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The Superhero Finder Podcast - Real people, real stories and real power!

The Superhero Finder Podcast - Real people, real stories and real power!

By Matt Wilson

My name is Matt, I am a superhero finder - it is my job to search planet earth and uncover the real superheroes in hiding.
For Season 3 - Listen as we find motivation, strength, resilience and humility by finding out and listening to some inspiring stories, from real people.
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Superhero #86 - Being Selfish Is The Key To Change - A Hypnotherapy Discussion | Amanda Graham

The Superhero Finder Podcast - Real people, real stories and real power!May 24, 2023

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My Friend Saved My Life, Then Ended Up Taking Her Own - Lets Work Together To Stop Bad Men Abusing | Anthony Fuhrman - Man Strong Special | EP113

My Friend Saved My Life, Then Ended Up Taking Her Own - Lets Work Together To Stop Bad Men Abusing | Anthony Fuhrman - Man Strong Special | EP113

Hello and Welcome back to another Man Strong special where we take a look at some of the powerful episodes from my series 'Man Strong'.

Today see's me talk with Anthony, a former US Soldier, a World Class Strongman and former organiser of the CLASH Pro Series Strongman Event.

We touch on these experiences, but really what was at the forefront of the conversation was the story of his friend Rebecca.

Just a few weeks ago, Rebecca took her own life.

Rebecca was a Strongwoman athlete too, that's how they met and became good friends.

That's where todays chat comes in, before Rebecca passed she told the world via her social media that she had been abused by someone within the sport.

Even distancing herself was not enough to help her, and Anthony talks today about what he thinks we can do to help support those who are suffering, 

vulnerable, but also what organisations can do to help curb abuse.

Its definitely not right, but it is very common.

I would say if you feel particularly sensitive about this subject please go ahead and find a good time for you to listen to this. 

If you have any comments or questions please leave them through your podcast streaming service or DM on Instagram @thekindeststrongman

Stay Super!


Dec 06, 202354:11
I Throw Myself Into Everything I Do - That's Tough On My Family | Daniel Powell - Man Strong Special | EP 112

I Throw Myself Into Everything I Do - That's Tough On My Family | Daniel Powell - Man Strong Special | EP 112

Hello and welcome back to a look into the short series I did a year ago looking into masculinity, and all things from a mans point of view.

I have know todays guest for around 4/5 years now, we always have fun when we catch up.

But rather than being a brew chat (It kind of is) I wanted to know what has driven Dan to have so many different jobs and passions over those years.

I met Dan as a personal trainer, he is now a stand up comedian and an award winning writer.

What was behind the changes? 

What does the future look like?

What I wanted to know most?

What drove the changes he has made? What effect did they have on his family?

Dan has 3 kids, a loving wife and a house to pay for. Never mind COVID!

If you have ever thought about following a passion, but feel it would be too hard on your family. Listen up!

If you want to follow Dan on his road to the Edinburgh Fringe you can do so @dan_powell_comedy

Thankyou for listening and please subscribe / follow to be notified of further episodes!

Check out Youtube for the latest episodes too, and don't forget to give some oldies a listen!

Nov 29, 202301:03:52
A History of Masculinity | Dr Stephen Basdeo - Man Strong Special | EP111
Nov 22, 202301:08:53
Superhero#110 - Mental Health & TV | Ethan and Matt - Some Guys With A Camera - Creators of Birchall's Pints on Amazon Prime
Nov 15, 202335:08
Superhero #109 - Sex Education Can Help Stop Abuse | Vicky Crone
Nov 08, 202335:28
Superhero #108 - Autism ADHD Fibromyalgia And Me | Beanie
Nov 01, 202355:51
Superhero #107 - The Truth of Baby Loss | Sophia Stimpson
Oct 25, 202333:19
Superhero #106 - Embracing ADHD To Successfully Grow An Award Winning Business | Fiona Bradley - FB Comms
Oct 17, 202336:11
Superhero #105 - I Can See Clearly Now - Hypnosis Coaching And Getting Older | Harmony Woodington
Sep 27, 202340:37
Superhero #104 - Crohn's Social Media Life and Alopecia | James Morrell
Sep 20, 202351:48
Superhero #103 - Burnt Alive At 16 - Acceptance, Accidents And Autism With Hannah Armstrong
Sep 13, 202344:15
Superhero #102 - Domestic Abuse Survivor To Female Leader - Using Experience To Help Others with Hannah Martin
Sep 06, 202330:51
Superhero #101 - Healing Begins with Self-Compassion | In-Depth with Miranda Arieh

Superhero #101 - Healing Begins with Self-Compassion | In-Depth with Miranda Arieh

Welcome back Superfans! We're thrilled to be in the studio today for our very first in-person episode, and we have a special guest with us - the incredible Miranda Arieh! 

