🐾 #10 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Legacy Of Love”

I love the look of complete adoration in Bruce’s eyes for Sarah! 😍

Bruce looking into Sarah's eyes!

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Legacy Of Love” 

Take time today to work on leaving your own “Legacy Of Love” your humans will be blessed for years and years. ❤️

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…📸

If you need inspiration…Just look at my adorable puppy eyes! Try and perfect this look, as it will make your human putty in your paws! 🤣

 🎶 Our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, even your chocolate cake I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #9 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Snow Dives”

Bruce diving in the snow with front paws kicking up lots and lots of snow

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Snow Dives” 

Before you start to complain and make excuses because there is too much snow around (we haven’t had our 2021 snow yet), or you live in cold climates…Get out of your warm home and start drilling your laziness!

First things first…Please make sure your owner is appropriately dressed for the cold weather, as a lazy or frozen owner is detriment to your health! 😀 

Snow dives are fantastic at burning calories, stretching muscles and above all they are fun.

Don’t forget at the end of this exercise you can combine some of my other drills. The “Wet Dog Shake” is a perfect one to finish and you’ll make it snow for anyone who’s nearby…Fun for the whole family! 😀

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…📸

If you need inspiration…The photo of me (top of post) taking a dive, is a great example of how it’s done. Even short haired dogs can stay warm as the heart gets pumping! 🤣   

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

 🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #8 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Seek & Destroy”

A photo of Bruce running towards the camera with a huge burst tennis ball in his mouth

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Seek & Destroy” 

Seeking and destroying oversize tennis balls, footballs, rugby balls etc is a fantastic way to strengthen our already powerful jaws…Ooohh that popping sound, or the slow hiss of death. Nothing feels much better than when we conquer a ball! 😀

Beware…If you like the oversized tennis ball(like me) or tennis balls of any size, they can sometimes bite back.

The ball itself can be a choking risk…But some of us enjoy shredding the yellow-green fuzz that surrounds the tennis ball. Eating this fuzz can lead to increased choking hazards and intestinal blockages that could require surgery. Do not let this happen, just paw your owner until they get you another ball! 🐾

 

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…📸

 

The photo of me (top of post) is in the ‘Old Hunstanton Lighthouse’ garden. My humans stayed their on their honeymoon and then for 5 following anniversaries! It was a nice large sealed area where i had plenty of room to run, jump and rip up toys! Each year we visited…They bought me a new holiday ball! Don’t let holidays destroy your health! ❤️

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb

 🎶 singalong with me…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #7 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Let Me See Your War Face”

Bruce sprinting face

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today let’s talk about your War Face 

To make sure you smash your goals each day, is to make sure you make war with the enemy of health and fitness….Kryptonite! This can manifest itself in many ways (it’s like a shapeshifter) e.g: junk food, tempting marketing, excuses and many more! It’s entire aim is for you to stop being healthy and becoming the best version of you, you can be.  

Don’t forget…Whilst practising your war face…This too is a great exercise for training your face muscles…A win win, lol! 🤣 So to get every drill performed each day…is to make war with Kryptonite! There is no better way to do this than to show your war face.

Show me your war face! Now show everyone your war face!

Let’s come together and destroy the evil lair of laziness! 🐾

 

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…📸

 

If you need inspiration…The photo of me (top of post) performing yesterdays drill (short sprints) is a great example of a ‘War Face’. Don’t be afraid to add a little growl (the deeper the better) to add more drama! 🤣 

 

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb! 

 🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #6 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Short Sprints”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today is my fave…Short sprints! 

The benefits of sprinting are endless. It is an excellent cardiovascular exercise, it increases your stamina, burns lot of calories in a short time and moreover, it gives a boost to your metabolism so even when your workout is over, it keeps on burning calories…Mmmm so make sure your owner keeps the treats coming! 🐾 

Sprinting releases surges of happy endorphins called dopamine, meaning we too can experience a ‘human runner’s high’. 

If we are under stimulated and under exercised, we can be prone to destructive behaviours such as chewing, digging and rubbish rummaging. We can become hyper, overly excitable and restless at night. It can be the cause of attention-seeking behaviour, like whining, jumping up and barking. Do not let this happen…Drag your lazy owner outside and get them moving! 🐾

 

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…📸

 

If you need inspiration…The photo of me (top of post) performing this exercise was once again taken on Old Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk. My human had to dive out of the way a few times, as i kept sprinting right towards the camera so i could get the best angle for the shot, lol…Who said sprinting can’t be fun! 🤣 

🤔 “A lean dog shames its master.” Japanese Proverb! 

 🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 

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🐾 #5 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Wet Dog Shake”

Brucie Shake

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Now that you’ve had your day of rest…Let’s get straight back into beating these lockdown blues. 🐾

There is no better way to shake off the lockdown blues than a full “Wet Dog Shake”. This will definitely put the fun into fat burn! You can try this outside or for more laughs indoors! It’s an full body workout that will guarantee your other family members will stay at least 2 metres away whilst maintaining the social distancing laws! 😀

Your motivational fitness, fun photo…

If you need inspiration…The photo of me (top of post) performing this exercise was taken on Old Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk. My human used a 400mm zoom lens so he didn’t get soaked, as i really got carried away! 🤣 

🎶 Remember our happy singalong…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.”  

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🐾 #4 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Day Of Rest”

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Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 😀 

Now let’s talk about rest and sleep. It’s vitally important to take a day of rest to give your body a chance to heal, All of these Boxercise classes may leave you exhausted (if you’re putting in the effort) and needing rest…Well i have good news!  

