As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Sparring Day

Whose boots do you like better.  Okay, so Coach Marcelo's boots are pretty but mine have history to them and they've got a solid boxing record attached to them!

Sparring Day with Coach... the bell is going to ring, 
my guard will go up and my smile will turn fierce.
No body puts baby in the corner, or so they say, but I love working my opponent into it.
Fighting a little dirty for a Saturday morning.

Just Rolling My Eyes On This... Saturday, December 8

I had sparring today, 6 three minute rounds with Coach Marcelo.  

In the ring, I thought I was confident.  Challenged but confident.  Better than before, but still rather flat footed and not using my angles as much.  Outside of the ring, watching my sparring on playback, it was a different story.  I was disappointed.

We're always our worst critic and I am no different.  I see my flaws in my sparring and humbly question if there were more I didn't actually pick out.  I see where I should have kept my guard up higher, where I totally ate the punches thrown at me instead of protecting myself or coming back with a counter punch, and where I could have, should have, and would have landed a clean punch if only I didn't hesitate. 

I am my worst critic.  I don't need another critic either.  I'm hard enough on myself, thanks.

And then there are those on Instagram, volunteer critics, who want to pick out my flaws and critique me even harder than I critique myself.  I may be hard on myself but they're malicious, cruel, crude, and rude.  

Haters are going to hate.

I have a fight coming up, many people now know and many haters now know too.  News of my fight is bringing out more fans but it's also bringing out more haters and with Christmas just around the corner, I'm getting more hater mail than tis-the-season Christmas mail.  I might not get one Christmas card this year because card-giving isn't really a thing here and my friends and family don't know my address here in the Philippines, but I definitely have already gotten my share of hater mail, almost on the daily.

I don't know why people hate.  Correction, I know why they hate, they have many reasons.  From hating on people's success, doing it out of unhappiness and due to their own insecurities, but I don't know what's the purpose of it.  Is there really a purpose or is it just to put down someone, to belittle someone.  Are they just venting or do they actually feel good when they do it?  I don't know.  I've never publicly hated anyone.  Sure, I've had my reserved comments and dislikes for certain people, we all have, but we learnt back in elementary school that bullying others is just mean; it's wrong.  But where did we forget that lesson and think it's okay to do it on social media to random strangers?  I can't say I've ever met a hater and that's the thing that gets me.  First get to know me and then decide if you do or you don't like me.  Wouldn't that be the more logical thing to do?  That's only common sense but, then again, common sense isn't so common these days.  

Friday, December 07, 2018

Food is Fuel

 Intermittent fasting is working its magic and the Six Pack Chef has been keeping me fuelled. 
I'm not a starving athlete anymore, just one trying to cut mad weight for a fight.

It's On... Friday, December 7

Earlier on today I received some most unexpected news.  I was picked to play in tomorrow's rugby game against Singapore!!! I was informed in the morning but with my fight being an iffy, I had to hold back and decide if I wanted to play rugby tomorrow or continue training for this could-be fight and spar tomorrow.  

Around 8pm I made my decision.  I decided I wasn't going to play rugby tomorrow.  When I made the decision, my fight wasn't a for sure go but I couldn't afford to play rugby, possibly injure myself and then get word my fight was on.

As of 8:54pm, my fight is an official go... fight weight 107lbs, not 108lbs. Now to make sure GAB Makati can secure my Philippine boxing license in time.

I was relieved to get word from the promoter that it was on and that I had made the right decision to not play rugby tomorrow but I was also filled with much anxiety.  I still have a lot of weight to lose and 1 week of solid focus isn't much prep time to get everything ready.  It's not just getting in my training at the club and cutting, it's also figuring out where I'm going to get custom shorts made, getting a new mouth guard made, and of course getting all my medical tests done and Philippine license and legalities for it complete.  A week is hardly any time.  It's but a blimp.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Big Things and Big Time Excitement

 The post from Sony Music... a still shot they posted in regards to a music video they're doing that I'll be a part of.  Be sure to check out my Instagram page to see more about it!!!  Click HERE.
And Freshmes feature on me today.  They're so awesome.  I'm super excited to be working with them because they're all about supporting us women and encouraging a community of empowered women.

Loud and Proud... Thursday, December 6

Today was a big day for me on social media with both Sony Music Ph and Freshmes featuring me in their posts.  

