I have recently got back into my training after some medical conditions that have left me unable to do too much. I was diagnosed with congenital fusion of two vertebrae and a bulging disc, Nocturia a bladder condition, PTSD and severe anxiety brought on by an emotionally and physiologically relationship from many years ago. As well as having three kids and running two businesses it's safe to say I was exhausted.
Fitness has always been a passion of mine so I knew I wanted to get back into it but I also knew I had to do something different that didn't involve too much weight training. I began practicing Ashtanga a form of Yoga which was amazing and it really did wonders for my breathing, strength and flexibility. I then heard that the local gym had reopened so I went and checked it out. Hilltop fitness is run by local husband and wife duo Ricky and Teagan who also have two beautiful girls, these guys are amazing, extremely supportive and have brought life back to the mountain.
I noticed there was a boxing class so I thought why not have a go as it's way out of my comfort zone and as my health was improving I really wanted to challenge myself. I was so uncoordinated in my first class, I was terrible at holding the pads and I remember thinking " I'm going to die". But I pushed through and I had so much fun that I couldn't wait until the next class. Kelly the boxing instructor is like no other, she is fun, energetic, super fierce and inspiring to other women and she has really pushed me both physically and mentally although she might not know it!
I really wanted to not only raise money but do it in a way that empowers people and to also base it around my passions, so that's when Boxing For Charity was created!
Raising money for charity as a part of my Pinup Doll Australia journey is such an honor and something I'm really excited about. I really wanted to raise money for people affected by domestic violence, it's something that affects so many and I feel needs so much more attention and funds than it receives. After chatting with Teagan, Ricky and Kelly and telling them about Pinup Doll Australia and telling them about my idea of a fitness class for charity they were all on board and thought it was a fantastic idea. So Hilltop Fitness have donated the space and Kelly has donated her time, there will also be child minding available which is not usually available at the time of this class.
The class will be held on the Monday the 30th of July from 10:30-11:30am. The cost will be $10 and all of the proceeds will go to RizeUp Australia an organization that directly helps those affected by domestic violence by providing emergency accommodation, furniture, clothing, food vouchers, white goods, toiletries and all the basic necessities survivors need to start their life over. When people leave they leave with nothing so I hope we can make a difference and get fit while doing it.
If you have any questions about the class or my charity please feel free to contact me anytime.
See you at Hilltop Fitness!
Miss Cherry La Blaze.