Miranda Arieh is not just an award-winning Mental Health Coach and Public Speaker, but also a dedicated teacher of Self-Compassion hailing from Leeds, UK. Her expertise has earned her a spot on BBC Radio as a specialist guest and appearances on prominent shows like BBC's The One Show, BBC News, Look North, ITV News, BBC Politics Show, and even Channel 4. She's been actively sharing her insights on the critical topics of mental health and women's safety. 🎙️💪

Today, we're diving into the essential topic of healing, and Miranda will share with us the profound wisdom of how it all begins with being kind to yourself. You won't want to miss this insightful conversation, so stay tuned for the full episode! 🎥

If you're eager to connect with Miranda, you can find her on social media @mirandaarieh and visit her website at www.mirandaharieh.co.uk.

A massive shoutout to James at Gymbuck Athletics for sponsoring this episode. https://gymbuck.co.uk/

Also a heartfelt thank you to our Patrons, James and Lucy, for making all of this possible. You rock! 🙌

And remember, you can catch this episode and over 100 more incredible ones on Spotify and all other podcast providers. Until next time, Stay Super! 💥 #SuperheroPodcast #MirandaArieh #SelfCompassion #HealingJourney #MentalHealthMatters #Podcast #SelfImprovement #StaySuper

Aug 30, 202348:46
Superhero #100 - Money And Titles Mean Nothing Against Health - Burning Out Made Me Unstoppable | Rebecca Day

Superhero #100 - Money And Titles Mean Nothing Against Health - Burning Out Made Me Unstoppable | Rebecca Day

In pursuit of a career, sometimes we have to make decisions that will affect more than just our role. Our life, our health are all at play but its a decision based on weighing up the options.

Sometimes getting a promotion get means spending less time with your family.

Changing jobs can mean a lot of extra stress and responsibility.

But that is always weighed up against the pressure to earn a wage and pay those bills.

So often its this pressure that can influence a decision, for the fear of not succeeding, or putting others close to you at risk.

But what happens if the changes you make are based solely around you and your health.

What if the job you are in is not what you want to be in.

What if the job you will love the most will take a huge leap of faith?

What if staying where you are risks your health declining?

Well its time to find out with my fabulous guest Rebecca Day, because she did exactly this.

Rebecca is now a Women's Leadership Coach and sit back and relax as we discuss her journey thus far.

If you would like to follow or get in touch with Rebecca you can

@unstoppableyou_coaching or visiting

www.linktr.ee/unstoppableyou_coaching

An eternal thanks to my Patrons Lucy and James for supporting the growth and development of this podcast, and soon we will be going LIVE and in person!

If you would like to see how you can support us you can see ⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠:

This is super exciting, something I have wanted to do since we started but I have one more thing to say..

Every single like, share, follow and listen is INCREDIBLY important to me. So thank you so much for joining us, and don't forget there are loads more to catch up on on all major podcast host spaces.

Do let me know what your'e favourite episode has been, I would love to discuss it with you.



Aug 23, 202338:24
Superhero #99 - Ditching The Label And Embracing Neurodiversity | Tamzin Reid - World Class Coach

Superhero #99 - Ditching The Label And Embracing Neurodiversity | Tamzin Reid - World Class Coach

Today I spend some time with World Class Gymnastics and Trampoline Coach Tamzin Reid.

To get to that level takes time, dedication and consistency, not to mention navigating several neurodiversities.

What motivated Tamzin?

Tamzins story in her own words: ''I started my journey after my son was born. As a mum I thought that I was no good at anything and most probably couldn’t learn anything new. My son has severe ADHD. He was not easy in any way, home school etc.

