On this week’s Calmer You Podcast, I really enjoyed speaking with Laura ‘biceps’ Hoggins, PT & Head of Brand @foundryfit. She has introduced a form of fitness that celebrates effort over results and empowerment over appearance.
We chat about:
* How to overcome gymtimidation * The mental and physical benefits of lifting weights (some of these will surprise you)* Getting back into exercise after a break * Weight lifting for anxiety and confidence
My confidence challenge is coming up at the end of Feb:
5 days to become more confident, connect with others of the same path and have fun. It’s one of my favourite offers and totally free. Join at www.calmeryou.com/confidence
Chloe B.: Hello, and welcome to the calmer you podcast. This is your host
Chloe Brotheridge, I am a coach and a hypnotherapist, and I’m the author of the
anxiety solution and brave new girl. Thank you so much for listening today. I’m
talking to you, Laura Hoggins, and she is sharing all about the power and the
magic of weightlifting and why it’s so amazing for us, particularly if we are
struggling with anxiety and confidence.
And she gets into telling us about
how to overcome gymtimidation, because this is a real thing guys, I’ve
experienced it myself. A sense of walking into the gym not knowing what to do,
intimidating people everywhere how do we overcome that and start to feel
confident enough to go into the weights rooms and try something new, and we
talk all about that. We also get into what are the mental and physical benefits
of lifting weights, and some of these actually really surprised me, I wasn’t
expecting one or two of these. And as a way of hopefully motivating you to want
to give it a try.
We talked about getting back into
exercise after a break; this was just a personal thing that I’d experienced
recently. It can be so difficult if you haven’t worked out in a while to then
get going again. How do we overcome those barriers and struggles? And Laura
tells us exactly how to do that. And we also get into weightlifting for anxiety
and confidence specifically, and what is it about weightlifting particularly
that can really change our perception of ourselves and our bodies, and how we
feel about ourselves, and calm us down in a different way than other types of
So I think you’re going to love this
episode. If you’re looking to grow your confidence in 2020, I’m running a free
challenge in the next couple of weeks, the brave New Year confidence challenge.
The last time I ran it, I absolutely loved it. Seeing you guys, helping each other,
taking action, growing your confidence noticing real shifts in how you’re
speaking to yourselves, and how you’re feeling about yourselves in the world.
It was really moving for me, and I’m so excited to be able to offer this again.
It’s a free challenge, you can enter your details at Calmeryou.com/confidence,
and you get all the details of when that’s starting and how to get involved. So
let’s get into the interview with Laura Hoggins.
Chloe B.: &...