This Business Owner Uses Boxing to Celebrate and Inspire Women
Christina Porter – Owner of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness in Pflugerville, Texas
I feel so proud to be part of the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchise family. Having the opportunity to work in a category I am passionate about like fitness is a dream come true itself, but working for a company that cares so much about their franchise partners and members like Mayweather Boxing + Fitness makes me feel like I have hit the ultimate jackpot.
For me, the most important thing about being a female franchisee is ensuring that I am giving back to the community that has given so much to me, and especially taking the time to lift up the other women within it. I knew that Mayweather Boxing + Fitness was the right fit for me when they stressed how important giving back to the community is to their brand because it completely aligns with my mission to help connect women with each other to make the world a better place. Through this unique group boxing fitness concept, I have the chance to build a community of strong women who will help each other succeed and encourage everyone to achieve their health and wellness goals.
My entire career in the fitness industry has revolved around celebrating the accomplishments of other women and setting an example for my two young daughters. As a mother, I want my children to exhibit courage, strength, a good work ethic, and a have positive outlook on life, so I must show them how to do so by doing all of those things myself. My daughters are my daily reminder that being a great leader takes patience, perseverance, and a true love for those you lead, and I try my best every day to make sure that I live and breathe those qualities.
I am so proud of the success I have achieved as a woman in male-dominated spaces like fitness and franchising. While I have been employed as a Federal Investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives for the past 19 years, I have also been able to pursue my passions for fitness and traveling. From playing basketball and volleyball competitively since the age of six, to now competing in national fitness challenges such as Cross Fit challenges and obstacle races, I have been an athlete for nearly my entire life and it has truly helped shape me into the person that I am today. I feel so blessed that I can use the skills that I have gained throughout my whole life as well as being a certified personal trainer and apply them to my role as a Mayweather Boxing + Fitness franchisee to make a positive difference in other women’s lives.
My advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs, especially those who are looking to get into the fitness industry, is to go after your goals. As long as you are passionate about what you are doing, you can make anything happen. We are often our biggest critics, so being confident in yourself and your business is the ultimate key to success. Do not be discouraged by the industry standards or be afraid to dream big and chase hard. All the necessary work you put into your business is what you get out of it so make it count.