He went to a school friend’s trampoline birthday party. He did so well he started lessons and although the coach was very nice, there was not a lot of real learning going on.

I thought to myself, you are already a British Horse Society IVsm in equitation, why don’t I use these skills to retrain.

So off I went and retrained as a trampoline coach. As time went on and my son got better I needed to move up the qualification ladder. Each time I had to step out of my comfort zone it was so difficult.

But I thought if I want to do this then I need to be uncomfortable. If not I will stay where I am for ever.

The amount of different emotions I went through was crazy, scared, felt stupid, too old to re train, anxious even physically sick. This was each and every course, exam or just new step.

Once the trampoline club had been up and running for a few years and we had athletes from club, county, regional and national level competition, I thought it about time to start to give back. I decided to become a tutor. Oh no here we go again with all the unwanted feelings and emotions that almost stopped me entirely in my tracks, from doing anything. Each time I had to dig deep if I wanted to take the next step. I knew deep down that I wanted to, so I allowed myself to make the decision that I was going to take each small step as it came. I’m so glad I did as I have now become a High performance coach in trampoline and a British Gymnastics Tutor / assessor, along with my BHS IVsm, NCMH & ANCEBM in equine.

I have been coaching for over 30years in both equine and trampoline. Both at high performance level and with world level athletes and coaches. Over the past year during the pandemic, I have really missed being able to coach people of all ages and abilities, so I have diversified my coaching to be here to support individuals both in and out of sport.

You know what, I have now learnt to be proud of myself. I really believe that if I can get there being severely dyslexic and having psoriatic arthritis, then I know you can to. I can help you reach your goals 1 step at a time.

Tamzin doesn't often take the limelight and is extremely humble about what she has achieved. In my view this is your time to shine!

If you would like to contact Tamzin, you can on instagram @tamzinscoaching or facebook under Tamzin Reid Coaching.

An eternal thanks to my Patrons Lucy and James for supporting the growth and development of this podcast, and soon we will be going LIVE and in person!

If you would like to see how you can support us you can see ⁠⁠here⁠⁠:

This is super exciting, something I have wanted to do since we started but I have one more thing to say..

Every single like, share, follow and listen is INCREDIBLY important to me. So thank you so much for joining us, and don't forget there are loads more to catch up on on all major podcast host spaces.

Do let me know what your'e favourite episode has been, I would love to discuss it with you.


Aug 16, 202334:17
Superhero #98 - Being Doxxed On Tiktok - My Recovery From Addiction | Greyson Grimes

Superhero #98 - Being Doxxed On Tiktok - My Recovery From Addiction | Greyson Grimes

Welcome back!

This week I spent some time in the Mattcave with Greyson Grimes - A musician and popular social media personality.

Well, Greyson went viral recently when he was doxxed. If you don't know what that is, let me explain.

Tiktok megastar Elise Myers released a video where she describes a not so great experience with an 'ex' but does not name. Someone then saw the video, found Greyson and basically said a big digital 'its him!'.

To Dox: to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge

With that comes lots of messages and comments, threats and all sorts unfortunately a thing now in the digital world. Its also Illegal in some places to Doxx.

So now that we know what that is.. back to Greyson.

Not only has this situation given him challenges, but it has also given him a platform to tell his story.

Its a story of addiction, forgiveness, inner work and an incredible view on life now that is infectious and has definitely had an impact on me.

You can find Greyson and his music @Greyson.grimes on IG / @greysongrimes on tiktok or simply google his name!

I hope you enjoy, I certainly did!

An eternal thanks to my Patrons Lucy and James for supporting the growth and development of this podcast, and soon we will be going LIVE and in person!

If you would like to see how you can support us you can see ⁠here⁠:

This is super exciting, something I have wanted to do since we started but I have one more thing to say..

Every single like, share, follow and listen is INCREDIBLY important to me. So thank you so much for joining us, and don't forget there are loads more to catch up on on all major podcast host spaces.

Do let me know what your'e favourite episode has been, I would love to discuss it with you.

