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Who We Are

About BLB

BLB is a unique boxing/strength + conditioning program for women age 45+.  The next session of BLB begins February 24, 2020.

BLB is taught by master's level women boxers and trainers with real fight experience.  They know boxing and they know how to train boxers - progressively, safely and with attention to technique.

Classes meet Mondays (boxing) and Wednesdays (strength + conditioning) from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at the Nonantum Boxing Club.

Visit our FAQ section to learn more.

Come sweat with us!

Dena Lawton

Dena runs BLB's boxing program.  

She has been competing in Master's level (age 40+) boxing for nine years. Her 8-2 record includes winning a championship belt at the 2016 Ringside World Championships.

Dena is a USA Boxing Level 1 Certified Coach. She teaches classes and trains private clients at the Nonantum Boxing Club.  She has taught Boxygen, a boxing-inspired fitness class, and competed in and judged Boxygen challenges. 

Dena volunteers her time preparing novice boxers for Haymakers for Hope, a sancationed charity boxing event that raises funds for cancer research.

Lisa Carusone

Lisa is BLB's founder.  And, she runs the strength + conditioning program.

Lisa began boxing in 2017, at age 54, to challenge herself after a lifetime of sports/ training programs.   She has an exhibition boxing match to her credit.

Lisa has been in the fitness/wellness industry since 2006.  She is a personal trainer, Pilates instructor and Duke Integrative Medicine-trained health coach. She specializes in training women age 45+ which is what inspired BLB.  Lisa offers classes and trains private clients at her gym in Waltham.

She spent 15 years with management consulting and technology firms.

FAQs - what you've been asking us about


How big are BLB classes?

Each BLB class is a maximum of 15 women per class session.  That's large enough to generate energy and fun, yet small enough for individualized attention from BLB instructors.  

What if I want to learn more?

We'll never say no.  Private and small-group instruction is available with BLB instructors.  If you find you really love the sport, let us know.  We'd be glad to work with you outside of the BLB classes.

Does BLB include sparring?

No.  BLB is a non-contact/non-sparring program.  While Nonantum Boxing Club does offer sparring for seasoned boxers under coaching supervision, BLB gives you the boxer's workout without  the contact.

No sparring, so why worry about form?

Proper boxing form means you maximize your workout and prevent injury.  The goal of BLB is to teach you the sport and challenge you.   So, you learn the basics and grow from there - effectively, and safely.

Do I need any boxing experience?

You do not!  We teach you boxing and strength and conditioning from the ground up.  All you need to bring is yourself. We meet you where you are.

Do I need to be in great shape to start?

Not at all.   We manage BLB classes so you're challenged but not overlooked or overloaded.  If you need modifications, we make them.  If you need additional challenges, we'll give them to you.  It's your class, and we want you to enjoy it.

What is Nonantum Boxing Club?

NBC is a real-live boxing gym, sort of like you see in the movies!  NBC welcomes first-time participants just looking for a fun way to stay in shape, to Golden Glove championship boxers and Team USA-ranked boxers who come for one-on-one training.  While you might not be training next to one of these fighters, the intention is the same; boxing skill development and conditioning to make you the best athlete you can be.

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Program Dates and Location

The next round of BLB classes begins Monday, February 24, 2020. There are 16 classes in this session.  Registration is now open.  Contact us to find out more, and to sign up.

Classes meet Mondays (boxing) and Wednesdays (strength and conditioning) from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  All classes are held at the Nonantum Boxing Club, 75 Adams Street in Newton, MA.

Program Rates

$425 for the full program, which includes boxing gloves and wraps.  If you have your own gear, great!  Please deduct $25.  Payment is accepted in cash, by check or by credit card.

Refunds and Make Up sessions

We want you to really enjoy Boss Lady Boxing and we know you will!  But, please note that there are no refunds once the class has begun.  Classes canceled for reasons like weather or instructor illness, will be made up.  


Free parking is available in the fenced-in lot adjacent to the Nonantum Boxing Club, and is available on a first-come basis.  If no parking is available in the NBC lot, please use street parking.  There is also a Newton municipal lot located on Adams Street opposite the Dunkin’ Donuts about ¼ mile from NBC.  


We'd love to hear from you.  Contact us with all your questions.  


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