Sony Music contacted me last week about having me be a part of a music video featuring Little Mix's song, "Woman Like Me".  I was super excited when they asked me.  I mean, when Sony Music asks you to be in a music video, you don't say no.  You say a big "hell yeah!!!".  Today they launched a teaser video.  Check out my Instagram, DeadAimAmy, about it and to get in on it.  It's pretty badass.

And then, if that wasn't awesome enough, Freshmes featured me today and wrote the nicest and most supportive write-up ever about me.  I was so flattered.  I copied and pasted it below.  Let me know what you think.

Freshmes Post...

Founder, CEO and Head Coach, Amy is one fierce woman on a mission with ferocious focus! She’s electrifying, grit-filled with a strong unapologetic stance on protecting those around her. She’s on such a powerful mission causing communities, towns, cities and countries to “listen up”. She’s not defined by her environment, in fact she “defines” her environment and is making such a huge impact by the way she lives her life. This pro female boxer has been through the ups and downs of life but does what she does best and fights through it all - victoriously. We are damn proud to feature this woman!
.....”To be an “empowered woman” means to have the confidence to really own who and what you are and that’s exactly what Empowered Clubhouse is founded on.

Empowered is a female-only boxing clubhouse that supports, encourages and offers opportunities by enabling women to become more empowered and “health happy” via physical training opportunities like boxing and functional weight training, as well as socials, seminars and a network hub of businesses and services. Empowered women empower women but we also empower little girls, our Lil’ Sistas, through our Lil’ Sistas Project -- a community outreach project for underprivileged girls, many of which are orphans, runaways or human sex trafficking survivors.” Amy, Empowered Clubhouse. Manila, Philippines.

....... On Freshmes, Amy can continue to grow and scale her business; through her programs, charitable affiliations, memberships, and e-commerce.* She can make so much use of the Freshmes platform and reach even more women across the globe by promoting her mission and vision- get the attention of many companies willing to partner with her and join her initiatives- why... because she’s so authentic!(* Some features are only available on our premier membership.)

We support you, Amy! You’ll soon be able to learn more about Amy and Empowered Clubhouse soon! Sign up on Freshmes and get a chance to be featured!

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Staying Focused Despite my Doubts

Weigh-in time... I'll be weighing in every day till the official fight weigh-in day.  Great.
(Hope you caught my sarcasm here!!!)
Cutting weight and training like this fight is a definite go but I'm super nervous it'll be yet another fight cancelled.  I'd hate to say that because I'm all about trying to only put positive things into the universe, you get back what you put out, but it's the truth.
 Strong is the new skinny... the new sexy... the new fit bod goal.
And speaking of strong, if they say "no pain, no gain", I better wake up tomorrow super strong with abs busting through my shirt after the ab workout Coach Marcelo just put me through... ouch!!!

The Prefight Plan... Wednesday, December 5

Still no word on whether or not the fight for December 17th is a go but I'm training like it is and I'm cutting weight like it is.

I already eat super clean and train hard but will admit to having the occasional snackie, like a McD's caramel sundae or bag of nacho chips, maybe once a week.  And of course I have my cheat meal too; that's usually pizza on Sundays.  

So how do I plan on dropping 16lbs for weigh-in on December 16th, easy.

1.  Only eat the food the Six Pack Chef sends me.
2.  No weekly cheat meal and only 2 cheat snacks a week.
3.  Intermittent fasting.

With Intermittent fasting, I'm doing 8/16 -- an 8hr eating window, followed by a 16hr fast.

I started it on Monday and so far it's going really well... incredibly well actually.

I weighed in on Monday at 125.5lbs and today I weighed in at 123lbs.

The plan is to drop at least a pound a day.  So far, so good.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

For the Girls and With the Girls

The drop off box for the BIG Lil' Sista Christmas event has officially been set up at The Refined.
I made it today, talk about a task-and-a-half, and then I had to carry it there.  One word, hilarious!!!
I had rugby tonight and it was out of town so I jumped on an Angkas and headed to 
PhilSport Complex, where the national team trains.
Training with my female rugby mates is always fun but it's always challenging.  I like the challenge but I really have to Google the hell out of the rules and whatnot because full contact rugby is nothing like touch rugby and I'm still learning that. 

Learning by Trial, Error, and Injury... Tuesday, December 4

Add "being a jumper on a girls full contact rugby team" on the list of things not to tell my dad.

