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Isla Dawn in Workout Gear Has the "Fighting Spirit"

She visits the wrestling academy in Florida.

Isla Dawn is training at Fighting Spirit – in her workout clothes. In a new social media post the WWE Raw wrestler shows off her amazing figure in exercise gear as she visits the wrestling academy in Florida. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


She Was an Actress First

Isla started off as an actress. She was discovered after being cast as a wrestler on a Glasgow theatre production called Cementville. "I was trained by Killian Dain who is in WWE now. He got me into wrestling in a weird way. I was acting and he scouted me. He thought I'd be good," she told The Sun. "We bonded straight away and as soon as I fell into wrestling, I realised it was the perfect job for me. It had everything — showmanship, physicality, competition. It combined everything I'd done previously. It's been a funny ride but an amazing one."



"I did kick-boxing," she says, "so he said I could transfer my skills. During Cementville, he visited to make sure we were doing things properly."  Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness. 



"I've been dancing since I could walk," Isla added in another interview with The Mirror. "I danced professionally until wrestling became by focus" she adds. Dancing is a great workout for many reasons. Not only does it build strength and promote flexibility, but helps you lose weight and even promotes cardiovascular function. A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine determined that people who engaged in moderate-intensity dancing were 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease or die from it than non-dancers. In comparison, moderate-intensity walkers were just 25 percent less likely to suffer heart health issues.



"I do a lot of powerlifting training, I kickbox a lot and I like being strong," she told The Mirror. "I don't just want to be strong looking, I want to BE strong."


Girl Power

"I'm really close to (WWE NXT Superstar) Nikki Cross, and I remember at one point I think it was just her and two other girls that were wrestling in Scotland. There were hardly any shows that had even just one match for a girl. They had a tough time getting the experience, and they had to work extra hard," she told The Mirror. "So, to be able to come in (to WWE) at a point where there are so many girls to wrestle, and so many places to learn, and so many opportunities for us, it's amazing. I don't think people would have believed this could have happened for the women 10 years ago."

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