Athlete Factory Monthly Newsletter - July 2017
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Name:  Maggie Tucker

Age:  22

Sport: Muay Thai & Kickboxing

Level:  National

Grueling. Exhausting. Mentally taxing. This is how the average person might expect a Muay Thai fighter to describe their experiences in the ring. What the average person does not know, is that sometimes the weeks, days, and moments leading up to a fight are as grueling and mentally demanding as any fight.

Twenty-two-year-old Maggie Tucker knows this well. Her most memorable moment as a Muay Thai fighter came in 2016, when she was invited to fight in the Glory World Series. The catch? She accepted the fight on two days’ notice.

“I received a phone call on a Wednesday morning to fight that Friday in Chicago,” Maggie says. The drive from Ontario took four hours longer than expected due to a snow storm. Cutting weight, dehydrated, and running late, Maggie slept for just two hours before rushing off for her pre-fight blood work.

On Friday, the day of the fight, came another surprise. “A man comes rushing into the dressing room,” says Maggie. “He says we’re starting the fight early. I had exactly six minutes to get ready.”

Only someone with true tenacity could endure all this, and still go out and win that fight. “I ended up having my best fight to date,” says Maggie. “The feeling after I got my hand raised was indescribable.”

Though she has been training since 2010, Maggie began taking Muay Thai seriously in 2015.

“In the beginning Muay Thai was just a fun workout, it then progressed to ‘I want to fight,’” she says. “I started training more regularly and more seriously, which has lead me to where I am now.”

Since starting to train at The Athlete Factory, Maggie says she has noticed a significant improvement in her speed, explosive power, and overall strength.

“The Athlete Factory has taught me how to give it my all in every exercise, from sprints, to jumps and weight lifting” she says. “It’s brought my training up to a completely new level.”
Maggie is a living example of the advice she would offer young aspiring athletes. “Give it your all,” she says. “You get what you put in. I would never want to go into competition wondering if I’m ready.”

Soon enough, Maggie will be putting all her training to good use. Up first is the chance to fight for a WKL Canadian Title on August 19th. Then, in September, she’ll fight for the WKA World Title.

With her hard work in the gym combined with her dogged determination to win, we have no doubt she’s ready.

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