It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month…Think Pink and Get Fit Without Taking a Hit! Survivors and friends join together to PUNCH-OUT Breast Cancer and Ballard Boxing & Fitness Donates to Breast Cancer Research

As if a diagnosis of cancer isn’t enough, the rehabilitation process after chemotherapy, surgery and radiation can be damaging to “good cell” regrowth, increased inflammation, reduce mobility and leave you feeling weak and unmotivated. So given all that, what is a great method to get you back to your old self? Well, it’s exercise, but not just any form of exercise, it’s boxing fitness. It is a well known fact, that exercise reduces your odds of getting cancer and the recurrence of cancer. Boxing is the perfect whole body workout to keep you fit without getting hit.

A boxing fitness workout can naturally decrease levels of inflammation, reduces stress, help you maintain a healthier weight, and it changes your body chemistry creating a less hospitable environment for cancer to grow. In fact, being active during your lifetime can reduce your risk of breast cancer by about 23%, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The cancer journey can be very disempowering because you feel like your body has betrayed you, and there are a lot of things you can’t control. But, exercise, your state of mind, and nutrition are things you can control. At Ballard Boxing and Fitness in Rancho Santa Margarita, you get the complete body workout. Led by Gary “Boom Boom” Ballard, a former World Super Middleweight Championship Fighter and Certified Personal Trainer, men and women are stepping into the ring to join the fight in a full sixty-minute boxing workout that helps to strengthen and tone your legs, arms, chest, shoulders, back, core and increase cardiovascular fitness. This, in turn, reenergizes the mind and body to promote healing. “It’s a challenging and yet very satisfying workout,” said Ballard. Boxing fitness also has a tremendous impact on self confidence. “Boxing releases endorphins in the body when hitting heavy bags and doing pad work, which translates into a ‘feel good’ sense of well being and a huge sense of self confidence,” he added.

Ballard Boxing and Fitness offers both small group and individual programs that are open to men and women of all ages. Starting this month, every new boxer that signs up for a monthly program, Ballard Boxing will donate 10% of the training fee to Breast Cancer Research. Join the fight and get fit without getting hit!

Ballard Boxing and Fitness is located at 30085 Comercio, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 inside ProSport Physical Therapy & Performance. For more information on class times and programs visit or call Gary at 714.914.3316.

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