole Manzer 35 Years Young, Extremely talented, creative, and successful  hair stylist Motivation I will be getting married (second time to the same guy) either this summer or next (more detail in later posts) and I was really upset with the way my body looked in the pictures. I was […]

Meet Nicole and Why She’s On Her Journey

Janani Srikantha 32, Graduate Student, Teacher, Food Lover Motivation Wearing this dress on my birthday! “Be the kind of woman who, when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says “Oh, no! She’s up.” ~ Joanne Clancy I have always fluctuated with my weight which has led to frustration. Numbers […]

Meet Janani and Why She’s On Her Journey

Her Journey Series When I first started competitive athletics, I was twelve and it was something my parents put me into.  It helped me cope with hormones, peer pressure, and the trials of being a teenager. But, it did not provide me with a mental sense of resiliency against my own […]

Introduction to “Her Journey”

People chuckle when I tell them my fighting name and often say its catchy. “Badass Button”. Yet, there is more to it than just a nick name. It is the story of the last 15 years of my life. Of how I got into women’s boxing. Which has taught me […]

How I Became a Badass

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Boxing Builds Confidence. I have been in competitive sports most of my life. Since I was 12 years old. I did national level competitive swimming for 5 years, North American Kickboxing for 3years, Olympic Style Boxing for 10years and now the last 8 months; Professional Boxing. In addition, I have […]

3 Things Boxing Teaches You

There are 108 days until summer. This is the time of year that we like to lose the clothes, slip on the sandals, bring out the swim suit and head to the local beach or pool. Summer often brings, summer love. That high of heat, your heart beating, and feeling […]

7 Tips for More Summer Love