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, September 06, 2019

Come Back Soon... Friday, September 6

Day Two of training without Coach Marcelo and it sucks.

I've only worked with two of the other coaches at Team Insider, both of which aren't there in the morning when I usually train.  There's a new coach there but with the regular coach being super busy juggling all his fighters and Coach Marcelo's, I figured I'd let him off the hook with also coaching me.  So I trained alone.  It's nice to train alone sometimes but I must admit I'm eager to get Coach Marcelo back here to do pads with me.  I'm coming off of my head injury with rugby and should be getting the go-ahead to spar soon so I'm super eager to step into the ring for that.  

For now, I train alone. 

I prefer to train at the club despite having my own club because I live at my clubhouse and coach there.  It's nice to get out of it for the change of scenery and for a bit of social interaction even if it's fist bumping my fighter friends as they walk out the club door. 

A fighter's life is a lonely life; I can vouch for that.  You really have to be comfortable with being alone and that's something that has taken me a long time to get used to.  I actually quite prefer it on most days.  

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