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A Brock kinesiology professor’s research program is the subject of a documentary screened in New York.
Cathy van Ingen, who helped start the Shape Your Life women’s boxing program in 2007, will also be interviewed in the 28-minute film called Outside the Ring, which aired Friday at the Shadow Box Film Fest.
The film fest features boxing documentaries and films, including one narrated by Hollywood actor Liam Neeson.
“Boxing rings are refuges of sometimes broken people or people looking for change and going through a transformation,” Van Ingen said. “To have a collective boxing audience, these events sometimes produce unexpected things.”
The same could be said about Shape Your Life.
Nearly seven years ago, van Ingen walked into the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club with a grant from the Attorney General’s Office to start a boxing program for women and transgendered survivors of violence.
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