Fiona’s MTN Bike Charge – A Story Of Sport Passion

Today we’d like to introduce you to a client and friend of ours, Fiona.  Fiona is one of the quietest and humblest achievers I think I’ve met and it so turns out she has a love for adrenaline like no-one else with her passion for competitive downhill mountain biking.  A competitor in this years’ Queensland Gravity Enduro series – Fiona has been achieving amazing results on the track – and with the amount of hard work she puts in, it’s not too difficult to see why.

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So What’s She Actually Doing?

In a nutshell?  Downhill Mtn Biking, but done in the following way (I’ve read up on the series and spoken with Fiona on this, but if I get the details wrong here, it’s entirely my own mistake):

Each event is a series of downhill tracks that must be undertaken, the catch however, is that the riders must then ride (or walk/push/climb), their bikes to the point of start for the next downhill section.  So the race is not merely a series of timed downhills, but also a matter of endurance, strength and cardiovascular fitness as the riders need to traverse to the next section start point.   Which may be uphill…….a LONG way uphill.  I don’t think I need to tell you that being physically and mentally fatigued, and THEN going hell for leather downhill is a challenging prospect.  And there are some serious schenanigans at play here – check this airtime of Fiona……you need some serious speed to be pulling this off.

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So…..Much….Brass…..Fiona In Flight

 

Apart From The Obvious Why Is It So Impressive?

Fiona is in her 40’s and has the mental and physical toughness of someone in their 20’s.  With mid-20’s considered to be the prime time for high adrenaline sports, what Fiona is achieving and doing with ease is absolutely remarkable.  Talking to her about it, the first thing she’ll say is that she’s doing nothing special, after all she’s had a BMX history and has ridden bikes her whole life.  As an Athlete Coach and someone who also gets their thrills from high octane – I beg to differ.  In fact – the photo above….I’d much rather skydive 50 times, than take this jump on at the speed she does.  And this is one obstacle on one track on one event day.  Nerves…of…steel.  And this year she has

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One of many Podiums this year

routinely been on the podium!!!  And has multiple sponsorships in support of her charge, justifying her ability on the track.

I shouldn’t be surprised really.  When she’s not flying through trees, working full time and practicing the courses – she comes and trains with the Assume Its Possible TRITAN squad.  I’m not going to lie when I say she gives it her absolute all as well.  Just finished a 12hr night shift?  Raced the day before?  No worries….turns up, smiles and the ridiculousness of the workout challenge that I’ve come up with on a full sleep and recovery….and jumps in! To describe Fiona as dedicated would be – understatement.

An Athlete Following Her Passions:

The thing is – I had no idea that Fiona did all this until very recently.  I knew she rode bikes.  I knew she did mountain biking.  But at the competitive level she’s at – and frankly through the craziness of some of the courses….I had zero inkling…She just does it because she loves the sport. She’s a huge advocate for biking in general, but I’ve only found out through general conversations and some background digging, that she is the athlete she is….and yes Fiona – you are, accept it please :).  Today’s post is about Fiona and her passion.  A showcase that someone can train rigorously, put hours upon hours of effort and background work in – and achieve quietly for the love of the Sport.

Find the passion in what you do.  Love your training, lifestyle and efforts.  The end result is not necessarily important – but rather the enjoyment had in the process.  Fiona – you such a humble achiever, and today we’d just like to train our little spotlight on you.

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Cheers To You Fiona – Following Your Passion

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GRIT Athletic 28 Review (The New Version of Plyo)

We review the latest offering from Les Mills International – in it’s Q1 2019 GRIT ATHLETIC Series 28 release. Looking at it from both Instructor and participant viewpoints – we’ll have a quick chat about each track’s music, moves, feel and challenge. This review was conducted after presenting this new release as a qualified Les Mills Instructor.

All opinions expressed in the review are the author’s own and in no way represent Les Mills International. Images and videos utilised are the copyright of their respective owners as indicated and are used under the creative commons attribution to provide review commentary.

