Why off-skates is more Important than ever

I don’t know about you guys, but playing Roller Derby is getting harder - not as in the rule book (that’s another post in itself) - but as in just physically playing the sport… I’ve been involved in Roller Derby for around 6/7 years, which compared to some folks makes me a novice, but can … Continue reading Why off-skates is more Important than ever

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Product Review: Jet Black Signature Shorts #JustStrong

I’ve been a brand ambassador for Just Strong Clothing for almost a year now, so figured it was time to do a product review - because I really do love their clothing!! I am a participant in the Just Strong Clothing Ambassador Program, and some links and product codes included within this post allow me … Continue reading Product Review: Jet Black Signature Shorts #JustStrong

Roller Derby Coaching – Part.2 When the Plan isn’t working

Your plan is written and then it happens - for some reason something doesn’t seem to be working out, you have an ‘oh my god’ moment…. I used to genuinely panic at this point - I’ve been known to actually skate out of the hall in a flat spin, shout at myself in the toilets … Continue reading Roller Derby Coaching – Part.2 When the Plan isn’t working

Find Your Passion

Find your Passion: fitness when you’re younger is about play, competition and socialization and how the word exercise - such as in PE classes at school - would develop these negative connotations. As adults, we keep that mentality, we seem to experience the word exercise with a negative emotional response - and we need to reboot that and start doing the things we ENJOY, and not see it as punishment, but as play.

Roller Derby Coaching – Part.1 How I Session Plan

Let's start off by saying coaching isn’t easy - Coaching is actually really hard! Being able to make a session that; covers varying experience and skills levels, keeps everyone engaged and involved, and most importantly allows everyone to continue to learn. Initially I found this incredibly daunting, and I still do - so this is how I plan my sessions, in case it helps anyone else out there who’s new to the coaching world!