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boxing in encino and northridge

Boxing: The Game Changer!

Boxing classes in Encino and Northridge! If you have ever done boxing then you know what an amazing workout it is. If you have been looking for boxing classes in Encino and Northridge because you’ve always wanted to try it, we have you covered. Why is boxing so popular? Here are a few reasons: You’ll […]

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lose weight

Don’t just “lose weight!” Lose the right kind of weight!

“I can’t imagine my life without Arena Fitness!” There’s so much talk about “losing weight.” It’s a national obsession, and for good reason. But if you want to change the way your body looks, feels and functions, you don’t just want to “lose weight,” you need to lose the right kind of weight. And that […]

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lifestyle change

No more migraine medication

All success stories are different. Some chronicle athletic improvements, some weight loss, some both. Some focus on mindset shifts, in embracing lifestyle change, some on increased self-worth. All success stories are incredible. But the ones that feature being able to reduce or eliminate medications are especially powerful. Last week we featured Javier Jung who, by […]

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nutrition and weight loss

A case study in healthy weight loss: Javier Jung

“I was able to reverse my Type 2 diabetes…” Change can be very challenging, often for reasons outside of your control. But if you care enough, are committed enough, have a strong enough plan and become a part of a community who rally in support of your success, you can change. Javier is a perfect […]

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nutrition program

Success Story: Walt Lee

“I’m blown away by my results!” And we are, too! Walt jumped into the 28 Day KICK START after never having done a fitness or nutrition program before in his life and created some life-changing results. He is the blueprint for how to be successful, bringing a positive mindset and willingness to be coached and […]

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nutrition coaching program

Success Story: Imane Haddada!

“Kick Start is not just a short-term program…” This is one of the most important and powerful things about the 28 Day Kick Start. It’s not just a 28 Day plan. Short, 4 to 6 week Challenges are popular these days. And they generally produce really great results. For 4 to 6 week. But the […]

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Positive Mindset

Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Creating a positive mindset is possible… The notion of creating and maintaining a positive mindset can be cringe-inducing for a lot of people. Images of Stuart Smalley from SNL come rushing to mind and the entire topic becomes a punchline. It would be a mistake to dismiss the concept, though. A TON of science and […]

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brain science

(Part 2) There’s nothing wrong with you!

Why is change so difficult? I’m pretty sure Thomas Jefferson wasn’t citing research into brain science and the neurobiology of behavior when he wrote, in the Declaration of Independence: “…accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which […]

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brain science

There’s nothing wrong with you!

Why is change so difficult? Dozens of people. Times 12 months. Times 15 years. That’s how many people I’ve spoken to about their fitness needs since Arena Fitness opened in January of 2003. People inquiring about membership. Members sitting down with me for consultations. People outside of work, picking my brain. People hoping that personal […]

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28 day weight loss challenge

KICK START Success Story: Nicole

“You can’t put a price tag on happiness…” Nicole has been an irreplaceable member of the Arena Fitness family since the very first day. It’s not just that she is incredibly focused and successful when she does semi private personal training or group training classes, or when she crushes the 28 Day Kick Start (which […]

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