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It was like is this honestly like what I've been working so you working hard at school for when and how the university for is I cannot see this being my life. As she began to see life through a new lens, the outputs were so ificant she began to introduce new thinking and techniques into her coaching work.
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Four years later she was sitting on the start line of the GB trials. And I just love this conversation. And from a really young age, you know, I was obsessed with the Commonwealth Games and the you know, and the Olympics and college active Sarika node and lympha Christi, that kind of era and they were just all so inspirational. So it wasn't as though I I decided, Okay, I want to be an international athlete.
Instagram bazmoffatstrongtothecore. But yes, back in the day, I was one of those rare lists and that you always had a quite a sporty childhood I think us I've read that you were sort of A for effort type was kind of always battling through. As an adventure filmmaker and photographer with 10 years of shooting experience, he creates adventure films under his film studio, Passion Fruit Pictures, whose sole mission is to add diversity and colour to the adventure industry. But for me, sport was my leveller like I really, asI didn't really feel like I fit it in anywhere.
Answers on a postcard, please! LinkedIn fritsaritatam. It's brilliant. So interesting.
I'm Katie Friend. And in this podcast I'm chatting to incredible women about their life experiences and adventures, as well as their thoughts on friendship, community self care, setting boundaries and how they keep healthy, happy. I didn't come from a sporty family at all. I hope you enjoy.
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We talk about how little interest anyone really had in her trip, before, during and after and how she felt about that. The journey took two and a half years, covering 35, miles. Twitter thewellhq. LinkedIn thewellhq. It was more like, you know, I just I just went back into sport and I chose rowing because it wasn't going to be rowing on that board.
Twitter bazmoffat. This is because when I invited Frit to be on the podcast, he was identifying as a gay woman. Yeah, it feels like a very long time ago now I even when I was growing on the telly, I'm like how did I do that? We discuss how she managed her money and how she dealt with many many unwanted threats to her personal safety.
And finally, we discuss who should play her in the movie. And so I absolutely adored it. What I want to just do a little bit of background on you because you are, amongst other things, a former GB rowing squad for our medal winner World Champion medal winner.
But that's a it was not it was not predictable that that's, you know, like, I think that if you were doing any talent ID programme, I don't think I'd have qualified for any of them whatsoever. And I just kind of just loved it and hate it. So so much. They have courses for both interested women and for coaches and trainers. I was so disillusioned by them and I couldn't quite believe that this was what life would be.
Baz Moffat began rowing at the age of 21 to meet new friends.
And like, I want to learn something new, I want to do something totally different. And then I decided that that that international ship had sailed as it were, and you know, when you're 21, and you think, Oh my god, I'm so old now I really need to get used to get serious now but as and you need to, you know, sort of decide what you're going to do.
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Regardless of the pronouns, I really wanted to chat to Frit because I loved his story, I loved the passion with which he tell the stories of others who are grossly underrepresented in the outdoor adventure space. When she retired from pro sport she was handed a fairly brutal reality check. Do you know I kind of like fell out but definitely wasn't in the call group at school. Website www. Warning: some subjects may be a little adult for very young listeners.
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No, I am always excited to speak to my guests genuine, actual excitement. And it was more I didn't start, I'd love sport, as I said, my entire life. Instagram: elspethbeard. In BMW commissioned and published a short article about the round the world trip for BMW International and as a result of this her story gradually spread.
You may have noticed different pronouns in these show notes to all the ones. It pushed her body to do things nobody believed it could or should. But I felt that sport was the place where I could really just truly be me.
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Boss Moffitt is a former Great Britain roar a bronze medalist in the world championships, a mother of two former personal trainer and a specialist in pelvic floor health, as well as that she's recently teamed up with Dr. Emma Ross and Dr. Bella Smith to create the well, HQ. And in this conversation, we talk about everything that is women specific training, and you might have an idea of what you think this conversation is going to sound like. And I just hated them. Her greatest weapon in sport was probably her mind-over-matter approach, a performance mentality which got her into the boat, onto the team and up on the podium.
I've always had this dream of being an international athlete, how did you go from sort of, you know, you by your own admission, not being, you know, one of the best of the fastest, really like putting yourself to because, you know, I'm not a rower, but my dad stroke the Cambridge blue boat back in the day. Hi, Bob. Thanks for ing me today.
We talk about fitting in, about finding your place in life, about how to extend the reach of his projects so that people who may not otherwise have watched a film about a veiled Muslim hiker or a middle aged paddleboarding mum can see the shift in perspectives and learn something that broadens their views. It's just so so vital. She found she had to harmonise mind and body, instead of seeing one as master of the other. By the time we did the interview he had come out as transgender. She, by her own admission, naively assumed this mentality was an asset that would help her in life.
I'm really well thank you. His latest adventure documentary, Brave Enough, has had multiple sold out screenings.
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So I then went down the corporate route and you know, sort of doing graduate jobs. So fun. If you are a woman who trains or does sport, if you are a man, or a woman who trains or coaches, girls or women, or if you have daughters, this is a must listen, I cannot overstate how important the work is that these three women are doing as being one of them.
I tried so hard as for I absolutely loved it. We talked about resilience, stubbornness and determination in the face of accidents, robberies and even a miscarriage. Hi, welcome to chatting to a friend. And I'd love growing more and hated work more, it just became more apparent that maybe I could give it a go.
So I've done everything, you know, every single school team, I just was always doing sport. Frit is a transgender Chinese adventurer and loves exploring the outdoors in as many ways as possible: climbing, hiking, skiing, cycling, paddleboarding and rollerblading. So I know from just from the stories that that's a brutally hard sport, like, I mean, all sport is hard. In this conversation, we discuss her sporting background, her time in the GB Rowing Squad, her brutal first labour and birth, followed by therapy and her empowered life changing second birth. The chat comes almost to an end with us talking about how this formative trip helped to shape the rest of her life, giving her the confidence to take on anything and everything.
It was kind of I want the rowing got it because it was outside it would that was literally it was like, I just wanted to be part of a team. Ridiculously excited about that one!! We talk about everything from sport at school, to birth stories, to pelvic floor via menopause, sports bras periods, how the men in our lives can support women, as much as women can support themselves. She set off alone with no sponsorship or support, in an age beforemobile phones and chatting with a friend and it was not until that she discovered that she had become the first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.
This is a podcast for everyone! But today I'm particularly excited because I have been caught up in everything that you've been doing with the well HQ with Dr. Bella Smith. But a lot of it was absolutely not the conversation I thought I was going to have with her. And we're gonna come on to that because it's just, it's completely blown my mind as I'm sure it has for a lot of people, which as we'll also come on to it shouldn't have been.