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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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

    Louise Minchin catches up with Her Spirit Co-Founder Holly Woodford and all three Couch2Kilos coaches Becks, Elle and Mel to chat about the importance of strength training

    Louise Minchin catches up with Her Spirit Co-Founder Holly Woodford and all three Couch2Kilos coaches Becks, Elle and Mel to chat about the importance of strength training

    In this special Couch2Kilos episode of the Her Spirit podcast Louise Minchin talks to Co-founder Holly Woodford and the three Her Spirit coaches Becks Oladele, Elle Linton and Mel Young about all things strength.

    Couch2Kilos challenge, supports our #IAMWOMAN campaign and helps us to shatter some of the taboos around strength training and healthy eating for women. Its a free strength challenge designed to help EVERY women get stronger in 6-weeks.

    It's a great conversation around all the benefits of strength training and how it helps to build body confidence and feel more able to coupe with daily life.
    Couch2Kilos  is totally flexible, you can do it anytime, from anywhere, at the gym or home and on any device. You can start with zero equipment and work up the levels and learn how use a variety of weights.

    Working with our team of coaches, Mel Young, Elle Linton and Becks Oladele, British Weight Lifting and Professor Greg Whyte, OBE, former Olympian, Sports Scientist and Comic Relief/Children in Need celebrity coach, we have created a programme that is not only accessible to every women, is also kick ass!

    Couch2Kilos is suitable for women of all abilities from just those starting out to those that are already active. Couch2Kilos includes advice on healthy eating and how to look after your mind.

    With four levels Couch2Kilos is suitable for women of all abilities from just starting out to those who are already active.

    Level 1 – Bodyweight - No equipment need
    This is perfect for first timers and those returning to exercise after a break. We will incorporate the use of strength bands to aid additional progression however these are not necessary to get started.
    Level 2 – Strength Bands + Small Weights (1kg-5kg)

    If you are fairly active (2-3 times per week) and have done some strength training at home or in the gym. You might have struggled with consistency and need to be motivated by others to keep you on track.
    Level 3 – Small Weights + Barbell

    This is for those that are active 3-5 times per week and already incorporating strength training into your routine. This will take you to the next level by increasing your strength for a range of activities.  If you struggle with consistency and need a bit of a challenge this is for you!
    Level 4 - In person and coming soon with our partners British Weightlifting.

    Come and join us by signing up at https://herspirit.co.uk/programmes/couch2kilos/ and go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk

    • 37 min
    Annie Emmerson and Mel Berry talk to Her Spirit podcast co-host Louise Minchin about "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here", life after the BBC and what Her Spirit means to her

    Annie Emmerson and Mel Berry talk to Her Spirit podcast co-host Louise Minchin about "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here", life after the BBC and what Her Spirit means to her

    In the eighth episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast  BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson and Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry talk to Her Spirit co-host Louise Minchin about her life in I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here , leaving the BBC Breakfast Sofa in September and how Her Spirit has supported her in so many ways.

    Louise is a well-known and respected broadcaster and journalist. Louise presented the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme BBC Breakfast on BBC One for 20 years.
    Before joining BBC Breakfast she was one of BBC News 24’s main anchors. Louise presents the BBC’s Triathlon coverage and has also guest presented The One Show and presented the BBC One series Real Rescues, Missing Live and Crime and Punishment and appeared in the Channel 4 history series Time Crashers. Louise also competed in Celebrity MasterChef, and was runner up in the final. 
    On Radio, Louise spent many years presenting a host of different programmes on radio including Sport on Five, and Drive on BBC Five Live.
    Louise’s passion is endurance sport. Having given up competitive sport as a teenager, after a BBC Breakfast Christmas cycling challenge she was inspired to attempt her first triathlon in 2013 and went on to qualify for the GB Team age-group team to race in Chicago in 2015.
    Since then she has raced in five World and European Championships and has gone on to compete in extreme triathlons including one of the toughest triathlons in the world, Norseman in 2019.
    In February 2020 Louise took part in a 100 mile hike across the Namibian desert for Sport Relief - The Heat is On – raising awareness of mental health.

