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Why Exercise? is a weekly podcast where I delve into individuals stories about how and why people participate in physical exercise and sport. I discover how it makes people feel and the difference it makes to their lives.  The podcast aims to provide an insight into all the different sports and ways of exercising that are out there, and hopes to maybe even inspire others to get involved!

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Why Exercise? is a weekly podcast where I delve into individuals stories about how and why people participate in physical exercise and sport. I discover how it makes people feel and the difference it makes to their lives.  The podcast aims to provide an insight into all the different sports and ways of exercising that are out there, and hopes to maybe even inspire others to get involved!

    Series 2 #4 - Why Padel?

    Series 2 #4 - Why Padel?

    "Padel is a party!"....in this episode I speak to 4 people about why they play padel, and the impact that it has on their lives - from learning a new sport as an adult to making new friends. The Why Exercise? podcast tells individual's stories of enhanced well-being and improved quality of life through sport and exercise. Whether you're interested in sport or looking for inspiration for ways to enhance your general well-being.....this podcast is for you!

    • 32 min
    Series 2 #3 - Why Pilates?

    Series 2 #3 - Why Pilates?

    In this episode I speak to Faith Clements, a pilates instructor, who tells me about her personal journey from severe back injury to discovering pilates as a rehabilitation method and then onto becoming an instructor herself. Faith tells me about how...

    • 35 min
    Series 2 #2 - Why Track and Field?

    Series 2 #2 - Why Track and Field?

    "Think what you should do....not about what could happen".  Gert Möller was the Swedish record holder for 400m hurdles in the 1970's. He also ran relay's and 800m. In this episode he tells me about discovering his talent, being his own coach and joining...

    • 32 min
    Series 2 #1 - Why Women's Rugby?

    Series 2 #1 - Why Women's Rugby?

    The Why Exercise? Podcast is back with Series 2, and in episode #1 -Why Women's Rugby? you'll hear from different women who play rugby and participated in the Women's Rugby Sevens Swedish Masters tournament in Malmö in August 2020. I discover what motivated them to start playing and the affect rugby has on their lives. This episode truly does inspire and talk about those not so obvious benefits of participating in sport and exercise.

    • 39 min
    #9 - Why Cricket?

    #9 - Why Cricket?

    In episode #9 of the Why Exercise? Podcast, I talk to Iain O'Brien about his youth in New Zealand, playing cricket for his province - Wellington and then playing test cricket for New Zealand until 2009.  Known for being the person that bowls into the...

    • 34 min
    #8 - Why Get Moving?

    #8 - Why Get Moving?

    Helen Milton is passionate about living an active lifestyle, and her passion has lead to her working for Active Dales, first as a sports developer for the local community and later as Walking for Health Co-ordinator.  She tells me about her background...

    • 39 min

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