In November of 2015, I found myself recovering from breast cancer surgery and dealing with an impending divorce just as my family was about to pack up and leave Cincinnati for Curitiba, Brazil. I was always very active, and up until November I had been running and lifting weights religiously. By the end of November I had fallen into a deep depression, and fortunately my friend and Punch House athlete, Mari Thomas, was there for me. She physically grabbed my hand and took me to the Punch House. We all know that even when you are at the top of your physical game, a mere two weeks of inactivity can be detrimental to your conditioning. Everyone at the Punch House was extremely welcoming and patient while I got my bearings in the beginning and struggled to get back into shape. I started personal training with boxing and Muay Thai and tried to go to as many group classes as possible. I made going to the Punch House part of my daily routine because it was just as much physical therapy as emotional therapy for me. August 2016 From December until the end of April, when I finally made the move to Brazil, I was never disappointed with my workouts at the Punch House. I actually craved the demanding vomit-effect level and everyone at the Punch House was extremely accomodating! Each trainer brought a special element to my conditioning in the 5 short months I was able to go to the Punch House, and when I left for Brazil, I had recovered not only my physical training, but my self-confidence as well. I’m now training at Anderson Silva’s academy in Curitiba, and thanks to everyone at the Punch House, I can “hold my own” in Muay Thai and boxing. There is no way to compare the mega fitness centers to the Punch House. There simply is no place to hide at the Punch House; you don’t just swipe your card and walk on a treadmill while reading your novel. If you want results, personal attention, motivating and talented trainers, then choose the Punch House! Simple.