As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side.

Life is an adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Friday, January 20, 2017

For the Love of Boxing and Staying Young

Bought myself some new boxing gloves for sparring today.  I just couldn't hold off any longer.
Shout-outs and much thanks to my girl at Warriors downtown who gave me the sweet hookup, a massive discount.  Cash is tight with me preparing for the Philippines because as soon as I leave Canada the cash flow will be stopped until I return.
Broke in my new gloves at Fight Club tonight with the ladies.
I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook, noting that if there was ever a true testiment to living healthy and staying active than this picture right here was it.  Of the four of us, I was the second youngest (age 36), two of them are in their 40's with one of them being 47.  I love it!!!  Nothing inspires me more than seeing people who work hard at being healthy and fit and don't slow down because of age.  Just because we're all getting older doesn't mean we necessarily have to slow down, stop having fun and stop doing what we love.  These ladies always inspire me and their awesome energy is so contagious.

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