You have so many competing pressures on your time. Between working, looking after your children or ageing parents and being a supportive daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend, it’s easy to lose a little bit of yourself.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that you were once a little girl who loved playing in the rain and stomping through muddy puddles on the way home from school.
Triathlons or trail running has become your opportunity for some “me time”. Your way to find solace away from the noise and pressures of everyday life. But you find it hard to head out for a training session without feeling guilty and even harder to find the time in your busy day to do it!
There’s more you want to do, achieve and try in life but sometimes it’s hard to find the determination, time and courage to put yourself first and pursue your dreams and goals. To achieve all the things you’ve dreamt of doing “one day” but deep down you doubt whether you’ll have the time or the ability to do them.
Hi, I’m Jen Brown - the Chief Coach and owner of Sparta Chicks.
I’ve created Sparta Chicks to bring together women all around the world who enjoy triathlons or trail running and who want to feel more confident and pursue all the big, and sometimes seemingly impossible dreams you've always had (without self-doubt or fear standing in their way).
I’m a Running and Triathlon Coach, Personal Trainer and reformed Lawyer.
I’m a trail running, coffee-addicted, Criminal Minds watching wife, step-mother, daughter and sister. I’ve hiked or climbed mountains on 4 continents around the world after realising in my late 20’s that running is an amazing way to change your life.
It’s certainly changed mine!
In my work as a coach since 2010, I’ve helped hundreds of women develop the physical ability to do things they once thought were impossible.
But what I’ve realised over the years is that for women, it’s generally our mindset, fears and lack of confidence that hold us back in one way or another – far more than our physical abilities actually do!
That’s why I also help women to discover the tools, skills and confidence they need to be brave and move towards their goals and dreams – in spite of their fears. To learn how to trust themselves, find the courage to put themselves first, develop more confidence and lead happier and more relaxed lives.
In doing so, you’ll also send a message to your daughters and to the other women in your life that it is possible to lead a happy, adventurous and balanced life without sacrificing your health, well-being or family.
Being brave is the secret to success in sport - and life. Many women mistakenly think that being "brave" is reserved for those who run into burning buildings or do other heroic acts.
But it's also found in the everyday, small acts.
It's found every time your hands getting sweaty before an important meeting at work - and you speak up anyway.
Every time you feel the butterflies in your stomach when you think about an event you want to enter - and you still enter anyway.
Every time you feel like you're going to throw up because you're scared shitless about your race - and you still force your breakfast down anyway.
Every time you tell hear that little voice inside your head say "don't be ridiculous, you can't do that" - and tell it to 'fuck off" and do it anyway.
The goal with Sparta Chicks is to help do all of those everyday acts of bravery - and more!
Through our popular podcast, our triathlon and trail running coaching packages as well as our free material here on the website, you’ll not only find inspiration and motivation but a community of like-minded women who’ll support you every step of the way. Plus you’ll develop the physical ability to achieve your dreams and the confidence, bravery and mindset you’ll need to do it.
The mission here at Sparta Chicks is to support and encourage 10,000 women to ‘step up’ - to a new distance, a new goal or to some other ‘first’ in their life - over the next 10 years. You can read more about it here.
And I’d love you to be a part of it.
Add your details below to become part of this amazing global community committed to the pursuit of their dreams. You’ll receive an email every fortnight packed full of the strategies, tools and techniques you need to chase, and achieve, your wildest dreams.
Because you're a brave woman - and that's what brave women do!