Have you always been into fitness?
No, not at all. I’ve always been quite active but I was one of those people that would aimlessly roam around the gym, not really knowing what I was doing. I’d do a few classes a week but never really got the results I wanted. I’ve always enjoyed different forms of exercise and keeping healthy, but it’s only been the last year that I’ve really pushed with weight training and looking after my nutrition. It’s never to late to start. It’s truly changed my life for the better!
How did you first get into weight training?
Back in April 2020, I wanted to take my training to the next level. I signed up to an online fitness coach and this was when the magic really started to happen for me. I fell in love with training, it became my passion and with the help from my coach she helped me totally change my body composition and mindset.
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What has been your favourite exercise to date and why?
This is a tough one as I have a few favourites! But I do love training upper body so I’d have to say the lateral pulldown. Although, I do have a love/hate relationship for barbell hip thrusts and RDL’s.
What is your proudest achievement?
I guess taking the lockdown as an opportunity to become the best version of myself. I started to do things outside of my comfort zone, I fell in love with training and nutrition, and I’ll be a qualified Health Coach by the end of 2021. Having the ability to help people with their mind-set, nutrition and lifestyle is an amazing achievement for me, which I will continue to do throughout my own journey.
Have you ever had any training disasters?
Does dropping the bar count? I think pushing to failure is important but what I’ve learnt is to always make sure you have a spotter when lifting heavier than usual to avoid any embarrassment and of course injuries! Also, forgetting my trainers is next on the list!!
How do you overcome setbacks?
I now see setbacks as opportunities to grow. Life doesn’t always go perfectly or the way you’d like and if it did, then where would the excitement be? I use the time to reflect and surround myself with like minded people to share experiences and ways to overcome setbacks. It all starts with your mindset.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
To truly trust the process! Training sessions don’t always have to be perfect. Having a ‘bad session’ is okay. It’s about consistency and showing up every day in order to reach your goals.
What are your goals?
Honestly? My goals keep changing the further into my fitness journey I go. Initially, I wanted to lose the weight. Then the goal post moved and it led to changing my body composition, lifting heavy and building muscle. My passion then led me to enrol onto a Health Coaching diploma, so my ultimate goal is to become a certified Health Coach to help others change their lifestyle and unleash their true potential.
Who inspires you?
I have many! One of them being my coach Kirsty Colbert, WBFF Pro who is one of the most inspirational women I know. Kirsty’s dedication and commitment to the sport is second to none and she motivates me every single day!
Why work with Sundried?
I just love everything Sundried stand for! Their passion for all sports and fitness! Their clothing is of amazing quality and so comfortable to wear! I love how they support our environment by designing their eco friendly range. I’m so excited to work with Sundried and share their vision and values.
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