064. Naomi Honey and Melissa Way: Women’s experience, societal impact, and unsolicited advice

064. Naomi Honey and Melissa Way: Women’s experience, societal impact, and unsolicited advice

 
 
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Naomi Honey and Melissa Way discuss the importance of women’s experience in parkour, what that means, and how society impacts it. They delve into the unicorn syndrome, the polarization of genders, and how community leaders can help get more women involved. Naomi and Melissa tackle why women’s only events are important, how to create a welcoming environment, and their experiences with unsolicited advice. 

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063. Dan Edwardes: Motivation, efficacy, and storytelling

063. Dan Edwardes: Motivation, efficacy, and storytelling

 
 
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Dan Edwardes explains the value of playing games, and unpacks what motivates him. He discusses the struggle of choosing where to spend your time and energy, and the difficulty of distractions. Dan shares his insights on parkour’s relationship to self efficacy, and the power and importance of storytelling. 

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062. Chris and Shirley Darlington-Rowat: Serendipity, family, and relationships

062. Chris and Shirley Darlington-Rowat: Serendipity, family, and relationships

 
 
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Chris Rowat and Shirley Darlington-Rowat discuss serendipity, coaching, and Chris’s work with the fire brigade. They share their thoughts on raising kids, setting aside time for family, and training and moving together. Shirley and Chris share their current struggles, some stories about their past, and how parkour has affected their relationship. 

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061. Dan Timms: Injury, strength, and Parkour UK

061. Dan Timms: Injury, strength, and Parkour UK

 
 
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Dan Timms describes his journey with injury and recovery, and how it helped to shape his thoughts about sustainability. He discusses training methods, the forces involved in parkour, and his approach to coaching. Dan unpacks Parkour UK, what it is, what it does, and his involvement with it, before sharing his insight on designing parkour parks. 

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060. Andy Fisher: Teaching, journey, and efficacy

060. Andy Fisher: Teaching, journey, and efficacy

 
 
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Andy Fisher discusses being a teacher, why he loves it, and how his pursuit of his passions relates to the classroom. He shares his unique and unexpected movement journey before explaining how all of that relates to the passion projects he regularly pursues, such as the Thronin and Hero Forge projects. Andy discusses his thoughts on efficacy, his current struggles and how he manages and works towards overcoming them. 

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059. Kasturi Torchia: Mental wellbeing, Esprit Concrete, and sharing

059. Kasturi Torchia: Mental wellbeing, Esprit Concrete, and sharing

 
 
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Kasturi Torchia describes her role with Parkour UK, and how she came to be involved in mental wellbeing and psychology studies. She discusses her family and how they impacted her journey, before unpacking the Esprit Concrete method she has developed. Kasturi shares some of her goals and what she is working on with Esprit Concrete, and discusses the yearly Les Dames du Movement event.

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058. Georgia Munroe: Goals, Ninja Warrior, and coaching

058. Georgia Munroe: Goals, Ninja Warrior, and coaching

 
 
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Georgia Munroe explains her interest in music and how that relates to her parkour practice, as well as how she became interested in parkour. She discusses the challenges and goals she is working on, before sharing her experiences with motion capture and Ninja Warrior. Georgia unpacks her thoughts on coaching, her personal journey of improving as a coach, and how coaching has affected her own parkour practice. 

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057. Naomi Honey: Dance, coaching, and self talk

057. Naomi Honey: Dance, coaching, and self talk

 
 
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Naomi Honey shares her experiences learning the Brazilian dance of Forro, and how it relates to her other movement practices. She unpacks her work as a life coach; what that means, how it works, and why she loves it so much. Naomi wraps up by discussing her thoughts on her current interests, the idea of success, and self talk.

Show notes…

  • Brazilian dance – Forro – close, intimate – movement vocabulary (started from parkour) – learned in Brazil – learning the ‘follow’ part, listening and responding with the body – dancing as a ‘party sport’ – parcon – mental health, human relationships around dance
  • life/personal coaching – ‘going through the motions instead of living more fully’ – resetting balance – allwoing yourself to energize – honored to share authenticity, hear success – coaching designed to end
  • Tools for people to use with themselves – meditation, WIPW session on self talk, saying these things out loud. Verbally practicing celebratory self talk, treat yourself like a child – acknowledge when you find something difficult, and celebrate TRYING it – giving yourself space to be bad at something – 
  • What does a life coach do? help people hit goals – framework, motivation, but also working through blocks/resistances/obstacles – moving through the block in life, not just one situation – Flytality blog, anonymous write up, connecting to others – coaching over the phone
  • Successful – what is success? looking at one angle, not the big picture – successful is not a finish line – distance traveled, knowing the journey – everyone has amazing successes, that aren’t celebrated
  • life coaching – integrating with parkour – facing fears – how to link them
  • Storytime – Gerlev, learning Danish, self talk 
  • 3 words – playful, enthusiastic, curious 
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056. Charlotte Miles: Motivation, emotional recovery, and purpose

056. Charlotte Miles: Motivation, emotional recovery, and purpose

 
 
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Charlotte Miles shares her motivations for coaching, why it’s important to her, and how it fits into her life. She delves into more difficult topics; energy and emotional recovery, personal struggles, and her experiences with mortality and grief. Charlotte discusses how parkour affects her life, her definition of success, and finishes with real life superpowers and finding purpose.

Charlotte took the time to write an accompanying article, I Am NOT Afraid to Talk About Suicide, for her episode, where she shares more of her thoughts on suicide.

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055. Craig Constantine: Three words origin and purpose

055. Craig Constantine: Three words origin and purpose

 
 
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Craig discusses the origin story and inspiration behind the ‘3 words’ question that ends each Movers Mindset episode. He explains its purpose, and the unexpected power of the question as each guest brings their own history, story, and identity to their answer. Craig shares his own three words, before sharing his personal favorite answer from a guest.

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054. Gogoly Yao: Journey, Esprit Concrete, and challenges

054. Gogoly Yao: Journey, Esprit Concrete, and challenges

 
 
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Gogoly Yao explains his background and the journey that led him to where he is now. He discusses how he first encountered parkour, and his work on Esprit Concrete with Kasturi Torchia. Yao shares his current challenges and what he is working on, and discusses his training with Esprit Concrete team member Georgia Munroe.

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053. Andy Pearson: Failure, inspiration, and injuries

053. Andy Pearson: Failure, inspiration, and injuries

 
 
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Andy Pearson unpacks why he considers himself a failed coach, and dives into what he believes his job as a coach to be. He shares his insights on where to look for coaching and training inspiration outside of parkour, before going through the litany of injuries he’s had, and explaining how they have shaped his training. Andy discusses his current training and how he expects it to grow and evolve, before wrapping up with his thoughts on FIG and the Olympics.

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