Laurel Nash's Testimony

I was one of those people that was active and healthy during high school and was happy with myself and my appearance. Then I went to university where I struggled on multiple levels. From mental health issues that were exposed, to being unable to find the balance between my struggles and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

I continued to spiral out of control for many years including not eating well, or exercising consistently. I had tried the gym scene, but it was never for me. I didn’t feel welcomed, or in a positive environment when I was there and struggled to get into it. I was always exhausted and felt like I was drowning.

I was not motivated to do anything beyond what had to be done. After a 12-hour shift I had nothing left. This went on for years. Between some family health issues arising, my nursing position changing and me finally focusing on myself, something finally clicked after all these years. I was lucky enough to find Team Dark Angel at the beginning of March 2020.

Kylie from Team Dark Angel was the first member of the team I met and my first impression was “WOW! There isn’t a more positive, encouraging and kind person on this planet and that was just through an Instagram message!” She is so positive, supportive, knowledgeable, strong, and pushes you to achieve the best self you can. There has never been a time that I have not felt welcomed and have never felt judged about my lack of fitness level or my abilities no matter who I was training with.

Kylie has made a studio that is so inclusive and supportive. Kylie has equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to do workouts whenever, wherever. I started in March doing about one to two workouts a week initially in the studio and then COVID hit and everything had to close. Kylie didn’t let that stop her, she put her workouts online and I could continue to work out with her from home. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard to stay motivated at home, but she found a way to keep me there and showing up.

My love for Team Dark Angel and boxing continued to grow and it hasn’t stopped. I now am doing five workouts a week and I feel lost if I can’t make one. She has helped me find the true “me” again!

Throughout my time with Kylie, she has expanded her team and I have had the opportunity to work with Sierra and Maisha as well. These two are the perfect additions to Team Dark Angel! They have the same work ethic and mindset as Kylie! These three ladies have truly saved my life! They found the fire in me and have only continued to fuel it!

I work out now and love it and I have even been working on my nutrition with Sierra to adopt healthier and well-balanced eating habits to help effectively fuel my body and give it what it needs.

I have had amazing success with Team Dark Angel boxing, and couldn’t recommend it more! Team Dark Angel has helped me find fitness, nutrition, happiness and motivation in my life again. Thanks Team Dark Angel for everything you have done for me!