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Q&A with Sarah Hamilton (Bellabox, Sand & Sky Founder): “Family and how I was brought up, to be the best that you can be and not to be scared of a challenge.”

Name: Sarah Hamilton

Details: Nearly 40, Tuesday 8:30am, most weeks, in the boy’s gym

Lives: Gardenvale, 3 amazing kids and very tolerant, nearly, husband

Profession: Medium boss

What was your training like before training with Gordon? Lots of sport but not enough post school and while having babies, gym fan and I love running but needed to do more.

What is your training like now and what did you value most about it? Strength training, I only listen once Gordon tells me I have 2 more reps to go and I just do as much as he tells me to do without complaining (unless I can’t help it). I can’t think what I have to complete with him nor can I look at the clock, as it would seem too hard so afterwards, I value being pushed.

(Sarah knows focus. Sarah working on recruiting her glutes and sitting back on a box squat)

What are you training goals for 2017? No wobbly parts and feeling fit and healthy plus lifting more than Gordon thinks I can.

What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Keep working hard and looking after yourself.

Your personal motto: Be in the top 5% of anything you do.

What’s the most played artist or song on your current playlist? Joe Cocker *yep I am old.

(Sarah stretching her hips and getting those legs firm; training the single leg split squat)

What’s your advice on work/life balance? Live in the moment and best the best you can be in that moment/ work or life.

You have lived and worked in both London and New York. What did you learn the most about yourself with that experience? Life has a lot to offer and that you can experience, no one day should be the same, On paper these cities seem intimidating but once you choose to immerse yourself in them they are loads of fun and offer you something that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

Working at Dazed & Confused to being GM at Spin Magazine what made you want to start up your own business? Family and how I was brought up, to be the best that you can be and not to be scared of a challenge.

You have 3 children, run your own business, find the time to train and I’m guessing on the weekends there’s a whole lot more going on. You’re a superwoman. How do you find the time to do it all and what are your best strategies to do it all efficiently without burning out? Haha not a superwoman at all, I try to live well and stress less. Looking after yourself is equally as important as looking after your kids and your work. I leave home around 830/9am and am home by 6pm, which seems good but I can understand that it might not seem enough for kids plus I work around those times.

(Sarah doesn’t like the sled. That’s why she’s doing them here)

You’re pretty awesome at what you do. What’s your #1 tip for anyone’s career and professional development? Unfounded compliment! Career tip; apply yourself to your task with determination; life is not defined by your job description, do and want more in pursuit of greater knowledge, don’t clock in and out each day. Professional development; always be aware that there is more to know

On a scale of 1-10 how awesome do you think your training shoes are? Ahh come on, we both know they are a 10+

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