LeVar was introduced to the Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy while attending High School. He spent some time training with Arnie Boehm before moving away for college. During college years, he stayed active training in Capoeira, Balintawak Eskrima, and Muay Thai.
After achieving various levels of proficiency in each discipline he returned to boxing. Having trained with 3 former world champions and competing, LeVar made the difficult but inevitable decision to give up being the athlete and support his sons as a coach in the very club that he began boxing.
As a coach LeVar has participated at Provincial competitions as well as junior and senior National competitions. He has worked with elite level athletes and National level coaches. He has been working his way up the NCCP coaching stream and recently completed his first level 3 course. His responsibilities within the club include overseeing the competitive program and assisting with various fundraising initiatives.
LeVar draws from his experiences as a high school athlete, martial artist, and competitive boxer as well as the influences given from past trainers and mentors to offer a unique approach to preparing athletes for competition.
Nimia Started with the boxing club as a parent supporting her sons with their activities, and then eventually joined as a member herself. Nimia then saw an opportunity to help out the club by bringing her technical work skills in to the not so technical environment of the boxing club. She has been responsible for dealing with internet and computer related issues, creating and managing e-mail lists, organizing registration and participant lists, processing of monthly dues and issuing receipts and tracking funds from fundraising events to name just a few. Her organizational skills have helped to the pressure of administrative duties off the coaching staff to allow them to do what they do best. It is not easy to find volunteers to do this type of work with a club because often it is a thankless job. Nimia is now part of the Board of Directors as Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy's Director of Finance.
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