31 episodes

The Female Athlete Podcast is here to shine a light and bring focus to topics around the female body and sport and exercise which have originally gone under the radar. We'll be tackling everything from the menstrual cycle and how it affects every day women to how it impacts on sporting performance- including issues such as contraception, bone health and female physiology. Presented by three curious young women; journalist Lucy Lomax, Dr Georgie Bruinvels and Dr Jess Piasecki, this podcast isn't just for female athletes, it's for women who want to learn more about their bodies. Join us as we attempt to open up the conversation.

Female Athlete Podcas‪t‬ Female Athlete Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

The Female Athlete Podcast is here to shine a light and bring focus to topics around the female body and sport and exercise which have originally gone under the radar. We'll be tackling everything from the menstrual cycle and how it affects every day women to how it impacts on sporting performance- including issues such as contraception, bone health and female physiology. Presented by three curious young women; journalist Lucy Lomax, Dr Georgie Bruinvels and Dr Jess Piasecki, this podcast isn't just for female athletes, it's for women who want to learn more about their bodies. Join us as we attempt to open up the conversation.

    Harassment and exercise: Women share their experiences and what the research tells us

    Harassment and exercise: Women share their experiences and what the research tells us

    In this episode we speak about harassment and exercising women. The topic has been in the news and media recently for various different reasons and we wanted to open up the conversation around it as best we can.We give our own experiences and speak to...

    • 41 min
    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) explained with Dr Kate Ackerman

    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) explained with Dr Kate Ackerman

    In this week's episode we speak to Dr Kate Ackerman about Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).Dr Ackerman is a world leading physician and Medical Director of the female athlete programme at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she is leading the...

    • 41 min
    Improving body literacy in women and bringing a female centric approach to sport and performance

    Improving body literacy in women and bringing a female centric approach to sport and performance

    We're delighted to kick off our third season by speaking to Dr Emma Ross. Emma is such a passionate advocate of spreading the messages all women should know about their bodies-spanning across all age groups and levels of ability from participation to...

    • 45 min
    How to increase girls’ participation in sport and the impact of Covid on elite sportswomen

    How to increase girls’ participation in sport and the impact of Covid on elite sportswomen

    *SEASON 2 FINALE & Christmas Special!* We did it!As we approach the end of 2020 we wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has downloaded and listened to our podcast over the past ten months- we couldn’t have done it without you and we hope...

    • 54 min
    BONUS! Sophie Power: Ultras, running postpartum & pursuing your goals alongside being a mother

    BONUS! Sophie Power: Ultras, running postpartum & pursuing your goals alongside being a mother

    In this BONUS episode we speak to ultra runner, mother of three and Women in Sport board member Sophie Power.Sophie's life changed when a photograph of her breastfeeding her three-month-old son whilst running the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) went...

    • 47 min
    Concussion & rugby: Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm's journey & her symptoms and recovery from concussion

    Concussion & rugby: Scotland captain Rachel Malcolm's journey & her symptoms and recovery from concussion

    In this episode we speak to Scotland Women's captain Rachel Malcolm around her experiences with concussion. Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury and in a contact sport like rugby union, data collected over the past few seasons has found...

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

poppystimpson ,

Amazing!

I love, love this podcast. As an very much non-professional athlete, I found this really helpful especially the conversation around sports bras and iron!

l_g71 ,

Pitch perfect!

This is so good!!

Such a brilliant way of communicating the topic all we coaches and athletes should be discussing.

The presenters intelligence, experience and passion is a perfect combination to pitch to young athletes and experienced coaches.

Keep it up guys - I’m loving it.
Have recommended to every athlete and coach I know.

eileen_91 ,

Would recommend to everyone!

This is a fantastic podcast thats not only incredibly interesting but so well researched and presented. I can’t wait to hear more! Definitely going to recommend to all my friends. Keep up the good work!

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