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, May 24, 2017

Checking Out My New Hood

Headed out of Eastwood, past some of the rougher patches of the Philippines, and into Makati.
 My new hood -- Legazpi Street in Makati. 
 Checked out Elite Boxing Club today.
First thing I noticed was the lack of Elorde on their sign.  I thought they were Elorde Elite.
I think they may have parted ways with Elorde and this may change things for me.
The club is pretty big and with it's super high ceilings it's quite spacious feeling.
Then I checked out another supposed Elorde Boxing Club.  It was in the basement of the Makati Sports Club, in a squash court.  Despite it's questionable ghettoness and questions regarding how they could ever possibly pass this off as a real Elorde Boxing Club, they seem to be one of the most expensive Elorde clubs to train at.  My question here is why?!  Unless Manny Pacquiao is training me personally here, I can't see how they can justify their prices.

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