Jeska is a British Action Academy Student who has completed Phase III of the Warrior Masterclass, B.L.A.S.T stunt training and our Gun Rush course. Jeska has always had a fantastic attitude towards the courses, even whilst struggling with an injury.
Jeska has written about her experiences in the hopes of offering some advice and hope to those in a similar situation. It's a great, inspiring and funny read!
Learning from an injury - Jeska Pike
I’ve been identified as someone with an above average activity level. Within the first couple of months of 2018, I started ballroom dancing, signed up to five half marathons, two duathlons and a tough mudder. You know, just to fill in the gaps between pursuing and growing a performance career, a forty hour work week and publicity assisting part-time.
Oh and believe it or not, I have a social life. A pretty active one at that. This year, I was going to be unstoppable!
And so I thought I was. Two days after the Hackney Half Marathon in May, I had just finished a CrossFit training session with a work colleague and decided to finish it off with some treadmill sprints while he dashed off to work.
A searing burn up my calf mid-sprint soon revealed that I’d managed to pull my Achilles and caused a little more strain and tear than intended. However, day one of my first screen combat course with the British Action Academy was the following day and I couldn’t miss that, so I chose to stop running for the meantime and ignore it for a while, you know until it got so bad that I couldn’t walk a month later...