Today it is our privilege to bring you an interview with Tori Beaumont, Calisthenics Athlete and Social Media Influencer.
We discuss the beginnings of Tori’s passion for Calisthenics, her approach to weekly training, how to consistently pursue your unique life ambitions plus much more…
What types of movement do you specialize in?
Hand balance, strength, statics mainly are my strong areas. So, for example Human Flags, Scorpion Handstands, One arm elbow lever.
How did your passion for these disciplines begin and develop?
I was actually an air hostess when I got into Calisthenics & Bodyweight Training, I had never done anything training wise.
I was going through a really difficult time in my life as we all do at some point and I started to go to the gym just doing cardio. I saw two guys training Human Flags we got chatting, I was just in absolute awe of how they moved & controlled their bodies it was so effortless. I couldn’t do anything even a pull up at that point literally not a thing, but I just threw myself into it getting strong and just immersing myself around people I could learn from.
What does your weekly training routine consist of?
My weekly training consists of mobility & flexibility training:
-Strength based weighted reps (push ups: pull ups & dips).
-A lot of extensive Core & Conditioning.
-Cardio & of course training the areas I am working on, so currently planche and one arm handstand & improving my flips and tumbling.
What advice would you give to someone who is demotivated or doesn’t know where to start with getting into sport and fitness?
My advice if you are unmotivated is to just start! Make yourself move and commit to a class or a training with someone. The hardest part is getting started.
Also following people who inspire you, watching YouTube used to help me with ideas and things I wanted to achieve, so I would find videos to watch and workouts to try.
Remember we all start somewhere, and we were all a beginner once.
Credit: Jules Godfrey
What do you think are the most important characteristics to develop in order to pursue your ambitions?
You need to be resilient, remain undeterred by what is going on around you & focus on yourself and where you are at.
It is your journey.
It is easy to end up investing unnecessary energy on comparing yourself. You are not anybody else and that is what sets you apart. Nobody is you and that is your power.
Remain humble, work hard, put the hours in when it’s only you. Always be willing to learn and listen.
How have you transformed your passion for health and fitness into a successful business/career? What advice would you give to someone who is trying to take their passion and make it generate sustainable income?
I didn’t set out thinking this would become something I would translate into a career it ended up evolving that way because I fell in love with the process.
So, my advice would be stay true to you and make sure you sustain that balance otherwise you will lose your authenticity to make money and that becomes transparent.
So, make your core values and don’t stray from those or compromise.
Are there any specific principles that you try and live by and why?
I am a firm believer in being mindful, being present and surrounding yourself with people, individuals and environments that make you want to be better and strive to be your best.
And also wanting to build others up in the process as I know what it feels like to be laughed at, mocked and questioned about the choices I was making because people didn’t understand my passion or vision. And that’s ok but I feel it’s important to share my journey, so others know anything is possible as it’s an ever-evolving process and energy is contagious.
What are you goals and plans for the future?
I want to continue building my strength physically and mentally, possibly compete again. Finally launch my own range of training shorts for women.
I am continuing to work alongside @gravity.fitness who have some really exciting things coming up so make sure you give them a follow. Also building my brand ‘Bodyweight by Beau’ and I have a few things in the pipeline so keep a look out for those via my social media.
Credit: Jules Godfrey