Sweat drenched cage. Blood smeared face. Ear drums bursting from the roar of the arena. Adrenaline rushing through your veins at 100mph. This is MMA. These are the Gladiators of our Century...
It was 2009 when I was 16 and began the long… long… long journey to America. A LOT has changed since then. Scholarships to the U.S are far more popular now with thousands of kids going every year and the internet brimming with help, support and testimonials on how it all works. I wish all this information had been available to me when I began, so I hope this blog helps even just one person in pursuing their dream...
Now this is something I could bang on about forever. There is so much to talk about when it comes to being able to adapt and respond to change, but I like to try and keep these posts short and.... sweary. So let's have it. Animals have to adapt for survival. Humans are no exception… Continue reading Being Open and Adaptive
Anyone else in their twenties with no fucking idea what they’re doing? ... Cool me too. Now, anyone in their thirties, forties even fifties and above also looking for some answers? Awesome, so that’s most of us then. I feel better already 😅 Most of the people I speak to, regardless of age, gender, job… Continue reading What the F*** Are We Doing?
I’m going to share a story about a comment one person made to me a few months ago. It totally 💩 all over any confidence I was building back up at the time, so much so it had me questioning whether or not I should even be a personal trainer anymore. At the time, I… Continue reading Love Yo’self
For the past few weeks I have been working as an Au Pair for a family on the Gold Coast. I look after two young boys, 20 months (year and a half in non-mum terms) and 38 months (just over 3... I’m not sure when we stop counting age in months 🤔) They have a… Continue reading 22 Things I’ve Learnt About Having Kids
“To my baby nephew Charlie, May you never have to cut a single lettuce in your sweet and innocent life” Ever wondered what seven hours of cutting lettuce is like? Ever wondered what 7 hours of cutting lettuce with six asian people in total silence is like? GREAT, then settle in kids, this is the… Continue reading A Fascinating Short Story About Lettuce by Lauren Randall
It’s Sunrise time. The only sounds I can hear are the birds and my own hungover morning breath. I wish I could tell you I found a beautiful spot looking out over the lake enveloped with pine trees where I did my morning vinyasa, deep inhale in.... and out.... but instead I took a massive… Continue reading Shit Stains & Gin
Ok, let me set the scene real quick for you. I am terrified of drowning, big waves, deep ocean, being under water in the ocean, tunnel water slides and anything similar. However, I don’t actively avoid these things as I know deep down being shipwrecked and alone in the middle of the ocean, growing a… Continue reading Final Hour
But why can’t I eat a portion of chips once in a while and be OKAY with it. I know ONE portion of chips is not going to ruin my life. It is not going to make me gain 60lb. It is not going to come after me in the night with a bottle of mayo shouting “YOU ATE US YOU FAT FUCK NOW YOU'RE GONNA PAY!”.
Meals, macros and men in Speedos. I introduce to you, Mr. Britain, Mr. Universe, Mr Stuart Garrington.
Finding that balance between gym and life is LIBERATING. And no the gym is NOT life...