21 Days for $21 Dollars
New Years Fat Loss Challenge
21 Days of Unlimited classes from Monday to Saturday for $21!
Monday, January 8th, until Monday, January 29th, 2017.
LADIES! Do you have a hard time breathing? Have back and shoulder pain? Are you overweight and concerned about what that means for your health? Do you suffer from depression, low self-esteem, and low energy? Are you angry and ashamed of the way you look and feel? Do you avoid social activities and opportunities because of the way you look and feel?
If you answered yes to a lot of these questions. I know exactly how you feel. From the time I was a teen until my early twenties, I suffered from depression, low self-esteem and serious thoughts of constant self-doubt. This was so bad that at one point I had a serious plan and almost execution of suicide.
The decisions I made at that time were poor due to my mindset and serious insecurities and inability to see my value.
At the age of 21, this resulted in a very unhealthy relationship that was emotionally abusive and borderline physically abusive. Because of this relationship and my poor decisions I found myself pregnant. I knew that this relationship was not healthy for myself but most importantly my unborn child.
So, when I was 22 I made the decision to become a sole support, Mother. Needless to say, this left me scared and very unsure what the future had to offer us.
I was left to deal with financial and emotional obligations on my own.
At six months of age, my son was diagnosed with Hemophilia B, a rare blood disorder. This left me even more angry, confused and frustrated at our circumstances. I began coping with very unhealthy manners. I knew something had to change.
When I was 24, I began competitive Olympic style Boxing as a way to channel my feelings of frustration, anger, depression, and confusion at life.
When I was 25 I competed in my first Nationals and got silver.
From the age of 25 until I was 32. I competed in 40 amateur boxing fights. I gained two silver medals at Nationals and won the first Canadian Golden Gloves. I also graduated from University with a Bachelor of Sciences in nursing, passed my registered nursing certification and completed a number of fitness certifications. I was driven to do all of this because I wanted to be the #1 Role Model for my son!
Finally, in 2014, I was ready. I had overcome so many emotionally, physical, financial and psychological challenges, that my belief in myself was unshakeable and I was ready to turn professional.
I was set to be the co-main event on the first all Female North American Professional Boxing event.
(This was the weigh-in photo for my professional debut)
In August 2014 I watched my dream come true before my eyes. I was able to walk out to my entrance song with my son by my side. I was truly role modeling to him, that when you focus, believe in yourself and work diligently, your Dreams can come true.
(My son and myself with a professional photo shoot that was published in the Toronto Star by Lisa Macintosh)
I am sharing my story with you, NOT to IMPRESS YOU, but to IMPRESS UPON YOU. That when you have a goal all kinds of obstacles are going to get in the way, but you need to Start NOW to be ABLE to move towards your goals. It is important to NOT WAIT until the time is right, there is no right time. Life is always going to get in the way.
You may be thinking well I could never do what you have done? I would never fight in the ring to reach my goals. Well, you are RIGHT. You don’t need to get into the boxing ring to achieve your fitness goals. You just need to start with award-winning coaching, support and a community that lifts you up.
(Out of 150 Entries I was one of 7 recipients to receive an award for health and wellness)
What I learned from all of life’s experiences is that I love empowering women to become their healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves.
(These ladies started on a Fat Loss Challenge)
Here is what a couple Of On The Button Club Members have to say:
Lita is the best!
After a long period of injury, inactivity and spiritual work I was looking for a workout regime… I tried going back to the things I’ve done before and nothing pulled me in. So when a friend invited me to come to Lita’s class I agreed, despite some internal resistance. The class was hard and I was super sore… but my shoulder injury wasn’t aggravated and I felt really proud of myself. After that, it took me a while to get into a class… scheduling, mental prep, fear… so I reached out to Lita and her extra encouragement got me there.
At first, I couldn’t go as consistently as I would have liked, but I gave myself one goal: just get there… everything else is a bonus… but every time I got there I worked hard. And Lita was always there encouraging and modifying the exercises for my personal needs. And after a while, I started noticing the changes in my body… and more importantly, a change in my belief in myself. I started challenging those mental scripts and seeing that I am able to do things I didn’t think I could. I’m discovering strength I didn’t know I had, and I mean mental strength because that has always been what has limited me. And I can’t thank Lita enough… because it took her combination of knowledge and care to get me here.
In the last couple of months, I have been able to go consistently twice a week. I do more physical activity in my daily life because I’m not hindered by the pain and heaviness I felt before. I feel more alive and positive and can’t wait to see what I can achieve in a few more months… in a year… I’m setting my sights on goals I thought wouldn’t ever be within my reach because, as we cheer at the end of each class, in honor and acknowledgment of what we have achieved… “I AM AWESOME!”
Since starting to work with Lita, just in a short time, I have seen many changes and accomplished things I never thought I could. The environment she creates is safe and welcoming, and she manages to build a sense of community within her classes. She supports my strength training and conditioning by modifying exercises to meet the challenges that I have. And, I have definitely seen changes in my flexibility, stamina, and strength, at both her boot camp and boxing classes. She is knowledgeable on anatomy and how the body works and helps increase my fitness level while staying injury-free. She makes hard work fun, while still focussing on the goal of pushing my own boundaries. She discovers my fears and hurdles and encourages me to push past them while she stands by my side to guide me. I am healthier not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well since starting to work with Lita, and my confidence has skyrocketed. I’m looking forward to seeing what else I can do and achieve with Lita’s support and guidance
HURRY AND REGISTER NOW! SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED!!!!
We start Monday, January 8th, until Monday, January 29th, 2017
We are located at 127 Sunrise Ave, Unit 3.
Just a few minutes drive away from the Eglinton and DVP exit.
Beginner and Intermediate Bootcamp
Designed for those who have little or no experience in a gym or class environment, or need help getting back on track. We work on base strength and fitness levels, to build your confidence and strong movement patterns. The beginner program is all about setting new healthy habits in 6 weeks and/or to progress your strength and conditioning patterns to an intermediate/advanced boot camp level.
Class Days and Times
Women: Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm – 7pm
Co-Ed: Fridays 6pm – 7pm & Saturdays10am -11am
Advanced Bootcamp & Obstacle Training Class
Designed for those with a solid base of fitness (must have consistently been working on a progressive program 8-12 weeks, prior to boot camp). A higher skill level of fitness exercises and increased intensity of cardiovascular training will be done in this intermediate/advanced boot camp & obstacle style training class. Not for the light-hearted. The goal of the Advanced Bootcamp and Obstacle Training class is to prepare you for any kind of obstacles that may occur in 2017.
*Please be advised, a fitness test may be needed in order to ensure proper advancement into this boot camp level. In order to set you up for long-term success, OnTheButton.Club programs are first and foremost about your health and safety.
Class Days and Times
Women: Mondays & Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm
Co-Ed: Fridays 6pm – 7pm & Saturdays 10am – 11am