If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life!

Aerials, Contemporary Dance, Photography, Work

Hello,

Super apologies I realise it’s been a little while since an actual update with what I’m up to here in London. With that in mind I thought I would give you a little insight into a typical day off for me. At the moment I am working in a lovely Pub/Restaurant (to pay the rent) and then try to fit in shoots, rehearsals, meetings in my days off. So here is a fairly typical day off for me (although no two days off are actually the same because i’m off doing weird and wonderful things!) I say day off…..

Here’s what I got up to on my last couple of days off:

For a year or so now, I have been involved with a photography project with Jonathan Meade. The project is called ‘Bodies in Space’ working with how the body can interject and contradict what we would assume is supposed to happen in the space. This was the last shoot of the project here in London due to Jon moving to Canada but the work is being exhibitioned here in London in September so I’m pretty excited for that! Here’s a couple of BTS images. (these aren’t the official images by Jonathan Meade, they will be posted separately)

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I also like to spend time looking after myself, whether that be a full on hardcore work out or just as important, some stretching, yoga and rolling out my muscles. With the weather being so beautiful at the moment I’ve been really lucky to be able to use our balcony decking to workout in the sun. I’ve been incorporating more and more body weight exercises into my regime rather than weights in the gym. I’m a believer that it is more important and more vital to life to be able to manage your own body weight than be able to lift a million KG (official measure) in the gym. I’ve also incorporated some resistance bands into my training to either help me reach my flexibility goals, add resistance to press ups or help me around a shoulder injury … Here are a few images to get the idea:

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Looking after myself is a very important part of my lifestyle so to compliment my active lifestyle I also use protein powders so supplement my diet. At no point will you ever catch me taking meal replacement, this protein is in addition to my vegan diet to ensure I can maintain/build a strong lean physique.

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On Tuesdays I train with Aim to Fly at My Aerial Home in South London. My previous post : In Our Dreams- Aim To Fly explains all that we’ve been up to and working towards. As well as creating a piece in that time, I also spend some time conditioning myself and using the space for my own goals too.

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So there we have it, that’s what i like to get up to and try to do in my time away from the pub.

What’s next?

In June I will be leaving the pub ahead of my fifth summer with Exsportise, coaching dance to international students for seven weeks and then come September, the world is once again my Oyster!

~ C xx

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