Put it right under "joined a girls full contact rugby team" and "taking an Angkas scooter on the daily", because this list is getting longer and longer.  I'm now at the point where when I do call my dad, I honestly don't know what to say because I'm pretty sure all that I'm doing would only weaken his heart or give him more white hair.  

What's a jumper, you ask, well, it's a rugby position.  Basically, it's someone that jumps up into the air to catch the ball but right when you jump, a teammate behind you and in front of you support you as you, above their heads, try to catch the ball as your other teammate throws it.  Honestly, when they told me what they wanted me to try out, I had to laugh.  It sounded like they were asking me to become a cheerleader.  Nothing "cheerleadish" about it beyond being thrown up in the air and held there.  

Props to these female rugby players though, damn.  Props to them for not only the crazy strength they exercise during training but also for dealing with me, a total newbie to the sport.

I was asked tonight if I was okay with "it", "it" being all the rules and game plays.  I responded with "I'm less confused than I was when I first started but am still learning" and that's the total truth.  Defence wise, I feel somewhat confident but when we're playing offence, wow.  I'm like a chicken running around with it's head cutoff.  I'm a hot mess; I'm scrambling.  The other girls though are super helpful with telling me where to go, what to do, and when to do it, but I need to honestly sit down and Google the hell out of the rules and game plays.  To be able to wow them at training one day without the need for them to call the shots, that'd be a pretty cool thing to do.

What I really need to do though is learn how to not kill my fingers on the daily!!! Seriously.  I've got turf burn down my left arm and tan lines that would drop anyone's jaw, but my fingers... ouch.  My ring finger on both hands are messed up.  I may never be able to make a full fist again with my right hand and I may never be able to fully straighten my fingers on my left hand.  

All these years of boxing and yet rugby hurts me more on the weekly than getting punched in the face.  How's that for one silly joke?!

Monday, December 03, 2018

Cutting Mad Weight for the Possible

How much weight can you lose in 13 days?  That is the question of the day!!!
Well, no better way to find out than to start working on figuring that it... weight cut time!

A Possible Game-On... Monday, December 3

I got offered a fight today.  It's for December 17th and today is December 3rd.
The fight weight is set for 108lbs and today I weighed in at just a little over 125lbs.

This means I have 13 days to drop 17lbs for weigh-in day.  A bit more than a pound a day.

The fight isn't written in stone yet and I haven't heard if there's an opponent they're looking for or if I'm the opponent they've searched out.  I got word of this right when I was entering the boxing club, via a text message from a Filipino promotor.

So, until I get word that it's NOT on, I'm going to train like it is, starting with cutting weight.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Breaking Out the Badassery

Was feeling a bit overwhelmed today with setting up the BIG Lil' Sista Christmas event.  With 42 girls' cards to take pictures of, record, and then reach out and match up with a few dozen Big Sistas, it's a lot of work.  I love it but it's a lot of work.

In the evening I got a most unexpected present.. thank you!!! 

Also unexpected is being asked to be in a music video.  I can't tell you right now who's it with or any other juicy details but stay tuned for it.  One word, EPIC.  I'd like to dedicate this moment to everyone and anyone who ever told me or any other girl that "real women don't box".

What's Their Point?!... Sunday, December 2

My biggest pet peeve these days is when people say I work too much.

"You never go out"... "you never have fun"... "you never relax"...

First of all, I'm not here on vacation, who says what I'm doing isn't fun?!  And who says I need to relax.  I'm doing what I love and though at times it is overwhelming and I feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew, I'm a one-woman team here and I'm building a business.  I'm making a future for myself and while sure, it may be costing me my present, I'm more than happy to pay the price if that's what it is, giving up "fun" nights out and whatnot.

I didn't sign up to be an entrepreneur because I thought it'd be easy.  

I didn't sign up to be an entrepreneur in the first place. 

I am an entrepreneur.  It's what I am -- a leader, a creator, a doer.

Outside of my boxing and business, yes, I don't go out. 

I don't out because I don't get asked out and so while some may argue that I don't go out, I argue that no one is asking me out in the first place.  

It is what it is. 

I've got big dreams and they don't build themselves.

