As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d 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, 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 left. I returned to Toronto, Canada 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. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at 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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Introducing My Filipino Coach

 First day of training with my Filipino coach here in the Philippines, Coach Gary.
He asked me if I knew any Tagalog (Filipino) and I laughed and said all I knew was "Mahal kita", which means "I love you".  He laughed but I was quick to add, "but I don't love you.  I'm going to learn something else to say to you... hahaha".  He had trained me hard, I appreciated that, and the last coach I remember training me that hard was Coach Mario.  

I miss training with Coach Mario but am optimistic about Coach Gary here in the Philippines.

I'm a bit nervous about what he's got planned for Friday.  He's already warned me that he has some "special" leg exercises for me... fantastic.

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