Next up for our SHEs in Sports series is Becca Mitchell. Becca is a Certified Personal and Boxing Trainer whose heart and passion lie in women looking to embrace the beauty and mess in life! She believes in self love, acceptance, and care. She is a mom, a wife, a matcha-lover and a fighter.
Hey everyone, my name is Becca Mitchell. I am 28 years old, I live in Nashville, TN, and I am a certified personal trainer. I’m a certified boxing trainer and I am also a stay-at-home mom to a 5 year old and a 2 year old.
I was so excited and honored to be a part of this. So something that I just wanted to talk about was the sport of boxing. Boxing can seem very intimidating from the outside, but it is the most empowering, incredible sport and experience that has ever truly happened to me.
I have had a tendency of seeing myself as weak for most of my life. I’m a very, very emotional person. I have a really big heart. I’m very compassionate. I feel happy things really heavy and then I feel sad things really, really heavy. I saw that as a weakness. I was treated as though that was a weakness.
When I found boxing, it helped me embrace my badassery, if that makes sense. [laughs] It gave me a sense of strength that I haven’t found in any other area before. There’s something about walking into a room, attacking a heavy bag, and knowing that you’re just, like, a badass boss that is just so incredibly empowering. Being underestimated has become my secret superpower. When people see me I’m a very bubbly, very happy person and I get underestimated a lot. When I put people to work, or they see me work, they understand that they judged a book by its cover.
I just encourage you to find what you love and be proud of it. Don’t be afraid to try something because it doesn’t fit the mold of what society says that you should be. Don’t be afraid to go outside the box and do something that you love. And don’t be afraid to own the empowerment of it. You are so strong and incredible as you are. It’s good to embrace that and to own that and to stand up for your work. And I think that comes when you find your thing.
There are so many areas of fitness and of sports. Being able to find your thing, your community, what makes you feel empowered and strong–it’s not about what you look like on the outside, it’s finding what makes you feel so good and strong on the inside.
So thank you again for just hanging out with me for a little bit! Don’t be afraid to just be you and get out there and be the boss that you were made to be. Thank you guys!”