Emily interviews Maya

"Take your mind off of the numbers and focus on the elegance of your execution." -Maya

Australia’s 1st Master of Sport, Emily Friedel interviews Maya about motherhood, double jerks for women, and the history of the ICKB Girls:

You are a mother, as is one of your team members, how have you guys achieved such a high level of lifting with so much else going on in your lives?

“…I think kettlebell fitness, as opposed to sport, is far more compatible with my lifestyle right now, but I got into the competitive aspect of this long before I knew what I was up against as a mother (our son was only 10 months old when we first started competing).  The only reason I didn’t give up after a series of disappointments and failed attempts on the platform is because Steve, Jess, Sara, and Surya wouldn’t let me…”

READ the FULL interview HERE

12 Responses to “Emily interviews Maya”

  1. Renee says:

    Maya, you continue to inspire! Great interview.

  2. sarahmac says:

    Awesome interview and what a beautiful picture of Maya!

  3. Elsa says:

    Beauty, strength and inspirational. I heart Maya.

  4. Julie B says:

    Great interview Maya! Margaret (age 5) asked for shoes and wristbands yesterday so she could do kettlebells at IC :-)

  5. Loredie says:

    Great interview. Beautiful picture of a beautiful person.

  6. Rachel Q. says:

    How fitting that, as we approach Mother’s Day, Maya’s myriad gifts and accomplishments are featured! Maya, thank you for mothering all of us!

  7. Lisa B says:

    Right on Rachel!
    lots of love to our Maya!!!

  8. Daniel K says:

    Great interview Maya, and am loving the picture of you and Mateo!

    Jennifer and I miss you both.

  9. Steven says:

    Thanks for holding it down Maya! We love you!

  10. Sam G-wood says:

    And holding it up too! We are so lucky to have you in our lives! Thanks!

  11. Maya says:

    To each wonderful person commenting here, thank you for your unconditional support and generous words of encouragement. It means the world to me.

  12. Sylvia says:

    Stay strong Maya! You look gorgeous!

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