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Providing opportunities to recover from the stress of city life with training, breathing and connecting.

Our dream is to help you feel more alive. We believe in the power of mindful movement, connection, great coaching and time in the wild, where you reflect and process.

How did it all begin?

It began with me burning out many times in the corporate world from an unbalanced lifestyle. I was working in commercial architecture, but it wasn’t my passion and I was compensating by also working hard at other things. I retrained to be a personal trainer and watched my clients do the same; work hard, sleep little, and then come to train hard expecting results. Constant high stress can lead to numbness and a condition loosely described as ‘adrenal fatigue’ which I would like to help people avoid.

What sets your business apart?

There are plenty of retreats and weekend getaways out there, not many for the high-intensity functional fitness community. Unlike those in endurance sports, this demographic can put their nervous system under higher stress in the gym, which then makes it harder to recover from life. We know the fitness world as well as the world of big corporates. We also know hospitality.

What is the concept behind your business or the problem you’re solving?

City folks have a lot on their plate; they work long hours, in a seated position, do not get enough time in nature, do not see enough daylight.

Where to next/What is your brand vision?

Weekend retreats in the country for city people who train for strength and high intensity.

Stella Kamba

Founder of

More Life Adventures

What do you feel passionate about/what drives you?

Business: Female entrepreneurship, being inclusive, mentoring others. Learning to look after our body better with good coaching on movement, breathing, strength and conditioning.

Share an example of early life that has shaped you?

My early life made me very independent as I spent long hours alone.

Highlights of your business journey so far?

I started this 10 months ago so we haven’t been going very long, but a highlight has been to find kindred spirits to share the journey with.

Key lessons you have learned along the way?

Get advice from people you respect, but ultimately trust your own gut. They aren’t risking anything by advising, whereas you are risking a lot with each decision. Most mistakes are great lessons.

Best piece of advice you have received?

Dream big. Be very honest and non-judgmental with yourself. Be your own parent. Invest in the best coaches you can afford.

Advice to an aspiring entrepreneur or woman just starting her career?

Get very comfortable speaking in public.

What funding route have you chosen for your business and why?

Self-funding for now, because I am at the early stages of shaping what I do and I want control.

Some of the challenges you have faced and how you overcame them?

Setting clear rules and boundaries from the beginning. I have made this mistake enough times that I have learnt to be a clearer communicator. I have also had to revise my T+Cs a few times in the past few months.

Why is it important to support women-led business?

Because women typically lead with more compassion than men and we need that compassion in the world. Because if we don’t, who will?

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My inspiration is...

Those who are hungry, humble, funny, work hard and love helping people.

My greatest fear is...

Wasting my time. I wasted so much of it living by someone else’s rules. Hence why ‘more life’. Public speaking used to be a big source of anxiety, but I have been working on it.

The most courageous thing I’ve ever done is...

Having fear of heights but jumping off a cliff about 6m above sea level. This is why there is a diver on our logo, because that day taught me to get on the other side of fear.

Guilty pleasure?

A little bit of chocolate every day, Greys Anatomy, long haul flights.

Mantra you live by?

Leave people better than you found them.

Female role model?

My female coaches, also possibly Liz Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love).

Women-led brand you love?

helloclue.com, Allbright Mayfair, where I work.

Top productivity tool?

I used to have an ‘always available’ mentality, so I’ve made a big effort to stop responding asap, getting distracted and leaving my own work behind. Now I don’t respond to emails before 9am, so I can get planning done at the start of the day. I put a bar on emails and phone messages for blocks of time each day, so I can work on projects.

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