While neither of those things actually happened (Maggie can’t swim and she never worked in politics), she did eventually turn her love of fitness and learning into her career.
Maggie began her martial arts journey because she was searching for a workout that would challenge her body and her mind. She was seeking an activity where she was actually learning something, rather than simply mindlessly working out. Maggie discovered Muay Thai and immediately fell in love.
With her dedication to her training over the years and her love for sport, Maggie decided that she wanted to make a change in her life’s work. She wanted to contribute something positive to the world. She knew that for her, when she was working in the corporate world, the hour or two she spent training each day was the best part of her day. Maggie hoped she could bring that same joy to other people.
So she quit her job as a busy litigation attorney at a fast paced Manhattan law firm, sold all of her belongings, and moved to Thailand to dedicate herself to training and fighting. Maggie spent 2 years living in a Muay Thai camp in Thailand training twice a day, six days a week. She trained alongside high level fighters such as Kanongsuk Chuwatthana, Jomthong Chuwattana, Kongfah Aood Donmuang, and Yothin FA Group and fought for such promotions as MBK Fight Night, M-150, Songkran Celebration, and the Queen’s Birthday Celebration.
In addition to spending much of her life training Martial Arts, Maggie has also been dedicated to her yoga practice. She found her way into a yoga room shortly after beginning her martial arts training and has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Maggie completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training while living in Thailand. She has been teaching yoga for over 6 years, specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative styles.
Maggie was able to turn her love of learning, fitness and fun into her profession. She has been teaching Muay Thai, yoga, and functional fitness since returning from Thailand!
Over her many years of training, Maggie has become passionate about educating her students about muscle activation, mobility and recovery as a way to keep their joints and muscles healthy. These practices will allow them to optimize their training, while also reducing their risk of injury. She and Danny hold seminars teaching these systems and the importance of including them into everyone’s daily training routines.
Maggie is forever a student and attends seminars and workshops to increase her knowledge base as both an athlete and a teacher.