Sat, Apr 01|
What Are You Fighting For?
Join the Sweatworking Community for a beginner-friendly boxing lesson and Learn to fight for what you believe in with athlete, entrepreneur and adaptive sport ambassador, Danielle Main.
Time & Location
Apr 01, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Vancouver, 107 Esplanade E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 4V1, Canada
About the event
Join us at Hero Academy for an afternoon of boxing!
Coach Jaime will lead us through a fun and inclusive beginner-friendly Strike Class followed by a conversation about what is worth fighting for with superstar entrepreneur, athlete and ambassador for adaptive sports, Danielle Main!
Learn all about what it takes to fight for what is important to you!
Hero Academy provides group classes and private training in strength & conditioning, boxing & kickboxing and jiu jitsu.
They also provide kids programs in boxing, kickboxing and jiu jitsu. Their classes and programs are for everyBODY. Hero doesn’t limit their classes to body type or physical ability. They create a welcoming and inclusive environment and taper their classes and movements so that you can be yourself while feeling brave, challenged and safe.
Jaime began boxing in 2005 at the Astoria Boxing Club – Fraser Arms. With over 50 matches in her amateur competitive career, she was a repeating BC Champion, North West Champion, Golden Gloves Champion, 2 time National Bronze Medalist and was on the National Team in 2010. In 2012 Jaime turned pro, winning her debut. By early 2014 she was ranked #2 in Canada.
In 2015 Jaime took a break from boxing and started practising Muay Thai and BJJ until she suffered a shoulder injury in 2017. She’s now back on the mats kicking and rolling.
Jaime’s an active feminist and advocate of women’s rights. Her main focus is to eliminate gender bias and microaggression in male-dominated sports and industries while providing support and a safe space for women to train.
In In 2018 Jaime started the first women-only / women-run boxing class in BC and in 2019 Jaime was honoured with the Community Sport Champion Award for involving women and girls in male-dominated sports. In 2020 Jaime hosted the very first all-women’s competitive boxing card in the lower mainland called Queen of the Diamond.
Guest Speaker Danielle Main
Born with optic nerve dysphasia causing vision loss Danielle has a unique perspective. Determined to be defined by more than just a label of a disability Danielle has carved a path as an entrepreneur, disability advocate and athlete.
Her passion for helping both people and animals has driven the pursuit of a successful career as a Registered Massage therapist, the co-founding of Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs and being a vocal advocate on tv and media.
In 2019 Danielle was an honouree of the Women of Worth, awarded by L'Oreal to women who make a significant difference in their communities through charitable work.
With the aim of breaking down barriers Danielle is an ambassador for adaptive sport, with 15 years of equestrian experience, running with a sighted guide, blind hockey and competitive rowing.
Despite the slow degenerative nature of her eye condition, Danielle is adamant that nothing should stop anyone from living life to the fullest!