We caught up to her while she was running an outdoor training session.
The fact that she had women working on their boxing skills on a patch of pavement near Kelowna’s Apple Bowl, is thanks to the pandemic.
It’s fitness, but it’s fierce.
“I just have such a passion for creating strong females,” said Leek.
Most of her students aren’t looking to compete as fighters, but developing those skills changes them, she said.
“I have a lot of my females come back to me telling me that they just feel more confident,” she explained.
“If something did happen, they would know what to do.”
Teigan Gayse is a student of Leeks, and she’s thriving with it.
“I’ve never boxed before, so this is something new to me, she said.
She’s noticed it’s made her arms a lot stronger, but that’s not all.
“I leave here feeling so empowered,” she said.
Leek has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do to go along with other skills.
“I think it gives off this energy, this vibe,” she added. “Don’t mess with me, right?”
She believes it’s something more young women could benefit from.
“Eventually I do want to get into the school system,” said Leek. “And try to implement self-defence teaching at a younger age.”
Leeks clients train a minimum of twice a week, some more than that.
She also does small group training and she takes on male clients as well.
Anyone interested can find Maddie Leek Fitness here.
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