Hi there! Thank you for visiting and welcome to Inside Fighter. This is a passion project of mine that was born in January of 2019 after going through a month long battle of major depression. My goal with this site is to provide a space where we can talk candidly about mental health and grow stronger through fitness.
I was diagnosed with mania and bipolar I disorder in January of 2017 and after taking a few months off to reset, the only thing that brought me true joy was boxing. I am proud to say I am now a full time personal trainer and boxing coach in Baltimore, MD. After years of hard inner work, I now feel I have aligned with my inner purpose and I am so very happy to be writing to you today. I am and continue to be an inside fighter.
I wish I had something to go to like this site when I was first diagnosed. I felt so alone and like no one else knew what I was going through. I was also embarrassed to talk about this stuff because I thought it was socially unacceptable. My heart goes out to you if you’re currently struggling with mental illness – please know you are never alone and I hope my words and the words of others can assist in your healing. May you know you are loved, may you remain in the present moment and may your heart grow stronger with every beat.
With love always,