Best Wishes to our Paralympic Athletes!

Each putting their sport on the map…Again! After the success of the Olympics, our summer of sport continues with the Paralympics launching in Tokyo this week. I love the competition, the stories and team coming together throughout these weeks we are witnessing. I was massively inspired in 2012 & 2016 after these events, to tryContinue reading “Best Wishes to our Paralympic Athletes!”

Trying Everything…

About a decade has passed since I cautiously went into a gym with hardly any experience and pretty scared of the free weights section all those years ago. It takes a while to familiarise yourself. With the equipment, the environment & the variations that can used for a variety of different goals. Making a swiftContinue reading “Trying Everything…”

“Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…

It’s a phrase I’ve seen a lot of recently in the years I’ve been competing, one which holds much meaning. To me, it signifies a point where the results of your work are starting to pay off, it’s a marathon not a sprint and putting the structure in place to see you through to yourContinue reading ““Trusting The Process” Mid-Prep for a competition…”

Reviewing the growing momentum of disability sport!

With so much disruption over the last 18 months you’d be forgiven for thinking that maybe it’ll take a while for momentum to start build again toward opportunities to compete across the board in any sport given that restrictions have only just lifted. However, over the last few weeks and very much on the horizonContinue reading “Reviewing the growing momentum of disability sport!”

Reflections: Where do we go?

More than half way through 2021 would you believe?! I keep tabs on things on a weekly basis, for two major reasons, to look forward and plot the days ahead & to review time that has passed to reflect & to see how far things have come. This also helps me tweak things a littleContinue reading “Reflections: Where do we go?”

The Disability Bodybuilding Show…

New podcast is LIVE! Available via Apple & Spotify… A little story about adapting to a recent change… The last 18 months has created a huge amount of unexpected change, for everyone. It’s been disorientating for many and without realising too much at the time it affected me greatly, but through breaking down elements, changeContinue reading “The Disability Bodybuilding Show…”

Adapting to change and making opportunity…

The last 18 months has created a huge amount of unexpected change, for everyone. It’s been disorientating for many and without realising too much at the time it affected me greatly, but through breaking down elements, change was slowly processed and provided a blueprint for a very recent change in circumstance which I’d love toContinue reading “Adapting to change and making opportunity…”

Lessening The Impact…

As my training has developed over the years, the major hurdles that I’ve needed to change from a physical perspective has not only been working around “standard” equipment and being patient with learning what fits but to understand my body to greater degree as it gets older. What I have found much more recently isContinue reading “Lessening The Impact…”

“But With Your Disability….”

Many a time, particularly growing up, this would said to me leading with an obstacle, but it needed to change… So…No! We change it to… “With my disability….” I CAN approach things from a different perspective… I CAN be creative (driving an automatic car) I CAN build resilience needed for tough moments, to push throughContinue reading ““But With Your Disability….””

The Disability Bodybuilding Podcast. Disability Fitness…Are We Doing Enough?

Awareness Accessibility Assistance Can we do more? What can be done? I’m opening up a broader discussion to see how improvements can be made, to make things more accessible in the future. How can more individual tailored plans help everyone’s unique path in fitness and invite contributions into how this can be achieved. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551?i=1000527495822