Pretty ironic that those who say I work too much are those who hate their jobs and aren't entrepreneurs.  I very rarely have an entrepreneur tell me I work too much.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Doing What I Love with My Awesome Lil' Sistas

Practicing some weaving with the Lil' Sistas in Antipolo.
Teaching them the fundamentals of boxing and trying not to giggle at how cute they look.
They're super cute, sure, but wow, they look so fierce when they're all 
standing there in their boxing stance.  I'm impressed.
 Breaking in my hit poles with the brave volunteer.
Challenge time!!! I had them hold a plank and, as a team, they had to pass the glove to the end of the line and back.  We did this with squats too.  Sounds easier said than done.  Trust me on that.
 The gorgeous view from the Center of Hope.  The sunsets here must look so incredibly pretty!!!
With my Lil' Pow Boxing Class done for the day, now it was back home, 
time to work on preparing my Christmas event for them.

God's Angels... Saturday, December 1

To tell you the truth, I didn't know anything about human trafficking before meeting the crew from The Voice of the Free and hearing about who they're helping at the Center of Hope.

I was so ignorant. 

I thought there was no way I knew anyone involved in it and I was sure it didn't take place in the city where I was living, BGC.  I was so wrong.

Human trafficking is a huge problem, much bigger than people know.

I was told that a TV crew was going to filming my Lil' Pow Boxing Class as a part of their feature on the Center of Hope but when I arrived to coach, I was then told the reality of the situation.  There's a big crack down that's going on, a story that's been pursued, and today I was introduced to a particular individual that's undercover, going underground to explore more about human trafficking.  After coaching my class, he and I sat talking about his job and his discoveries.  He said he's quite familiar with getting death threats on the regular, dealing with corrupted police, and meeting those who are organizing the selling of young girls for sex and child pornography. 

I asked him how he stays positive, how he disconnects.  He told me he goes to the movies.

I also asked him how he thinks the issues of human trafficking could be solved and then we shared our ideas.  However, from the family unit being broken, and people being desperate for money, to police being corrupt and getting a part of the cut, it's such a mess and I don't know if it honestly will be solved.  

It's so sad.

I look at these girls I coach and sometimes as curious as I am about their individual stories, there's definitely a part of me that is scared to learn their stories.  I know they all have sad stories, that's why they've been rescued and brought here, but I think it would break my heart.  The more and more I coach these girls, the more I question how the ladies here at the Center of Hope do it.  How do they not have their heartbroken on a daily bases working here? 

I think they are miracle workers here; God's angels.

Today I got word that the youngest one I coach is two months pregnant.  I knew she was pregnant, they told me this the other month, but what I didn't know is this is her third time being pregnant and they don't know what happened to her babies before and if they even survived.  So I'm coaching a pregnant teen who just barely has started wearing her first training bra and is hardly a teen.  I look at her though and she smiles at me.  I just want to squeeze her in my arms and tell her that things will only get better but I know she's got a long journey of recovering ahead of her.  She's mentally challenged too so that only adds more difficulty to the situation.  

My heart breaks for these girls.  They are so deserving of so much and I hope they know that there are so many of us really pulling for them.  They aren't alone, there are many of us that care for them, many of us that really want to see them succeed in life and get stronger -- mind, body and soul.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Reality Check

What hurts more than turf burn from rugby?  
Turf burn being rubbed constantly by your boxing gloves while you box.  OUCH!!!

Jumping on Angkas to go home from boxing, I am reminded of how much I love this country.
The people here are so sweet to me and the Angkas drivers get so chatty with me. 
Driving home, however, I am also reminded that there are so many who need help.

Trying to Make a Difference... Friday, November 30

On my way home today from boxing, my Angkas bike stopped at a red light and there, on the island in the middle of the road, stood a little boy.  He was selling flower necklaces for money and standing there with no shoes on and looking so sad. 

My heart cracked.  

I've been told not to give them money because sometimes these kids works for gangs who take all their money but I couldn't resist. Just as the light changed, I passed him a bill from my wallet. I swear, the more and more I see little kids begging, the more and more I'm convinced one day I'm going to randomly adopt a kid here. I don't want a child but it breaks my heart to see this on the daily.
And speaking of little kids that pull at my heart strings on the daily... tomorrow I have the Lil' Pow Boxing Class with my Lil' Sistas out in Antipolo!  I was just there last weekend but they had asked me to return this weekend because a company from Norway was coming to film them and they wanted me to be a part of it.

One problem... I thought they said Sunday.  It's Saturday, not Sunday... tomorrow!!!

