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BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson host series 2 and 3 of the Her Spirit podcasts. Our mission to inspire women everywhere to live a healthier, happier life. In these podcasts you will hear from phenomenal women in the world of sport and business everything else as well, talking about the desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier.We believe your Mind, Body and Fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.Her Spirit supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Medichecks www.medichecks.com and Sport England www.sportengland.orgDownload the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

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BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson host series 2 and 3 of the Her Spirit podcasts. Our mission to inspire women everywhere to live a healthier, happier life. In these podcasts you will hear from phenomenal women in the world of sport and business everything else as well, talking about the desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier.We believe your Mind, Body and Fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.Her Spirit supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Medichecks www.medichecks.com and Sport England www.sportengland.orgDownload the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

    Annie and Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry talk to author and broadcaster Clare Balding. The conversation is truly inspirational, open and honest, from life as a broadcaster and her love of the outdoors to her passion for writing.

    Annie and Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry talk to author and broadcaster Clare Balding. The conversation is truly inspirational, open and honest, from life as a broadcaster and her love of the outdoors to her passion for writing.

    In the sixth episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast  BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson and Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry talk to author and broadcaster Clare Balding, 

    Clare is the winner of the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her expert coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Clare Balding is one of Britain's leading broadcasters.
    She is also a best-selling and award-winning author of numerous books and children’s novels and an ardent campaigner for better coverage of women’s sport.
    Clare has worked in radio since she left university in 1994, and has been presenting major events on television and radio since becoming the face of the BBC’s horse racing output in 1998. Since then, she has worked on various sporting fixtures including six Olympic Games, five Paralympic Games and five Winter Olympic Games as well as major Royal events including Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s Royal Pageant and the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
    She has worked on Wimbledon as a reporter, commentator and presenter for BBC radio and television since 1995.
    Clare has hosted walking series Ramblings on Radio 4 since 1999 and has presented Crufts for the BBC and Channel 4 since 2004. Clare was the main presenter for Channel 4’s coverage of the European Women’s Football Championships and fronted the documentary ‘When Football Banned Women’. She has also presented factual documentaries on Icons in sport, the Suffragettes, the Queen and Horses and a series about veterinary work on wild animals called Operation Wild.
    From 2013-2018, she hosted The Clare Balding Show on BT Sport, interviewing some of the most famous names in sport. Clare presented the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, the WTA Tour Finals from Singapore, Fed Cup tennis and women’s football, all for BT.

    As well as winning a personal BAFTA, Clare has been part of many BAFTA Award-winning programmes, has twice been named RTS Sports Presenter of the Year, as well as Sports Presenter of the Year at the TRIC Awards, Racing Journalist of the Year, awarded the special achievement award at the Women in Film and Television Awards and been praised for “perfect presentation” by the judges of the Broadcast Awards.
    A bestselling author, Clare’s first book, ‘My Animals and Other Family‘ was published by Penguin in 2012. Based on her childhood growing up in an unusual household, it was published to critical acclaim and went on to win biography of the year at the National Book Awards. Her second book, ‘Walking Home’ was published in 2014.
    Her most recent book Heroic Animals was released in October 2020 and raced straight into the best seller lists. 
    Clare has released four children’s books ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’, The Racehorse Who Disappeared’, ‘The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog’ for World Book Day in 2018 and ‘The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance’ in 2019.
    Her next book for children - Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going - will be published in the spring of 2021.
    Clare lives in London with her wife, Alice who is a Radio presenter on Mellow Magic, with their cats Button and Eric. 
    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet.   

    Come and join us for us for our challenges, such as the Winter Swim Challenge or the Huub Tour de Her Spirit. 
    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Cotswold Outdoor. Cotswold Outdoor in-store experts will help customers make the right choice in the kit they buy, ensuring it will be the right fit and fit for purpose, and will last for many adventures. 

    They also help customers care for and repair their kit with there Repair & Care and Footwear Protection services, to keep well-loved k

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Louise and Annie talk to Dr Megan Rossi the founder of The Gut Health Doctor. It's a great conversation with so many practical advice and steps on gut health, and a deeper understanding around why its important to look after your gut.

    Louise and Annie talk to Dr Megan Rossi the founder of The Gut Health Doctor. It's a great conversation with so many practical advice and steps on gut health, and a deeper understanding around why its important to look after your gut.

