From talking to tiffany it is extremely clear that she is very passionate, not just about exercise but how her own body moves. She is very aware of how her body moves and is always striving to improve. She uses this knowledge she has learned from her own training to help those progress in their yoga practice.
What motivates you to exercise?
I don’t need much motivation, I’ve grown up with sport so it feels natural to me. I started gymnastics at three and I’ve continued on to become a rock climber. If I don’t move I start getting cranky and feeling mentally sluggish! I always know that if I feel like I’m in a rut it will generally always make me feel better, so that’s a pretty good reason to go and do it.
What do you do for fun?
Climb! I climb for the love of it, not just for the fitness. Getting outdoors and climbing on real rock, in the most beautiful places around the world, is the best feeling. At other times, playing with yoga sequences in an empty space is always good. I absolutely love getting upside down and playing around with inversions and arm balances. Otherwise, having great food and great conversations with your friends is always a joy. I love to eat.
What do you choose if you’re eating in a restaurant?
Thai food first up if the choice of restaurant is to be made! I am half-Thai, it is the best cuisine in the world. Otherwise, anything high in veggie content (love veg) with any protein. Food is to be enjoyed though, so if I am out then I will enjoy a good dessert too.
How do you find the time to exercise?
It is part of my natural lifestyle choices so I always make time for it in my week. Exercise shouldn’t be considered as an addition to your life. If you love yourself and want to live well in the only life you’ve been given, it should be an implicit part of your timetable.
What is your favourite health and fitness app?
I like RunKeeper as a simple app for keeping track of runs and as a pedometer. I think many people who claim themselves to be active would be shocked by how sedentary we can be! Having something simple like a journal app to keep track of basic stats and record day-to-day fluctuations is also useful. I don’t like making it too complicated, I think its more important to be out there doing the exercise and learning to understand how my body feels, this is a much better indicator of my health.
What is your best client success story?
Anytime I get a guy to convert to yoga is always very satisfying. There is still so much stigma in general about “who” does yoga so its great when a male client who is usually already super athletic with an intensive career tells me our yoga sessions are transformative for them. They are getting stronger head to toe and more flexible through very dynamic movements. Their minds are left feeling a lot clearer and more able to deal with work challenges. Equally, I get a lot of personal fulfillment from helping those who have physical injuries or impingements. Making yoga and fitness accessible and variable to those who need extra care is very important. I am very happy to be tailoring movements to specific needs, watching people flourish physically and mentally as their mobility progresses.
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