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.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Checking Out Different Training Facilities

First on my list of places to visit today was the ever so famous Elorde Boxing Cluh.
It was 32 degrees Celsius outside but hovering above 35 in the club, wow.
I've been in a boxing club before in the Philippines, Ali Boxing Club, and so I was anticipating the extreme heat and lack of air con.  I knew it'd be intense.  I like intense.
I love this shot -- the lone female fighter hitting the heavy bag.
Next to visit was Gerry Penalosa Boxing Gym.
I stepped into the gym and was greeted by the boxing ring right at the front door.
The head coach was training away at the other end of the club and he stopped to chat with us.
 Next, it was off to check out a weight training gym -- Gold's Gym.
I was impressed by the amount of equipment and machines here but it was so darkly lit, 
there was no music and there really wasn't any strong, positive energy or vibe present.
I did however love their second floor, the functional training area.  
This somewhat made up for the lack of positive vibe here.

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