Hello, I’m Aisling! I’ve been working as a boxing instructor for over 9 years now, but my passion for coaching started a long time ago. In school and college I struggled with structured learning, frustrated that my creative approach did not fit inside the box. I started boxing for the physical and mental challenge, but fought against the “do as you’re told” approach. I wanted to understand the sweet science, and so I broke down the elements in my head to make pieces of a puzzle. Now I teach others those pieces, including the physical training, the science, and the mental angles.
My amateur boxing career includes about 50 fights, 4 Chicago Golden Glove Championships and 1 North Carolina Golden Gloves Championship, as well as numerous national tournaments. I lost to some of the best in the country, but in the process won valuable lessons about the sport and myself. My fitness certifications, listed below, and self education and exploration helps to add more pieces to give my clients for their own journey.
In addition to this goal, I want to provide a welcoming and positive space for women. Many male coaches helped me tremendously in my journey, but being a female in a male dominated sport did not come without its challenges. I strive to make a place for women inside and outside the ring, in all aspects of boxing.
Below you will see my certifications that I have received, and I am constantly learning and growing to improve!
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
It's no secret - fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I'm deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.
Rock Steady Boxing Head Coach
Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. Head coach certified to teach the Rock Steady Boxing program.
ISSA Specialist in Senior Fitness
Modern science has given us the ability to slow and even reverse the negative effects of aging. And study after study has shown that seniors are not only capable of real exercise, but can vastly improve their health, strength, mobility, and independence through exercise. As a certified specialist in senior fitness, I can help you set realistic goals for your health, and then enjoy achieving and exceeding them.
ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist
Whether you sit for long periods of time, are a weekend warrior, or fall somewhere in-between, it is quite likely that you may have a movement deficiency that is causing suboptimal physical performance and increased physical pain. As a specialist certified in corrective exercise, I can perform movement assessments, make referrals to medical professionals when necessary, and incorporate appropriate strategies into your training program to help you correct movement dysfunctions and muscle imbalances. Ultimately, this will lead to improved physical performance and reduced physical pain.
ISSA Certified Glute Specialist
ISSA Elite Trainer
The ISSA Elite Trainer credential is awarded to accomplished ISSA Certified Trainers who have proven their competence in personal training and developed expertise in two additional areas of specialization. With scientific backing and practical application in the areas clients need help with the most, this credential proves that extensive education equals results.
Brain Health Trainer
The world is facing an epidemic of cognitive decline, and research demonstrates that exercise may be the most powerful tool is slowing or preventing it. Neuroscience research surrounding the brain benefits of exercise is evolving. This certification melds right into boxing training, as the combination of cognitive tasks such as combinations and strategy in boxing with the physical movements and coordination helps to increase neuron retention and neuroplasticity in the brain.