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.

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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