This is my first blog of this year. Wow. I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. I am currently in beautiful Florence having a holiday to recharge my batteries after a very busy and stressful few months. I am recharging my spiritual batteries and feeling inspired by my surroundings and the warmth from the […]

I am currently on my annual Muay Thai holiday in Thailand and today I had my first session of my stay.  Sinbi has expanded since I was last here, it is now huge!  I don’t get a chance to do Muay Thai as often as I would like at home due to other commitments (that […]

Originally posted on The Span of My Hips:
[Content note: sexualized violence and objectification of women] I want to talk about embodiment and how it differs by gender. Embodiment is a bit of a nebulous concept, but basically it means a deep knowing of your body and its capabilities, and a feeling of groundedness rather than…

Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  All the world’s waiting for you,  and the power you possess.  In your satin tights,  Fighting for your rights  And the old Red, White and Blue.  Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  Now the world is ready for you,  and the wonders you can do.  Make a hawk a dove,  Stop a war […]

This week I spent a few days up in Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.  I travelled up with my good friend Daz who is also a fellow martial artist and athletics coach.  Daz coaches various athletes in strength & conditioning, sprints and long jump and whenever we meet up we talk non-stop about training/sports and […]

Last weekend I went to the final session in a series of three bodyweight workshops that was run by Strength Ambassadors and featured guest coach Fi Silk who is a UK bar champion athlete and all round badass who has an enviable collection of cool gym kit. I felt a little sad that it was the […]

One of the many things I love about training at a MMA gym is that they are bound to have awesome conditioning sessions.  If you have ever seen fighters training, whether it’s strength work, conditioning, technique drills, sparring (depends on your partners) etc. they pretty much go all out beast mode and I really love […]