No big deal but I had some posters to prepare and get laminated.  The problem was I was going to go tomorrow to laminate them because today is a holidays here in the Philippines.  No laminating today, damn.  That's okay.  I'll work around it.

The real problem though was I had double booked myself... double booked myself with my Lil' Sistas.  The Lil' Sistas in BGC are having a huge Christmas party tomorrow and I had been asked to attend and help out.  Of course I'd attend.  Now I can't though.  I have the Lil' Sistas out in Antipolo to coach.  I felt so bad having to cancel on the girls at Holy Family Home in BGC but I also know that they have a ton of volunteers helping out with the Christmas party.  I suspect that the Center of Hope doesn't get so much volunteer action because they are quite out there.  They're an hour drive out of the city on a good day, if you dodge the rush hour, but they're a solid two to two and a half hour drive if you get stuck in traffic and that's one way.  Of course you have to return, yikes. 

So tomorrow I'll be heading out to the Center of Hope to coach the Lil' Sistas in another Lil' Pow Boxing Class.  I'm planning to throw them a Christmas party event and part of it involves taking their measurements.  I need their measurements because I'll be matching every Lil' Sista up with a Big Sista, a lady from my Empowered Clubhouse private group page, and that Big Sista will be buying them a Christmas outfit.  I have 42 Lil' Sistas to match up.  That is the challenge.

Challenge accepted.  Where there's a will, there's a way... let's do it!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Surrounded by Strong

Me pretending to upper cut Coach Marcelo was my attempt at trying to cheer him up.
Sitting ringside, talking about the dirty politics of boxing.
 Was treated to some "real" coffee today, a cappacino over a work meeting.
Today's meeting was with this beautiful boss babe.  She's the one who initially introduced me to the little girls I now call my Lil' Sistas.  Unfortunately for me, she's moving to Boracay soon so I won't be able to see her much at all.  She's done amazing things for the girls here and my hope is to do the amazing things for them too. 

Bad News at the Club... Thursday, November 29

Originally Coach Marcelo's fight was sent for the end of November, then it was changed to December 7th and then to December 21st. 

Today it was cancelled.

I can't even begin to express how frustrated I am for him and how disappointed I am too. If only us boxers were left to fight in the ring instead of fighting the politics of it outside of the ring. It's a messy game. Messy and dirty but it's not just here in the Philippines where it's like that. I experienced it in Korea and in Japan, and I know of it in Canada too.

It's a hard pill to swallow.  To have trained for a fight and then to have to accept it's been canceled. 

Recently I got Skittles, the CEO of The Refined, to personally sponsor Coach Marcelo.  Marcelo is this amazingly talented fighter who trains hard, coaches hard, and just loves fighting.  He's always nothing but super positive and man can that coach really kill you at training.  To hear that his fight was canceled though, wow, I felt so bad for him.  He seemed okay with it but I wasn't.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Graduation Day for Us Startups

Today was the big day of the VIA Startup Summit
... aka, my graduation from my 6 month incubation period with Space for Ingenious.
I think the coolest thing today was meeting the boss babe behind Angkas and then being asked to do a media interview.  Turns out I actually know her, Angie, "The Angkas Lady".  She's the gorgeous wife of my friend's business partner.  Apparently I met her over a year ago but today I freaked out when I found out she was the one who created Angkas.  In my excitement, after all I am a HUGE fan of Angkas, I laughed and blurted out "I love you" to her.  Oh gosh, it was so funny.  I do love her though for creating Angkas.  It's made my life so easier to get around.  No more walking 60kms a week!!! 
I gave my speech today though it wasn't exactly a minute.
And then after several other speakers and many hours later, I was called up again for my certificate.
Viola... I can't believe it's been 6 months already!!!

VIA Startup Summit... Wednesday, November 28

My one minute speech went well over a minute but honestly, I wasn't so concerned with that.  

I was overly prepared for it but then my focus went out the roof went the person responsible for popping up my presentation screens wasn't ready and started my presentation on a disorderly note.  And then I stood too close to the screen and, well, it was like a flat screen TV in that if you stand too close you can't actually see anything from the side view.

In my head, I bombed my presentation.  I just didn't do it justice.  But I went into today's presentation not caring about it because I already love my business and totally believe 100% in what it stands for.  Turns out that I did care about the presentation though and I found this out as I stumbled on my opening words with my presentation, struggling to refocus.  

But now it's over.  

