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 Practice of Calm, Quiet and Happy with Fearne Cotton
As someone who started her public facing career as a 15 year-old, Fearne Cotton has really grown into her skin over the years; keeping acceptance, kindness and positivity at the top of her priorities. Fearne speaks to Alice about the power of an open mind, her growth and self discovery since she became a mother and how she focuses on the day to day task of being kinder to herself in the pursuit of happiness. They also discuss the topic of strength, specifically with regards to the power breathing can provide during mindful practices such as Yoga. As the author of three self-help books: Calm, Quiet and Happy, and host of the highly successful podcast series Happy Place, Fearne has become an expert in the wellbeing space making this a really thoughtful and inspiring conversation.
Strength and Balance with Alesha Dixon
Singer, dancer, Strictly Come Dancing royalty and now business owner - Alesha Dixon joins Alice to talk about what strength means to her. Alesha discusses how exercise has always been a big part of her life, as before she chose a career in the music industry she studied sport at college in order to become a PE teacher. She also mentions how exercise supported her though some of the more difficult times in her life and helped her feel more herself after her two pregnancies. She also discusses her recent wellness venture NobleBlu which is launching in June, and why balance is all part of being strong.
Rest, Recovery and Pelvic Strength with Dr Amal Hassan
Dr Amal Hassan aka Sport Exercise Doctor on Instagram and cofounder of Umi Health, speaks to Alice about building strength for life through rest, recovery and listening to our bodies. Amal talks about her experience of burnout from overexercising, and how commonplace this is in the fitness world. For Amal, this happened whilst she was training to become a doctor and is one of the reasons why she spends her career spreading the important message of rest and recovery as a sports exercise clinician. Amal also talks about why she co founded Umi Health, as she experienced pelvic floor dysfunction following her pregnancy. She is passionate about supporting women with the knowledge and tools to build core, pelvic floor and functional strength for life.
Finding fitness that works for you with Dr Zoe Williams
From the Gladiator TV series, to now a media medic and tv presenter, Zoe Williams is an advocate of an active and healthy lifestyle. Alice and Zoe discuss how the last year has impacted movement in a global way, and why it’s so important to encourage, especially, young girls to find a sport they love at an early age. Zoe chats about how she's prioritising a healthy lifestyle whilst being pregnant, and how the last year has impacted her work as a frontline GP worker at NHS Nightingale Hospital.
Making Happiness Your Discipline with Ella Mills
Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, speaks to Alice about the work-life balance she’s cultivated over the years of growing her business with husband Matt, whilst raising her young family. Placing an emphasis on creating discipline in order to be happy, Ella discusses how she had consciously carved out boundaries in her work and private life in order to make this a priority. Whether that’s with the working relationship with her husband, creating purpose with the Deliciously Ella brand, or her daily practice of meditation which allows her to check in with herself every morning. Ella makes the point of bringing all this back to the importance of kindness, especially to ourselves and that we can’t be everything to everyone. This uplifting and motivating conversation is one not to miss!
What is Health? With Renee McGregor
What does health actually mean? On today’s episode, Alice speaks to leading sports dietitian, Renee McGregor, about the misleading and damaging narratives the online fitness and health community perpetuates. Together Alice and Renee chat about how multifaceted our approach to health should be; whether that’s what we’re eating, how much we’re moving, how many positive relationships we’re nurturing and the lifestyles we lead in our daily lives - each of these pillars contribute to a holistic indicator of our health. With a firm emphasis on individualised nutrition, this episode touches on a movement away from ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods, towards looking at health as a standard we create for ourselves in all aspects of our lives.
Love this podcast!!
I’m a recent discoverer of this podcast, having followed Alice on Instagram and as a women’s health physio, I’m always on the lookout for uplifting and empowering resources focused on helping women live well. This podcast ticks all those boxes - thought provoking, informative and entertaining...this is a podcast I look forward to enjoying every week - highly recommended!!
A brilliant podcast!
Great job Alice - I love this podcast!
Honest & uplifting
I’m so enjoying these episodes. Alice is truly the most honest, down to earth lady & is a true inspiration These conversations always have an uplifting take home message & have impacted really positively on the way I speak to myself in my own head. Kindness is key & girls rule 💪💜 thanks Alice