Life had taken a rough turn for me. After a bad divorce, I really felt emotionally down. I had gotten out of shape and it was a real struggle to keep up with my kids when I played with them.

I started to train and run marathons and it just wasn’t working. I could run farther and farther but I wasn’t losing weight. Eventually 2 doctors told me I might need knee surgery and I knew I needed a big change.

I checked out all of the local gyms but when I got to South Beach boxing I knew I was in the right place. I immediately fell in love with the old school vibe here. I was looking for some emotional well-being and some stress relief and got so much more than that. I felt mentally sharper within 3 months and after 6 months I saw a real change in my physique. I was getting a lot of compliments and that always feels great.

The training here doesn’t just get you fit, it really does turn you into a boxer, if you want to go that route. I added sparring to my training and I learned a lot about myself. I loved the idea of being responsible for everything. No team to bail me out once I got in the ring. After training for 2 years I had my first exhibition fight.

It was an awesome experience! Even after all this time I still get a rush when I get into class. And now I can outpace my kids on any day. The trainers and staff really do care and have helped me reach my best physical and mental state. I would highly recommend South Beach Boxing to anyone that wants to be in a friendly, inspiring atmosphere. They will change your life!