A two-time Golden Gloves winner and certified trainer, who was once ranked nationally by USA Boxing, Cara Castronuova is a consummate athlete whose passion for boxing and being fit began very early in her childhood. She was born and raised in Elmont, New York, with three younger brothers, and began boxing at the age of five in the family garage with her father, a former Marine. She wrestled in high school and in college, and graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. Castronuova first entered the boxing arena as a youth boxing trainer, and shortly after, began competing locally as a boxer, winning her first fight in 2002 at the NY Empire State Games in Syracuse. She also did volunteer work for a government-funded program for troubled youth to teach them the virtues of boxing and keep them off the streets.
Later, while working as a personal fitness and boxing trainer at popular sports clubs in the NY area, like Chelsea Piers and Gleason’s Boxing Gym, she used fighting and boxing to encourage clients to “find their warrior within.” While continuing to train clients, Castronuova kept boxing competitively, winning a pair of “Silver Gloves” in 2004, the second-place prize in the Golden Gloves competition. Determined to redeem herself, Castronuova came back one year later and won her first New York Golden Gloves championship at Madison Square Garden in 2005 in front of a televised, capacity crowd. Read More...
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- 07 March 2014 by Cara Castronuova, in NewsBreaking news for the fight against childhood obesity! Cara Castronuova, star fi...READ MORE +