Sophia mCDermott Drysdale FIT

Women's self defense workshops with Athleta

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Making frames and creating space

Yesterday I taught another women’s self defense workshop with Athleta at Dragons Gym. For years I have worked with women who are trained in BJJ with a focus on adding a feminine touch, and now I am teaching women who are completely new to all this. Both are so rewarding and it makes my soul sing knowing I have taught these ladies some super empowering skills. I am truly blessed to be in a position to be teaching this. thank you Athleta for being a part of these events and spreading the word.

Stay tuned for my next workshop or 6 week course For more info you can read up about the FightingFIT program here:

Parties, functions, travel and staying in bikini shape!

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I am loving the Summer and enjoying the pool, but staying in shape right now is an extra challenge because there are so many functions lately for me as well as extra travel and it is tough to stick to clean eating all the time. Staying put and sticking to the usual routine are when things are easy, but I find that these functions, parties and travel the are the test.

The key is to find balance. Living a life of complete restriction is not enjoyable. If you are at that function and want a cup cake, then have one. But maybe enjoy just the one. Stick to the other healthier options available - If there are healthier options. Sticking to smaller portions is also very important when keeping your diet in check.

If you are drinking, make sure to alternate a drink with a glass of water. This especaily important if you are out in the sun all day. Becoming dehydrated at a party while out in the sun all day is no fun at all.

If you are at a place where there is no healthy food available, then being super organized and bringing healthy food or snacks could save the day. Alternatively you could eat a healthy meal beforehand so you are less tempted to nibble on all the unhealthy food. I personally always have a Kind bar and a pice of fruit in my bag no matter what.

Feeling good in my own skin in a bikini is important but so is enjoying life in general so finding that balance is the key.

Tips to stay hydrated this Summer

You lose more water than you think when you spend all day out in the sun at the beach or pool. Stay hydrated and avoid feeling wiped out from the heat.

You lose more water than you think when you spend all day out in the sun at the beach or pool. Stay hydrated and avoid feeling wiped out from the heat.

For those enjoying the Summer and spending hours outside in the sun and heat, even if you are in the pool or at the beach your body is losing water at a rapid rate. If you have a cocktail or two this further dehydrates you since alcohol is a diuretic.

Dehydration contributes to headaches and lethargy. It also causes you to retain water which leads to swollen joints and puffiness in the skin. If you want to feel good and look good in your bikini, then drinking loads of water is imperative.

To avoid lethargy, headaches or swelling, or even sun stroke, drink more water than you think you need. But, It’s so hard to remember when you are not having so much fun!!!.

So here are some tips and strategies to get your fluids up:

  • Have a (non plastic) water bottle with you at all times and aim to drink 1 liter every 2 hours.

  • Switch every second alcoholic drink out with an ice water or a soda water, so that you are alternating between a beer/cocktail drink and water.

  • If you are out with the kiddies, pack or buy some low sugar (or even homemade) popsicles to suck on.

  • Pack or buy loads of watery fruit such as honey dew melon and water melon.

  • Ditch the cocktails altogether and enjoy some fresh yummy fruit smoothies.

  • After your time by the pool in the sun, rehydrate even more with an additional liter or two of water. It may feel like water overload but it will greatly mitigate any negative effects from being out in the heat and can make the difference from feeling wiped out to feeling fresh.

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Women's Self defense with Athleta!

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I’ll be teaching a women’s self defense workshops hosted by the amazing clothing brand, Athleta. I will be teaching really valuable techniques, both standing up and on the ground. My workshops are fun and i strive to create a safe environment for all ladies to learn.

This Saturday at Redemption in Summerin. Its free, but you must register.

My Home Video Workout Series is available!!!

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For those wanting a kick start on their New Year resolutions, my Home Workout Videos are 50% off for the new year! 
The coupon is LAUNCH50. Grab your vids while this launch code is available. 
These workouts are fun and inventive and they focus on all the different aspects of fitness to get you the body you want. Check out the workouts here and grab your copy.

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There are 7 workouts in total and each workout is unique. There is so much info jammed packed in these workouts that will keep you motivated and inspired to workout. And the best thing is you can do these workouts in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a mat and a pair of dumbbells! Enjoy and send me your feedback!


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This weekend, Oklahoma!

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Peps of Oklahoma, I will be heading out this weekend. I will be teaching a co ed seminar so its open to guys and gals on Saturday October 27 at Oklahoma Martial Arts academy. Book your spot with Janie at 405 816 7242.

The next day I’ll be teaching a women’s workshop on Sunday October 28. I will be teaching techniques that work better for women, opening it up to Q&A and having a roll. Book your spot At Triton Fight Center at 918 252 4658.

If you would like to attend both, please message me.