Lights, Camera, Adaption!

Reminders of why I compete… This weekend, the collective atmosphere, energy and general vibe at FITX were all reminders to me as to why I compete in Bodybuilding. I love the community feel within bodybuilding – being able to meet with as many friends as I could, meet new ones and having the opportunity toContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Adaption!”

Managing My Energy / Fatigue (with CP) Close to Show Day….

I’ve become more aware of my energy levels upon discovering research that cerebral palsy can lead to more fatigue, particularly toward the end of the day. This has explained a lot in my youth – I’ve gained more knowledge in this area as I aged and now have a lot of lived experience with howContinue reading “Managing My Energy / Fatigue (with CP) Close to Show Day….”

More Tailored Adaptions…

I went to the Naidex conference this past month, designed around accessibility, disability & inclusion, meeting so many people in the process, doing amazing work. I tried new adaptions via the exhibitor space that have could have potential enhance elements of my gym training. It was so good to see a variety of adaptive piecesContinue reading “More Tailored Adaptions…”

I wasn’t built for this – or was I?

By all accounts the outlook wasn’t exactly all positive in my early days. Told that you wouldn’t run and have great challenges doesn’t leave you bouncing for joy. Often thoughts of joining a gym & being able to ‘put on some muscle’ up to my early 20’s, were overshadowed by doubt from the ever presentContinue reading “I wasn’t built for this – or was I?”

Can we begin again?

I love new starts… Moreover, I love to renew a challenge, particularly in reference to my training. I always believe there’s new ground to made on programmes or phases within my exercise selection. Finding a consistency has, I found, been hugely beneficial. Yet, making time to experiment has been the catalyst to discovering new waysContinue reading “Can we begin again?”

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….”

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…”