October 26, 2012
Women's Boxing Club a Big Hit
Knockout Women's Boxing in Westmont has clients in Darien, Woodridge and the surrounding communities.
Posted by Sabrina Wu (Editor)
When people think of building relationships and relieving stress, the image that comes to mind isn't normally that of throwing punches and learning how to defend yourself against an opponent. Although it may surprise some that boxing is helping bring women together and form friendships in our area, it comes as no surprise at all to former psychologist Jessica Storch. Storch is the owner and operator of Knockout Women's Boxing Club in Westmont.
As a clinical psychotherapist who practiced for five years counseling women with eating disorders and weight management, Storch said she was looking for a way to help women feel empowered. She said she wanted to find a way to integrate the mind-body connection for women, which she said expresses itself whether women realize the connection between the two or not.
"[For instance,] if there's an underlying anger issue, you can see it coming up in different ways—depression, eating disorders ... women start taking it out on themselves," said Storch. "I think women are conditioned to not be aggressive or show aggression ... This is allowing a healthy and appropriate release of aggression.".. Read full article here