Hi, and thank you for joining Relax and Flex.

My fitness journey started at the tender age of 3 where I was introduced to gymnastics and over a decade later became an international gymnast.

I made the decision to take some time out as I was taking school exams, and had the opportunity to pass down the skills I learnt from my coaches to the younger children in the class.

I began training again and fell upon callisthenics from a colleague, who suggested I sign up for the world championship in Russia, placing 3rd (2015) and shortly after competed in the UFL (urban fitness league) world championship and placed 1st in the female freestyle and reps (2017).

I have been featured in TV programs such as Ninja warrior's (2018 broadcast) as a competing finalist.

An appearance on a popular children's TV series from the CBBC, Operation Ouch (season 7 episode 2).

A fitness video for MTV fit

Photo shoots for major catalogued company's, such as Adidas and Fitness First.

I have travelled around the world acquiring key knowledge in methods I use to date, and I'm going to be sharing everything I have learnt with you.

These blogs will help you with;

1. General knowledge about the human body

2. Exercises which can be performed in a gym at home or in a park, for all ages

3. The history of gym equipment's and exercises styles

4. How to get the most out of your workout

5. Nutritional advice

6. Gym equipment advise and opinions

7. How to achieve callisthenics skills for beginners

8. Achievements and acknowledgements from my classes and clients

9. And many more

Fitness is a lifestyle which can be beneficial to so many lives with the right tools and information. This is why I want to help as many people as I can to understand their bodies as much as possible, because it’s easier to know what you need when you know what you have.

I’ve lived a fitness lifestyle for 25 years;

Gymnastics since 1994 (competitively since 1998) until 2009,

After school sports coach 2008 until 2011

Personal training since 2011 to date

Callisthenics athlete from 2015 until 2017

Massage therapist since 2018 to date

Within this time I have broken bones torn ligaments, mildly slipped discs, I’ve had surgery and physiotherapy and I still battle with little niggles here and there.

What I have learnt from a couple of breaks from training between the years of 2009 to 2011 and 2017 to 2019 is during those years my back went into spasm 3 times in total, and my joints in my limbs started to hurt more. As soon as I returned to training on both occasions I began to decrease the pains.

With my knowledge I have helped my clients with Scoliosis, Kyphosis, and Lordosis spines, knee and back pains also general fitness.

I would always ask an osteopath or physiotherapist for a diagnosis and suggestions before trying any of the following exercises.

Next week I will be congratulating those who have reached new levels in their training.

Followed by core strengthening for OAP’s coming out on the 18th September 2020.

I hope you enjoy my blog,

Simone Ming

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