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Women & Sports: Deborah Roach, Pole Dancer

Women & Sports: Deborah Roach, Pole Dancer

“You’re disabled. You shouldn’t be doing that. Pole dancing is hot and you are NOT.” My immediate response was to tell him that pole is really difficult, but you could put any idiot on a bike.
Women & Sports: Kim Stevenson Farmakis, Powerlifter

Women & Sports: Kim Stevenson Farmakis, Powerlifter

...find a good coach. I  wanted the best coach in Canberra and knew that was Joe Matthews. It took a fair bit of hunting to find him as he doesn’t have social media but eventually I found him and the results show for themselves. 

Women & Sports: Dr. Alex Hynes, Muay Thai Boxer to Kokoda Challenge

Women & Sports: Dr. Alex Hynes, Muay Thai Boxer to Kokoda Challenge

I started boxing 6 or 7 years ago. I started with boxing initially, then transitioning to sparring. With sparring, you are all geared up and going at each other but it’s not a competition – not scoring points. You’re doing the motions of attack and defense but you’re using light blows. About five years ago, I wanted to keep going with Muay Thai but my body wouldn’t recover as quickly as I’d like – I was covered in bruises! I had fallen in love with the Muay Thai way of fitness but not so much with the high contact element of it. So now I work out five days a week.