Alexis arrived with her mother Cherie and their four suitcases in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000. The family left Cape Town, South Africa for the prospect of a different life and better future. After leaving high school, Alexis stumbled upon boxing as a way to get fit. She never dreamed of being an athlete - least of all a boxer! But those things both happened.
Olympic athlete - Boxing
In the 16 years since, she rose to the top of women's boxing in New Zealand and abroad, proudly representing New Zealand at the 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
While competing on the international stage, she completed a Bachelor in Sports Science and Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. In 2014, it was time to expanded her wings; she started her own clinic. Rebuild with Lex is a practice founded in my strong belief exercise and kindness to oneself is powerful medicine for the body mind and soul for all people.
In all her endeavours, she carries with her the knowledge that the greatest achievement from her sporting career was not the medals and titles that she won, but the realisation that she was “good enough”.
The best advice she has been given to date was “Give yourself permission to be great,” once we harness our minds to be our biggest and loudest cheerleader we open ourselves to new possibilities. Alexis believes in walking towards the things in life that scare you the most is the best thing you can do for yourself. Even if you stumble and fall and don’t get it right the first, second or fifteen time, get up and try again.
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