I’m a sports junky, have I mentioned that? Below are some of the websites that I love and some of the people who inspire me through what they are doing to raise the profile of the sport.
Athlete Within believes that no matter who you are or what your background is… there is an athlete within all of us.
This brand is new out and launched by a friend of mine, who I met at Mont Tremblant 70.3 World Championships. I’m honoured the he is supporting me and that I can support the brand back.
I love the message it sends, and the clothes are soooooo comfy!
I was introduced to Georgina Miranda, the founder of Altitude Seven, and just found her energy and passion for life, infectious! She has an incredible story to tell, having gone from barely even being able to run a mile (Georgina’s words) to “five years and two Everest attempts later, I’ve completed six of my seven summits. Mount Vinson in Antarctica is my only summit left”! Learn more about Georgina’s Story.
She has already achieve so much in her life, it’s inspiring, but is hungry for more and always looking for the next adventure and challenge. I know having met Georgina I have a new friend and will happily support her and Altitude Seven.
I love this quote from Georgina. So true! “We set our own limits and sometimes the only thing between us and our dreams is ourselves. Believe. Take a First Step. Confront Your Fears. Dig Deep. Set Your Own Path. Soar. Hold on Tight for the Wild Ride!“
Shift is a San Francisco indoor cycling studio offering group sessions led by experienced coaches, and elite athletes, based around cycling with power. These are awesome sessions which will only have a benefit on your training and performance on the bike, and also on the run. The team at Shift are awesome too, so there’s definitely a good vibe around the place. Shift also has a gym and so it’s great to be able to use this pre or post cycling, either just for flexibility and mobility work outs or more pure strength sessions.
The Body Mechanic team were huge in supporting me with my bike fit, running analysis and phyio/treatment, whilst I was in Sydney. It was great having this team to support me, knowing I was in safe hands and I can tweek my bike set up and treat those little niggles. They are a great team, who understand elite sport, training and competition as they all have incredible sporting histories and backgrounds themselves. I would definitely recommend these guys.
Keith is my brother in law with a fairly serious photography hobby. He has his own studio at home!
My awesome training group when I lived in Sydney! What can I say? They are a fab group of people which makes getting up to train before the crack of dawn and in the evenings after work and at the weekend just so much easier. The group encourages all abilities and all standards and it’s the complete mix that I love. They are also incredibly supportive of everyone in whatever they are doing. It was a privilege to be able to train with such a fab bunch of people. As for Spot, what can I say? Words still fail me most times with him! He never ceases to surprise me (you’d think I’d have learnt by now), and seems to know how I tick and work and has an incredible knack for reading and understanding me.
Spring Wellness – Radley Spring is Spring Wellness. His mission is to teach the foundations of holistic health with love and compassion. Spring Wellness offers massage, training, detox and wholefoods. If you haven’t tried his organic raw balls of energy, you’re missing out!
If you live in Sydney definitely check Radley out. He can be found at Bondi Farmers market on a Saturday morning, but his breads and chocolates are in many of the great cafes and shops. Make sure you book in for a massage with him too or a training session. You won’t be disappointed!
“A forum for women who love to RUN, RIDE, SWIM, train, smile and race!” Ironchicks CEO Cath, is pretty inspiring as a wife and Mum to two children, she’s completed many Ironman events and I seriously don’t know how she fits it all in; family, job, training and competing to such a level too! She’s also a generally pretty cool chick. This is a great forum and site…check it out for great blogs, lots of laughs, insights, competitions and even shopping!
The Iguanas are a remarkable group of women, who simply love to run! As a Professional Athlete and ex-track runner, I help the Iguanas with their running, providing advice and support on technique and training, whilst having a huge amount of fun. These women are full of energy and enthusiasm, and tackle everything with a smile, whatever is thrown at them, which is impressive at 6am on a Monday morning!
Find out more about this awesome group www.iguanasrun.com