Celebrating the stories of physical and mental resilience with extraordinary men and women, Biceps & Banter proves that strength comes from overcoming challenges you never thought possible. Hosted by PT, author and all round powerhouse Laura Hoggins, also known as 'Biceps', this debut season tackles preconceptions about health, wellness and strength, in a way that will leave you feeling lifted and ready to take on anything.
What does it take to have Biceps like Briggs?
In the final instalment of three bonus episodes, Laura talks to her idol Sam Briggs about the longevity of her career, having initially trained as a firefighter, an enthusiastic footballer, endurance competitor and eventually turned into a successful career within CrossFit, winning the Games in 2013.
The 2nd Fittest Woman in the World
In the second of three bonus episodes, Laura chats to Kristin Holte about how it feels to be the second fittest woman in the whole world. The sacrifices you need to make to become the best, and celebrating winning a podium spot by eating a burger!
The Original Dottir
In this very special bonus episode, Laura chats to Annie Thorisdottir, the first woman to win the CrossFit Games two years in a row. She openly talks about her views on body confidence and empowering women, inspiring a generation as she continues to compete in her sport.
The importance of empathy in the gym with Ben Gotting
Recorded on location, for the season finale Laura takes us full circle to where her fitness career began: The Foundry Gym. We learn all about the magic of a plan-b with guest Ben Gotting, co-founder of The Foundry and ex-professional rugby player. In this episode, we hear about the importance of making people feel welcome and supported and why building this kind of inclusive community lies at the heart of their ethos.
The limitless mindset with Josh Patterson
This week Laura chats to committed athlete, world record challenge setter and mental health campaigner, Josh Patterson about living with a limitless mindset. We learn how Josh has used his platform in the public eye to raise awareness of disability and mental health, two topics very close to his heart. Together they discuss how fostering a sense of purpose is the key to success and how Josh used his 'why' to overcome his most recent challenge: John O’ Groats to Lands End - in a wheelchair. Opening up about motivations, successes and adversities, this incredibly open and honest chat will have you chomping at the bit to start your next challenge.
Entrepreneurship and a finding your tribe with KOBOX founder Shane Collins
Shane Collins is the founder of the London’s first ever boutique boxing gym, KOBOX. Together Shane and Laura discuss the KOBOX ethos of inclusivity and accessibility within the fitness communities, championing the belief that you don’t need to be the best at something to find its true value. Effort over results, both in business and in life, is the true key to success.