For Reese Scott, boxing isn't just a workout. It's a sport, philosophy, and culture that empowered her take control of her life 14 years ago, which she has since shared with over a thousand women. While she may not remember all of their names, she remembers their faces, and often recognizes them on the streets of New York City. "I teach them how to box ," she tells SELF, with reverence for the word. In late October, she'll open her first gym, Women's World of Boxing , in East Harlem.