Who are your heroes? Who inspires you? Who encourages you want to strive for more?
Ok, I’ll stop asking these cheesy questions now.
The reason for the weird questions is because last week I met my fitness hero, Emily Skye!
If you don’t know her, Emily Skye is a super famous personal trainer and fitness model from Australia. She creates online PT programmes for people and produces loads of free content for her blog and YouTube channel.
I have been in awe of her for a couple of years after discovering her Instagram, because a) she’s smoking hot, b) she’s dedicated to fitness and c) she keeps it real.
One of the things I admire about Emily is that she posts lots of ‘normal’ pictures. Yeah she is a fitness goddess, but she likes to remind people that she’s just like the rest of us.
For example, she takes pictures of her stomach straight after a meal to show that bloating is normal. Or she compares pictures of her tensed stomach with photos of it relaxed to highlight the difference.
Anyway, Emily’s attitude is refreshing in a world of fabricated images and photo-shopped tummys. Why are we so obsessed with stomachs anyway?
Made to Move
Can you believe that Emily flew all the way from Australia just to meet me?
Just kidding! She was here as part of a campaign for Lucozade Sport called Made to Move (you can read about that here).
The campaign involved Emily conducting an exclusive workout in a secret location in Manchester. The location was the Pure Gym in Ancoats which I found quite funny, because it’s not exactly the most glamorous part of Manchester.
The workout itself was high intensity and involved loads of squats and burpees. Emily is renowned for her toned abs, so the workout was very core heavy. As someone who tends to ignore the core, I found those exercises challenging. Since then I have stepped up my ab exercises, I’m still not great at them but I can actually do leg raises now!
I didn’t get time to interview Emily but we chatted and she gave me a hug. I apologised about how sweaty I was and told her that she was amazing, so I obviously kept it very
awkward cool in typical Hannah style. Emily was down to earth and it’s made me look up to her even more. I left the workout feeling empowered and ready to smash whatever challenge life throws at me next.
Made to Move was streamed live on Facebook but you can still watch it below. I’m on the left side wearing an orange top (if you want to watch me failing at core exercises):