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badass shum

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Women's Fitness Specialist
NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
TRX Functional Training
Box'N Burn Academy Level 1
Box'N Burn Academy Level 2
Certified AED / CPR

My early 20’s was the time I put on a pair of boxing gloves in New York with the mindset that it was going to be a great cardio workout. After a few sessions, I began to realize it was more than just a workout, it became my hobby and passion. I started training at NYC’s well known Church Street Boxing Gym.


After living in Hong Kong for 3 years, in 2015 while working in the F&B industry, I decided to put myself forward to participate in the White Collar Boxing event held in Hong Kong where I won my fight. This was a huge achievement being my first fight and with that, grew my drive and motivation to be a badass boxer.


Fast forward to 2020, my full time position in the F&B industry took a hard hit due to the unrest in Hong Kong and following that, the pandemic. I decided this was a good opportunity to take a break from the restaurant business, level up and turn my passion for boxing into a career.


After 10+ years of boxing and training; with the help of my amazing trainer, mentor and now friend, I became a boxing trainer myself. Being able to teach people boxing and fitness has been a rewarding experience and I strive to grow and learn more in this industry.



"I really enjoy my sessions with Vanessa. I had found her randomly through Facebook group feeds. It was actually her name “Badass Shum” that caught my interest at first. During the first year of COVID I had barely worked out and by January 2021 I was keen to move my body again. It’s been great training with Vanessa. She’s super attentive to my past injuries, current limitations and has always offered creative alternatives so that I always feel challenged during our workouts. She’s always on time and communicative. Another bonus is that she’s super hygienic! As someone who’s quite the clean freak, I really appreciate the extra mile she goes with sanitation! What you’ll get from Vanessa are fun yet challenging workouts with clean and safe practices in place!"


May 2021

“Vanessa is an amazing and friendly trainer. Always help decide what training suitable. Motivated and I love training with her. “

April 2021

vANESSA shum

Boxing & Kickboxing Specialist

+852 9262 9513

Southpaw Gym

3/F, Tung Chai Building, 88 Wellington St, Central

Home visits & Outdoor locations on request

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