The #fuelledbyAwesome Team are a group of individuals that believe in the message of AWESOME Supplements. A team that support us and helps us to educate and empower people via the work they do, leading by example in their message, sport or discipline. AWESOME people helping you become awesome-er…
Sheli Mccoy Top UK Crossfitter
Name: Sheli "Quads" McCoy (Mres, BSc Hons SES , CFT, CPT)
Age: OMG ....... I'm not telling you.
What you do in the fitness industry: I'm a CrossFit Athlete, I compete throughout the year locally, nationally and internationally.
How do you train and why: I train everyday with 1 rest day and 1 active recovery day. My training is constantly varied high intensity functional movements because it prepares me for any workout I may face in qualifiers and events. It also makes me a pretty handy human to have around :-)
Personal motto if you have one: I have 2. "Never try to be someone your not, it's a waste of the person you are”. AND, "Success is the sum of all efforts".
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Eat ALL the vegetables you can find / Drink all of the water you can get.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I am a creature of habit and love a routine with my meals. Breakfast would be Porridge with Goji berries, flaxseed, almonds and cinnamon, I have 3 meals a day with a protein source (salmon, chicken, turkey, steak) sweet potato or Quinoa and ALL the broccoli, asparagus, green beans I can eat. I Drink Americano Coffee with pouring cream and cinnamon once or twice a day. I snack on Antipasto (Salami, Chorizo) most days as I need the high fats in my diet to support my training, recovery and overall calorie intake. I also have nuts,seeds, Rawnola, Battle oats Bars, Quest Bars and I tend to eat raw broccoli a lot :-) I'm a huge fan of Popcorn.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I have weightlifting goals to Snatch 80kg and Clean and Jerk 100kg, I have CrossFit competition goals to qualify for and attend the regionals, and I have personal targets using my sporting achievements to inspire others, be a role model to those who need one and help others better themselves where ever I can, I want to be more human. :-) I guess my own personal desire to make something of myself motivates me along with my desire to make my family proud, especially my mum.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: For me AWESOME is something I'm still striving towards ..... I train consistently, I look after my body and I always dedicate my mind and body to give my best in my daily routine. I make my fitness my priority. I want to be awesome and someone my nieces look up to, ages 9 and 2 they are very important to me, they are AWESOME.
Ben Coomber Nutritionist & Rugby
Name: Ben Coomber
What you do in the fitness industry: Well, aside from creating Awesome Supplements, I’m an educator, speaker, writer and play rugby as my sport of choice. My mission in the fitness industry is to be the voice of reason and inspire life change on people’s journey, a journey that I try inspire as a result of my work.
I believe that realising your true potential, and working hard to be as healthy and fit as possible, all while enjoying life to the full, is one of the greatest journeys we can go on. Without your health, life is limited, be truly healthy and happy, and life is limitless.
I have the UK’s #1 health and fitness podcast Ben Coomber Radio, have inspirational videos that have reached hundreds of thousands of people, run an online nutrition course called the BTN Academy, and travel doing seminars and public talks, all while helping people daily with my advice and tips on social media.
How do you train and why: I train for a multitude of reasons, which can often be tough. Being a rugby player I need to try and train for strength, power, speed, and endurance, a fine balance. I’m no high level athlete, I just play because I love the game and it’s a way of life for me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to perform to my potential in every training session and in every game. Thus I am happy to balance those goals with aesthetics too, who doesn’t like to look good naked! So it’s a mix of rugby skills and conditioning, and strength, power and hypertrophy work in the gym.
