An introduction to me

Monday, 12 August 2019

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Introducing Simon Mace

 

My name is Simon Mace. I’m 49 years old, and am a Brookes Sport ambassador.

 

I am also into my eighth year after being diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer which has had serious effects on my mobility.

 

Before my diagnosis I was cabin crew for British Airways, and enjoyed a very active life – both through sport and socially.

 

Working for BA I had the opportunity to travel the world extensively, and have had the privilege to see some incredible places across the globe.

 

One of my passions was sport, fitness and health – I was long term gym goer and spent many years in the gym, mainly with a focus on my cardio fitness and toning exercises. I was particularly addicted to Body Pump (a class which focuses on using lighter free weights with high reps), which I would go to at least once each week. When Body Pump was concerned, I was a fanatic!

 

I was also a very keen swimmer and would go as often as I could, and you could often find me running too.

 

As a spectator I spent a lot of time following Oxford United, and my interest in football also led me to join the football team linked to my gym. I’d also keenly follow national and international sporting events on TV, always watching the Olympics, World Cup, etc.

 

Fitness, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle have always been, and will continue to be a major part of my life.

 

A lot of this has changed since my cancer diagnosis, which I’ll write more about in future posts.