At the Boxing Loft, we help you take care of your whole self. Mental and physical health are fundamentally linked: mental health plays a major role in your ability to maintain good physical health. In fact, the World HealthOrganization (WHO) states that “there is no health without mental health.” So we’ve added to our team.

Atria (AJ) Rudan is a registered wellness consultant and educator who recently immigrated to Toronto from the southern United States. She is a second-generation clinician whose 13-year career has been spent in psychiatric, educational, and correctional settings.

In addition to being an experienced teacher and clinician, AJ is also a proud women’s rights advocate, parent, foster parent, and spouse, She has lived and worked in rural and urban settings around the world and has served her communities during three major natural disasters: hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana, and the devastating flood of 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. AJ’s counselling combines in-depth knowledge of mental wellness, cultural competence, wisdom, compassion, and occasionally humour.

Individual and group sessions are available. Seminars and lectures will be presented on the following:

* Stress management
* Conflict resolution
* Cultural awareness and sensitivity
* Self care
* Communication
* Sexual abuse survivor training
* Relationships
* Parenting
* STD Prevention

All inquiries remain confidential unless there is imminent danger. Feel free to contact AJ via email at kurajocounselling@gmail.com.

Bernice Couto is a member of The Boxing Loft team and also a client. She is a communications specialist with global expertise in content development, event management, media relations, social media & digital strategy, and crisis communications. For more than 16 years, as both a journalist and a public relations (PR) executive, she has worked in various industries including B2B technology, financial-technology services, healthcare, consumer goods, not-for-profit, and tourism. With a focus on client service, Bernice develops holistic strategies that deliver return-on-investment to the business, with a line of sight into your brand at the highest level.

In 2015, Bernice leveraged her experience to launch a communications consultancy practice. In addition to her communications counsel, and social media coaching, Bernice achieved her designation by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) in 2016, further providing executive coaching focused on leadership skills, communication gaps & skills, and team & career transformation. She is also the co-founder and partner of a Toronto-based personal & business coaching firm. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernicecouto/

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"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso. I can only speak for myself, but as a stunt performer when it comes time to take on a new discipline whether it's circus aerial arts or boxing, I like to do so by building my skill set from the ground up.  The fun for me lies in the exploration and perfection of the very basic details which when put together create the full form.  Conditioning, of course, is a beautiful side effect of this type of training, which ultimately not only challenges, but also nourishes the mind, body and soul. Needless to say, without this type of practice I simply wouldn't be able to "break the rules like an artist," at work.  Basically what I'm trying to say is that through his unique style of coaching, Emile Reed brings to the Boxing Loft a 360 degree approach to training which is simply downright inspiring.
Bernadette Couture - Stunt Performer