I didn't win the best improved startup of the Space for Ingenious but I already knew I wasn't going to win.  The winner was rather obvious.  I also didn't think that KMC really knew me and my business well enough to make a fair judgement call either and that was to blame on both our parts.  I didn't use their space beyond my Tuesday BoxHIIT Camp and I didn't use their mentors.  They didn't really assign us mentors though so things were unclear and confused from the get-go.  If I were to give them one recommendation, something that would have changed EVERYTHING for me, it would have been assigning a mentor.  I didn't expect to meet a mentor that was in the fitness and health industry but it would have been so beneficial to me to have someone check in on me, even if it were just once a week.  Something there for me to pick their brain about because I have a ton of questions and concerns about business-related things that really aren't specifically directed towards my industry like how to go about protecting my intellectual property and legalities like taxes and how to go about getting my company to sponsor me for a work visa. 

Today's event really got me thinking about just how far my company has come, whether or not it's grown so much and whether or not I've changed.  I think Empowered has grown.  I know it's definitely taken on a new humanitarian path with the launch of the Lil' Sistas Project.  My coaching for Empowered went from free BoxHIIT and bootcamps in the park for whomever signed up to making a cut off number for how many personal training clients I'll take on.  No more free classes, the only "free" classes I do are for the Lil' Sistas, and my clients are all amazingly strong career-focused women -- boss babes.

I stayed the entire day for the event and ended up being approached by numerous people all interested in learning more about Empowered.  It was very motivating to be questioned about it and it was even more motivating to be asked for a personal media interview at the end.  I got some key names and numbers out of the event and even Skittles showed up to show some support.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Working Till it's Done

 Walking off the field, surrounded by a badass, bold crew of female rugby players.
I had had a full day of coaching and training... and work... but then I returned home for more work.
I had a one minute elevator pitch to create for tomorrow's big event, the VIA Startup Summit.

Here were my screen slides for it.  It was exactly 54 seconds long.

If you're not already following me on Instagram or Facebook, please do.  I appreciate the support!!!

My 1 Minute Elevator Pitch... Tuesday, November 27

The social explosion of the #MeToo Movement, Oprah Whinfrey’s inspiring acceptance speech, the success of the movie “Wonder Woman”, the strength of the all-female warriors in “Black Panther”, they’re all about female empowerment and now is our time. 

I’m Amy, pro boxer, CEO and Head Coach of Empowered Clubhouse a boxing and functional training facility that is for women, by women. We’re building a community of empowered women by taking a lifestyle approach to health and fitness. 

Empowered women empower women but we also empower the women of tomorrow -- young girls, or as with call them, our Lil’ Sistas. Our Lil’ Sistas Project is an outreach program we’ve launched for underprivileged girls. Currently we have 76 that we coach and mentor, over half of which are human trafficking survivors. 

In addition to expanding our Lil’ Sistas Project, we’re currently in the process of launching our private boxing studio in BGC, starting our Slay clothing line, and expanding upon our Slay boxing gear line. 

This was all done in 2018, laying down the foundation, 2019 look out. 

This is Empowered Clubhouse and I am Empowered.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Back to Full Fledge Hard Punches

 Freebasing gone kind of wrong and caught on video... caught on Instagram Story, actually.
Feels good to have my wrist not causing me any pain anymore so the temptation to 
really work those pads with Coach Marcelo and kill it on the heavy bags was real!

Too Tired to Write Much... Monday, November 26

Up at 5:30am, out by 7am and not back till 4pm, only to then shower, get ready and leave to continue the hustle. In bed around 1am.  Coaching, boxing, a couple of business meetings, and then more work on the Lil' Sistas Project and client files for Empowered... all work and no play makes for a very long day.

No complaints.  I love what I do and do what I love... but it's pretty non stop.

I tried to enjoy a night out tonight, I was treated to a movie, but I fell asleep an hour into it.

Great news, this Sunday a filming crew from Norway will be filming the Lil' Sistas Project at the Center of Hope this weekend as I teach them boxing.  Also, this Saturday I'll be attending a Christmas party at Holy Family Home, where my other batch of Lil' Sistas live.  So this weekend it'll be a Lil' Sista-packed weekend; I love it!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Making Light of the Situation

The picture I cropped and posted on Instagram that many of my friends and fans are talking about.
I thought it'd be too much to show on Instagram so I cropped it out but I thought it was too funny to not share so here it is.