What began as a cosmetic journey has resulted in remarkable strength and achievement. Recorded at Birmingham's BodyPower event, Laura talks with Donna Moore, British Strongwoman and winner of the 2016 and 2017 World's Strongest Woman competition. Together, they discuss closing the gap between the sexes in the coverage of the sport and why Donna believes that achieving greatest starts and stops with mindset, and wanting it badly enough.
Więcej odcinków z kanału "Biceps & Banter"
What does it take to have Biceps like Briggs?
14:07In the final instalment of three bonus episodes, Laura talks to her idol Sam Briggs about the longevity of her career, having initially trained as a firefighter, an enthusiastic footballer, endurance competitor and eventually turned into a successful career within CrossFit, winning the Games in 2013.
The 2nd Fittest Woman in the World
17:59In the second of three bonus episodes, Laura chats to Kristin Holte about how it feels to be the second fittest woman in the whole world. The sacrifices you need to make to become the best, and celebrating winning a podium spot by eating a burger!
The Original Dottir
19:07In this very special bonus episode, Laura chats to Annie Thorisdottir, the first woman to win the CrossFit Games two years in a row. She openly talks about her views on body confidence and empowering women, inspiring a generation as she continues to compete in her sport.
The importance of empathy in the gym with Ben Gotting
37:58Recorded on location, for the season finale Laura takes us full circle to where her fitness career began: The Foundry Gym. We learn all about the magic of a plan-b with guest Ben Gotting, co-founder of The Foundry and ex-professional rugby player. In this episode, we hear about the importance of making people feel welcome and supported and why building this kind of inclusive community lies at the heart of their ethos.
The limitless mindset with Josh Patterson
46:51This week Laura chats to committed athlete, world record challenge setter and mental health campaigner, Josh Patterson about living with a limitless mindset. We learn how Josh has used his platform in the public eye to raise awareness of disability and mental health, two topics very close to his heart. Together they discuss how fostering a sense of purpose is the key to success and how Josh used his 'why' to overcome his most recent challenge: John O’ Groats to Lands End- in a wheelchair. Opening up about motivations, successes and adversities, this incredibly open and honest chat will have you chomping at the bit to start your next challenge.
Entrepreneurship and a finding your tribe with KOBOX founder Shane Collins
34:29Shane Collins is the founder of the London’s first ever boutique boxing gym, KOBOX. Together Shane and Laura discuss the KOBOX ethos of inclusivity and accessibility within the fitness communities, championing the belief that you don’t need to be the best at something to find its true value. Effort over results, both in business and in life, is the true key to success.
The Olympic mindset and the power of mental resilience with Aimee Fuller
42:54This week, Laura chats to Aimee Fuller - a British slopestyle snowboarder who represented Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics. As the first woman to land a double back flip in a competition, Aimee shares her career highs and lows and how positivity, passion and mindset are the three most important things when it comes to tackling the hurdles life throws your way.
Becoming the world's strongest woman with Donna Moore
43:01What began as a cosmetic journey has resulted in remarkable strength and achievement. Recorded at Birmingham's BodyPower event, Laura talks with Donna Moore, British Strongwoman and winner of the 2016 and 2017 World's Strongest Woman competition. Together, they discuss closing the gap between the sexes in the coverage of the sport and why Donna believes that achieving greatest starts and stops with mindset, and wanting it badly enough.
The difference between body confidence and body positivity with Michelle Elman
47:55We're living in a time where traditional language around beauty and body image is constantly evolving. This week's conversation helps us to understand the difference between body confidence and body positivity and its impact on the relationship we have with ourselves. #ScarredNotScared campaigner, five-board accredited Body Confidence Coach and award-winning body positive activist Michelle Elman shares how it took a life or death situation to teach her that exercise doesn’t have to be about weight loss. Together Laura and Michelle talk about rediscovering the playful side of movement, something we forget in this Instagram age, as well as how to change the negative thought processes as part of a journey towards self acceptance.
Respecting your body with Joslyn Thompson Rule
46:33There's training, and then there's training right. Joslyn Thompson Rule, Nike master coach and PT with over 14 years experience by the bar, provides a leading light for women in fitness. Laura and Joslyn discuss everything from beating the fear and dispelling preconceptions of the gym as a manzone, to navigating social media and how your period can affect your training.