Tucked away in Little Italy, not far from LeBreton Flats, a basement gym is the first of its kind in Ottawa.

In fact, there are few gyms in Ontario like Boxing Without Barriers, a non-contact club for people with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities.

Founder and director Chantal Deketele is changing the way boxing is viewed and making the sport more inclusive.


Produced by Mark Colley and Anne-Marie Iemmolo.

Special thanks to Chantal Deketele.