Phoebe Offers a wealth of experience with a dance and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) background. Learn more about her training and lifestyle.
Where do you get your motivation from?
I love to see my growth. There is a deeper reason for my training other than just exercise. I learn about myself. I push through mental and physical boundaries. I feel accomplished. It makes me feel like I can take on anything. Plus…..I love food and I can eat even more. Always a bonus
What is your favourite piece of TruBe equipment?
My favourite piece of TruBe equipment is the resistance bands. So much can be done with them in terms of whole body resistance training! Very useful for at home training.
What is your favourite way to train?
My favourite way to train! Oh gosh. That’s the hardest question to answer for me as I train in mixed martial arts which is Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. I’m a dancer. I lift weights. I train Calisthenics. I do yoga. I like Crossfit! So I’d say my favourite way to train is to keep it very mixed. I like to do what I want to do. That’s the beauty of training. You can train in way that you want to!
How do you stay healthy around a busy social life?
My top tip to stay healthy around a busy social life is to be accountable for yourself. On a Sunday write out your week and what days you’re going to train etc. Do not let what others say or feel impact your personal goals too much. There’s always going to be drinks and chocolates and naughty foods. That’s ok. But it’s up to you when you participate! Don’t feel pressured by others, and don’t then blame them for your lack of training or discipline with food. You are your own responsibility. Enjoy the hustle. It comes and goes!
What was your latest fitness challenge?
The latest fitness challenge is one that I overcome 2-3 times a week. Jiu Jitsu is a tough sport. It’s predominantly men. It’s a full contact sport. It’s competitive. I’m often frustrated as I have a man twice my weight pinning me to the floor and I am expected to get out of that? It’s a slow process and frustration and emotion play no role in progressing in this martial art form. You have to let go of everything. All the doubts running through your head. And you have to fight in the most intelligent way you know how and be gracious when you continually get submitted. In the beginning (as a white belt) lots of people quit. They get submitted a lot, hurt and the skill level means we don’t know how to get out of situations and no amount of strength will out play skill. So there are challenges that I meet and welcome throughout my week.
What are you specialties as a trainer?
I have experienced and am experiencing a lot as an athlete. I have pushed myself through 3 Bikini bodybuilding competitions placing 2nd. I have a very good understanding of the body due to my dance background. I train full time in Mixed martial arts. I am used to enduring and pushing my way through in order to achieve and meet goals. Because of this. I feel I am an excellent coach/ personal trainer due to my vast experiences. I am good at understanding what is going on in people’s heads when things are getting tough personally, with training and diet. I understand the emotional and physical challenges that come with achieving personal and physical goals and I meet them with a high level of one on one coaching. I like the word coach. It’s what I call the talented people I learn from. It’s more personal to me.
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