A place to inspire and inform mothers from any stage, and to chat about the trials and tribulations of moving your body after having your kids. I'll be speaking to coaches, instructors, and trainers plus athletes and adventurers who all work with mothers in some way and also happen to be mothers themselves. This isn't about perfection, standards or achieving, this is a conversation about how to make the best of the rest of our lives through a nourishing relationship with our bodies and minds.
Episode 60 - Baz Moffat and Dr Bella Smith “Menopause and finding your power"
In this brilliant episode I chat with Baz Moffat, a London based PT and Dr Bella Smith, AKA The Digital GP, who are working together to forge a path to inspire and educate women on all matters around the menopause.
We talk about the facts around peri-menopause and menopause, the different options for helping minimise symptoms and what the change in hormones means to our adaptations with exercise.
Baz and Bella are so knowledgeable, so passionate and brilliantly informative on all things hormonal in this crucial phase of life. If all women go through the menopause and will probably spend longer on the other side of menopause than in all the years from cycles starting to menopause then we all owe it to ourselves, our families and friends to gain more knowledge and appreciation for how effective and awesome we can be.
I hope you enjoy and get loads from this episode.
You can find more about the work Baz and Bella do here: http://www.bazmoffat.com/in-the-workplace/
and you can connect with Dr Bella Smith here: https://www.instagram.com/thedigitalgp/
and Baz Moffatt here: https://www.instagram.com/bazmoffatstrongtothecore/
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Episode 59 - Dr Emma Ross “Women’s Health in Sport and why we need to talk about it"
In this week’s episode I get to chat to one of my heroes in sports science, Dr Emma Ross, who is the Co-Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport and the lead for a new campaign they are running called SmartHER which is all about enhancing an athlete’s physiology through an awareness and improved understanding of female specific factors - namely hormones!
Emma is really passionate about her work, talks regularly to women and girls ranging from high school students to elite level athletes and their coaches and wants to get across how important this is for all of us. It’s a crucial conversation whether you are a Saturday park runner, an amateur good-for-age triathlete or have kids who need to know how to navigate their changing cycle through puberty alongside their chosen sport.
I hope you enjoy the episode, please do leave a review, hop on over to instagram to chat with me about it and subscribe to get new episodes in your podcast platform first each week.
Episode 58 - Neema Sempebwa - "Motherhood without Your Mum, Body Image and Tiredness"
In this episode I wanted to acknowledge the role our mothers play in our own journey as a mother, particularly for those without their Mum still around. There is so much celebration and joy, exactly as it should be, for Mothers on Mothers Day and so today I wanted to recognise those who have a gaping hole in their lives through Mothers they are missing. Neema is not only a brilliant communicator on post-natal body image and the realities of motherhood with her 8 month old and nearly 3 year old, she has also talked about her life without her Mum and how that feels to her.
My mission with this podcast has always been to show all sides of motherhood, the realities of movement and sharing experiences that either connect us or inspire us and I hope that the issues we talk about today, if they resonate with you, give you some hope and help.
Please do take a moment to review the episode you’re listening to, I’d love to hear back from those who listen to these episodes, it means so much to me that you join us for a listen each week. Thank you
You can connect with Neema on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/bodywisemum/
Episode 57 - Sue Anstiss MBE “How Sport Can Change the World"
In this 2nd special episode for International Women’s Day 2020 I have the pleasure in chatting to a real powerhouse in the sport and marketing world, Sue Anstiss - awarded an MBE in 2018 for her work for charities and organisations to promote sport for all. Sue is the CEO of Promote PR, a founding trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust and the host of the brilliant Game Changers Podcast which features trailblazing women from the world of sport.
We had a great chat about why sport is so important, why she wants to work with brands who promote movement and participation rather than the aesthetic focussed body improving message and why she loves open water swimming now after competing for GB in her age group as a triathlete.
You can find out more about Sue’s work here: https://www.promotepr.com
And her podcast here: https://www.promotepr.com/gamechangers/
You can also connect with Sue on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sueanstiss/
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Thanks for listening.
Episode 56 - Jenny Landreth “Stories of Women Swimming"
In the next 2 episodes I want to celebrate the joy of sharing stories from brilliant women and this week I am joined by the totally brilliant Jenny Landreth who’s book “Swell: A Waterbiography” is an absolute joy allowing us to envelope ourselves in the glorious stories of women through history and how they fought for equal rights to swim.
I love Jenny’s honesty and humour in communicating her research, what she found, what she thought and how that’s gone into her experience and practice, and I hope you find this chat really interesting.
You can find Jenny’s book here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38jRMur
And read her Guardian articles here: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/jenny-landreth
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Thank you x
Episode 55 - Brit Williams “Mind, Body, Bump and beyond"
In this week’s episode I had a super lovely chat with Brit Williams all the way from Dubai when she has just moved there with her husband and 2 year old daughter and waiting for her twins to arrive. Brit wrote “Mind Body Bump” last year and I wanted to chat to her because it’s such a brilliant strength and conditioning approach to moving in pregnancy and beyond, not the usual “sit and breathe” advice.
You can win a copy of Brit’s book by writing a comment on Apple podcasts and the first one to appear and then message me on the post for this podcast on Instagram will be the winner. You can find me here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motherofallmovement/
Brit’s website and her upcoming online course can be found here: https://fitbritcollective.com
Or her Instagram account is here: https://www.instagram.com/fitbritcollective/
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