What makes a strong person to you? Bestselling author and personal trainer Alice Liveing interviews extraordinary people about the importance of building mental and physical resilience and how this can empower us to live happier, stronger lives. You can find more about Alice on Instagram @aliceliveing, on Twitter @aliceliveing_ or her website www.alice-liveing.co.uk
The Winning Mentality with Michelle Griffith-Robinson
Representing Team GB as a triple jumper at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Michelle Griffith-Robinson went in with a winning attitude: regardless of whether she won a medal or not. In this candid conversation with Alice, Michelle talks about how sport gave her a wealth of mental strength and determination that helped her rise through some of the most challenging times of her life - from the loss of a loved one, to leaving an abusive partner. Now a life coach and mentor for disadvantaged young people, Michele puts compassion and kindness at the heart of her work today.
*Trigger warning - mention of abusive relationships in this episode
Strength Through Knowledge with Andy Vincent
This episode sees Alice interviewing her good friend, colleague and mentor, Andy Vincent. A well-known voice in the space and a knowledgeable personal trainer, Andy has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years, so who better to debunk some of the biggest fitness myths around? From weight loss through exercise to the confusion around calories, the real benefits of HIIT to can you really trust the stats on your smartwatch? This episode has all the answers to some of the burning questions of the day.
Five Steps To Happy with Ella Dove
Ella Dove is commissioning editor for Red, Good Housekeeping, Prima magazine and author of Five Steps To Happy. Today, Ella speaks to Alice about her personal story of trauma - the moment she became an amputee after a freak fall whilst out for a run that cut off blood supply to her leg. Ella talks about the crucial moments she and her sister painfully waited for a passer by to help them call for an ambulance, and how forgiveness has played as big a part in her emotional and physical recovery. As a journalist and now author, Ella talks to Alice about being a force from the inside in changing the narrative around disability in the media. Ella is living proof that there is always positivity in the wake of adversity.
Finding Stillness When You're Feeling Chaos with Aicha McKenzie
Aicha McKenzie came to managing talent and teaching breath-work in a unique way. As a former child British Commonwealth Rhythmic Gymnast, Aicha learnt early on in her career that the sports industry is high pressured. Whether it was from the toxic daily weigh-ins between her training sessions or the racist comments she subconsciously absorbed when competing, she speaks to Alice about setting out to care for her talent in a holistic way. Whether that’s encouraging an open dialogue on mental health with the people she works with, or to what she’s known most lately for - the use of breath work for greater wellbeing. Aicha explains how the simple act of awareness of the breath, useful exercises and the connection of the breath with movement can help support everyone when they’re in high pressured moments.
What Are We Waiting For? With Joslyn Thompson Rule
Joslyn Thompson Rule knows a thing or two about fitness. Whether that’s from her seventeen years experience as a personal trainer, to being a Nike Master - she’s an enduring overachiever in the industry. She found her passion for movement after signing up to her University rowing club and after realising the power of her own strength she now wants others to find this in themselves - now mentoring female fitness trainers through her annual Women in Fitness Summit. Alice and Jos speak about how loud the fitness industry is, how to find clarity and clear advice and of course, what it means to be a strong woman. Motivational, honest and an open conversation about fitness industry from one of the best trainers in the UK.
Finding Your Power with Adrienne Herbert
Adrienne Herbert has many strings to her bow. She's been a West End performer, PT and is currently host of the uplifting and positive conversation that is Power Hour Podcast. Adrienne kicks off this third season of Give Me Strength with a moving account of some of the moments she's used her strength to get her through life. Speaking to Alice about one of the reasons she started Power Hour - Adrienne speaks of her loss from miscarriage and three painful years of IVF treatment, and wanting to use the podcast to give herself a fresh start. Adrienne places a firm emphasis on the positive messaging that she endorses in Power Hour - the importance of self-worth, and how by simply reclaiming an hour for ourselves, we can really transform our day-to-day. Full of ‘lightbulb’ moments in this positive, honest and uplifting conversation - this episode is one not to miss.