April 17, 2014

Executive Lifestyles

Executive Workouts


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Tom Capocefalo
Managing director, commercial real estate adviser Studley Inc.

Fort Lauderdale

Workout: Muay Thai, full-body contact training, focuses on boxing and kicking. It is the national sport of Thailand and is considered one of the most aggressive forms of martial arts. Hands, shins, elbows and knees are the striking weapons. The objective: To wear your opponent down and knock him out. Capocefalo likens it to street fighting without weapons. He trains two to three times a week, one-on-one and in small groups, working on the big bag, kick pad and sparring. “It’s heavily taxing on your body,” he says. And it’s not for the faint of heart. Capocefalo, 48, has suffered a cracked rib, a black eye and plenty of bruises. But he sticks with the training, he says, because the physical benefits are outstanding — the moves require skill, grace, agility and mental conditioning.


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Equipment: Head gear, hand wraps, boxing gloves, shin guards and chest protectors.

Best Move: “Back Fist” — after striking your opponent with your left hand, you swing 360 degrees around and hit him with the back of your
right hand.

His Start: Two years ago, Capocefalo was bored with his swim and bike workout routine. A small boutique fitness club, Fit and Fight, had opened in nearby Pompano Beach. Curious, he checked it out and discovered the owner, Raisin Pour from Germany, was an amateur ranked in Muay Thai. Capocefalo was intrigued by the concept and liked Pour.

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