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, June 02, 2018

Sharing Team Insider... Saturday, June 2

Today one of the girls from Empowered that I train came out to train with me at Team Insider.  I decided to give her "the full training experience" so I had her meet me at my condo here in The Fort BGC.  We loaded our bags up with training gear and then off to Team Insider Boxing Club we headed.

I made her walk the way, after all that's what I do every day I train, 6 days a week.

We arrived at Team Insider, already sweaty but eager to train.  I introduced her to the coaches and to some of those training too.  Then we geared up and started our training.

Shadow boxing.
Padwork with Coach Adamson in the ring.
Heavy bag work.
Speed bag.
...More padwork with Coach Adamson.
And then functional weight training -- isolated core exercises and a full body workout.

Two hours later and we still there -- giggling in the corner of the boxing club and literally sitting in our own puddles of sweat.  Then it was time to take our boxing gear off, pack it up, and then haul it home on our one hour walk back.  I treated her to roasted peanuts from my street vendor buddy, Jay, on our route back.  Back at my condo, she showered, we chatted for a bit and then she went home while I returned to working on Empowered Clubhouse.

It was pretty cool to have her join me for training, to experience first hand how intense training at Team Insider is.  It's such a solid boxing club and it's always intense training there but it's also super fun too.  There's always such positive energy going on, not only from the coaches but from the others training there, and I always get to crank up the music.  

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