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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Cost of a Boxer... Wednesday, May 23

How much it costs me to sustain myself as a pro boxer on a monthly basis...

Boxing Club monthly fee
Tip outs to Coach
Sparring/ Training at visiting club
Food delivery: Yummy Diet
Weekend food (because Yummy Diet doesn’t deliver on weekends)

My fight is my pay check.  but no fight means no pay check.  Three fights cancelled now which means three pay checks missed.  The life of a pro fighter is a struggle and the struggle is very much real.  I try to cut corners with expenses by buying cheap running shoes, fixing up my gear by myself instead of replacing it, trying to attract sponsors, and walking every where.

I've started taken on personal training clients and, yes, before I was making some money via bootcamps in Ayala Triangle and the Small Boxing Class in Makati, but that hardly sustained me and the money that was owed to me doing my boxing class was never fully given to me because of administration BS.  I was grateful for the experience but it was a hard lesson learnt and it served to only remind me to push forward more.  The universe definitely was yelling at me on that one, wow.

Now I'm doing personal training and small team training but unless I get a move on with launching my own physical space, now I run into the problem of having to say no to new clients.

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