Symposium Power User Profile
Britain Hart is a featherweight and bare-knuckle boxer with a 4-4-3 record. A mother of two, military brat and lifelong champion of the underdog, she is also committed to helping others get up and get gritty when life puts them up against the ropes. Britain is in the Power User Spotlight as we get to know her better. She has been using Symposium to conduct virtual training sessions and connect with her fans. Britain Hart is in the Power User Spotlight as we get to know her better.
- What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Passionate, outgoing and tenacious
- Tell us about your boxing career and how you got involved in boxing
As a kid, I was always playing sports, and in high school, I joined the soccer and basketball teams. I majored in Sports Management in college and earned a Master’s degree in Sports Management / Administration from Old Dominion University. I’ve lived through some tough times, including a marriage to a violent husband, and I headed to the gym to alleviate some stress and fight back against life’s punches. Once I entered the ring, I never wanted to leave. Boxing leaves me with a great feeling. I see great progress in myself and the people I train, even if it takes some time. It’s empowering for both me and my students, and we are always excited when the person gets it right — especially after a struggle. It’s that exhilarating feeling of conquering something new.
- What life lessons has boxing taught you?
In boxing, you never want to be up against the ropes, and the same is true in life. When it does happen (and it will), you cannot give up in either case. You must do whatever you can to get off those ropes, which means picking yourself up, brushing yourself off and not throwing in the towel. We all have challenges, deadlines and responsibilities that we must be held accountable. The winners during this time are those who know how to fight outside the box, adapt and keep fighting. 2020 was actually a good year for me, despite some hardships. I had my first Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) win, I signed a new sponsorship and strengthened my bonds with family and friends.
- Do you have other interests or hobbies?
I like being outdoors, whether it’s for hiking, swimming or being out on the boat. I also like attending basketball and football games. I’m the mother of an 11-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter. My daughter actually loves boxing and is already teaching others. My son is more into video games (though he does box with the rest of us). Now that I am so involved in boxing, which I love, those are about all of the activities I currently have time for.
- Tell us about your volunteer work.
I am part of Women of the Carolina’s Fight Life, a non-profit that helps girls build up a healthy self-confidence. When they learn to box and to defend themselves, they become aware of what their bodies can do, which gives them a sense of pride. We offer boxing and self-defense classes, and we run fitness and wellness fairs. We also run a Thanksgiving food drive each year, and this year, we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinner to 600 families in need.
- How are you using Symposium?
When COVID-19 hit, I lost three of my jobs and needed to make more money. Symposium allowed me to do virtual teaching and connect directly with my fans. Some of these people just need someone to talk to, and through Symposium, I was able to connect with them and share some behind-the-scenes boxing insights.
- What do you like about Symposium?
I love that Symposium is easy to use and to organize meetings. This is another great way to connect with people and to offer them motivation/coaching/advice.
- What advice do you have for Symposium experts?
I tell people to stay active and be responsible. If you have set up a meeting, be on time. Everything you do online helps to build your reputation.