"“The Her Spirit triathlon training programme and live sessions are helping me to believe in myself and improve my triathlon performance for Leeds Standard where I want to achieve my personal goals.”"

Swimming person Cycling person Running person

Share to:

How Her Spirit helped and supported Sharon Leeming

“I found Her Spirit around a year ago and have loved every minute of my Her Spirit journey. I had competed in triathlons for a few years after learning to swim when I had my second child. I have done sprints to a half iron distance over a few years.

“I found Her Spirit through a friend during lockdown one. I started listening to the podcasts first, they became my running ‘pod’ and then I joined the live cycling. I had never really looked forward to ‘turbo’ sessions before, well times have changed! I actually look forward to Tuesday morning and Thursday night with the wonderful Michelle.

“Since then, I have also found classes that I wouldn’t normally do, such as strength and Yoga. I’ve used the swim training plans to improve my swimming and have achieved some personal bests recently in the pool.

“Her Spirit reignited a fire I had to do more triathlons and similar events. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been with Mel's and Lucy’s strength session, and I am working on flexibility too. I can’t believe how much fun a virtual community can be, I really didn’t think this format would work for me, I am happy to confirm that I was very wrong with this idea!

“The community is so supportive and encouraging that everyone feels like a winner. I have been so inspired by challenges that members have completed, and I have enjoyed reading people’s stories and journeys through the app. The virtual events and challenges have been brilliant, who would have thought I’d be dipping in my local river in February?

“I also ventured to a local lake, much earlier in the season than I would have normally dared, to meet fellow Her Spirit legend Marie Moss, we had so much fun. I feel I have made loads of new friends too, especially on the ‘Tour de Her Spirit’ and look forward to meeting more people at Leeds Triathlon, the Yorkshire Lass Sportive and the 3 Peaks trip.

“I have loved seeing everyone smashing fitness goals and having fun leading up to summer events. I have trained hard for Leeds Triathlon, followed Lucy’s training plan and I can’t wait to line up on Sunday alongside other Her Spiriters. Her Spirit constantly encourages and reminds me that we are capable of much more than we think possible.

“Her Spirit is my springboard to long term fitness goals and adventure. I can’t wait to see what else I can accomplish and share this journey with you all. Thank you Mel and Holly for creating this amazing community.”

Find out more about Her Spirit