    In the fourth episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast  Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to Dr Megan Rossi.

    Dr Megan Rossi, founder of The Gut Health Doctor, is considered one of the most influential gut health specialists internationally. A Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist for the last decade with an award-winning PhD in gut health, which was recognised for its contribution to science, receiving the Dean’s Award for outstanding research. 
    As a leading Research Fellow at King’s College London, Megan is currently investigating nutrition-based therapies in gut health, including prebiotics and probiotics, dietary fibres, plant-based diversity, the low-FODMAP diet and food additives.Megan also set up The Gut Health Clinic in London, where she leads a team of gut-specialist dietitians, as well as creating her own gut health food brand Bio&Me to bridge the gap between science and the food industry.
    Frustrated that her findings weren’t reaching the public, and instead seeing fad and potentially dangerous misinformation on gut health being spread, Megan took to social media to share credible, evidence-based advice, building an engaged community of over 260,000 people so far.
    Her debut book, Eat Yourself Healthy (UK, Aus & Europe) and Love Your Gut (US & Canada), was first published in September 2019 as an easy-to-digest guide to gut health and beyond, immediately becoming an Amazon and The Sunday Times best seller. Megan has also been recognised as Business Insider’s Top 100 Coolest People in Food & Drink and named Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK 2020.

    The podcast offer great advice and a much deeper understanding around gut health and why its so important to look after your gut at any age.

    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet.   

    Come and join us for us for our challenges, such as the Winter Swim Challenge or the Huub Tour de Her Spirit. 
    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Cotswold Outdoor. Cotswold Outdoor in-store experts will help customers make the right choice in the kit they buy, ensuring it will be the right fit and fit for purpose, and will last for many adventures.

    They also help customers care for and repair their kit with there Repair & Care and Footwear Protection services, to keep well-loved kit performing for longer. And when that kit finally comes to the end of its life, customers can use the Cotswold Outdoor Recycle My Gear service to keep their kit out of landfill. Just to https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Louise and Annie talk to World, European & Two Time Paralympic Rowing Champion Lauren Rowles. It's an open and honest conversation around mental health and overcoming adversity after being paralysed at the age of 13 to becoming Paralympic Champion at 18

    Louise and Annie talk to World, European & Two Time Paralympic Rowing Champion Lauren Rowles. It's an open and honest conversation around mental health and overcoming adversity after being paralysed at the age of 13 to becoming Paralympic Champion at 18

    In the fourth episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast  Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to World, European & Two Time Paralympic Rowing Champion Lauren Rowles.

    Lauren’s remarkable journey began in 2012 at the age of 13 when she woke up one morning paralysed from the waist down. From there She spent the following eight months in hospitals and rehabilitation units trying to regain the use of her legs. Despite being left physically impaired from Transverse Myelitis, Lauren was determined to make it as an Olympic athlete she had dreamed of as a young girl.
    Lauren began her career as an elite athlete aged just 14 after she was inspired by the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She quickly found a talent in wheelchair track racing and she soon represented Great Britain on the international stage, including the Commonwealth Games and Junior World Championships. Lauren transitioned from Athletics to Rowing in 2015 after being scouted by the British Rowing Team and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Five months after she took her first stroke, Lauren won a silver medal at the Senior World Rowing Championships and qualified her boat for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio the following year.

    Lauren made her mark on the global sporting stage after winning a Paralympic gold medal at the Rio 2016 Games at the age of just 18. Subsequently, Lauren was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List for her services to Rowing and has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year.
    Despite the challenges of near career ending injuries and a global pandemic, Lauren has claimed both the World and European titles. Most recently she has returned from the Tokyo as Two Time Paralympic Champion, defending her 2016 title over a new race distance. Looking forward, Lauren hopes to continue building her legacy in sport and changing perceptions around disability and the LGBT community.
    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet.   

    Come and join us for this years Winter Swim Challenge https://herspirit.co.uk/programmes/winter-swim-challenge/ it starts on the 31st October 2021 - 27th March 2022.
    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Cotswold Outdoor. Cotswold Outdoor in-store experts will help customers make the right choice in the kit they buy, ensuring it will be the right fit and fit for purpose, and will last for many adventures.

