It seems barely a month goes by now without the launch of a brand new Fitness app, and so when the CEO of Fitssi, the new social training app which encourages women to #nevertrainalone asked me to meet her so she could explain how it works and why they are different I was intrigued. When we met and Katie Booth told me about Fitssi‘s vision to empower women who were fearful of gyms and intimidated by large group fitness classes, and discouraged by the high price tag attached to private PT sessions, I was all ears. Even more so when at our meeting she asked me if I would be one of the speakers on the panel for the Fitssi launch event – and asked me to talk about my take on the theme for the night, “Empowering Women in Fitness”. And so last night, in the Lorna Jane UK Active Living Room, myself and Melissa Weldon (Fempower and 1Rebel), Grace Fit UK (fitness influencer extraordinaire), and Leigh Fergus (founder of Be:Fit Festival) made up the panel who had the honour of sharing our stories, journeys and advice with a room full of incredible women.
It was my first ever public speaking event in the fitness world, and despite being hugely nervous beforehand, I loved being able to share my story and experience. However I know many people were unable to make the event last night, and so I thought I would add the original, full version of the speech I gave last night, because Empowering Women in Fitness is a message that is so important for us all to hear.