Mike Wong first met Coach Alex in 2012 when Mike attended a corporate bootcamp class at his work. When he found out Alex was not only a fitness trainer, but a boxing coach, he immediately had to start going to the gym.
Mike has followed boxing his entire life, and had a background in martial arts as a kid. So getting back into a contact sport like boxing that included discipline, technique and patience was an easy decision.
Was he nervous about going to a new gym?
Mike: There are always nerves and intimidation factors to deal with going to a new gym. But the folks at Undisputed alleviated that pretty quickly. It didn't take long to feel comfortable and become a regular.
The changes he's seen since joining Undisputed Boxing
Mike: I feel fitter, faster and stronger. My confidence has grown and I'm better looking too (if that is even possible). I've learned over the last several years that the work never stops. You can always get better, learn more, get fitter. Now, I'm much better at jumping rope. I enjoy running now, because I hated running previously. All my boxing skills and abilities are improved after the last 8 years.
What are his fitness goals?
Mike: I'm old. My goals are to stay "young" for as long as I can so that I can keep up with my kid and the younger folks I train with. Being a part of the Undisputed family have helped me do this.
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Written by Coach Alex Legault
The high number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta have locked down gyms temporarily. But don't let that prevent you from staying active. The weather is changing, the sun is shining and it's a great time to get outdoors and get some fresh air while burning some calories.
During the summer, it's often easy to grab some friends and have a pick-up game of basketball, soccer or just throw a football or frisbee around. It's all exercise and all part of staying active. Go for a run, walk or bike ride with your family.
Fitness can be done anywhere with very little equipment. In this case, when in Rome, train like the Romans do. Keep it simple, and get back to the basics. This means moving your body. Squatting, running, reaching and jumping. These are all things that can be done without any equipment. So if you don't want to commit to buying weights, here are some ideas to get you started.
Find an outdoor track
In Calgary, there are a number of outdoor running tracks available for public use. Click here for a list of tracks near you.
Repeat and see how many sets you can do in 35 minutes.
Back to school
Bring a skipping rope and some resistance bands and head to your near by school playground.
Repeat this five times. It's a great little burner and will take about 30 minutes.
You were born to run
Running is an easy activity that takes no equipment and is a great way to build your stamina.
A walk in the park
In these times, its important to improvise and be resourceful. Here are a few exercises you can do on a park bench.
20 x Step ups.
10 x Split Squat each leg. (Put your back foot on the bench and lunge your knees towards the ground)
10 x Tricep dips.
12 x Bench push ups.
10 x Bench jumps (Jump onto the bench with both feet)
10 x walking lunges each leg.
45 second plank.
Repeat this circuit 10 times - it isn't your average walk in the park.
How can you say no to an outdoor workout when the sun is out?
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