Disability Bodybuilding in 2023 – A year full of Opportunity!

The year ahead is building toward a 12 month period full of opportunity across the UK & beyond for the mixed disability category in bodybuilding. Fresh off a great number of shows in 2022 which included a calendar packed with regional qualifiers, new opportunities such as The PCA Universe, The FITXPo in Liverpool in theContinue reading “Disability Bodybuilding in 2023 – A year full of Opportunity!”

What path will my mobility take?

I’ve long accepted the structure I have is different. The practice of testing my individual endurance and ability to mould into better shape for my health is a test that I also love to explore. Questioning ‘can this be different/better?’ I discovered isn’t an unhealthy position I once thought it was. I’m not ashamed ofContinue reading “What path will my mobility take?”

The shared passion that helped with isolation…

I didn’t meet that many people with a Disability growing up, anyone with cerebral palsy, even less so. I’m sure the services that helped me helped many but when it came to connections, that really didn’t start to build or pick up speed until my fitness journey took off. Looking back, I really feel itContinue reading “The shared passion that helped with isolation…”

Disability and Fitness… Finding the right path for you….

Trying to create my fitness programme that works with my cerebral palsy can take some time. Allowing the time to put together the right methods to challenge me but to also allow it work with my dexterity can take a while to figure out but I’ve seen it as part of my journey more thanContinue reading “Disability and Fitness… Finding the right path for you….”

Recognising Rest….

I’m terrible at it. I want to push through, keep going (somewhere in the never give up range) but it’s not good to ignore. I need to face it and recognise when my body is telling to readapt. This is part of the territory I have come to learn in later years with cerebral palsy,Continue reading “Recognising Rest….”

Sharing the Support…

I wouldn’t have had the experiences I’ve had without people sharing their stories of their own journeys of opening doors & breaking down barriers. It’s in part why I do this here. That I owe to those who helped me build that confidence to pay things forward and shine a light either on my ownContinue reading “Sharing the Support…”

It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…

There was a regular exercise I was given in my younger days during physiotherapy that was all about balance. How long could I stand unaided on my left side (compared to my right) the muscle tone has always been lower in my left and with other factors it remains a tricky discipline to carry out.Continue reading “It’s sometimes just about balance and practice…”

Focusing on what can be done…

I’ve tried to keep things simple this week – a lot of recent trials with attachments and new exercises have had relative successes – however it’s not lost on me to keep things simple with my workouts, keeping in what works well for me and whilst taking in new ideas, keeping a solid base toContinue reading “Focusing on what can be done…”

Competitions, Talks & Much More – The Weekend of FitXpo

This past weekend in Liverpool was incredible. The FitXpo was something that had been on my calendar for months and there was much anticipation for a number of reasons. Right up the top was to the chance to reconnect with friends and learn from industry experts but to also once again witness and support theContinue reading “Competitions, Talks & Much More – The Weekend of FitXpo”

Shaping the conversation…

This blog, pod & content has documented my thoughts, findings, challenges & and positive angles when training & beyond. What I’ve found really powerful is to take the time to schedule writing and transforming those into pods to try and make them as accessible as I can. This has helped me delve into areas thatContinue reading “Shaping the conversation…”