Leanne was a City exec until March 2012, when she resigned after suffering from burnout and alcoholism. She spent a few weeks in rehab before coming out and redesigning her entire lifestyle at age 37.
Leanne trained to be a personal trainer, and worked as a sole trader for a while before setting up her company Bodyshot Performance.
During that time, she build up a team and stepped away from personal training herself. She’s written two bestselling books, done a TEDx Talk, won a business award, contributed to Thrive Global and is paid to speak.
Leanne, has run the London Marathon 4x, Completed the Scotland Coast to Coast Races 3x. Which involves – 105 miles across Scotland over two days via bike, foot and kayak. She’s also done, Man v Mountain – which is a 22 mile run up Snowdon and down via obstacle course. Leanne is currently training on roller-skis for the Arctic Circle Race for 2019 which is– a 160km cross-country ski race where participants are entirely self-sufficient (3 day event).
Where Leanne is based & her gorgeous dog!
Who is Leanne?
Growing up and what life was like when she was younger
Working in the city and balancing health and fitness
Drinking, and having a party lifestyle in her 20s
Deciding to leave the city and changing her life
Giving up alcohol and deciding to do what she was passionate about - business and health
Becoming a personal trainer and starting her company BodyShot
Going to rehab for 6 weeks
Not having a plan when she resigned from her job
What she changed when she came out of rehab
Doing her own personal challenges while being a PT
Training for the London Marathon
Her second marathon and the challenges she faced!
Running in fancy dress, during the hottest ever London Marathon!
Advice for other runners who want to do a marathon!
Why having a coach is a good idea!
Fundraising and fundraising fatigue
Doing the Arctic Circle Race in 2019!
Why she wanted to do this challenge!!
Training via roller-skiing!!
Planning as a pair for the Arctic Challenge
Looking at funding and sponsorship
The mental side of the preparation
Fear… and why you have to be mindful of it - her tips and tricks for managing it
Meditation and why having a daily session works for her
Remove the Guess Work Podcast - what it is and who it is aimed for
Being strong of mind, body and spirit