Her name is Cara Castronuova. Her job title is Biggest Loser trainer. She’s one of two new faces everyone has been dying to see and we’re thrilled to be amongst the first to introduce you.
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Cara, a certified personal trainer, will soon be a household name, but for some time she’s been a fairly familiar one in boxing circles. The two-time Golden Gloves winner has been boxing since she was five, a sport she took up with her father, a former Marine, in the family garage. She cites boxing as having given her a lot and that it made the relationship with her dad closer. He passed away when she was just 14 (her mom passed in a car accident just four years ago) and continued boxing in his memory. Cara recalls the first time she got punched in the face and how much she liked it. “Wow! I love this! It made me want to fight back harder.” Read Full Post >
Mark Wahlberg, the actor most often known for his wild antics and bad reputation, has developed a love for boxing. The former member of musical groups New Kids on the Block and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch has always been known for his ripped physique and toned abs, including a stint as a Calvin Klein model. Recently, he can be seen in the film The Fighter playing boxer Mickey Ward. Wahlberg took the part so seriously that he trained for more than four years, and he began working on his boxing before he was even sure that he’d have the role. He developed a love for the sport and continues to train. He even moved Mickey Ward into his home in order to copy his mannerisms and to be trained by him in the ring.
Quoted in Men’s Health as saying, “Boxing is one of the toughest workouts you can have. I feel like if I had to run a marathon, I could. You relieve your frustrations, that’s for sure.”
NBC is staying pretty tight-lipped about who will be the two new trainers for season 11. They teased us during the season 10 live finale with silhouettes and blurry-faced preview videos training the contestants, but have offered no confirmations or any other identifiable information. Of course, everyone is curious who will be joining ranks with Jillian Michaels, leaving after this next season, and Bob Harper.
Cara Castronuova is the first real candidate we’ve been able to identify for the job of Biggest Loser trainer, with the rumor starting over at LisaJohnsonFitness.com. She says she received an anonymous call from someone connected with the show saying that Cara was the new trainer. She seems to match the vague description given on the finale. Cara is a two-time Golden Glove champion. We’re not sure what else her fitness background includes, but LJF says “I can’t find one single reference to a fitness certification anywhere. I also couldn’t find a reference to her being a personal trainer anywhere. I don’t know if she’s ever had clients in real life.”
Fitness, or cardio, boxing is derived from the sport of boxing and implemented into an individual or group exercise program. Cardio kickboxing has become a very popular group fitness class and can be found in just about any health or fitness club today.
Cardio kickboxing incorporates total body cardiovascular training with sport-specific techniques with or without equipment. An hour of cardio kickboxing can burn, on average, around 1,000 calories. Be sure to contact your physician before participating in a cardio kickboxing class, especially if you have limitations or high risk factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, family history of heart disease, age, and certain body weight.
So, I was out and about last week and ran into Mike Tyson at one of the local Hollywood hangouts. I got to visit with him for a bit and did a little research as well. Below is an example of what Mike’s day typically looks like. He is very dedicated, loves to work hard, and enjoys living life as well.