Tell us a bit about you: Hi! I’m currently an IT Engineer for an organic farm company, however will be leaving for maternity in July! Grew up in countryside, hated all form of sports really as all school taught was cardio. Shamefully met husband through Plenty of Fish. Currently now 600 miles from home in Elgin, with Olly the Mastiff X, Bella the Newfie and Sidious the evil cat. Brood will be growing end of July to add a wee boy.
Your Sport of Choice: Lifting is probably the best response! I dabbled with weights at 18 with no real clue what I was doing. Had very negative relationship with food and trained fasted at 3pm to try lose weight. Then I met my husband who was a giant CrossFit fan boy. It was something I’d seen but was always far too shy to try. He took me to the intro course and I loved it! I did CrossFit for about 2 years, loved the lifts and then died during workouts. After leaving that gym, I began to explore other avenues, one being powerlifting. One day while learning how to bench, this wonderful petite lady was telling me how she competed in strongwoman and that blew my mind. Before that, I thought it was only for larger women and I’d have no chance. In 2019 I decided to throw caution to the wind and enter my first strongwoman comp! I competed at Chippenham’s strongest and came fourth, okay out of four, but I loved the events so much and the ladies were so friendly and welcoming, I’ve never competed with people who help you and give you advice! I then entered about a bazillion more competitions, and also did a powerlifting meet. End of 2019 I got married and between that, Christmas and moving house in the January, my training kind of plateaued so at the last minute I entered UKs strongest. Again, an absolute amazing day and made even more friends.
Unfortunately 2020 was a bit of a year wasn’t it? I started dabbling with some weightlifting as the lifts are so technical, I went with PT.
Once the little man’s born and I’m moving again, I think I will continue playing with all 3 really, I’ll never go far but will be having great fun! My current training goal will be the Elgin Highland Games 2021 if I can, they sound so fun!
I also enjoy hanging upside down on poles and aerial equipment, and I can’t wait to find a new class up here!
It’s funny, I’ve gone from someone who hates working out to someone who basically want to try everything. I also plan to try roller derby once I’m allowed on four wheels and again have spoken to a local club, again inspired by Ruby Fury’s origins. I also want to take self defence/martial arts classes inspired by Maria’s recent posts.
Favourite Ruby Fury Print: This is a tough one! Rainbow Zebra, Rainbows, prism, flutterby... basically all of them! Currently living in my rainbow zebra maternity test leggings, best maternity leggings going!
What do you love about Ruby Fury? Ruby fury herself! How many other brands can say they’re UK made? The fact she at one point was a one man business and how much she’s growing as a company, I’m so excited for her.
I love the fit of my Fury’s too, the fun prints and the fact as someone who’s weight is a bit everywhere I can order a Merge or a Lardium.
How long have you been an ambassador? Over a year or so! It’s hard to keep track of time with such a chaotic few years!
Tell us something surprising about you: For someone who hates cardio and can’t run well at all (to the point a physio advised avoiding as much as possible otherwise I’ll injure myself!), moving events are probably my strongest event at strongwoman! I love a carry.