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

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Going Forward... Saturday, December 9

Coaching my Empowered bootcamps at Ayala Triangle have been getting me more attention than I anticipated.  I'm definitely not complaining.  I was casually watching the Makati Story Instragram Stories and happened to recognize me.  Someone had come to Ayala and captured me on video with their phone.  I don't know if I'm flattered or creeped out.  A couple approached me today, right before my coaching, to inquire about my bootcamp.  And I've even had several people within the community reach out to me via social media and ask to meet me at Ayala Triangle for a picture with them.

It's all very flattering but flattery doesn't pay my bills.  It does however spark the interest of possible future investors.

Today I settled the finer details and launched the ad for my next Empowered project -- the Empowered Holiday Bulge Blast Bootcamp.  It'll be a free bootcamp for all ladies who want to attend and the only thing I'm asking is for them to join the Empowered Clubhouse group page and click "going" on the event so that I can plan accordingly.  The goal is to get a solid group of 20 participants but, of course, the more the merrier.

In the early evening I headed over to Elite for boxing and when I dropped my gear down I was called out.  A man training with Coach Jasper in the ring was calling my name.  "Don't worry, I'm not one of your Instagram stalkers", he joked.  Turns out it was non other than the actual owner of Elite.  Meeting him and seeing him was definitely a first and he was nothing like how I had envisioned him to be.  He was very nice and extremely encouraging of me wanting to sign for a fight and with regards to Empowered. 

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