I have been an athlete for as long as I can remember. From playing college basketball, to jumping full force into the NYC fitness scene once I moved to the city, sports have always been an important part of who I am. I had no trouble finding ways that I enjoyed to push my body physically and stay in shape, but was missing that "thing" to channel my competitive energy into again.
I walked into Gleasons in January 2017 not knowing what to expect. Initially, I thought boxing would be the answer to the fitness void I’d been feeling, but it became much more than that. Almost instantly I felt the same feelings towards this sport that I'd grown up having for basketball. I knew I wanted to learn all I could and see how far I could take it.
NYC has a way of showing you very quickly, that if you’re not ready to fight, you might not make it. I want to make sure I always feel ready for whatever this city and life might throw at me, and boxing has helped me do just that. The juxtaposition of aggressively exerting myself physically, while having to remain composed and focused mentally, has allowed me to challenge myself and grow in ways I never would have guessed. Boxing has taught me so much about myself and I could not be more excited to put it all to the test when I step into the ring on October 26th.