    They also help customers care for and repair their kit with there Repair & Care and Footwear Protection services, to keep well-loved kit performing for longer. And when that kit finally comes to the end of its life, customers can use the Cotswold Outdoor Recycle My Gear service to keep their kit out of landfill. Just to https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Louise and Anne talk to Olympic silver medallist and double world champion and founder of Straight Line Swimming Keri-anne Payne. Its a great conversation about all things swimming and turning a passion into a great business.

    Louise and Anne talk to Olympic silver medallist and double world champion and founder of Straight Line Swimming Keri-anne Payne. Its a great conversation about all things swimming and turning a passion into a great business.

    In the third episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to Olympic open water silver medalists, double world champion and founder for Straight Line Swimming Keri-anne Payne.

    One of the UK’s best-known open water swimmers, Keri-anne is an Olympic silver medalist and double world champion for the 10km marathon open water event. She has spent a fair bit of her life in the water and is passionate about encouraging others to do the same. That’s why she founded Straight Line Swimming, where her team is committed to developing the skills of open water swimmers throughout the world. 
    She has always been a passionate swimmer, starting at the age of 4 in her birth country of South Africa. Following her family’s move back to the United Kingdom in 2001, she made her first international competition later that year. Following a successful pool career becoming European SC champion for the 400 freestyle, winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and competing in the 200 and 400 Individual medley at the Beijing Olympic Games, Keri-anne discovered her real talent was in the open water. 

    Along with her Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she has notably won the 10km at the 2009 and 2011 World Aquatics Championships and competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, placing fourth. In 2014, she went on to win the LEN European Open Water Swimming Cup Super Final in Italy.
    Keri-anne retired from competitive swimming in 2017, after competing at her 3rd Olympic Games in Rio and finishing 7th. Since then she has continued her career in open water swimming in a different way. She was at the forefront of the launch of the STA Level 2 Open Water Swim Coach qualification which is regulated by Ofqual and endorsed by CIMSPA – The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
    She founded Straight-Line Swimming to empower the world to swim outdoors, sharing her enthusiasm for coaching the sport through all its many capacities. Be that competitive, recreational use, relaxation, or for charity events and races. 
    She now leads all the Straight-Line Swimming courses herself along with being an active member of the community. She has an open and positive attitude to inspiring others into the world of open water swimming and coaching which is apparent in everything that Straight-Line Swimming does.

    Her Spirit are proud to be partnering with Straight Line Swimming for the Winter Swimming Challenge and you can enter today. Come and join us for this years Winter Swim Challenge https://herspirit.co.uk/programmes/winter-swim-challenge/ it starts on the 31st October 2021 - 27th March 2022.
    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet.   

    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Cotswold Outdoor. Cotswold Outdoor in-store experts will help customers make the right choice in the kit they buy, ensuring it will be the right fit and fit for purpose, and will last for many adventures.

    They also help customers care for and repair their kit with there Repair & Care and Footwear Protection services, to keep well-loved kit performing for longer. And when that kit finally comes to the end of its life, customers can use the Cotswold Outdoor Recycle My Gear service to keep their kit out of landfill. Just to https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Louise and Annie talk to Paralympic Paratriathlete Champion Lauren Steadman about her challenges throughout her life. From life as a swimmer and then paratriathlete to taking on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins - Strictly Come Dancing.

    Louise and Annie talk to Paralympic Paratriathlete Champion Lauren Steadman about her challenges throughout her life. From life as a swimmer and then paratriathlete to taking on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins - Strictly Come Dancing.

    In the second episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to Paralympic Paratriathlete Champion Lauren Steadman.

    Lauren is the current Paralympic, World & European Champion – a title which she has won 3 and 6 times respectively. Lauren was born missing her lower right arm, however this has challenged Lauren to be the best she can be, and she relishes the chance to overcome barriers. She has competed at two Paralympic Games as a swimmer. She has since specialised in Paratriathlon & represented Team GB in the sports inaugural entry to the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016, where she took home a silver medal. 

    Born in Peterborough, Lauren moved to a Devon boarding school at 14, enabling her to combine academic studies with her sporting skill. It was at this young age she attended her first ever Paralympic Games in Beijing, marking the start of a super successful career to come.

