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Name: Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon
Hometown: Lindenhurst, Long Island
What do you love about boxing? How did you get into training? What are you fighting for?
Born into an Italian family of artists and entrepreneurs in 1986, I was introduced to the sport of boxing in my late teens. I started boxing because as a young child, girls weren’t allowed to participate in certain sports. When I realized I was limited because I was a girl, it struck a nerve, and naturally became a fighter in more ways than one.
I began training at age eighteen in Manorville, NY and attended my first competition at twenty. I fight for equal opportunity, unity, love, self-worth, and selflessness in the world. In the ring, I fight to stay a champion and leave a legacy of hope in all those that follow me, to realize that they too can conquer all that their heart desires. Dreams do come true, it just takes a little blood, sweat, and tears to get there, and that’s okay. Increase your faith by believing in what you’re meant to do.
Describe your style of teaching.
Fun but tough. Cardio-based and educational mixed with boxing conditioning, form, and technique. A mind and body-building class that will help you find new levels within yourself.
Favorite type of music to play during class?
Dembow. Latin flavor with heavy bass.