I joined KUMA in January of 2021 looking to step outside of my comfort zone and build confidence. As someone who has always been shy, walking through those doors for the first time was terrifying but one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. Kickboxing has taught me that fitness can be anything I want it to be but, most importantly, it has shifted my focus from how fitness makes me look to how it makes me feel. Outside of KUMA, I work as an engineer and can be found reading, running with my dog, or helping my partner with renovations.