Personal motto if you have one: #beAWESOME
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Stop worrying about all the details and make sure the basics are nailed. We are good in the fitness industry and focusing on the tiny details, when the basics aren’t nailed first. Nail your sleep, nutrition, training, work/life balance, what you do for fun, in a basic and easy to manage way, and once you think you’ve nailed that are are ready to become more ‘advanced’, then do so. Don’t run before you can walk.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: My eating is regimented as I like to focus my time on doing the things I want to do. I eat 4-5 times a day, usually with 3 meals planned or cooked in advance so I know I have stuff in the fridge I can just heat up. The other two meals are more flexible to accommodate for my travel, training and what I fancy. I often sit down and eat with family in the evening, so this allows me to stick to my goals, but also to be flexible. I roughly eat 3400-3600 calories a day depending on training, and tweak this if my goals change. I also love a beer at the weekend and enjoy eating out, I just account for it in my overall calorie intake.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I am a very self driven individual, I don’t need anything external to drive me forward, I get up, have a clear plan, and simply do it. I want to make sure I am the happiest and healthiest person I can be, I want to be successful in my sport and enjoy it, I want to enjoy time with my friends and family, travel the world and have adventure in my life, and have success in my career. Yes there are specifics amongst that, but that is my loose blueprint.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: Eat right, sleep right, train right, don’t take on too much that you feel overwhelmed or stressed, push yourself to be better, enjoy life, embrace life’s opportunities, don’t be scared to take risks, enjoy a beer, seek life’s adventures, and see every obstacle in life as a challenge to embrace.
Naomi Buglass Fitness Competitor
Name: Naomi Buglass
What you do in the fitness industry: I am a personal trainer in a gym in my home town in Cumbria. I competed in my first bikini fitness show in 2013 where I came 1st place.
My aim is to inspire females to work towards their goals/dreams, to take care of themselves and to be real. There is too much fake-ness in the world of fitness, and I want to inspire women with their goals, but also to be healthy and life life to the full.
How do you train and why: I train for me. I weight train because I love feeling strong, I enjoy shocking others that a girl my size actually has strength behind her.
I don't only weight train, I also love fell walking, I'm very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country and have the Lake District on my door step, so making the most of the hills and the waters is a must. I also like to run, mainly long distances in the country side or along the lakes.
Personal motto if you have one: I have a couple…
Live life to the fullest.
Don't aim to please or impress others just be yourself.
Be true to yourself.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Be yourself, work towards your own goals and don't focus on someone else's. Do that alongside eating whole foods and work on a good balance between training, diet and life. Consistently good is better then being occasionally perfect.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I love food, my diet is mainly focused on whole real foods and what makes me feel good, but I like to have a flexible approach when it comes to my diet. I tend to work on the 80/20 rule, 80% good wholesome real foods, and the 20% anything I'd like. I'll eat between 4-5 meals a day, these are usually prepped in advanced so I have them on hand as work is busy, I will sometimes free style and fit what I am eating into my daily calorie need, but not often as I'm a creature of habit and like structure in my diet.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: My goals are to feel great in my body and to be healthy. To have a good balance between training, diet and quality time with loved ones.
I've always had the desire to travel the world and slowly but surely I am ticking off different countries as the years go by with the help of my partner as he too has a passion for exploring the world.
Whats your recipe for AWESOME:
To be true to myself. To do things for myself and not because I feel I should or that it is expected of me. To have a good balance in my life and to generally be happy day in and day out. To be able to look back on my life and say yes I did that and yes I am proud.
Ben Mudge PT & Coach
Name: Ben Mudge
What you do in the fitness industry: I am an online coach, personal trainer and educator
How do you train and why: I train in various different ways! I will adapt my training to whatever event I have coming up, whether that be American football, an obstacle course, or paddle boarding 80 miles across shark infested waters.
Personal motto if you have one: Whatever problems you have give them the time they require and NOTHING more!
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: Stop caring what everyone else 'thinks'! We only get one go at this life, regret is a bitter taste!
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: My diet is fairly varied, I mainly focus on ensuring that each meal has some form of protein and the right amount and then some from of fibre. I love food so I am not a chicken broccoli and rice kinda guy.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I want to help as many people as I can to understand the body and how it works. I want to teach people the fundamentals behind fitness and nutrition and empower them with the knowledge to achieve their goals.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: Live your life! Don't take the simple things for granted. Don't be afraid to be yourself
Juggy Sidhu PT & Online Coach
Name: Juggy Sidhu
What you do in the fitness industry: I am an online coach, the founder of the Lean Indian Academy and an educator.
How do you train and why: From competitive bodybuilding and winning physique shows across the UK, I have never lost the love of bodybuilding. However, now I follow a more holistic approach to my health, incorporating more yoga, pilates and aerobic training into my routine.
