Slowing the basics down…

More change, how can we adapt again? can this be done again? YES! We have to keep moving, in any environment, but it also doesn’t make any less of a challenge. This is still bloody hard. However… I’ve tried to remind myself often that we always face changes, every day – same large, some smaller,Continue reading “Slowing the basics down…”

Trying my best to lock down a temporary routine…

This is hard. It’s difficult to put into words how to feel during a lockdown, this being the 3rd time in a year. Hard, not only to just express how you’re taking this all in but also without feeling a sense that on one side, there are other people suffering and I should be gratefulContinue reading “Trying my best to lock down a temporary routine…”

“Daily Practices” – “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show”

New #Podcast of “The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show” up… “Daily Practices” Recorded in early January, prior to the current lockdown, I wanted to share some of the practices that have helped me in various ways throughout the last few months… The Disability Bodybuilding Show

The building of previously unknown resilience…

I was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), something which I couldn’t prevent, change or know any different from. Learning how to do simple tasks were tackled in one dimension, the way I could and “adapt” around. Looking back now, the big challenges & hurdles faced were not, in reality, about me being able to doContinue reading “The building of previously unknown resilience…”

Finding the one thing…

Finding that one thing you can do, be it part of a routine, throughout any tier – be that at gym, or at home to keep a sense of a habit can really really help. During lockdowns, different tiers/levels and restrictions I’ve tried so many different things to test new habits or work out adaptionsContinue reading “Finding the one thing…”

How can Technology help Disability Fitness in the gym

Access is getting better and great commitments have been made across the fitness industry to cater for all abilities, from people at the start of their fitness journey to those some way down the road. However, how much further can it go and how? By this I reflect back to how far society has come,Continue reading “How can Technology help Disability Fitness in the gym”

Lockdown – listening out…

Back in Lockdown. A big obstacle, huge, disruptive and very restrictive. This isn’t going to delve into the whys and frustrations (edit: There are many but one for another day!) but rather a look at sourcing help from where we left the last one. Amongst the great uncertainly, I made some really good connections duringContinue reading “Lockdown – listening out…”

Disability & The Creativity On The Path

There sometimes appears to be apparent awkwardness towards “inspiration” and disability – it can generate quite a wide range of views on it – inspiring others “despite of” or “overcoming adversity” seems to stir opinion. Here is my take on it. For me, inspiration is an appreciation from others of the creativity shown through theContinue reading “Disability & The Creativity On The Path”

Qualifying ability on my terms…

Getting a swimming badge for effort, in one way, SUCKED. I’m not sure of the reasoning behind attaining it, whether it was because it took me more time or I wasn’t quite ready, but singling me out for sheer effort rather than finding a way to get across the pool for that distance badge neverContinue reading “Qualifying ability on my terms…”

The Disability Bodybuilding Show Podcast

The #Disability #Bodybuilding Show… “Reigniting…With Fortitude!” A few weeks since the gyms reopened, I start to explore the full re-engagement process of my favourite training programme. Coupled with the start of the review of new habits and strategies of goal setting during 2020. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disability-bodybuilding-show/id1489748551#episodeGuid=867dfa0a-9fa8-4906-809d-86ea1566fc52