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“You can only be a fool if you don’t try.”  - Mike H

Our conversation with Mike H, a dedicated BoxUnion boxer, was inspiring to say the least. Mike has an outlook on life that is reflected in his work ethic and the energy he carries into every class. We hope to share some highlights of what we learned from Mike. However, if you take anything away from this article, let it be to connect with Mike at some point around the studio because he is an uplifting person with a lot of wisdom around living life to the fullest.

Mike runs a marketing team for a small ticketing company in Los Angeles. We asked him what sparked his interesting in BoxUnion: “I honestly was looking for something new. I had picked up Tennis, and then I picked up dance around the same time I decided to try boxing […] The footwork actually applies to all three sports, which is pretty cool.” Mike is clearly a fan of pushing himself out of this comfort zone, “I had no idea what to expect from BoxUnion, my extend of boxing was seeing Floyd Mayweather throw punches so…. [he laughs]… I had never put on gloves before.”

 100 classes later, Mike is still attending BoxUnion every day, in addition to a full time job and all the other activities and interests he has taken on recently. How does he find the time? “The more classes I have taken at BoxUnion, the more energy I have,” Mike tells us, “Sometimes you feel like you won’t have the time, but the more I’ve done it, the easier it gets to make the time. And maybe you give up an hour of TV a day—it’s not a big deal.” We were also curious if Mike always had his heart set on the 100 Punch Club, but that wasn’t quite the case. “It was never about chasing a number. Honestly, I wanted to come every day, so I kept coming every day […] it’s about finding something you love doing, and then making the time to keep doing it. I think the key is taking it one day at a time.” It’s so true! Being fit and getting healthy doesn’t have to feel like work.

Looking forward to 2018, Mike plans to continue getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. He hopes to go Skydiving as his next big adventure, and we can’t wait to hear about it.

BU, Mike, and thanks for joining our family.

In honor of joining the 100 Punch Club, Mike put together his 100 favorite BoxU songs!

1. 13 - LANY

2. A Different Way - DJ Snake feat. Lauv

3. A Little Longer - KIDDO, SHY Martin & Sid Rosco

4. Adore (Dave Sitek Remix) - Amy Shark

5. All Falls Down - Alan Walker feat. Noah Cyrus with Digital Farm Animals

6. All I Ever Wanted - Michael Brun

7. All of the Above - Maino feat. T-Pain

8. American Kids - Kenny Chesney

9. Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies

10. Arrows (La+ch Remix) - Emily Rowed

11. Bright (Lost Kings Remix) - Echosmith

12. California Sun - Corey Harper

13. Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) - Starley

14. Came Here for Love - Sigala feat. Ella Eyre

15. Carry You Home - Tiesto feat. StarGate & Aloe Blacc 

16. Castle On Hill (Seeb Remix) - Ed Sheeran

17. Cold Ain't For Me - Oceans

18. Cross My Mind Pt. 2 - A R I Z O N A Feat. Kiiara

19. Dancing Queen - Daecolm

20. Dive With Me - LVNDSCAPE feat. Cathrine Lassen

21. Don't Let Me Fall - B.o.B.

22. Don't Let Me Go - Goldfinger

23. Don't Wanna Know (Ryan Riback Remix) - Maroon 5

24. Fall At Your Feet - Lucy Neville

25. Falls - ODESZA feat. Sasha Sloan

26. Fast Car (Jonas Blue Remix) - Tracy Chapman feat. Dakota

27. First Time (Gryffin Remix) - Kygo & Ellie Goulding

28. Flame (Kaskade Remix) - Tinashe

29. Forever Young (DIMMI Remix) - Alphaville

30. Fresh Eyes (Ryan Riback Remix) - Andy Grammer

31. Giants - Lights

32. Girlfriend - Jay-Z / Africa - Toto (Mashup)

33. Gold Dust - Galantis

34. Good Life - G-Eazy & Kehlani

35. Good Thing - Tritonal feat. Laurell

36. Headlights - Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey

37. Heart Speak feat. Dzeko feat. TOKA-J

38. Higher Love - Charming Horses & Grace Grundy

39. Hollow - Tori Kelly feat. Big Sean

40. Home - Snoh Aalegra feat. Logic

41. Homesick - Dua Lipa

42. How You Love Me - 3LAU feat. Bright Lights

43. I Like Me Better (Ryan Riback Remix) - Lauv

44. I Miss You - Grey & Bahari

45. Issues (Alan Walker Remix) - Julia Michaels

46. John Legend (Dave Aude Remix) - Love Me Now

47. Keep Your Head Up - Lucas & Steve x Firebeatz feat. Little Giants

48. Kids in Love - Kygo

49. L'Amour Toujours (Tiesto Edit) - Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane

50. Legends - Kelsea Ballerini

51. Let It Go - M35 & Wasback feat. Elle Vee

52. Little Do You Know - 2Pac feat. Sierra Deaton

53. Looking For You - Kirk Franklin

54. Love Come Down - SNS Feat. Kid The Wiz

55. Memories - Vintage Culture & Clubbers

56. Mesto - Chances feat. Brielle Von Hugel

57. My Love (Michael Brun Remix ) - Wale feat. Major Lazer, WizKid, Dua Lipa

58. My Reflection - Andrew Rayel feat. Emma Hewitt

59. Never Saw It Coming - The Federal Empire

60. Nobody Compares To You - Gryffin feat. Katie Pearlman

61. Nobody Else - RetroVision x Raven & Kreyn

62. OK - Robin Schulz feat. James Blunt

63. Only You - Parson James

64. Ooh Wee - Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife & Saigon

65. Open Your Eyes - Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling

66. Paradise - Olivia Holt & Brandon Beal

67. Perfect Strangers - Jonas Blue feat. JP Coooper

68. Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes x CADE Remix) - Maggie Lindemann

69. Rich Love - OneRepublic & Seeb

70. Rivers - Thomas Jack feat. Nico & Vinz

71. Runnin' - Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin

72. Same Sea - Lights

73. Saturday Love - Angels & Airwaves

74. Save Tonight - Sam Feldt

75. Sedona - Houndmouth

76. She Workin - French Montana feat. Marc E. Bassy

77. Somebody Will - Lincoln Jesser feat. Gabrielle Current

78. Stay Young - Mike Perry feat. Tessa

79. Stop Me - Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather

80. Story of Tonight (Dave Aude Remix) - We The Kings

81. Sweet Lies - SLANG

82. Sweet Lovin' - Sigala feat. Bryn Christopher

83. Sweet Spot - Jess Kent

84. Take Her Place  - Don Diablo feat. A R I Z O N A

85. The Ocean - Mike Perry feat. Shy Martin

86. This Town - Kygo feat. Sasha Sloan

87. Thought You Said - Diddy feat. Brandy

88. Time Won't Wait - Filatov & Karas

89. Tom Odell (Zwette Edit) - Another Love

90. Wait A Minute - Willow

91. Wasted Youth - FLETCHER

92. We Fight - Dashboard Confessional

93. White Noise (R3hab Remix) - Ella Vos

94. Wild Thoughts (Dave Aude Remix) - DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

95. Wishing Well - Sam Feldt feat. Olivia Sebastianelli

96. Withdrawl - Max Frost

97. Without You - The Parakit feat. Alden Jacob & Lola Bambola

98. Wonder - Hillsong

99. Years - Alesso feat. Matthew Koma

100. You Don't Know About Me - Ella Vos