Bear with me as this may be a bit of a long one, after boxing for quite some time people now see me as very confident and outgoing and this wasn’t always the case.

 

Seven years ago I was a new mum, in an emotionally abusive relationship with no confidence. I’d put on weight since being pregnant and didn’t really know who Kara was anymore and spent all my time either working, looking after my little one (who was and is my pride and joy) and sorting the housework.

I came across an advert about learning to box and raising money for charity and in a moment of madness signed up, I really didn’t think about the fact that I would have to box at the end of it, I thought if I don’t like it I don’t have to go back!

Somehow, I got through 8 weeks of training and ended it all with a boxing match

(if you can call it that I was quite bad!)

I was still quite unfit and overweight but despite losing I was so proud of myself for doing something most people including my ex-husband said I’d never go through with.

I decided I loved the adrenaline rush and quickly had another fight (another loss!) I could see how much I’d improved, and I knew I could do better with training. I’ve always been stubborn so I set my mind to quitting smoking so I could afford personal training sessions.

Fast forward to 2020 boxing and personal training has been my career (for 3 years) and passion, it never feels like a job. I know I can do anything with a bit of determination.

Training mainly women and young girls I can see it helps others in many of the same ways it helps me, dealing with anxiety, being proud of your body not because of the way it looks but because of the amazing things it can do, giving the confidence that you can do anything you set your mind to and most importantly for a lot of us, having some time that’s just for us, doing something completely selfish just for a little bit every week and feeling recharged because of it.

If you are interested in trying out a class or just having a chat let me know or fill out our Enquiry form!

 

About the author : Robbie Owen

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