Ron Smith


The Boxer is Ron's own story, told in his own words. Another remarkable achievement from a kid who left school aged just 13 with a dream of being a jockey, who got in trouble with the law and discovered boxing at the Police Youth Boys Club,
Throughout this heart-warming book, Ron shares his sometimes wild journey with great candour. He also shares his personal battles with alcohol, guilt and poor choices and the struggle to be a good husband, father and family man.
Most importantly, he shares some remarkable successes that he believes everyone can achieve - if we're prepared to learn about ourselves, get out of our comfort zone and spend time in positive environments in which we can thrive.
Ron has come full circle and he shares his message with hundreds of clients at The Centre for Lifelong Health and Fitness and Mount Eliza Boxing Centre: that we can all strive to be our best, regardless of genetics, age or past lifestyle choices.
At various stages, Ron has been an amateur boxing champion, jockey, ultra marathon runner, high-rise construction site manager and government safety inspector.
At age 54, he decided to leave his well-paid career to help others become fit and healthy.
Now, 74, he currently lives, works and thrives on the Mornington Peninsula, one hour south of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.
There you'll find him in the gym, training, teaching and inspiring others to be the best they can be.
Life hasn't always been kind to Ron, however he has battled all types of adversity to become the man and role model he is today.

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The Boxer (Extended version) 2015
This story will not seek to glorify the inherent violence of boxing, but will highlight the way that boxing has provided Ron with a sense of discipline, a capacity to control his body & mind - which has helped him survive the various 'rounds' of his life story. It presents a non-conventional boxing story that is more a story of harmony than it is destruction, as well as a film that will motivate the audience to question their own philosophy/purpose in their everyday lives.


The Boxer: My Journey to Lifelong Health and Fitness
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2018 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Ron Smith has been an amateur boxing champion and, for the past 17 years, an inspirational personal trainer. He’s also been an ultramarathon runner, senior manager in high-rise construction, and sometimes a flawed husband and father. In The Boxer, Ron shares his challenging journey towards lifelong health and fitness, with the belief that we all only have one life, and one chance to make it count.

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