Every Friday from 7 to 8 pm at Tszyu Boxing Gym, professional boxer, Kate McLaren and yoga instructor, Nicole Hansen guide females aged 10-25 through ‘It’s Her’, a holistic fitness and wellness mentorship program. These sessions aim to empower young females through their personal, family, school, and social challenges.

The It’s Her program is split into three parts:

1. Movement circuit: This workout section alternating between boxing, circuit and strength helps boost self-esteem and self-discipline.

2. Breathwork and meditation: This helps navigate through stressful situations and increase self-awareness.

3.Sharing circle: This encourages the expression of thoughts on subjects like anxiety and empowerment.

Nicole Hansen conducting a yoga and meditation session

Nicole Hansen conducting a yoga and meditation session.

Boxer, Kate McLaren is an advocate for mental health and wellness and says that it plays a huge role in her life both in and out of the ring. “When we designed this program, we made sure that we could create a safe space and a support network to help guide young vulnerable females to the right path,” McLaren said.

 “I want them to be powerful through boxing and supported through great mentorship.”

The program started as a “box-fit mentoring” class run by McLaren at PCYC St. George. Nicole Hansen, who decided to stay back after her workout, was inspired by the connection and community McLaren created and was immediately drawn to the program.

Hansen says that it is important to do her part in empowering young females to feel seen and heard. “We live so much in our heads, and you can only imagine what goes on in their heads in the world we live in today.”

It’s Her has created a safe space for young females to find movement, meditate and connect. Bianca, a regular member, says that it has helped her change her outlook on life for the better.

“These sessions make me feel safe and empowered, while getting strong and making new friends,” she says. "I am more confident and comfortable to be myself."

It’s Her will expand its mentorship program across five PCYCs across Sydney with hopes of empowering more young females in the next few months.

For more information, follow @itsher_ig on Instagram

Every Friday from 7 to 8 pm at Tszyu Boxing Gym, professional boxer, Kate McLaren and yoga instructor, Nicole Hansen guide females aged 10-25 through ‘It’s Her’, a holistic fitness and wellness mentorship program. These sessions aim to empower young females through their personal, family, school, and social challenges.

The It’s Her program is split into three parts:

1. Movement circuit: This workout section alternating between boxing, circuit and strength help boost self-esteem and self-discipline.

2. Breathwork and meditation: This helps navigate through stressful situations and increase self-awareness.

3. Sharing circle: This encourages the expression of thoughts on subjects like anxiety and empowerment 

Nicole Hansen conducting a yoga and meditation session

Nicole Hansen conducting a yoga and meditation session

Boxer, Kate McLaren is an advocate for mental health and wellness and says that it plays a huge role in her life both in and out of the ring. “When we designed this program, we made sure that we could create a safe space and a support network to help guide young vulnerable females to the right path,” McLaren said.

“I want them to be powerful through boxing and supported through great mentorship.” 

The program started as a “box-fit mentoring” class run by McLaren at PCYC St. George. Nicole Hansen, who decided to stay back after her workout, was inspired by the connection and community McLaren created and was immediately drawn to the program.

Hansen says that it is important to do her part in empowering young females to feel seen and heard. “We live so much in our heads, and you can only imagine what goes on in their heads in the world we live in today.”

It’s Her has created a safe space for young females to find movement, meditate and connect. Bianca, a regular member, says that it has helped her change her outlook on life for the better. 

“These sessions make me feel safe and empowered, while getting stronger and making new friends,” she says. "I am now more confident and comfortable to be myself."

It’s Her will expand its mentorship program across five PCYCs across Sydney with hopes of empowering more young females in the next few months.

For more information, follow @itsher_ig on Instagram