“Boxing has taught me to stay humble. There will always be someone better, stronger, faster; I learned over time that the best way to measure my progress is against myself alone.”
Tell us about your early roots in your practice of choice.
I remember passing by gyms as a kid and feeling like I wanted to fight; one day I finally decided to step in and get started. From that day on, I never stopped. I found out later that my great grandfather, great uncles, and uncles were all boxers, so the practice goes back a few generations in my family.
What inspires you in your practice?
I’ve been around a lot of female World Champions and Olympians at Gleason’s Gym, my former boxing gym and oldest boxing gym in the USA. Being surrounded by masters in class inspires me to keep getting better and to stay humble at the same time.
What are valuable lessons learned from your training?
Boxing has taught me to stay humble. There will always be someone better, stronger, faster; I learned over time that the best way to measure my progress is against myself alone.
What are some other classes you enjoy at Rise?
TURF PFX with Robin
What does social wellness mean to you?
It feels good to share what I know and love with others in a social wellness setting. At Rise, I see the impact of social wellness when the same members keep coming back together eager to learn more; it creates a micro-community around a common goal.