Purusha Gordon - mum of two, aged 43 is no longer a stranger to wild challenges after a change of mindset 6 years ago transformed her life.
Having battled with depression and weight gain after the arrival of her children, Purusha realised something had to change. Approaching her 40’s in the worst shape and health she’d ever been in, Purusha’s mission became to create a healthy lifestyle, to rebuild confidence and self belief, living life for each day.
After completing 40 challenges in her 40th year, the love and passion for living life healthy and well opened up an opportunity to take on the challenge to build a team and row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean in 2021.
Purusha believes it is never too late to make a positive change to your physical and mental health and with a bucket load of determination and hard work, 6 years later she has set a new World Record, rowing across the Pacific Ocean as part of the Ocean Sheroes team.
Pulling together a challenge of this enormity in a global pandemic took a big dose resilience and positivity to overcome hurdle after hurdle.
Purusha now spends her time speaking about her journey to health and works under the umbrella of The Health and Wellbeing Expert.
Using her experience in this field Purusha is passionate about helping individuals and organisations create healthier, happier and more balanced lives.
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Purusha, in her own words
Purusha's journey to the Pacific Ocean
Growing up as a sporty child
Her fondness for water
Having children in her mid-30s
Smoking, drinking coffee, and weight gain
What it’s like to go on a five-day detox
Experiencing postnatal depression
Why did Purusha decide to go on a detox
What she did to get back into fitness
Losing weight and feeling better
Signing up for Tough Mudder
Completing 40 challenges in her 40th year
Challenges in preparation for the Pacific race
18 months of preparation during the pandemic
Finding a team to complete the race
How the team came together during the global pandemic
What motivates Purusha
Feeling empowered and stronger
Rowing the Pacific Ocean in 35 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes
Everyone having a role to play on the boat
Putting friendship at the top of priorities
Living life in the present and in the moment
Disengaging from technology and its beauty
The magical moments she had while rowing the Pacific Ocean
Some of Purusha's future plans and challenges
Moving into the health and well-being space
"It's never too late to do anything."
The story behind her first name
Final words of advice
Health & Wellbeing @thehealthandwellbeingexpert
In June 2021, Ocean Sheroes set off in The Great Pacific Rowing Race, a 2,700 mile row from San Francisco, California to Waikiki, Hawaii.
Aiming to break the current female-four World Record of 50 days, 8 hours and 14 minutes, set in 2014, Bella Collins, Purusha Gordon, Lily Lower and Mary Sutherland set a NEW WORLD RECORD of 35 Days, 14 Hours and 32 Minutes
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