August 2023 – Jen Walker

Jen is a delight to have at the gym, and has one of the warmest and friendliest personalities. She first began coming the beginning of this year and has worked her way up to frequenting 2 classes a day on average. It’s members like Jen that create a warm and welcoming environment and helps make people feel at ease. Check out our Q and A with her below.

Q: What is your history like with sports/athleticism?

A:  I have been mostly athletic my entire life. I mainly played soccer for majority of my school years as well as a little basketball. Outside of school I would dirtbike and wakeboard as much as I could. I would say my life paused a little during the pandemic and now boxing has become the new obsession. 

Q: Tell us about how you began coming to Contenders, and why you started boxing?

A: My boyfriend, Pocholo. He started his contenders journey a few months before me. He really encouraged me to sign up and try. I’m so so happy I did. 

Q: How do you stay consistent and motivated with your practice?

A: My motivation is mainly food, I can’t deny it. 

Q: What is your favourite thing about being a Contender?

A: My favourite thing about being a contender is well… everything! The staff/crew are amazing, the atmosphere is amazing and the community is AMAZING! From day 1 I knew this was my place to be.

Q: What advice would you give to someone just beginning their boxing journey?

A: The advice I would give is to enjoy the process!!! Every class I am learning more about myself.

Q: What has been your biggest take away from this sport?

A: There are so many things to take away. From the technical aspect, to the physical journey and everything in between. Contenders really makes you get in tune with yourself evolve as a person. 

Q: What is something you want to accomplish by the end of the year with boxing?

A: Honestly, I don’t really have a goal by end of year. I’m just going to keep showing up and doing my thingy-thang 

Q: Besides boxing, what else do you like to do?

A: I LOVE SO MANY THINGS oh my gosh so hard to pick. I love to cook!!! I love music, I love animals, photography… I love art! Walks on the sea wall, a beautiful sunset, a good glass of wine… 


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