It turns out that sleep is crucial for strength training recovery and helps with muscle repair after a strenuous workout. On the flip side, inadequate sleep can interfere with the body’s ability to recover after lifting weights and inhibits the body’s ability to build maximum muscle strength.

This is why having a healthy meal plan with enough dietary protein to aid in muscle repair and new muscle growth is vital. As many of the critical restorative functions in the body, like tissue repair and muscle growth—occur mostly or only during sleep.

So the bottom line is…Sleep can help de-stress, build muscle and also help our minds focus…On FOOD, lol! 😀 🥩

🎶 Here’s a happy singalong to share with your human…”Every snack you make, every meal you bake. Every bite you take, I’ll be watching you.” 😀    

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🐾 #3 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Tug O’ War”

Bruce pulling on his plastic sausages from the left and Sarah's hand pulling from the right

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…Your fave Boxercise instructor! 😀 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Tug O’ War”

One of my fave games is playing Tug O’ War with Sarah (or against anyone who was willing), My string of sausages was a great toy to use in this game, but anything you can get in your mouth will do. As it’s not wise to use the arm or leg of your human, and it’s not helpful to rip, tear and shred an animal carcass all over the house or garden as this would be way too messy (although it’d increase your humans NEAT – Non-exercise activity thermogenesis whilst cleaning up, lol)…But a simple dog toy will suffice! 💪🏼 

This is a great exercise for building jaw, neck and shoulder strength, and for building up powerful tugs as your muscles get bigger and harder. Oh and it gives your lazy human a workout too…Why should you always be the one to exercise, lol! 🤣  

It’s a great endurance test to see who could keep going the longest, and it will burn lots and lots of calories! I Can’t remember who won this game…Me or Sarah?! I’m sure I did!! 🐾  

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🐾 #2 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Getting Air”

Bruce jumping off the ground

Welcome back to your daily lockdown drill brought to you by Bruce…your fave Boxercise instructor! 

Attention!! Today’s Drill…“Getting Air” 

You may be thinking of Michael Jordan or a BMX dude getting air on a half-pipe…But let’s put the spring in YOUR step and see how much air you can get! Don’t stop until you’ve reached your own height in getting that air! Once you do…It’s a great way of getting lots of healthy treats as your human will be impressed! 😀

Jumping, aka (plyometric training), consists of fast, explosive movements which activate the fast-twitch muscle fibres associated with building muscle, strength and power. These jumps will  help to activate fast-twitch muscle fibres. These fast-twitch fibres have a big part to play when the muscle contracts against resistance; they are longer and stronger than the short endurance based slow-twitch fibres. We recruit more fast-twitch fibres during plyometric training resulting in muscle growth, strength and power. 💪🏼 

Now it’s time to get your human moving and see who can get the most air?! 🤣 

If you need inspiration…The photo above is me getting air on Old Hunstanton beach in Norfolk. Once you get enough air the entire beach disappears! 💪🏼  

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🐾 #1 Pawing away the 2021 lockdown blues with “Bruce THE Boxer” – “Meet Bruce”

Bruce with his fluffy toy Eeyore

🐾 Hi, I’m “Bruce THE Boxer”, Steve has kindly let me use this new FitBlitz blog to post my health & Fitness classes. I’ll be your ‘Boxercise’ instructor and I’ll help you paw away your 2021 COVID-19 lockdown blues. Also i’ll get you in shape this new year by helping you smash your 2021 health and fitness goals! 💪🏼 

Don’t be fooled by my cute baby face…I’m here to teach you recruits (i mean clients) discipline, nutrition, correct form, security detail, accurate attack methods, basic knowledge of weird humans, grooming and best of all…Real Boxercise drills.

 

Please don’t forget to bring a bottle (or bowl) of water with you to ensure you stay hydrated. You’ll sweat a lot, if you work hard enough! So hydration is vital. 

 

It’s been a pleasure meeting with you here, and i can’t wait to get these classes started. I’ll give you until tomorrow to prepare yourself for your first drill! 💪🏼 😀 

Description from Steve…

I may be more than a little biased as Boxer dogs are my fave, but sharing a fun daily photo (from my archive) of “Bruce THE Boxer” will not only put a smile on my face(and help keep his memory alive) for me…But also put a smile on your face(or even LOL) and this may help a little to help paw away some of the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown blues! 😀 

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🐾 Special Guest Boxercise Instructor: Smash Your 2021 Fitness Goals With 50 Days Of Boxercise Classes With “Bruce THE Boxer” 🐾

portrait of me(left) and Bruce looking into the camera

I’d like to introduce you to “Bruce THE Boxer”, a boxercise instructor like no other! He is kindly gifting us with 50 days of boxercise posts right here on FitBlitz, to help us get motivated and energised so we can smash our 2021 health and fitness goals during this new lockdown! 💪🏼 😀 

The first class (then daily afterwards) will start tomorrow, so If you’re after a fat-blitzing workout, harder muscles and to learn a little about nutrition, these Boxercise classes are a great way to add a little ‘punch’ towards smashing those goals! 

Who are these classes for…?

Everyone! Whatever your age, gender, dog breed or sporting ability, these Boxercise classes are ideal for all and are perfect for beginners. It’s great for anyone (with feet or paws) planning on weight loss, improving their overall fitness and families who love to workout as a group.

What do i need for the classes…?

Please remember to bring a bottle (or bowl) of water with you to ensure you stay hydrated. You’ll sweat a lot, if you work hard enough! So hydration is vital. 

Oh…And don’t forget to have fun! It’ll be a tough, challenging yet totally enjoyable workout that will leave you wanting more!!💪🏼 😀 

Can’t wait to meet you on Day 1…