Until next time! Stay Super *


Aug 09, 202345:13
Superhero #97 - Growing A Brand With Passion And Value In A Throwaway World | The Jayybuck - Founder of Gymbuck

Superhero #97 - Growing A Brand With Passion And Value In A Throwaway World | The Jayybuck - Founder of Gymbuck

Aug 02, 202336:43
Superhero #96 - It All Started When They Called Me Sparrowlegs - Helping Young People With Body Image is Only The Start | Anupa Roper
Jul 26, 202334:13
Superhero #95 - The Key To A Healthier Mental Health Future Starts At School - Sharing Our Story - The Book of Hope | Charlotte Maidment

Superhero #95 - The Key To A Healthier Mental Health Future Starts At School - Sharing Our Story - The Book of Hope | Charlotte Maidment

Jul 19, 202336:54
Superhero #94 - How TikTok Helped Me Grow in a Digital World. Lupus Ultra Marathons and Only Fans | Star Bickerstaff
Jul 12, 202353:59
Superhero #93 - Acceptance Is A Long And Powerful Road - Normalising and Celebrating Visual Difference - Living with NF1 | Amit Ghose
Jul 05, 202336:13
Superhero #92 - If You Care Share - Doing What I Do To Help Those Dealing With Suicide | Matthew Smith - Co Founder- IFUCARESHARE

Superhero #92 - If You Care Share - Doing What I Do To Help Those Dealing With Suicide | Matthew Smith - Co Founder- IFUCARESHARE

Hello there Superhero fan!

I first saw todays guest on the UK show 'Steph's Packed Lunch' and I knew I had to reach out.

Matthew Smith is the co-founder of an incredible non-profit organisation called 'If You Care Share'

Taken from https://www.ifucareshare.co.uk/about

Our journey began in 2005. Daniel O’Hare was 19 years of age when, without any warning, he took his own life. He had no previous history of mental health problems nor had he shown any outward signs of his intentions. 

Daniel was a normal young man, who was extremely popular and well known in his local community. He had a large amount of friends and a family that loved him dearly. He enjoyed football, spending time with friends and socialising. Daniel also had a job managing a family online retail business. To this day his family remain devastated by their loss and are still no nearer to understanding Daniel’s choice.

Daniel’s brothers Matthew and Ben, along with his cousin Sarah (then aged 10, 5 and 12) hoped to do something positive to try and prevent another family suffering a similar experience. They wanted to create a lasting memory to Daniel and started If U Care Share Foundation. 

The family started selling wristbands at football clubs featuring the message if u care share and raised over £50,000 for mental health charities.

In 2011, we became a registered charity with three main aims: Prevention, intervention & support of those bereaved by suicide.

Join me as we discuss the impact that Daniels death had, the legacy that has now been created with the aim of helping many other people.

Matthew is an incredibly inspiring individual, what him and his family have created is incredible, I truly hope it can keep growing and expand its reach further across the UK.

Whatever you are doing and wherever you are, I hope you enjoy this episode!

Please take a second to visit my Patreon at ⁠www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman⁠ to support me as a small creator and if you are looking for the merch link its here ⁠bsbk.teemill.com⁠

Thank you for listening and I will see you again soon as we move ever closer to episode 100!'

Stay Super!


Jun 28, 202338:49
Superhero #91 - Surviving Narcissism and Abuse In A Relationship - Learning To Heal | Amanda Haigh
Jun 21, 202338:34
Superhero #90 -I Was Raped At The Age Of 13 - Forgiving Them Was A Huge Part Of My Healing - The Courage Cultivator | Madeleine Black

Superhero #90 -I Was Raped At The Age Of 13 - Forgiving Them Was A Huge Part Of My Healing - The Courage Cultivator | Madeleine Black

Welcome back superstar!

Now todays episode features Madeleine Black who at a young age was raped, so please if this subject is sensitive to you at all, be kind to yourself and miss it out or make sure you are in the right frame of mind.

"When I was 13, in a flat belonging to my friend’s Mother who was away for the weekend, I was attacked by two teenage American students. They held a knife to my throat and tortured and raped me many times over, for about four or five hours. I begged them to stop, but they just kicked me and laughed at me. I remember wishing they would kill me to make it all end. (Taken from www.theforgivenessproject.com )

This was the late 1970's. It wasn't until 2014 that Madeleine decided to share her story after decades of coming to terms with what happened to her.