Personal motto if you have one: IMotivation is fleeting, but mastering discipline is the foundation to true progression.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: our journey is unique, it is bespoke to you and the constant comparison of yourself to the showreels of others success has no place in a truly happy and fulfilled life. Spend as much time in self awareness as possible, find clarity on your personal values, who you are, what you want to do and live your own life according to those values.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: I eat such a varied diet it would be difficult to pin down what my diet looks like! From Indian foods usually through the weekend, with mexican and italian dishes through the week! In all honesty, I used to be the hardcore bodybuilding 6 meals a day kind of guy, as a father of 2 with 2 growing businesses within the health and fitness industry, that really doesn't work for me anymore. I eat around 4 meals a day, not too many snacks and base my diet on an understanding of calories and regular protein consumption.
Sophie Grace Holmes
Sophie Grace Holmes PT & Athlete
Name: Sophie Grace Holmes
What you do in the fitness industry:I am a personal trainer and an ultra endurance athlete/adventurer. I complete 2-3 challenges per year ranging from ultra running and bike events and mountain climbs and this year an ultra paddle board race. I am currently preparing for Ironman.
How do you train and why: my training varies dependant upon which event I have coming up but my typical week would be 3 strength and conditioning sessions, 2 swim, 2 runs, 2 bike varying the intensity and lengths and a boxing session to keep my mind and body sharp and focused. So I spend a fair few hours training but aim for 1 day off complete rest, 1 active recovery day.
I train because I am passionate about keeping myself as fit and well as possible while defying the odds and achieving huge feats living with a life threatening disease, Cystic Fibrosis. I believe its fitness that keeps me so well and alive .I hope by sharing all i do I can help others who face adversity.
Personal motto if you have one: You live everyday, you only die once, start acting like it and have the courage to chase your own adventure in life and live it on your own terms without fear, excuses or regret.
What tip would you give someone that would make them awesome-er if they implemented it straight away: surround yourself those who support you - your circle should want to see you win, if they don’t clap at your success, get a new circle. Set goals so big that they scare the hell out of you, ones you cannot achieve yet and nurture your body - exercise regularly and eat nutrient dense foods- the better you feel mentally and physically the better your life will be - do whats hard and life will be easy.
What does your diet look like and what principals do you follow: Having CF brings in a new challenge because I have pancreatic insufficiency which basically means I have to take enzymes to digest food especially proteins and fats. With this I have to eat over 3000Kcals a day and more on training days. I eat highly nutritious foods having 3 bigger meals a day with protein carbs and fats and 3 smaller meals in between to ensure my health and training is supported. I tend to try have as little sugar as possible because this creates an inflammatory response in my lungs and digestive system but I do love a bit of dark chocolate, especially at the end of the day.
Breakfast is usually protein porridge or pancakes with nuts, berries and cinnamon alongside a black coffee
Lunch and dinner include any protein from salmon, white fish, chicken, or turkey, with an array of green vegetables with either sweet potato, rice or cous cous.
Snacks can be anything from greek yoghurt with berries and granola, protein bars, rice cakes/apple/banana and nut butter, nuts and eggs, smoked salmon with avocado and greens/tomatoes.
I drink 2-3 litres of water a day and will always have a protein shake after training.
What are your personal goals and what motivates you to achieve them: I am always striving to see what I am personally capable of so consistently pushing boundaries mentally and physically via extreme endurance especially living with Cystic Fibrosis. My motivation comes from being told my entire life I can’t do things because of my health so by doing what only 5% of the world would attempt for me its to show you can be limitless, and your potential to achieve lies in the power of how much you want it and how much you can train your mind to overcome even the biggest obstacles. Mental toughness is key for me.
My goals change often but I am always trying to see what I am truly capable of due to the variety of challenges i do but for me its to find a challenge I cannot do yet and then show what can be done when you don’t give up but I would love to have a world record.
What's your recipe for AWESOME: For me, being awesome is being yourself, having the courage to follow your passions, inspire others to live fully as that’s the most fulfilling act you can do. Its key to have consistency - training 4-5 days a week, eating healthy, rest, but also having fun. But, If you have the courage to chase adventurous goals, it will improve very single area of your life. You will become self aware, understand what you want out of life and who you are and most importunely what you are capable of.