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Join the MAINTAIN – DON’T GAIN challenge today! Begins November 5th!

Did you know that most Americans gain between 10-15 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year? While this amount doesn’t sound too threatening to some people, most individuals don’t lose the excess weight and the cumulative effects over several years can contribute to a substantial increase in body fat, weight, and inches. Not only does this impact one’s quality of life and self-esteem, it increases the risk for several chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

DON’T LET THIS BE YOU! Join Challenge Your Body's Maintain DON'T Gain Challenge!


How It Works:

  • Sign up for $25 online or in person at CYB and receive one raffle ticket. Beginning weight will be taken the day of or the week before the contest starts with a staff member.
  • One WEEKLY name will be drawn every Saturday morning after Bootcamp. The winner MUST weigh in (in private) and weight MUST BE no more than 2 pounds greater than official start weight. Any amount of weight LOSS is acceptable (prizes TBD).
  • One GRAND PRIZE name will be drawn at the end of the contest. The award will be 50% of the total fees collected with a minimum Grand Prize of $100.THE MORE PEOPLE SIGNING UP, THE BIGGER THE POT! Grand Prize drawing will be on Saturday January 6th.

REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A WEIGHT LOSS CONTEST. This is CYB’s fun way to help all of us be mindful and enjoy this season better. It reminds us that the Holiday is more about family and conection than it is about food and over abundance.



Many more contests will be available throughout the 6 weeks and posted. This contest is a fun way to hold yourself accountable. Let’s all support one another and have fun!

To collect additional raffle tickets, you must be registered as a contest participant. The sooner you sign up, the more opportunity to collect more entries and winnings!

  • Receive 3 Raffle Tickets - Create a Buzz on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You must mention Challenge Your Body in your post. This post can be video or a shout out.
  • Receive 3 Raffle Tickets - Refer a friend to sign on to the challenge and earn 3 raffle tickets.  They can sign up at any time for $25 which earns them one ticket. However, the sooner they enter the more opportunities they will have to win!
  • Receive 1 Raffle Ticket - Weigh in each week with an accountability partner. (CYB does NOT need to be present.) If weight has been maintained, you will receive one raffle ticket (all done in good faith.) Partner must inform a staff member so the raffle ticket can be provided.
  • Receive 1 Raffle Ticket - Every workout a participant attends at CYB will earn one raffle ticket entry for the drawing. (It is the participant’s responsibility to ask for the ticket from a staff member at the time of class.)


New Boxing Class

New Boxing Class

Boxing Basics and Fundamentals (Beginner Boxing)- Wednesdays at 5:45 PM


This class is perfect for those new to boxing and to fitness, and for those who are more experienced who want to hone their technique.  This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of the Sweet Science like wrapping your hands, footwork, proper punching techniques, body mechanics, basic defense and offense and strategy.  This class will also offer conditioning at a pace designed for those new to exercise or for those who have just started back on their road to a healthier lifestyle.  Learn to box and get a great workout without the intimidation factor.

The Importance of Proper Breathing While Exercising

The Importance of Proper Breathing While Exercising


As a boxer, it is crucial that I breath while under fire. Breath? you say. Of course you have to breath. Every body breathes. But did you know that breathing while exercising is different than just breathing as you do thousands of times a day all day long? What I'm talking about is breathing from your diaphragm, which is crucial while being active. And here's how:


Breath through your nose and out of your mouth. If you mouth breath, which is common while exercising, your are gulping air. This forces you to breath out of the top of your chest, which causes your chest to tighten. When your chest tightens, your muscles constrict, which then causes you to feel heavy in your legs, arms and chest, and can cause you to feel light-headed. This results in a feeling very similar to a panic attack.


Make a SSST noise. I used to tell my clients to make a SSSHHh sound when throwing hard power punches. But recently I read an article that said that the SSST sound forces you to breath from your diaphragm. AND IT WAS RIGHT! Give it a try......SEE! You can feel it. This technique does not just apply to boxers. Do it when performing any dynamic move such as ball slams or burpees, it even works well with crunches and push-ups. I promise you will feel the difference.


Practice and think about breathing.Sounds ridiculous right? But practice makes perfect. Since breathing during exercise requires a different tempo, we have to teach ourselves to do it, which requires us to have to think about something our body does involuntarily.


Writen By Sherry Sellmeyer

6 Simple Steps for Better Grocery Shopping

6 Simple Steps for Better Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping: You either love it or you hate it. Either way, you've got to eat. Cooking and preparing more food at home is a great way to shape up your diet. When it comes time to cruise your supermarket's aisles, here are six simple steps to become a better grocery shopper.

Don't Forget About Frozen and Canned Foods

Have you heard the recommendation to "shop the perimeter" at your grocery store? The idea here is that more fresh produce, lean meats and wholesome dairy foods are found on the outer aisles of the store and that processed and packaged less healthful food line the inner aisles. But don’t forget that the middle aisles harbor some really good options, too, especially when it comes to frozen and canned foods.

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Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

About one-third of American children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and fewer than 25% of children get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical active per day recommended by the American Medical Association.

Interaction with technology, urbanized living, academic pressures and other factors have combined to create historically low rates of youth physical activity.

Parents, teachers and fitness educators must realize and help educate others about the importance of frequent physical activity for kids. (ACE)

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A Journey to Better Health Session 2

A Journey to Better Health Session 2

Different Diets for Different Dudes and Dames


This session will include a discussion of the pros and cons of different approaches to weight loss.

On the Journey to Better Health, long term progress and long term results seldom come from a "quick-fix" diet.

Dr Creel will touch on emotional eating and different diets and how all of it affects long term results.

If you are tired of doing the same things expecting different results, then join us on Tuesday July 31st as we continue The Journey to Better Health

Get Tickets Here!

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