Madeleine has since written a book, spoken at a TEDX event and spends her time helping others as a counsellor.

I wont spoil it by saying any more, but if you like a story of someone who can survive the worst? Its right here. If you would like to follow Madeleine and find out more you can by visiting www.madeleineblack.co.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn.

I couldn't continue to make these episodes without you, a special mention to my Patrons.

What will keep us growing is by telling others about some of the magic we have covered, so if you could share your favourite episode that would be amazing!

For anyone who would like to help me reach my goal of recording a studio episode in 2023 you can do, by joining my Patreon which for a small fee you can support me realising my goal and continuing to do these episodes and post production. www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman

Have a great day and enjoy!



Jun 14, 202333:57
Superhero #89 - An Unfiltered View Into Autism and ADHD - Neurodiversity, Communicating and Strongwoman | Holly Ford

Superhero #89 - An Unfiltered View Into Autism and ADHD - Neurodiversity, Communicating and Strongwoman | Holly Ford

I hope you are ready for todays EXTRA HUGE episode. *TW - Mention of suicide and self harm*
I had the pleasure of speaking with Holly Ford, who is a competitive strongwoman, a mother of 2 and living with Autism and ADHD.
We talk about communication, the journey Holly has been on to understand how what works for her can be taken by others in the wrong way.
We look at the times that are overwhelming for her, what has she learnt to do to get the most out of herself, for example on competition day but also in everyday social situations.
We also discuss depression, thoughts of self harm and suicide and how drugs and alcohol played a huge part of Hollys life, also WHY they did.
It was incredible listening to someone able to be so open about some really huge and raw experiences.
Whether you are neurodiverse yourself, you know someone that is or are just curious, you will love this.
You can follow Holly on Instagram and TikTok @holfordxx
Whether this is your first episode or your 50th. Thank you!
I couldn't continue to make these episodes without you, a special mention to my Patrons.
What will keep us growing is by telling others about some of the magic we have covered, so if you could share your favourite episode that would be amazing!
For anyone who would like to help me reach my goal of recording a studio episode in 2023 you can do, by joining my Patreon which for a small fee you can support me realising my goal and continuing to do these episodes and post production.
www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman
Have a great day and enjoy!
Jun 06, 202301:09:52
Superhero #88 - A Story of Cancer, Kreon, Trolls - I Take Life Saving Medication and I Am Proud Of It! | Lucy Rout - Founder of Tabuu and Dragon's Den Winner
Jun 02, 202301:01:28
Superhero #87 - They Didn't See Me, Just My Obesity - The Prejudice In Acting Lit A Fire In Me For Change | Leon Redgrave

Superhero #87 - They Didn't See Me, Just My Obesity - The Prejudice In Acting Lit A Fire In Me For Change | Leon Redgrave

May 31, 202301:07:24
Superhero #86 - Being Selfish Is The Key To Change - A Hypnotherapy Discussion | Amanda Graham

Superhero #86 - Being Selfish Is The Key To Change - A Hypnotherapy Discussion | Amanda Graham

Hello and welcome back!
Today Amanda Graham joins me in the MattCave, for a discussion all things hypnotherapy.
Amanda hails from North Yorkshire and has made a career helping others to transform their lives.
We talk about her work, as well as what it really takes to help yourself, a little bit of selfishness.
If you want to find out any more about Amanda you can find her at
www.aghypnotherapy.co.uk as well as Instagram and Facebook @amandagraham6587
In 2023 I have set myself a goal of recording my very first in person studio based podcast.. As a small content creator this is a big goal, and you can play your part, step up to the avenger ranks by visiting ⁠www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman⁠
Thankyou to my current Patrons for supporting me and enabling me to spend the time developing my passion project!
That's all from me for now, enjoy!
May 24, 202339:48
Superhero #85 -I Was Attacked In The Gym - Campaigning For Safe Spaces For Women | Nashali Alma
May 17, 202334:53
Superhero #84 Ulcerative Colitis Won't Stop Me - A Very Visible Challenge | Danny Callaghan
May 10, 202335:24
Superhero #83 - Abs Are Not Health And Social Media Is Not Complete Truth - Educate Yourself To Find Your Balance | Sam Horne
May 03, 202337:46
Superhero #82 - I Battled An Eating Disorder And I Have Learned From It - The Key To Being Strong | Ollie Clarke
Apr 26, 202332:41
Superhero #81 - Using What You Have Not Looking At What You Don't - The Rise Of Disabled Strongman | Mac Mclaren

