Jessica & Chloe

I was a bit nervous when I first joined the club, and being based overseas I couldn’t be as regular as I would like – but I always feel welcome whenever I’m there, and I’m very grateful for how warm and friendly the coaches and students all are. I’ve also learnt tons in just a few lessons, and despite so many years in different sports I’ve been properly inspired to take boxing more seriously. Thank you for a wonderful summer, and I’ll be sure to return whenever I can. I definitely pull Chloe along.
Jennifer
I first started boxing when Jessica convinced me to join her at a training session while we were away at university. It has since become my favourite way to stay healthy both physically and mentally. The sport is also a great way for me to meet people I would otherwise not have come in contact with – and everyone has been so friendly too! Apart from boxing, I spend my time travelling and reading for a masters in English Literature, and am also training to become a teacher. In both the gym and the classroom, I am motivated by the knowledge that there is always more I can learn and do to improve my skills. Boxing has kept me grounded, and reminds me that while you might never know what to expect (both in the ring and generally) – being prepared, disciplined and pushing yourself to be stronger and better will keep you moving forward.
Chloe

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Im currently interning in Singapore and I spend my after hours training at Legends Fight Sport. In the last few years I have been living and travelling aboard. In one of my travels,
I met this couple at Ushuaia, Argentina. It’s the southernmost tip of Argentina and if you go further, it’s Antarctica. I forgot where they started but I remembered that they cycled past Alaska and this was their destination. It took them two years to complete the trip. The photo was taken to commemorate the completion. They were soooo amazing! We were so honoured to witness this moment even though we had just met them at the sign board.

Travelling has allowed me to be very thankful and appreciative to the many people I met from all walks of life along the way. No matter how much time we spent together, they have inspired me immensely. I guess what #peopleoflegends is doing is also to express their gratitude to all who’s been a part of their journey. With that I thank my new found friends in Legends Fight Sport and this place will always be with me, no matter where my travels may take me in future!

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Age is just a number. Don’t let your age get in the way of doing things you love or trying out something new. In my books, there is no such phrase as, “I am too old for this! I can’t do this!” My not-so-young gym mates at Legends, sweating it out and boxing with all their might, still and will always amaze me. If they can do it, so do I! Boxing and being in the gym teach you a lot of things – perseverance, discipline, fearlessness, and humility (yes, it teaches you humility, too!), and you will never stop learning these no matter which stage of life you are in. Boxing just makes you learn these real fast! I am hitting the big 4-0 soon, but I will not stop doing boxing (and even engaging in other sports that I have not tried before). I may take a break in between, but I will be back at Legends. Always. #peopleoflegends

 

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“If this is something you wanna do, and if this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight.” – Rocky Balboa

I grew up with movie characters like Rocky but have never dreamed of living their stories. Two years ago, I turned to boxing as the first step towards a healthy lifestyle and it has since turned my life around. I was initially intimidated but I slowly warmed up to it. What had first been an excuse to exercise now turned into an obsession. Boxing has brought out the best in me. It improves my physical health, sharpens my mind and raises my confidence. Boxing also taught me discipline and respect in and out of the gym arena. And best of all I shed 12kg in 4 months! All these would not have been possible without the people at Legends. The coaches are passionate about what they do. With their guidance, I hope to compete in the near future. #peopleoflegends

 

I stumbled into the Singapore boxing scene a few years ago and found it very different than I expected. Legends is a great example of that. A friendly family-like atmosphere where attitudes are positive and supportive, amongst trainers and fellow boxers. The classes are hard work – no doubt! – but the atmosphere is fun and there’s a good social network too. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, which is very literally the case for me. When I’m training I lose weight quickly, and feel great. When I take a break to travel and don’t keep it up… well, you learn quickly how good the training is. My health has improved substantially since I took up boxing, to the extent that my Dr has been amazed by it. I’d recommend boxing and Legends to almost anyone. It’s great exercise, good fun, and don’t worry you won’t get punched unless you ask to compete.

I was lucky to meet Legends’ Ridhwan early in my time in Singapore, and he’s not just a spectacular boxer but a great coach. In fact all the trainers are excellent and somehow get every drop of sweat you have to give without losing the fun. It’s a great friendly environment and definitely not the negative macho atmosphere that you might have in mind. There’s a great mix of ladies and gents of various ages who all get along well and help each other. Do yourself a favour – give boxing a try! #peopleoflegends #fightingoutoflegendsfightsport

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“Boxing is a sport that I have always wanted to pick up but have been procastinating due to hectic work schedule and other priorities at this stage of my life. It was until one fine day when one of my colleagues asked me “What are you still waiting for when you are not young anymore?”. Yes, if I do not start boxing now, I will never be able to pick up this sport 5 years down the road and will most probably regret then. Eventually, I enrolled to Legends a year ago! I must say I am glad I finally did it. I look forward to every training when I get to sweat, spar, mingle with the most fun loving group of people here in Legends. Some call me “Dim Sum” due to my job and they know my favourite food is “Nasi Briyani!”. And yes I am a foodie so I box to stay slim so I can be able to eat more…with less guilt”

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