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The Transformation Journey of Eric Labi – From Fitness Enthusiast to white collar Boxing Competitor


As a personal trainer, I’ve had the privilege of working with many individuals, each with their unique goals and motivations. Today, I want to share the remarkable journey of one of my clients, Eric Labi, whose dedication and hard work have truly inspired me.

Eric's Beginning: A Spark in Boxing

Eric started his fitness journey with a simple interest in boxing. Six weeks into his training, his enthusiasm evolved into a burning desire to compete in a white-collar boxing match. This shift in goal called for a more rigorous and structured training regimen. To prepare Eric for his debut match, we crafted a 12-week intensive training program focusing on the basics of boxing and defensive techniques. This plan was not just about learning the sport; it was about transforming his body and mind to be fight-ready.

Eric Labi Boxing Transformation - Will Power Fitness

Training Schedule and Routine

Eric’s weekly routine was meticulously planned. He trained four days a week – two days focused on running for 45 minutes each and two days with me, diving deep into the technical and physical aspects of boxing. Our sessions included:
  1. Pad Work and Sparring: To hone his boxing skills and improve his reaction time.
  2. Bodyweight Exercises: Including 200 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 box jumps to build endurance.
  3. Strength Training: Featuring 50 pull-ups, dumbbell farmer’s walks, 50 ball slams, and dumbbell walking lunges to build leg strength.

Remarkable Results

The results of this intensive program were astounding. Eric shed 10kg of fat and gained 7kg of muscle mass. He achieved a shredded physique, arguably in the best shape of his life. But the benefits were not just physical. Eric’s transformation transcended the physical realm. His work productivity saw a significant boost. He radiated energy, not just at work but in all facets of life. His newfound fitness and confidence seeped into every corner of his existence.

The culmination of Eric’s hard work was evident in the ring. He not only participated in his first white-collar boxing match but emerged victorious. This win was a testament to his dedication, resilience, and the power of a well-structured training program.

Adding this new goal for Eric to compete in Hyrox adds another exciting chapter to his fitness journey. Hyrox, known for its unique combination of functional strength training, high-intensity interval training, and endurance, will require Eric to adapt and expand his training regimen. This transition from boxing, which primarily focuses on agility, speed, and upper body strength, to Hyrox, where overall endurance and functional strength are key, will be a challenging yet thrilling endeavor.

For Eric to excel in Hyrox, his training will likely need to include:

  1. Endurance Training: Longer cardio sessions to build stamina, crucial for the running segments in Hyrox events.
  2. Functional Strength Workouts: Incorporating exercises like kettlebell swings, sled pushes, and rowing to mimic Hyrox challenges.
  3. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): To boost cardiovascular fitness and endurance.

Eric’s journey is a perfect example of how setting a goal, coupled with hard work and the right guidance, can lead to extraordinary achievements. It’s stories like Eric’s that fuel my passion as a personal trainer. His journey from a fitness enthusiast to a victorious boxer is a powerful reminder of what we can achieve when we commit to our goals.

Will Duru

Level 4 Qualified Personal Training Coach Sports & Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Disclaimer: The ideas in this blog post are not medical advice. They shouldn’t be used for diagnosing, treating, or preventing any health problems. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, sleep habits, daily activities, or exercise. WILL POWER FITNESS isn’t responsible for any injuries or harm from the suggestions, opinions, or tips in this article.

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