    Lauren’s passion for swimming started at just 4 years and she represented Team GB just 11 years later in her first Paralympic games as a swimmer aged just 15.
    She competed at her second Paralympic Games in London 2012, switching her preferred event from swimming to paratriathlon soon after. The accolades then came thick and fast, and by 2014 she had a cabinet full of trophies to show for her hard work. “In one year I had taken all three titles - British, European and World Champion - for the first time, and graduated from university with first class honours. It really couldn’t get much better than that!” she said.
    Lauren was encouraged to switch to Triathlon by her Uncle who saw her potential to achieve in all 3 sports. She entered her first triathlon, the British Championships, in 2011 and finished second. Lauren has since gone on to achieve great things including her first Olympic medal. She is now coached by former Olympian Robin Brew.
    In her time away from being a world class athlete Lauren successfully studied for and achieved her Masters in Business after gaining her degree in Psychology. She has a love for baking and salsa and was selected to take part in the 2018 season of the BBC ’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing.

    Her drive to raise awareness for disability sport is immensely powerful "I like to think that I raise the standard within my category, and I want to raise it again to prove that disability sport can keep pushing the boundaries"

    Lauren talks openly to Annie and Louise about her life challenges and love for what she does.
    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet. 

    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Hillarys. Hillarys are passionate about supporting health and wellbeing, partnering with Her Spirit for the Fitter Together challenge have supported women to be more active. This year they’re celebrating 50 years of providing great value made-to-measure blinds, curtains and shutters across the country. To find out more visit Hillarys.co.uk.

    • 50 min
    Louise and Annie talk to presenter and author Frankie Bridge about life in the music industry over the last 15 years, and her mental health challenges

    Louise and Annie talk to presenter and author Frankie Bridge about life in the music industry over the last 15 years, and her mental health challenges

    In the first episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to presenter and author Frankie Bridge.

    Best known as one-fifth of the UK's leading girl band The Saturdays, it's hard to believe that twenty-nine-year-old Frankie Bridge has been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Outside of music, Frankie has established herself as a TV Presenter & Digital Influencer. 
    She hosted ITV1’s Cannonball with Freddie Flintoff, fronted Channel 5 immersive documentaries and regularly works with Channel 4 and BBC. This year, Frankie’s aim is to try new things - she’s performing with Disney on Ice around the country and has co-written a story with Cadbury for Easter. Frankie’s interests include fashion and beauty, fitness and well-being... as well as being a mum to her two young boys in Surrey. 
    Frankie is a versatile, striking and credible face and personality, that resonates with both young and older audiences, whilst achieving mainstream media attention.
    Frankie became an ambassador for MIND after opening up about her experiences of anxiety, depression and panic attacks, after her hospitalisation in May 2012.

    Having initially dealt with these issues in silence, Frankie has been keen to support MIND in making sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Recently, she's been a key player in helping to launch the MIND partnership with Heads Together, as well as lending her support to Time to Talk Day. Frankie launched her first podcast series OPEN MIND focussing on mental health in 2019 and which debuted in the top ten podcasts upon release.

    Frankie talks very openly about her mental health challenges and how she gets the best out of herself and the support she gets from her family and friends. She gives so much sound advice for women struggling emotionally and the role being active plays.

    Her Spirit http://www.herspirit.co.uk supports women of all shapes to sizes to achieve goals you never thought possible and have your #BestYearYet. 

    These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Hillarys. Hillarys are passionate about supporting health and wellbeing, partnering with Her Spirit for the Fitter Together challenge have supported women to be more active. This year they’re celebrating 50 years of providing great value made-to-measure blinds, curtains and shutters across the country. To find out more visit Hillarys.co.uk.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

LeleeG70 ,

Viva Espana

Oh to be enjoying tapas and vino

Thank you, great episode today- nothing plain or boring about water!

Nature’s champagne.

Our stomach and all related to it is truly our powerhouse so great nurturing of it is so necessary.

Thank you for sharing this expert’s knowledge.

Gut instinct so true, it’s not all about symptoms, a lot is how you feel too.

Do you know how many people die from constipation in the care homes and across LD adults demographic? It’s a silent killer. We use the Bristol Stool Chart at work as a vital indicator.

Breathing exercises and meditation in combination with exercise help greatly with frequency and efficiency of the bowel.

All things in moderation as often as possible a good mantra 🌻

Hope your cold shifts fast darling go ginger, Manuka and lemon deffo

Love you girlies 💕

patgriffith ,

Love this podcast

Brilliant podcast with Dr Megan. Have a lot of gut problems, have now got her book and reading thru it. So love your podcast girls

Gothic Dream ,

Great

Each episode is interesting with great guests.

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