Superhero #81 - Using What You Have Not Looking At What You Don't - The Rise Of Disabled Strongman | Mac Mclaren

Apr 19, 202333:02
Superhero #80 - Your Life Is Your Story To Rewrite At Any Time. Keep Your Sparkle | Sophie Mei Lan
Apr 12, 202335:11
Superhero #79 - Finding My Passion Has Opened My Eyes and New Opportunities in Strongman - | Kane Francis
Apr 05, 202329:38
Superhero #78 - Writing A Book To Help Turn The Pages On Schizoaffective Disorder - Befriending My Brain | James Lindsay
Mar 29, 202335:10
Superhero #77 - Talk Until You Don't Need To Talk Anymore, Then Listen - Firefighter to Mental Health Warrior | Nathan Rea

Superhero #77 - Talk Until You Don't Need To Talk Anymore, Then Listen - Firefighter to Mental Health Warrior | Nathan Rea

<> Today we have a clash with two giant men! However odd that sounds I mean it literally, I am talking to 'Big Rig Nath' who is on a campaign to get guys talking about their own mental health. What is the motivation behind this? Well Nathan found himself in a dark place. As a firefighter, he saw some life changing things, but as a job that's very 'blokey' and 'macho' , how did he find it in himself to voice his feelings? He didn't for a start... He tried to end his own life. But.. with talking, a little action and baby steps it took time but he got there.  Nath is currently running some really interesting challenges for himself this year and invites anyone to join in, meet up with him or even DM his and be part of your circle, the people who help keep you accountable whilst looking out for you.  You can follow Nathan on instagram @bigrignath and don't hesitate to drop the big guy a message. Subscribe / Follow this podcast on Spotify or your favourite streaming service as we fly through 2023 heading towards the big 100! What should we do for it? Send me your ideas... Special thank you to my patreon subscribers for helping me make this happen as a small creator, it means the world. If you want to check it out you can here www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman I have also just released my Be Strong Be Kind merchandise, check it out here! bsbk.teemill.com
Mar 22, 202336:18
SPECIAL EPISODE #1 : The Powerbuff Girls - Strongest Women In The World - International Women's Day | Gabi Dixson | Erin Murray | Inez Carrasquillo
Mar 16, 202333:55
Superhero #76 - You Are Never Too Old To Get Active - Building A Community | Paula Appleton
Mar 15, 202354:26
Superhero #75 - Career Changes And Home Schooling - Learning From Unlikely Parts Of Life | Michelle Eshkeri
Mar 07, 202358:21
Superhero #74 - Nobody Knows I'm A Lesbian - A Story of Everything Changing all At Once | Heather King
Mar 01, 202301:02:34
Superhero #73 - Academia, Abuse and Atlas Stones- An Insight Into Life Working In Social Work and Family Court | Jess Jackson

Superhero #73 - Academia, Abuse and Atlas Stones- An Insight Into Life Working In Social Work and Family Court | Jess Jackson

Hey there!
Nice to see you again, This week I spent some time with Jess Jackson.
Before I get into it, I just want to let you know that we do talk about abuse, and other topics which could be triggering for some. So if that could be you? Be kind to yourself and choose the best time to listen for you.
Now I knew Jess primarily as she shares a strongwoman class with my partner, however it turns out that we have more than that in common.
Jess finds strongwoman an outlet for the everyday stresses she feels in the work that she does.
Working in family court, as an expert independant witness she has to make some big decisions which change lives. I cant imagine what a weight that is to carry, so we talk about that.
Hearing stories of people going through trauma, challenges whilst balancing being a mum too.
That's not the only thing Jess does, she likes to keep busy but I will save that for her within this amazing episode.
You know what? I am finding a trend here.. there are a lot of people in the strength world and the sport of strongman / woman that have a day job in CARING.
What do you think?
To follow Jess you can find her on instagram @warrioristhewoman and her website for professional Jess is
www.thetraumatree.co.uk
Don't forget to check out earlier episodes, there is something for everyone and subscribe / follow to be alerted of new ones.
Also.. quick one.. I love doing this, and by building my new patreon I can do just that, grow and expand my reach and content all with your help.. If you could take a look that would be fab!
You can see it here.. www.patreon.com/thekindeststrongman
Feb 22, 202301:03:34
Superhero #72 - Defying The Odds While My Body Allows - Living Young with Multiple Sclerosis | Leila Ives
Feb 15, 202350:57
Superhero #71 - Setting Boundaries Can Be A Tough But Important Process | Elly Smith

