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In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we are bringing you six days of incredible and inspiring stories from six amazing women. 

Beginning from today, an article will be uploaded every day, until the 8th of March. 

Through their experiences and setbacks, they have overcome and pushed themselves to be the best they can possibly be. 

We hope their stories truly inspire you. 

Takara Hawthorne-Smith 

Takara Hawthorne-Smith
Takara Hawthorne-Smith

Takara played football for the Wolverhampton Wanderers until she suffered two serious knee injuries; both of which required keyhole surgery. Getting herself back in to the gym to rediscover her fitness, Takara found a love of powerlifting, and she has never looked back. 

Takara's story is available right now

Beth Trueman

Beth Trueman
Beth Trueman

Since 2014, Beth has struggled with gastrointestinal issues, this in turn has led her to suffer from depression and anxiety. Beth has opened-up about her journey and continues to blog her fitness journey, whilst also finishing a Masters Degree in Sports Nutrition. 

Beth's story is available right now

Caris Bowen 

Caris Bowen
Caris Bowen

At the age of 21, Caris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma stage 2. After enduring months of chemotherapy, Caris was finally given the all clear. Finding a love of weight lifting at her local gym, Caris qualified as a fitness instructor. She is also level 2 WRU rugby referee and has her own Welsh cooking Vlogs. 

Caris's story is available here.

Alana Jones

Alana Jones
Alana Jones

Alana was a keen track and cross-country runner, however, due to a previous hip injury, Alana was unable to compete in her final year of track. Becoming depressed and losing a considerable amount of weight, Alana decided to make her way back in to the gym, and back in to training. 

Alana's story is available to read here.

Sophie Butler 

Sophie Butler
Sophie Butler

Due to an accident that broke her back and compressed the T10 section of her spinal cord, Sophie has been left paralysed from the hip bone down. She put herself through a months-worth of physio and occupational therapy in just two weeks in order to attend her graduation. Sophie continues to push boundaries and her limits. 

Read Sophie's story here.

Christina Bray

Christina Bray
Christina Bray

Christina’s story is available, right here

We’ll see you then. 

Have you got a story you want to share? Comment below with your photo and story with a chance to be featured on our Instagram story for Gymshark Fam Friday! 

 

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