Life is Like a Cake – the Result Depends on You

You know sometimes you sign up for things with certain expectations but you end up with unexpected results? Yeah, happens right? Well, last month I attended a life coaching and neurolinguistic programming course and boy was it intense! We learned about the power of the mind, how we perceive reality, the importance of how weContinue reading “Life is Like a Cake – the Result Depends on You”

Lessons from a Legend

With the passing of Muhammed Ali, the world mourns the loss of an invincible athlete, irrepressible activist and a great human being. He challenged preconceptions and fought till the end. There is a lot we can learn from this legend, but here are the top picks of words of wisdom: Lesson one: Believe in yourself! LessonContinue reading “Lessons from a Legend”

Finding motivation: the first step is always the hardest!

This week the question “Where do I start?” has been thrown at me a few times. “You are so fit, how do you do it?” Well, you know the saying – where there is a will, there is a way! So if you have been asking yourself (or others) this question, well done – youContinue reading “Finding motivation: the first step is always the hardest!”

20 Ways to Beat Stress

Last week I was lucky to attend a stress management workshop by Heidi Jones, a Dubai-based integrative health & nutrition coach. Read below to find out what I have learned. Most of us are living a busy, fast-paced life where 24 hours never seem enough. All sorts of pressures & deadlines loom over our heads, making usContinue reading “20 Ways to Beat Stress”

If she can do it, so can you!

I have just finished watching a very inspirational documentary and couldn’t wait to share it with you! Why am I so excited? Because this is real story about a real woman who, despite all the obstacles, reached her goal and beyond. At 8 months pregnant, Elle decided to compete in a sports model competition afterContinue reading “If she can do it, so can you!”

Exercise of the week: Battle Ropes

Battle ropes are great part of Strongman training and a great conditioning exercise. I love using them as an addition to a weight training programme especially closer to competition date. Here is why: Conditioning: * prepares you for battle and fires up metabolism * makes you lean and hard. * gives you great body *Continue reading “Exercise of the week: Battle Ropes”

You vs. Stress

We all know that stress is bad for us. There are countless articles regarding the damaging effects of stress on physical and mental health. It is clear that stress affects our longevity and quality of life, but what can we do to combat this public enemy #1? First, it is important to recognise that thereContinue reading “You vs. Stress”

Inside the Mind of an Athlete

Taking your hobby or passion to a professional level is not easy. Apart from the increased demands on your time, energy and money, there’s also increased pressure on your grey matter. Doing a competition of any sort is stressful. Just the demands of training and meticulous nutrition planning are enough to bring a generally saneContinue reading “Inside the Mind of an Athlete”