Superhero #71 - Setting Boundaries Can Be A Tough But Important Process | Elly Smith

Hello and welcome back!

Today I head to Australia (virtually of course) to speak with arguably the strongest teacher in Australia.

Elly has and does compete on the world stage, but on a day to day basis she is a primary school teacher.

How is balance achieved between a big goal and a physically and emotionally challenging job like teaching?

What was before strength sports?

We discuss how when you are centred around helping others, it can be tough to put yourself in the spotlight, the focus and put the work in.

But Elly definitely proves that there is a way, and it was a fascinating talk.

You can find Elly on Instagram @ellystrength and please take time after this to check out the other amazing episodes, there is something for everyone!

Stay Super!

Feb 08, 202347:39
Superhero #70 - Learning To Take In A World Of Giving - Finding My Way In Strongman | Katie Smith

Superhero #70 - Learning To Take In A World Of Giving - Finding My Way In Strongman | Katie Smith

Hello and welcome back!

Today I spent some time with Katie Smith - The 2nd Strongest Woman in Britain and 2nd Place winner at the Arnolds Pro competition.

Katie wanted to make a change after leaving a troubled relationship, as a single mum with 3 kids with one in a pushchair this was always going to be a challenge. She wasn't a gym goer until then, but something had to give.

In this episode you will find an uplifting story of how in this world there are some people out there who can help you make what you want happen.

Finding the right goal, and training method was a challenge.

Finding time to do it, another challenge.

Possibly the biggest challenge? 

Making room for a little selfishness and investment into getting fitter and stronger, when all you have known is being a mum.

We talk friends, relationships, training, being comfortable being you and much more.

I hope you enjoy, and if you want to check out and follow Katie you can find her on instagram @katie.strongwoman (DO IT NOW!)

Until next time, Stay Super and don't forget to check out some of the other episodes!

Matt


Feb 06, 202346:45
Superhero #69 - Eating Disorder to World Champion - Its Not What You Look Like Its What You Can Do | Erin Murray

Superhero #69 - Eating Disorder to World Champion - Its Not What You Look Like Its What You Can Do | Erin Murray

Hey Super Family!
Today I am joined by Erin Murray, who is a World Champion in Strongman.
As a child, sport wasn't her chosen passion. So what got Erin into strength sports?
Erin thought that being small was better, societal norms lead to her developing an eating disorder.
Then along came strength sports..
Tune in as we discuss all things competition, motivation, Erin's dreams, challenges and aspirations and what makes her tick.
We also talk about the future of the sport for women, and how to approach something as a beginner that can feel scary and intimidating.

Erin also has a really interesting way to deal with her nerves on competition day... You can find Erin on instagram @mw.pro_emurray and please as always, follow and favourite this podcast so that you are notified of new episodes.
Most importantly though, enjoy!
Jan 26, 202335:10
Superhero #68 - Body Shamed in Education - A Long Road To Growing Self Esteem And Finding Peace | Lucy Tomlinson

Superhero #68 - Body Shamed in Education - A Long Road To Growing Self Esteem And Finding Peace | Lucy Tomlinson

Welcome!

I have a question for you. If you had to live with one person for the rest of your life, what strengths would they have?

We ask this and much more in todays episode with an old friend of mine, Lucy.

Today Lucy is a successful PT in the North West of the UK, but that wasn't always the dream.

Attending a dance and performing arts college was supposed to be the career starter.

Until how she looked mattered more than her talent.

