Do More Movement aims to bring you speakers with passion and expertise in their field who want to share the myriad reasons why they do what they do.
For the event on November 21st we have got just that. Martin and Simon are both at the top of their field and have got experiences and passion to share.
Breath coach, wim hof method instructor
Martin’s breathwork journey started when he met Wim Hof. This is when he learned how changing breathing patterns can shift the mental state and break through emotional barriers.
At the same time he started learning respiratory physiology from the founder of Oxygen Advantage, Patrick McKeown.
Now trying to connect the scientific and spiritual by studying Transformational Breath®.
Martin runs regular workshops where he focuses on mindset training using breathwork and cold exposure. He also coaches athletes with modern hypoxic training methods and traditional pranayama techniques.
Trail running guru and run the wild founder
Simon is an International Mountain Leader and Founder of the trail running holiday company Run the Wild. He spent his childhood growing up on Gower in south Wales where he gained a passion for the outdoors.
In 2006 after having put on 20kgs of weight in a job in the City and following a late-night bet with a client he signed up to a 54-mile race across the West Highland Way in Scotland. The longest he’d run before that was 8 miles. He hasn’t stopped running since. A year later, he ran his first London marathon in 2hrs 57 minutes soon after managed to push this down towards 2.5 hours. Since then he has completed many ultras in the UK including the 87 miles Ridgeway Challenge, finishing 5th in 16.5hrs, as well as abroad including the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, 106 miles around Mt Blanc with 10,000m cumulative ascent, and the Marathon Des Sables, a 155-mile multi day event in 55 Deg C heat. Only 10 months earlier he spent climbing Mt Denali in Alaska in freezing temperatures, as low as -50 Deg C. This is where his other passion lies, as a mountaineer. He has climbed some of the highest mountains in the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Himalayas including Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. Despite major hip surgery a few years ago, he believes that life is all about your approach, and dedicates himself to encourage others to realise their full potential.
In summer, he is based in Saint Gervais, at the foot of Mont Blanc, and for the rest of the year in the Chiltern Hills in the UK. He is passionate about getting others into the outdoors and is an instructor and assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. He also guides International Schools on charity-based projects in Tanzania and leads groups up Kilimanjaro.