Monday, December 1, 2014

WHAT: Boxing Classes for all fitness levels

WHERE: Kingsway Boxing Club, 3005 Bloor St W

WHEN: Wed's at 6:30pm and 7:45
               Sat's 11am and 12:30pm

WHY: Try something new or add to your existing fitness routine. Increase your confidence and release some tension!

Take charge of your fitness and notice how closely the moves in boxing relate to the rest of your life. Classes are designed to inspire and provide a safe place to let go. You will learn all the fundamentals of the sport including footwork, coordination, combinations, + the elements of self defense. No previous experience is necessary.

The benefits of this boxing class includes:

  • Increased confidence and sense of self in class and out in your everyday life
  • Improve your coordination, agility and balance 
  • Overall fat loss and especially and immediately in the core
  • Improve your muscle tone overall but especially in your arms and back
  • Amazing cardio workout every time and go at your own pace every time
  • Meet new people and connect in this shared experience
  • Stress release, outlet your emotions!!!
  • pure FUN

HOW: email or text me at 416 877 0849 to confirm your spot!!

***spots are limited to 8 people/class to ensure comfort in the space and more individual attention
**commitment of all 4 classes is required, fee is non refundable, COST is $75 + hst, payable in advance
*equipment is provided or sold at cost if interested.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Boxing Clinic with the Pros!


Sunday November 30, 12-4

* Observe * Learn * Interact *

Everton McEwan of Pro Street Gym - 

World Renowned Boxing  Trainer and   Promoter

Shavar Henry - Professional Fighter

Yvette Raposo -16 years Boxing Coach & Ring Announcer 

This session will include:
Only $50!
  • -  Observe a sparring session up close
  • -  Focused group time with each Coach & 
  • -  Professional feedback on your boxing form
  • -  Photo Op with our in-house Photographer
  • -  Learn the official rules of the ring
  • -  Inside information on what wins fights
  • -  Q &A
-and so much more... 


1034 Bloor St West
just 2 short blocks east of Dufferin Station

Order your tickets here

Friday, November 21, 2014

The successful event that hasn't happened yet...

Amazing things are progressing in this process leading up to the Boxing Clinic Nov 30, the first of it's kind and more to come I'm sure. What started out as  simply a great idea has morphed into it's own force with a life of it's own! 

Part of my vision with this clinic is to bring boxing back where it belongs: in the hands of the fans. Other part, to help educate and soften the edges around people's perception of boxing as just a brutal sport. In fact, there is a reason why boxer's are in such fantastic shape: the training.  It's about time that the average person benefits, understands and appreciates what boxing training can do for them and their health and overall well-being. I feel it is my duty to share this information, to open people's minds to the possibilities that they too can feel really good. That they deserve to feel great and it's as easy as hitting a heavy bag: with proper instruction and positive intention. It is my contribution to the World right now. It was a gift given to me 16 years ago and one that I continue to pay forward helping to empower people, build confidence in individuals, bond closer relationships as well as counter some major stresses in our current society. 

So I'm on foot around town, flyering different neighbourhoods spreading the good word about what we are going to be doing at this new not-for-profit Boxing Club already doing great things in the community. 

I'm hanging out at coffee shops, laundromats, the butcher shop, martial arts studios, bars and restaurants engaging with people and learning about them as much as they are learning about what I am doing. I'm visiting places where people gather to share parts of their day to exchange pleasantries and have some human contact. We are having conversations which lead to philosophical discussions that would never have occurred if we were instead just scurrying along trying to catch the train. 

It occurs to me how important these connections have been because I am learning so much about my audience. This is where the curiousity begins and is able to survive and sustain itself: on the streets, in the neighbourhoods, within a circle of friends where it's safe to have an opinion and encouraged to explore new things. 

The whole process of creating the content on this flyer to physically handing them out, posting them in storefronts and talking about them has really already left such a huge impression along it's way. Something is happening. There is a certain buzzzzzz being created and it is my honour to be a part of it on November 30. 

The event that hasn't even happened yet but already a HUGE SUCCESS in it's own right. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our Cleansing Experience Together

Another successful Cleanse Camp completed and we have some very happy lighter cleaner campers! 

As their Cleansing Coach it always inspires and amazes me to witness people's progress as they embark on this journey to seek and maintain improved health using the Isagenix fat burning system. Isagenix is a very reputable company with many years of research behind their product and many many satisfied customers as a result.

What begins as an unknown and somewhat scary journey for many usually transpires into a great learning and positive experience for all. Most people typically feel the need to cleanse either with the change of season or as a way to shift, change and improve on current eating and living habits. As a Personal Trainer for 16 years it remains the same across the board that moving our bodies is always complimented by introducing new eating and thinking patterns. This is where Isagenix comes in: 9 days of following an easy schedule to build new confidence along the way that yes, we CAN achieve weight loss with cleansing and maintain the results! 

It always brings me great pleasure to encourage and coach people through transition because cleansing is so much better together:-) Most satisfying and always interesting to me is to receive feedback from the cleansers about their clearer thinking and increased energy. This alone motivates people to continue and helps them to realize actually how sluggish their bodies and minds were before. This is eye-opening! Feedback usually comes in the form of an excited text or phone call to express their delight in how they are feeling. 

Everybody wins when cleansing because more valuable than weight loss or detoxing is the motivation that comes with simply feeling better and accomplished as a human being. These are the real results set and anchored to move forward positively! 

Please ask me how I can coach you, Happy Cleansing!!! 

Yvette Raposo

416 877 0849

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rules to box by.

Choose your stance, stand on guard

Train smart, fight hard _boxing is life-like.

Jab, slip, move - get into the groove.
Roll with the punches, give 'em back in bunches.
Mechanics are textbook, style is your own
Be stylish but don't be foolish. 
Fools underestimate, it takes integrity to be great.
Be versatile, learn to adjust.
Make 'em miss and come up with that kiss, right down the pipe when an opening is ripe.
I come to box,
for all I know 1-2-3 leads to a devastating blow.

Always have a backup, learn to follow-through, 

Most important rule: stay true - to you and your crew. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

what does it all mean....

One way I used to channel my energy during training camp was to write about what I was experiencing at that time. This poem I wrote in early 2000 while contemplating....

"What does it all mean when I have a dream?
One that requires every bit of steam: body-mind-soul.
Why does it have to be that I am driven exponentially
when it comes to my sport, a passion I could never abort

An affair sprung from innocence, the ring and the ropes they are my prince

Where do I turn, how far do I go
the game ain't the same once I turn Pro
But I've no other choice, so tells my inside voice
Deep inside I have inspected
by my gut feeling I must be directed

If I pay close attention ain't no denying - the love for my sport always worth trying 

So what does it all mean when I have a dream? 

Damn it all and GO THE EXTREME!"