The conversation continues!
There are many factors that ignite the fire within me to keep the conservation going with accessibility and fitness.
I think with each event, location, gym, workout, equipment, set & even rep I’m often thinking about how things can be adapted and changed. The more that is shared, the more we can learn from each other. That’s how we lift each other up on our journey.
I love speaking with fellow competitors and gym goers in the disability community, how we can come together to support each other’s adaptive techniques, ways to change to the game and to rise issues and concerns.
It’s something that has certainly helped since I entered a gym, seeing more people in the disability community sharing tips & experiences online gave me confidence to not try out things but to speak up, to challenge and how I could do things differently.
It’s one of the reasons I wanted to complete a lot in the first two years after getting on stage. One was to gain much needed experience of stage presence and how I could adapt that but it was so good to be around fellow competitors within many categories and question after question! I learnt so much from them – thank you.
I’m taking a (probably overdue!) break from competing to build some size but I’m as active as ever, allowing myself even more time to question accessibility – what would you personally like to see more of in the industry / sport?