68 episodes

Inclusive feminist fitness podcast covering all things training, nutrition and mindset with Coach Pennie Varvarides. A mix of solo episodes where Pennie answers your questions and shares tips and stories, with episodes in conversation with some incredible people within the industry.
pennievarvarides.com
instagram.com/superpennie

Strong Habits - The Podcast Pennie Varvarides

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Inclusive feminist fitness podcast covering all things training, nutrition and mindset with Coach Pennie Varvarides. A mix of solo episodes where Pennie answers your questions and shares tips and stories, with episodes in conversation with some incredible people within the industry.
pennievarvarides.com
instagram.com/superpennie

    #68: With Greg Nuckols - on sex differences in strength, muscle mass and training

    #68: With Greg Nuckols - on sex differences in strength, muscle mass and training

    PART 1

    In this episode, I speak with Greg Nuckols, who is an exercise science writer, powerlifter and coach. Greg is one of the smartest guys in strength sports and I've been learning from him via Stronger by Science and MASS for years. He also has held three all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220lb and 242lb classes.

    I split the interview into two parts as it was almost two hours long and I thought I'd give you a break. I'll share part two next week. 

    In this episode we discuss muscle loss and gains through lockdown, sex differences in training and muscle mass, what that could mean in terms of trans athletes and sport

    Find Greg:

    strongerbyscience.com

    MASS research review

    Instagram @gregnuckols

    Twitter @gregnuckols

    Find me:

    pennievarvarides.com

    30-Day Bender

    Instagram @superpennie

    Twitter @superpennie

    Facebook @superpennie

    • 51 min
    #67: Client Q&A - on posture, habit building and PCOS

    #67: Client Q&A - on posture, habit building and PCOS

    In this episode, I answer questions from clients. I cover: hydration and caffeine, building effective habits/routines, dairy and PCOS and exercise snacks

    If you're interested in training email me on pennievarvarides@gmail.com or find me:

    on Instagram @superpennie

    Download 30-Day Bender: pennievarvarides.com/30daybender





    Music:

    Feather Waltz by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3743-feather-waltz

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 16 min
    #66 - With Dr Rachel Evans: on eating disorder recovery, disordered eating and the binge restrict cycle

    #66 - With Dr Rachel Evans: on eating disorder recovery, disordered eating and the binge restrict cycle

    In this episode, I speak with Dr Rachel Evans, a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She uses her experience and academic knowledge to help clients to stop the restrict-binge cycle and feel comfortable in their body.

    Dr Evans’ approach focusses on conscious change, subconscious change and how physiology can impact recovery. She shares some tips for people struggling with disordered eating as well as her own personal recovery story.

    Check out Dr Evans' blog on body acceptance: eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk

    Instagram: @rachel.evans.phd

    ED charity and helpline:


    Beat: beateatingdisorders.org.uk

    Find me: @superpennie | pennievarvarides.com

    • 1 hr
    #65: Intentions for 2021 - single-tasking

    #65: Intentions for 2021 - single-tasking

    Happy new year, folks. Welcome to 2021. Are you ready?

    Find me on Instagram @superpennie

    Download 30-Day Bender: pennievarvarides.com/30daybender



    Music:

    Greta Sting by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3827-greta-sting

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Feather Waltz by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3743-feather-waltz

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 10 min
    #64: With Ban Hass - On sex, relationships and f*ckbuddies

    #64: With Ban Hass - On sex, relationships and f*ckbuddies

    Lessons from 2020. 

    I had the honour of closing 2020 with the incredible Ban Hass. This was Ban's 2nd appearance on the show - you can also find her discussing whether there's space for feminism in fitness on episode 24. Ban is a fitness instructor, PT and Insta-Queen (instagram.com/banhass). 

    In this episode, Ban and I have a chat about what we learnt this year. And it turns out it was mostly about sex and relationships. Ban is very honest as she retells some tales of the year, as we discuss breakups, hook-ups and calling the police.

    It was so much fun recording this with Ban and then fun again going through editing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    If you'd like to register your interest in the next Strong Habits intake - or just send me a message - you can do so using this link.

    30-Day Bender is available at pennievarvarides.com/30daybender

    And I'm on Instagram @superpennie

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #63: With Alan Flanagan - on cholesterol, heart health and dementia prevention

    #63: With Alan Flanagan - on cholesterol, heart health and dementia prevention

    I spoke with Alan Flanagan, who is currently pursuing his PhD in nutrition at the University of Surrey, having completed his Masters degree in nutrition science at the same institution.

    Alan is the founder of Alinea Nutrition (alineanutrition.com), an online education hub dedicated to providing impartial, science-based nutrition analysis. He is also Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition, creating educational resources for nutrition science. 

    Previously a lawyer in Dublin, Ireland, Alan combines an investigative and logical approach to nutrition science communication and is dedicated to guiding healthcare professionals and the lay public in science-based nutrition.

    This is an excellent chat we Alan answers questions on:


    Good cholesterol vs bad cholesterol
    Nutrition choices for heart health
    Saturated vs unsaturated fats
    Metabolic benefits of time-restricted eating
    Dementia prevention
    And a really great fact about maths at the end

    Find Alan on Instagram @thenutritional_advocate

    Find Alan at Sigma Nutrition: sigmanutrition.com

    **Get your hands on 30-Day Bender**

    pennievarvarides.com/30daybender

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Milky T ,

Lighthearted by crammed with info

Definitely worth a listen. Lots of great info that goes deeper the than more superficial elements of strength training and exercise so readily available on social media, all the while presented in a funny and engaging manner. Would recommend episode with Lucas Aaron (range of strength) as a first time listener.

lil' musician ,

Insightful podcast

What a thoughtful and inspiring podcast. Well worth a listen.

MumVarDemetriou ,

Great pod cast

Thank you Pennie great as always, I’m listening to it while having a essentials oil facial full of excellent information for all of us , look forward to it every week look after your self Xx happy greek Easter

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To