Who has been your greatest influence and motivator in your success in the field of your career?
It must start with my Mum who always was willing to take me to practice & competitions and supported my goals. From here, I met lots of fantastic coaches who were passionate about inspiring and motivating young people to become fulfilled individuals. My coach from the age of 18, Istvan Nemeth, had a huge influence on my focus and training. He knew how to produce a champion; I was lucky to have had the opportunity to be coached by him. I worked with an incredible psychologist called Deirdre Angella who taught me how to manage myself and understand and control my behaviours, instincts and processes. He was key to my achievement.
Share with us a HIIT home workout that works great for your body?
1) Full body warm up: 10 minutes cardio choose run, skip, bike or cross trainer
2) Mobility: leg & arm swings, stretch body from the bottom up
3) Set 1: 3 x (a) goblet squat with a band around the knee x 10 (b) down up into over head press holding a weight x 12
4) Set 2: 3 x (a) single leg step back into high knee hold with weight x 10 each side (b) jump squats x 20
5) Set 3: 3 x (a) hover in a low split lunge with the back knee an inch above the ground – single arm press with DB x 10 each side (b) press up until burpee x 10
6) Core: 3/4 x (a) side plank dips x 20 (b) plank knee to elbow slowly x 20 (c) straight leg sit up x 20 (d) russian twist with weight x 20
7) Light stretches then 10 deep breaths in a comfortable position with eyes closed to thank the body and feel grateful.
Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and upcoming athletes who all are your fans? 5 tips to work upon their skills.
1: Write a plan considering the next few months and thinking about your main goal for the year. Look ahead to 3 years time- where would you like to be? And where are you best place in order to remain focused and committed to this goal?
2: What is your mantra? What is your internal dialogue? Is it motivating you or an awful distraction? Create some queue words or your own mantra that you can say to yourself whenever you need support or reassurance.
3: Plan for balance! Create some events or moments in your diary that you will truly look forward to. We all need time off and fun in our lives.
4: Find your support network. You can’t get there alone. Family, friends, coaches, mentors, clubs, groups, or meet ups. Whatever resonates best with you here will most definitely become your crutch in times of need or pain.
5: Success doesn’t equate to happiness. Remember that. So adapt your journey towards your goals to become an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Those who are present and immersed in the process experience life momentarily whatever the outcome.