New – Featured Business Column
This is a new column where we feature a local startup, company, or website that has put forth the effort to promote health and wellness, either directly or indirectly. Additionally, we have designed this column to feature businesses that may not be very popular or known in the general population. Our hope is to feature a different business every month.
Why This Website?
Before we reveal our featured website, we would like to provide our reasons for doing so. Calling on our Exercise for Stress Reduction article, we wanted to find something related to an activity that promotes stress reduction, an increase in health and fitness, and is affordable.
The website we have decided to feature this month is Tomato Can Champ. It’s a little off the board, but we feel this website incorporates many of the related aspects we have already discussed. This website is all about the sport of boxing and provides reviews on various pieces of boxing equipment, how-to articles for those who are starting out in the sport, and other fun tips and tricks.
One of the deciding factors to feature this website was the fact that they are quite open and realistic. As an example, when they are reviewing the best jump ropes, they state that they don’t review any jump ropes over $20 because they feel it’s a little silly to spend more than that on a jump rope. Similarly, when reviewing the best boxing gloves, they are sure to say whether or not they feel you are getting good value.
For anyone who has tried boxing, you will know it’s an insane workout. I have personally participated in the sport at a recreational level on-and-off for the past couple years, and it’s definitely the best workout I’ve experienced. It combines tons of cardio with resistance training primarily under your own body weight, so you’re really getting the best of both worlds in terms of stress reduction and improving your health and fitness. Additionally, if you are experiencing an acute episode of high stress levels, what’s better than exercise that involved repeatedly hitting something!
Furthermore, boxing itself is an inherently affordable sport facilitated by sites like Tomato Can Champ that help you find what you need. The prospect of having virtually no financial burden when starting a new sport is rather unique, but most importantly, helps keep the stress levels low!
Most boxing clubs and gyms are rather small and often need to turn a little bit of a profit just to maintain their facilities (a true “small business”!). Additionally, lots of boxing gyms are very involved in the community, as kids, youth, and adults alike can participate.
Therefore, as a method of stress reduction, a way to increase health and fitness, and incorporating small business into the community, boxing provides a very unique and effective platform for facilitating this type of development. Check out Tomato Can Champ if you want to learn more about the sport, the equipment, and how to get started!