Although Ngo Okafor has two Golden Glove titles, a string of television gigs and a lucrative modeling career — even posing alongside Gisele Bundchen — his true passion lies in getting people motivated at the gym.
Boxing is a good workout because it uses every muscle in your body and you lose body weight, so you don’t have to worry about getting bulky. It’s a cardio workout, it’s a great strength workout, so you get the best of both worlds in boxing. Also, you get to relieve a lot of stress. You’re throwing punches, you feel powerful, you’re learning how to protect yourself, so you’re fulfilling a primal need in all humans to be able to defend. All the while you’re burning calories and building long, lean muscle.