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.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Today's Empowered Girls are Tomorrow's Empowered Women

I showed up for the launch of the Lil' Sista Pow Class and these girls instantly threw their arms around me when walked up the stairs to greet them.  I hadn't even been in their house for more than 5 minutes and they had already stolen my heart so I snapped this picture.

Warming up these gorgeous gals with some back-to-basics agility ladder for footwork.
Super cute but super fierce.  Just look at them.  
Thanks to my gal pal P here for making connecting Empowered with this all-girls home.
Taught them how to throw a solid 1-2 and even had them stepping forward with their jab.
Shout outs to my fierce little assistant here, Jaime.

Teaching them here the importance of pivoting with their back foot when throwing a straight.
Burnouts on the pads to burn them out... or my attempts to.  Their energy was through the roof!
Lil' Sistas Pow Class, so much fun you have no idea. 
I think my heart became a little bit bigger because of them.

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