We caught up with Richie Norton, Ex-Rugby Pro and Founder of The Strength Temple

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

I’d say I was a little bit of both. 

What’s your greatest accomplishment in life?

Learning how to surf and becoming Yoga teacher. 

What’s your favourite quality about yourself?

Optimism and confidence in giving everything my best. 

What’s your biggest fear?

Close between Sharks and Spiders. 

Have you ever been to therapy?


What’s your least favourite quality about yourself?

My OCD. 

Who is the last person you said ‘I love you’ to?

My Mum. 

What in your life are you most grateful for?

Being a human being capable of being a positive influence on other peoples lives. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Tomorrow is never guaranteed so don’t waste your moment today. 

What in your life do you take for granted?

How lucky we are to be here. 

What do you value most in a friendship?

Honesty and respect. 

What makes you angry?

Seeing people litter, be mean to animals and eating with you mouth open. 

What does self-care look like for you?

Taking time out to be with yourself in nature, a movement and breath-work practice to nourish, connect and find calm. 

When did you last cry in front of someone else?


Who’s the wisest person you know?

I’m so lucky to have so many wise teachers around me. 

What’s the biggest disappointment you bounced back from?

My professional Rugby career ending after being told I was not going to be able to play again… but I came back stronger than ever. 

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