WHYIFIGHT: CHRISTINE (O’LEARY) TORDE
WHYIFIGHT CHRISTINE –
What’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
Christine (O’Leary) Torde! I am 28 years old and I grew up in North Reading, MA and live in NYC.
I have always lived a healthy and active lifestyle playing sports like soccer, lacrosse, basketball, track, and softball. I played Club Lacrosse at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield CT.
I found MY passion for boxing in summer 2016 when I started taking classes after work in NYC. Even though I lived a very healthy and active lifestyle, boxing brought out something different in me. It is humbling, challenging, and the feeling I get while boxing is beyond anything I have experienced before.
When I heard that Everybody Fights was coming to NYC I was a first 500 member right away after hearing all the amazing things from my friends back home in Boston. I now call EBF my second home. I have learned so much from the instructors and trainers at EBF that I decided to enroll in fight school to become a trainer myself.
I have had the dream of being a fitness professional for years now, but never knew exactly what or where – until I found my family at EBF. I am currently studying for my NASM CPT as well and working full time in Digital Advertising in NYC.
What makes you a fighter?
I am a fighter because I never give up, I am patient, a good listener, smart, and I live for competition. And I never back down from protecting my family and friends.
What do you fight for?
I fight for health, equality, and purpose. I fight for my family and friends and for women everywhere. I want each and every woman and girl out there to know how strong they are and they are capable of more than they ever imagined.
What inspires you to take the hits and keep on fighting?
My Fight Fam at EBF, and the FEMPIRE.
If you could fight side-by-side with one person, past or present, who would it be?
What is your Fight Fuel?
Protein Smoothies, fruit and mac and cheese!
What is your Fight Song?
Anything by Linkin Park is my go to. But I do love to dance and sing along to hip hop and rap as well
What’s your favorite EverybodyFights class?
My favorite EBF class is FIGHTxSPARRING because I take what I learn in all the amazing classes and bring it together in a more advanced way. I love getting hit and really using the skills I have learned to improve each and every week. Also I love this class because I would like to start fighting as well one day.
Who is your favorite EverybodyFights Trainer, and why?
My favorite EverybodyFights trainer is Hernan Santa Jr. He is the best coach and excellent at cueing and explaining each and every skill, he also has amazing patience for newer fighters like myself as well!
How do you Fight It Forward?
I make sure that everyone is having a great time, trying their absolute best that day and to leave their workout feeling strong, fulfilled and inspired. In addition I make sure to donate my time often throughout the year to help others. My goal is that everyone has the same ability to stay healthy and fit like me.