Anna “Banana” has been boxing for 7 years. Her love of boxing began in part as a way to relieve stress from her work at Insight, a drop in center on the DTES of Vancouver. Her work within the community is constant with her background in Community Economic Development. Anna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Eastside Boxing were she is a board member. She has been a key player in brokering community relations, facilitating ESB mission to the public and incorporating sustainable values into the club. As an ACE certified trainer and active boxer, she advocates the need for exercise and physical activity but also understands the many barriers people face trying to incorporate it into their lives. Anna believes exercise is a fundamental part of being healthy, both mentally and physically. Anna also currently co-owns a branded fitness business called All-City Athletics with fellow coach Jordan Bowers.