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NYC FIT SERIES: Dennys Lozada, Trainer
May 25, 2017 6:10 PM
Meet Boxer and HIT Trainer
We go 1-on-1 with 2x Golden Glove winner and Fhitting Room Trainer, Dennys Lozada, as he brings his workout and summer look to the city streets.
Your fitness journey is inspiring. How did you get into being a fitness professional?
Growing up as a competitive fighter, I was always giving people advice on how I integrated my strength training into my boxing regimen. My outlet has always been helping others meet and crush their goals, so after years of working a “9 to 5” job, I took a leap of faith and resigned from my corporate role to take a personal training job at a big box gym. It was a really scary and tough transition, but I believed in myself and had the determination to succeed. Seeing my clients do things they never thought possible is what pushes me.
What are some of your favorite ways to exercise outside?
I like to train outside with my suspension trainer. Suspension training allows me to focus on my mobility, flexibility and strength using my own bodyweight. I also like to do sprint intervals and jump rope for conditioning.
How has fitness training helped you to overcome challenges?
Fitness has always been a big part of my life; I started boxing at the age of 7. I learned early on that I was cut from a different cloth because not many people pursue a sport that requires such a strong control of your aggression. I was able to overcome diversity and handle many of the challenges that came later in my life with the discipline and determination that I learned through sports and boxing.
What is your “fitspiration”?
I love the fitness journey that I have seen so many people go on and I am excited by their progression, not just physical changes, but also their rising confidence, down to the way they carry themselves. The joy of watching someone walk into a room with a smile knowing they are about to do a really hard workout just shows me how far they have come. So many people come in for their first class nervous and scared, then to see them grow stronger both mentally and physically to the point where they're saying, “bring it on, I’m ready for this!”, really energizes me. My fitspiration isn’t one person, it’s witnessing the whole process over and over again, that is really empowering and gets me out of bed in the morning.
We love that fitness can be such a social sport. Do you have any favorite NYC Fitness “Hot Spots”?
That's easy, my second home is The Fhitting Room a High-Intensity Training (HIT) fitness studio in the flatiron district. There is a strong sense of community here and we pull together as a team. The workouts aren’t driven by competition; they’re driven by FHITpros and members pushing each other to do more than they thought they could do.
Do you have any tips for people who want to get involved in a local fitness community?
Try out a few different fitness classes that appeal to you and your fitness goals. Make it fun and go with friends. Look for instructors who you feel comfortable with; who push you but also support and encourage you. Once you find a place with the instructors and workouts that you love, you will find like-minded people with similar goals.
How can we stay connected with you and your training?
Come sweat with me! I teach High Intensity Training (HIT) classes at The Fhitting Room. You can also follow me on Instagram @FFTstrong and Snapchat @fighterfitnesstraining
Dennys Look: Everlast Boxing Shorts, TLF Power Tank, The North Face Shorts, Saucony Sleeveless Tee, Asics Trainers, Everlast Boxing Gloves, Spri Bands and Medicine Ball , Troy Kettle Bells
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