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Bristol Handstand Teacher featured in Inspirational Documentary: What’s Your Story by James Light

James Light carefully selected several interesting people for his online movie What’s your Story. The only prerequisite being that everybody featured had chosen to make a big change in their life, and to pursue a life of their dreams.

I was very glad to spend the day filming with James and in that time we were able to do a full interview plus get footage of weightlifting, my Wednesday night Easton handstand class, and my Tumbling lesson at Axis Gymnastics centre, in Bristol.

I do different activities every day of the week and so if he had come a day earlier he would have found me doing Ballet at The Big Act, Yoga at Yogasara, and Trampoline at Axis!

James was very interested in the fact that I had made a big shift in my life 4 years earlier when all my hair fell out (total alopecia), I’d also got drawn into being a freedom activist promoting libertarian ideas, I had also gone bankrupt as a result of a string of tax problems and poor financial decisions whilst running my previous business which sold online guitar lessons.

After the worst was behind me, I decided to simplify my life and focus more on simple pelasures. I began attending circus acrobatic classes at Circomedia, and going to the gym regularly. Over a period of 3 years I became a successful handstand teacher and am pursuing a range of movement skills including ballet, contemporary, street dance, gymnastics, yoga, pole dance, powerlifting, bodybuilding, all in Bristol.

The documentary will feature my thoughts about my own journey and life.

My Bristol Handstand Classes can be found here:

Acrolibrary.com/class

My housemate wanted help with fat loss… here’s the 4 things I told her

4 tips for fat loss

1) Fitness classes are designed to be entertaining, to keep people coming back.

There’s no need for a massive variety of movements. Squats, sprints and a few other intense compound exercises are enough to burn fat and change your body shape.

The fundamentals are boring, and most people like to think that a new variation, a new ab twist, and new piece of equipment, will give them an edge or a shortcut to their goal.

2) There’s no point discussing a diet plan initially. It’s more powerful to address the vision of who you want to be, how you want to look, and how you want your life + body to feel.

The behaviour will fall in line with that vision. If you start creating limitations + rules about what to eat without creating the bigger vision of your goal, eventually the eating habbits will fall – by default – back in line with your historic identity.

If you have an exciting vision of your new desired lifestyle, your behaviour will fall in line to make that happen.

3) We become who we spend time with. If you spend time with people who eat badly and don’t exercise, our behaviour will approximate theirs because our need for love + connection will overrule other goals.

Surround yourself with people who have high standards for health and fitness and your behaviour will fall in line to win their respect + acceptance.

4) Aim to do more exercise, eat more food, and burn more fat.

If you think in terms of restricting diet, you’re operating from a confined + restricted + limited mindset. Think in terms of more.

People who try to spend less, do less, & earn less, end up backing themselves into a corner financially, until eventually they can’t afford to do nice things and their choices become less and less.

Rather than spending less, aim to make more.

It’s the same with diet. Train more, eat more, burn more. Then when you do shave a bit off your calorie intake you have a massive amount of leeway for it to make a difference.

That doesn’t mean you’ll go crazy, you still have to observe the calories-in vs. calories-out principle, but you’ll be approaching it with an attitude of revving everything up instead of cutting everything back.

To attend Ben Lowrey’s MoveGB handstand classes in Bristol, click here

Ben Lowrey interviewed by BeardedTravel.com

Today Blue o’Connor from BeardedTravel.com interviewed me on how to eat and exercise to stay in shape whilst travelling.
The title of the blog article is 10 TIPS TO STAY TRAVEL FIT

We touched on many topics including diet, beliefs, mindset, exercise equipment, and exercise style that are best for staying in shape.

Here is a short segment from the interview, you can find the full 20 minute interview on his website.