Background Footage sourced from:

Music List for GRIT Athletic 28, courtesy of Simon Philp, can be found here:
https://www.siphilp.com/grit-series-28-music-listing.aspx

Information on BODYATTACK and all things Les Mills can be sourced:
https://www.lesmills.com/

Background Music:
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RetroVision – Campfire [NCS Release]

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Raven & Kreyn – Bubble [NCS Release]

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Raven & Kreyn – Muffin [NCS Release]

More about “Assume Its Possible”

We upload 2 weekly workouts each, and every, week – you can join our crew for $3 a week! https://www.patreon.com/Assumeitsposs…

Everything is possible. Never hold back. We celebrate and encourage the human ability to learn any skill with positivity and desire. No dream is too big.

We love gaming, fitness, technology, nutrition, learning – basically….everything. You can see more of what we get up to and the events we sponsor and organise at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/assumeitspos…
Website – http://www.assumeitspossible.com
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GRIT Cardio 28 Review

We review the latest offering from Les Mills International – in it’s Q1 2019 GRIT CARDIO 28 release. Looking at it from both Instructor and participant viewpoints – we’ll have a quick chat about each track’s music, moves, feel and challenge. This review was conducted after presenting this new release as a qualified Les Mills Instructor.

All opinions expressed in the review are the author’s own and in no way represent Les Mills International. Images and videos utilised are the copyright of their respective owners as indicated and are used under the creative commons attribution to provide review commentary.

Background Footage sourced from: “ne ON ka” Youtube Channel and can be watched in it’s entirety here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORd2_…

Music List for GRIT Series 28 can be found here: https://www.siphilp.com/grit-series-2… Information on BODYATTACK and all things Les Mills can be sourced: https://www.lesmills.com/

Background Music:

NoCopyrightSounds KIRA – New World [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCSY…

NoCopyrightSounds Jim Yosef – Moonlight [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvTYr…

NoCopyrightSounds NIVIRO – Flashes [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8TyT…

More about “Assume Its Possible” We upload 2 weekly workouts each, and every, week – you can join our crew for $3 a week! https://www.patreon.com/Assumeitsposs

Everything is possible. Never hold back. We celebrate and encourage the human ability to learn any skill with positivity and desire. No dream is too big. We love gaming, fitness, technology, nutrition, learning – basically….everything.

You can see more of what we get up to and the events we sponsor and organise at: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/assumeitspos

Website – http://www.assumeitspossible.com

Instagram

BODYATTACK 104 – An Instructor Examination

We review the latest offering from Les Mills International – in it’s Q1 2019 BODYATTACK 104 release. Looking at it from both Instructor and participant viewpoints – we’ll have a quick chat about each track’s music, moves, feel and challenge. This review was conducted after presenting this new release twice as a qualified Les Mills Instructor.

All opinions expressed in the review are the author’s own and in no way represent Les Mills International. Images and videos utilised are the copyright of their respective owners as indicated and are used under the creative commons attribution to provide review commentary.

Background Footage sourced from: “ne ON ka” Youtube Channel and can be watched in it’s entirety here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apzr7…

Music List for BODYATTACK 104 can be found here: https://www.siphilp.com/les-mills-bod…

Information on BODYATTACK and all things Les Mills can be sourced: https://www.lesmills.com/

Background Music:

NoCopyrightSounds Alex Skrindo – Jumbo [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Za0…

NoCopyrightSounds Alex Skrindo & Stahl! – Moments [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHtL_…

NoCopyrightSounds Axol – Mars [NCS Release] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oq2E…

More about “Assume Its Possible” We upload 2 weekly workouts each, and every, week – you can join our crew for $3 a week! https://www.patreon.com/Assumeitsposs… Everything is possible. Never hold back. We celebrate and encourage the human ability to learn any skill with positivity and desire. No dream is too big. We love gaming, fitness, technology, nutrition, learning – basically….everything. You can see more of what we get up to and the events we sponsor and organise at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/assumeitspos

Website – http://www.assumeitspossible.com Instagram