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…”

Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?

Accessibility Awareness Assistance Its a broad subject but it I’ll attempt to give my take and break some elements down with my experience and what I’ve found along the way. In a sense, what is enough? Is there a goal / a finish line? There are many pieces to this which not only makes itContinue reading “Disability Fitness – Are we doing enough?”

Building My Own Two Teams…

The opportunity to build and develop muscle has taken me to different places physically and mentally over the last few years. There are literally two sides to this story…My left side and right side. Generally, many people will enter a gym aware of a dominant side perhaps. The machines and equipment are likely set upContinue reading “Building My Own Two Teams…”

Learning Through Adversity or Difference?

As I grew, I found it a great challenge to explain my ‘difference’. Cerebral Palsy is difficult to hide even if you want to, and pull attention away from it. Turning back, I can now sense why it was of interest, but at the time, I simply did things to get around the hurdles IContinue reading “Learning Through Adversity or Difference?”

Attachments!! Assemble!!

Ok, so my wrist support isn’t exactly Thor’s hammer but my word, it certainly opens up a new world of variety for me in the gym, a place that The God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, would no doubt utilised to build his awesome physique in the Marvel series. I love to share training attachmentContinue reading “Attachments!! Assemble!!”

New podcast episode out now on The Disability Bodybuilding Show…

Reflections on the transition back to the gym, what it means for accessibility in terms of equipment and the building a platform to enter my next disability bodybuilding competition later in the year! Available on Apple & Spotify and through my website, hit subscribe! #Fitness #Podcast #Workout #Podcast #Accessibility #disabilityawareness #PCAARMY #Training #motivation #GameTime #ShockTheSystem

One movement back to rocket forward….

That rush… Not to slam through to a PB, not to get as many reps in as possible, but one that builds, that starts to tick, that generates momentum and drives you along for hours. Yes, that magic feeling is back. The one I had often spoke about where the rush of an early morningContinue reading “One movement back to rocket forward….”

New #Podcast Episode live on “The Disability Bodybuilding Show”!

Discussing… “Unpicking the mental, physical & emotional lifts that a return to the gym has provided. The platform, the early morning springboard and the gratitude from being able to reconnect with staff, friends and multiple benefits from a renewed routine…” Available through #Apple & #Spotify The Disability Bodybuilding Show

A Physical, mental, emotional lift…

A release… With a deep breath I headed back to the gym – a little excited, a tad nervous wondering if anything had changed… Then the door was opened for a return… Followed with gratitude – smiling, familiar faces – Staff. Friends. People generally just so happy to back. It is actually quite difficult toContinue reading “A Physical, mental, emotional lift…”