Full Name: Fi Silk
Facebook (fan page or profile): https://www.facebook.com/fi.silk
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/fisilk
Time doing street workout: 2 years
How did you get involved in the street workout world?
I was looking on YouTube of videos for ab exercises and came across the UK Bar-barians (at the time) Jay, Lee and Sai. Messaged Jay about how to get started and he was really supportive. Three months later (when I could do pull ups!) I went to meet them in the park – met Sai and Migs CK for the first time – and the rest was history.
Why did you choose to practice street workout?
It’s very challenging, and I like a challenge.
How is street workout reflected in your life?
It’s just an extension of how my life already was – I am dedicated in whatever training I do (before this I did martial arts and have a 1st Dan in karate) and I follow the same ethos in my life as in my training: building a solid foundation, keeping things simple and trying to do the right thing.
What are your short term, mid term and long term goals with street workout?
All the same – improve and move forwards.
How many times do you workout during the week?
Normally five. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
Do you have any specific workout plan or you just improvise and do your thing?
At the moment I am following the Gold Medal Bodies parallettes course, but in all my other training I do my own thing (on my own).
Which would be the most complex move you achieved (tell us about the process it took you, to achieve it)?
I guess back lever. Just worked through the progressions. Also tuck planche – took a lot of time and dedication.
Which would be the best experience you had doing street workout?
At the UK Bar Jams – meeting loads of awesome people from across the country and making some new friends.
What inspire or motivate you to keep on doing street workout?
Improvement motivates me, the people I have the honour of training with inspire me, as well as a few people that I haven’t yet met in real life.
Which would be the worst experience you had doing street workout?
Over-training and injuring myself.
What do you expect from the street workout community in the next couple of years?
For it to become more focussed on money and politics, and for more people to sell out because of that. The true talent will remain how it is – doing their own thing and leading the pack.
Can you give an advise for all the people that would like to start doing street workout?
Work hard, consistently. That’s the secret.
Share some words to inspire the community:
Look to inspire yourself with your progress towards your goals – seeking the approval of others should always come second to the rewards that come from pushing yourself beyond what you ever dreamt possible.