13 episodes

Leave You Breathless is the new podcast from fitness coach, public speaker, influencer, ultra endurance athlete, nutrition coach and businesswoman, Sophie Grace Holmes.

Sophie had a very different childhood to most - she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was four months old and only given fifteen years to live. When she reached nineteen, she was told she only had two years left - but she sat in her hospital bed and created her bucket list of things she wanted to achieve in her life.

Sophie has now achieved things that she was told would be impossible for someone with her condition, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, paddle boarding from the Bahamas to Florida, and completing a 50K Ultramarathon during lockdown.

Sophie wants to share this podcast in the hope that it helps you to feel determined and positive no matter what happens to you in life. Sophie has proven that you can defy the odds and show what's possible, and that good things can absolutely come from bad situations. She believes that everyone is able achieve something extraordinary and should have courage to seek their adventure in life and live it on their own terms.

Follow Sophie on Instagram - @sophiegraceholmes (https://www.instagram.com/sophiegraceholmes/) - or find out more about her on her website (http://www.sophiegraceholmes.com) .

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Leave You Breathless is the new podcast from fitness coach, public speaker, influencer, ultra endurance athlete, nutrition coach and businesswoman, Sophie Grace Holmes.

Sophie had a very different childhood to most - she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was four months old and only given fifteen years to live. When she reached nineteen, she was told she only had two years left - but she sat in her hospital bed and created her bucket list of things she wanted to achieve in her life.

Sophie has now achieved things that she was told would be impossible for someone with her condition, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, paddle boarding from the Bahamas to Florida, and completing a 50K Ultramarathon during lockdown.

Sophie wants to share this podcast in the hope that it helps you to feel determined and positive no matter what happens to you in life. Sophie has proven that you can defy the odds and show what's possible, and that good things can absolutely come from bad situations. She believes that everyone is able achieve something extraordinary and should have courage to seek their adventure in life and live it on their own terms.

Follow Sophie on Instagram - @sophiegraceholmes (https://www.instagram.com/sophiegraceholmes/) - or find out more about her on her website (http://www.sophiegraceholmes.com) .

    Tyler Saunders: Redefining Impossible

    Tyler Saunders: Redefining Impossible

    It's the last episode of series one and we're finishing on such an amazing guest! Tyler Saunders is a father, online coach, personal trainer and wheelchair basketball athlete. He was born with a disability, and spent years questioning his self worth, having doubts and low confidence, but using the power of health and fitness he turned this around. Despite being born with only one leg, he has made it his mission to redefine the impossible, while overcoming self perceived barriers for himself and also helping others do the same to feel their best.




    In our conversation we discuss his early years and how he changed his career to work in the fitness industry, and have a very raw vulnerable chat about his mindset and how he shifted it to being proud of the person he has become and how his daughters are his biggest driving force. We also discuss his goals, his routine, his affirmations and how meditation has changed his life. We touch on his views of failure and also how no matter what, having the courage to never give up has unlocked a life he never expected. Tyler also throws a few questions back at me (which I love) and lets us into a secret that no one knows about him.




    Tyler is such an incredible human, and I left the conversation feeling seriously inspired and wanting to push my own limits, get out of my own way and sharpen up my own self affirmations.  This is one not to be missed!




    If you would like to connect with Tyler his Instagram is @Iamtylersaunders

    • 46 min
    Charlotte Clarke: 100km Ultramarathon Runner

    Charlotte Clarke: 100km Ultramarathon Runner

    Charlotte Clarke is an adventurer and endurance athlete who is passionate about encouraging others no matter the obstacles. Growing up Charlotte was a professional dancer who had to undergo 2 heart surgeries which changed her perception of sport and made her realise performance based goals are much more healthy than aesthetic ones.




    In our conversation we chat about Charlotte's surgeries, dig deep into her mindset and how her running journey went from starting out with a 5k to now racing 100k ultras for fun! We also chat about the importance of goals, the struggles of what training for these big races look like, routine, discipline and how comparing yourself to others takes the joy out of movement.




    Charlotte is a seriously inspiring driven woman who has her eyes set on some huge goals. I honestly was left feeling so motivated and even contemplating putting my toe back into 100km race! I hope you are left feeling excited and inspired to reach for those big dreams and goals after listening to Charlotte and knowing that no matter the obstacle you can achieve anything you put your mind to.




    If you would love to reach out to Charlotte she is on Instagram @chartlotteclarkeuk

    • 42 min
    Joseph Bird: Challenging Stereotypes

    Joseph Bird: Challenging Stereotypes

    Joseph Bird is a disability advocate, spreading positivity on disability while also challenges stereotypes. He was born 12 weeks premature and suffered a brain haemorrhage at four days old resulting in him having Cerebral Palsy. But Joseph's drive and determination is second to none and he has taught himself to walk, run and jump, he pushes himself in the gym and has completely transformed his body to tackle one of his biggest fears - he is also sponsored by My Protein.




