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Award-Winning Inspirational Speaker, Canada's First Female Boxing Ring Announcer, Personal Trainer, Boxing Champion, Mindset Coach,
Instructor at University of Toronto,
Retreat Hostess

& More

My journey in the sporting & fitness industry

Remember that TV series which aired in the early 2000's called "Beyond the Glory" ?

It featured professional athlete's and their personal stories about what they needed to overcome in order to be the best at what they did.

Oh the drama and the tragedies, the injuries, losses and how about those comebacks!


As a young teenager, I was mesmerized - fascinated by human potential and the psychology of sport. Without realizing it at the time, this experience I was having in front of my television and the connection that I felt to these athletes, would shape my life forever. 

As a child I was chubby.

The ferocious athlete deep inside was brewing regardless of my body shape and self-image. Fitness changed my body but boxing became my story. When boxing found me, it all made perfect sense - sport, psychology and storytelling combined. 

While training for competition in the early 2000's and remaining undefeated at the amateur level, my choices as a female boxer were limited. Women's boxing was not an Olympic sport at that time. At the Professional level, talent was scarce and access to proper sparring was limited. Sometimes though, life makes decisions for you. Mine came in the form of a career ending injury which became the catalyst for my new journey - to share and speak about the health, personal development & psychological benefits of boxing training. 

Being an entrepreneur from a young age wasn't easy but it was necessary to carve out this unique career which required constant innovation and filling in gaps.

From teaching in gyms to speaking center stage, beyond my own glory, the story always remained the same - to inspire others through movement and educate people using references from the boxing ring.

Life is like a boxing match. Are you ready?

Yvette Raposo in the media

What's more, Yvette has been featured in the media for her groundbreaking work. She has appeared on Global News, TSN and Toronto Star, amongst others.


Yvette is available for:

  • keynote speaking

  • motivational speaking at schools

  • corporate training / workshops

  • team building events

  • guest teach at retreats

  • 1 on 1 personal training 

Yvette Raposo Fitness Speaker Motivation

My Vision

To introduce boxing training as a tool used for fitness, mental health and self-empowerment.

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