Herein we have a very open and honest story of resilience, adventure and reflection.

We discuss last minute wild adventures, finding peace in being alone and much much more.

A true superhero and a role model for girls and women alike.

If you would like to speak to Lucy about anything, or follow her journey you can on instagram @lucytomlinsonpt , and search by name on Facebook.

Please do share, subscribe and follow this Podcast, it really enables me to do more of what I love! Don't forget to check out the past episodes too, there is something there for everyone.

Stay Super!

Jan 18, 202301:04:18
Superhero #67 - A Plus Size Athlete Since School - A Story Of Confidence, Trying New Things And A New World Record | Gabi Dixson - Pro Strongwoman

Superhero #67 - A Plus Size Athlete Since School - A Story Of Confidence, Trying New Things And A New World Record | Gabi Dixson - Pro Strongwoman

Are you ready for the energy that Gabi is about to bring to the table?

I hope so!

Me and my partner saw Gabi compete live at the Worlds Strongest Nation event which saw 12 of the strongest men and women in the world compete against each other UK vs USA.

She only went and smashed it.. but I wont spoilt it for you..

We don't only talk strongman though, i wanted to know what motivates Gabi to what she does?

What has the story been so far? 

Gabi talks openly about being a plus size athlete, finding her own strengths and her own bodies ability.

Travelling the world and trying new sports.

Having a career outside strength sports.

If you want to follow Gabi you can on instagram @gabgrl_prostrongwoman

Are you ready? Jump in and don't forget to like and subscribe to this podcast to be alerted to all the other episodes it really does help me grow and do more.



Jan 11, 202345:42
Superhero #66 - I Watched My Family Get Sick And Had To Change - From No Gym to Being One Of The Worlds Strongest Women | Inez Carrasquillo

Superhero #66 - I Watched My Family Get Sick And Had To Change - From No Gym to Being One Of The Worlds Strongest Women | Inez Carrasquillo

Growing up watching her family get sick, Inez knew she had to change.

From joining a local gym, to stepping out into the world as a full time strength athlete at the top of the game in a few short years.

What is behind this story, we discuss what motivates Inez to do what she does today.

The realities of what life is like as an athlete and a mum whilst also giving back to the community and helping grow the sport of strongwoman in the USA.

There are some lesser known facts inside, some really open and honest moments and a clear passion for the sport.

If you would like to follow Inez you can do on instagram by following @inez_prostrongwoman and as she says, her DM's are always open to make new friends and talk to you. 

If I have a listener who is savvy with youtube and tiktok, Inez is looking to grow that part of her business so please get in touch!

Thank you for listening and don't forget to check outs the other previous epiodes, perfect for a walk or a commute!

Please leave me a question, a review and add us to your favourites so you are notified with new content.

Stay Super! Matt 

Jan 04, 202335:27
Superhero #65 - I Had To Learn To Use My Body Again - Stroke Survivor And Educator | Geoff Render

Superhero #65 - I Had To Learn To Use My Body Again - Stroke Survivor And Educator | Geoff Render

Welcome back!

Today I spent some time with Geoff Render, who one day without warning suffered a stroke whilst driving.

An incredibly active and fit individual, it just shows that it can happen to anyone.

We discuss how it felt at the time, how it has affected Geoff and actually how he has taken that experience and spends his time educating others on the complexities and nuances of stokes as an 'expert by experience'.

Its a very open and honest chat, its clear that Geoff has grown through his experience and his willing to help others whilst still recovering himself makes him in my eyes a superhero.

Geoff does some work for 'Different Strokes' charity, more information can be found here: https://differentstrokes.co.uk/

Geoff is setting up his own website currently to represent his educational and speaking business and would love to talk to you if you are looking for that so I will update when i receive more details but for now I would be happy to put you in touch. In the meantime Geoffs Profile as a community champion is here : https://yorkshirechampionsgroup.co.uk/project/geoffrey-render/

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it, please rate this podcast too, if you listen to us regularly then a 5 stars would be amazing and help put it out to more listeners.

Don't forget to like and follow / subscribe so you don't miss out on any other episodes in the future and check out the back catalogue too!

Have a wonderful day!

Matt

Dec 28, 202232:22