Inspirational Person of the Week
Some of our team were fortunate to attend a motivational talk on physical and mental strength by Valerian Spicer this week. Valerian is an international female amateur boxer and although now retired, she has had an extraordinary career. Valerian has competed internationally amid some of the most successful boxers in the world and has beaten 3 Olympians, fought her way through 64 bouts, taken part in 2 Commonwealth Games, 2 World Championships, 1 Pan American Games and she won the ABA National Championship. What is particularly impressive about this incredible athlete is that she didn't begin boxing until the age of 30! Another testament to her resilience was shown when Valerian competed in her second Commonwealth Games just 5 months and 28 kilos after giving birth to her son.
After hanging up her gloves in April 2018, Valerian is now dedicated to helping train others through boxing and overall fitness. For many she is extraordinarily inspirational, especially considering her late start in the ring and the achievements she has enjoyed. For more information about Valerian Spicer and Valerian Spicer Fitness, click on the photo below.