Rebecca N.

If "the joy of boxing" were a real phrase people used, Rebecca would be that concept personified. Folks like her truly make the #3rdstreettribe feel like a family! 😄

How did you get into boxing and how did you find yourself at 3rd Street?

“I’ve never actually watched boxing or participated in boxing as a sport before 3rd street. It was the closest gym to me so I gave it a try. In a short time I fell in love with 3rd street and the community Paul’s created. The best part about boxing is the physical and mental connection the sport requires. It’s such a technical sport - I’m always learning and improving. Plus if I feel like garbage I can always focus on my footwork :) Combined with the strength classes it means I never get bored even after coming 4-5/week for 2 years.”

What's the best part about boxing? Why do you train?

“I train to be a badass! This gym has changed my physical fitness! My mile time is at least 90 seconds faster. I completed my first 13 mile Tough Mudder with women from the gym. I did my first pull-up. I’ve always been active, but I’m so much stronger after coming here. It’s empowering.”

Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?

“Come and look like an idiot. Who cares if you know nothing? Hard work and determination is always appreciated regardless of skill level — just be open to feedback from the trainers and regulars.”