The real essence of living in the moment

I am pretty low key about my journey as a Nak Muay (Muay Thai Fighter) but it is a massive part of my existence and one of the main reasons for me traveling around the world so I am going to share with you some of my experiences. There are loads of reasons why I love Muay Thai. Yes I love the training and the pain, but most of all (believe it or not) I love how it has made me into a peaceful warrior. You see if you are stepping into the ring with fear and anger you will never really win the war going on internally in yourself. Mastering the art of staying calm and relaxed in your training and during the fight whilst performing like a powerful warrior is when you know you have cracked it. This was always my goal. I prepared hard for my last fight on 29th January, which was to be my 6th pro fight. I knew my opponent was an experienced fighter but I was taller, stronger. Everything was in my favour…. So I thought. There are a few important life lessons I was reminded of on that night. The first one is ‘never underestimate your opponent’. It was a good technical Muay Thai battle. Shin on shin hard, elbows, knees, both of us waiting for the counter opportunity so the referee was rushing us to move. I would bluff or move first and she would score back and move every time. She wasn’t going for the clinch as we had anticipated, she was scoring on the counter. That was her... read more

Body image and loving the self

Body image and learning to love the Self is top of my priority list when I work with clients. We as humans need to embrace that loving and accepting ourselves (not in an egotistical way) is the route to happiness. When we are truly happy accepting of ourselves, our bodies can naturally regulate our body fat and reduce stress. This is the key to looking young. For example, many “top trainers” posting pictures of themselves being shredded complete with abs etc… saying that if you follow this way of eating and this training, you will look like me is dangerous. The reality is that they don’t eat, don’t do the training they say they are and have no sound sports science knowledge or life experience, and most importantly they are unhappy!!!. There are real trainers out there who have amazing body transformation programmes that are backed up with science and their own life experience who have mastered their own happiness or who are on the journey to find happiness. The frightening thing is that these real trainers are so hard to find in the mass of social media where everyone wants that quick fix of fantasising over a shredded body because they believe it will bring them happiness. Incorrect. The amount of insecurity and self-hatred that is really going on inside is heartbreaking. In the industry, we need to start talking about this and facing the truth because we are the pioneers of the messaging that is going out to the... read more