"When I am feeling good physically, I am in a better space mentally to create and achieve."
– Lesley Sackey, Founder
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Lesley started Boxing in her early 20’s to get fit. Within five years she became a national champion, won a Gold medal in the EU Championships, and made it to Team GB.
Although part of the first-ever 2012 female Olympic selection team, the universe had other plans. As motherhood arrived, Lesley set up The Boxing Boutique to offer authentic boxing training programs to women whilst making an Olympic sport out of having babies (three daughters in 5 ½ years!)
“Asa foundation, boxing prepared me for life: navigating motherhood, starting a business, dealing with personal trauma, and juggling finances all of which are incredibly testing realities that many women face.
Boxing became about feeling good holistically, instead of just fitness-driven results.
The Boxing Boutique is aligned with my reality and that of innumerable women globally, I wanted to create a space where there was no separation between internal and external development, as the two are inextricably linked.”
LAST WOMAN STANDING
In 2010 Lesley took part in BBC’s ‘Last Woman Standing’, in which five British athletes from different sporting backgrounds as they take on the challenge of a lifetime – travelling the world competing with women from remote tribes and cultures.