    In our chat we discuss topics ranging from his mindset, his routines and his acceptance of his disability, and we discuss a subject he’s never told anyone about: a strong resentment he felt in his teens and how he overcame it. We also touch on his support network, his biggest inspiration, his dating, goals and how he managed to keep moving forward during lockdown.




    Joseph is an incredible human being, such a pleasure to talk to and he shared his story in such a vulnerable and honest way, leaving me feeling so inspired and motivated. I hope this episode helps to give you the confidence to really push for the goals that scare you and the belief that you really can succeed when the odds are against you.




    Joseph loves to connect with people while sharing his journey so if you’d love to chat to him you can contact him through Instagram @CPTruths.

    • 43 min
    Olivia Tom: The CrossFit Nurse

    Olivia Tom: The CrossFit Nurse

    Liv, well where do I start? She is an ICU nurse who has worked through the entire pandemic.  She is also an aspiring CrossFit athlete who never fails to inspire me with her work ethic and discipline. She is someone who I have always looked up to and is simply an incredible human being.




    We chat about how life was for her during such a hard testing time over the past 2 years, and how she used her passion for training as an outlet for stress relief as well as working towards a huge dream. We discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and support networks, why you should find a form of fitness you love and how you simply can never fail, only learn and focus on becoming the best you can be.




    We also discuss goal setting, what makes her proud and what/who inspires her.  A big topic is about Liv’s habits and her non-negotiables as well as why she is so passionate about growing her platform on social media.




    I first met Liv when I was in hospital 5 years ago and she popped down on her break to say hello, catch up and do a workout in my hospital room - can’t beat a good burpee or 2! To this day and even more so after our conversation, I feel so determined, so positive and she given me so much food for thought about how I am going to tackle this year and my goals, so I hope you feel the same.




    If you would like to contact Liv she is on Instagram and TikTok @livvytomcrossfitnurse

    • 40 min
    Sam Webb: Breaking The Stigma Of Mental Health

    Sam Webb: Breaking The Stigma Of Mental Health

    Sam is an Australian actor currently living in LA, who is the co-founder of a charity called Livin, which was started due to the life changing tragedy of losing one of his close friends. Livin is a charity which focuses on ending the stigma around mental health through education, support from a community of specialists and apparel all available at www.livin.org





    In our conversation we talk in depth about Livin, what Sam went through at the time of losing his friend, his mindset and his journey to the person you see today. We also talk about his career and how he completely transformed it into doing something he is passionate about. We discuss how habits have helped him to shape his life and keep his anxiety and stress under control, and the importance of his personal relationships from romantic, to friends and family on the success of his career.




    Sam is someone I have followed for some time and someone who has always reminded me of the importance of keeping my mental health in check, how overall wellness needs to be a top priority to be able to perform your best in whatever you are setting out to achieve. This is a wholesome, yet in depth chat touching on some tough subjects but overall it left me feeling connected to who I am and what I wanted yet inspired and motivated to keep aligned to my true values and goals.




    Sam always has his inbox on Instagram open to anyone who wants to get to in touch @Samwebb.

    • 41 min
    Sophie Carrigill: How Challenges Can Be Exciting To Overcome

    Sophie Carrigill: How Challenges Can Be Exciting To Overcome

    Sophie is an incredible wheelchair basketball athlete. She has represented GB for 7 years, competing at 4 Senior European Championships, 2 Senior World Championships and the Rio Paralympics. The GB Women’s Team are currently the World and European Silver Medalists. 

    12 years ago Sophie was involved in a life changing car accident which left her paralysed from the waist down. She is a phenomenal woman, her upbeat positive excitable energy is infectious and her mindset and view on life is seriously refreshing. We discuss how she is grateful for the life she is living, how everything happens for a reason and how she is so proud of her journey, having to learn, at only age 16, to navigate her life completely differently. We also talk about the importance of accepting who you while struggling to change identity and how this has been her driving force into becoming hugely successful and an amazing role model. 




    I really hope you love this episode as much as me, I left feeling seriously determined and able to really achieve anything I put my mind to as well as believing even more so that everything happens for a reason. After chatting with her boyfriend Josh Landmann in episode 4 and seeing how highly he spoke of her, I had to get her on the podcast because I was blown away - what a power couple!!

    If you would like to contact Sophie, her Instagram is @SophCaz

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

George may hardy ,

Amazing

Such a lovely natural podcast increasing awareness of how a positive mindset can achieve incredible things even when there are challenges. So inspirational and motivating.

Duras1952 ,

Leave You Breathless

Listening to these has really helped me reflect and realise how brilliant life is. The enthusiasm of the contributors to want to motivate the listener is infectious and I found myself being drawn into each of the stories. Great questions. Can’t wait for the next one.

adaptiveathlete ,

Good listen

Really good listen so far. Interesting guests with interesting stories and some good food for thought.