    Louise talks about how I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was the hardest challenge she has ever done. She learnt so much about herself over the 3 weeks and that we are all human and have are own struggles. It's a great conversation about her adventures in the castle and answers many questions from Instagram and the Her Spirit community.

    We loved her advice about grabbing hold of life and not being scared about changing your life. Her mantra is "how hard can it be?" a wonderful attitude to life.

    In 2021 Louise took on numerous Her Spirit challenges including  the Summer Solstice 5K swim, and a 13K swim in Aberdovey with Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry and Cath Pendleton and numerous Her Spiriters. She has also loved being part of the cycling community led by Coach Michelle and taken part in several stages of the Tour de Her Spirit.

    In January 2022 Louise supported by the Her Spirit coaching team will be taking on the Rat Race Trans Andean Coast - Coast from Valparaiso in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina.

    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 Couch2Kilos https://herspirit.co.uk/programmes/couch2kilos/ on January 3rd 2022. We are looking forward to supporting Annie and Louise and women across the UK.
    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 go to https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

    • 48 min
    Annie Emmerson & Mel Berry talk to Hannah Ingram-Moore about her father Captain Sir Tom Moore and raising £38.9 million in three and half weeks. In the darkness of the pandemic, the event became a global voice for era-defining change.

    Annie Emmerson & Mel Berry talk to Hannah Ingram-Moore about her father Captain Sir Tom Moore and raising £38.9 million in three and half weeks. In the darkness of the pandemic, the event became a global voice for era-defining change.

    In the seventh episode of season four of the Her Spirit podcast  BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson and Her Spirit co-founder Mel Berry talk to Hannah Ingram-Moore the daughter of Captain Sir Moore.

    Overnight, Hannah Ingram-Moore became an integral part of 'The World's Greatest Philanthropic Lightning Strike' that saw her late father, Captain Tom Moore, raise £38.9m in three and a half weeks, with donations from 163 countries.
    In the darkness of the pandemic, the event became a global voice for era-defining change, it offered a humanitarian connection that transcended boundaries to make a difference by representing the values of Honesty, Determination, Inclusivity, Integrity and Hope.

    Proven to produce exceptional results in challenging environments, Hannah has been bestowed two 'Woman of the Year' awards, jointly received the George H.W Bush Points of Light Award and was asked to become a WHO Ambassador.

    Hannah has so much sound advice around being resilient! "There is no perfection. You only have to be responsible for yourself and your own happiness. No one else can make you happy, Love yourself and believe in yourself and shield yourself from negative people"

    She leads The Captain Tom Foundation and is also an acclaimed Business Strategist and Growth Expert who drives positive change around gender equality and representation.
    As well as running her own successful business, Hannah and her family have been honoured to be at the centre of the fundraising phenomenon that was her late father, Captain Sir Tom Moore. A simple gesture of her family sponsoring him to walk round the garden led to £38.9 million being raised for the NHS. Hannah continues to be an integral part of the fundraising effort, making just under 4,000 media appearances across the world.

    Along with her father and her family, Hannah created The Captain Tom Foundation so they could continue to raise funds and shine a light on the values held dear to her father, including Hope and Kindness. Hannah led the creation of The Foundation's brand, vision, mission and values, selected its Trustees and ensured charity regulation and governance was adhered to. Through The Foundation, Hannah and her family are proactively raising awareness of the significance of different generations working and living together, this subsequently led to the WHO creating a global conversation and webinar on Ageism.
    Since Captain Sir Tom passed away in February 2021, Hannah has continued to raise further funds in his honour including the creation of the 'Captain Tom 100' campaign, launched on what would have been his 101st birthday in April. This encouraged the nation to raise over £1m in just three days and has given corporates, charities and individuals the opportunity to engage with others, have fun and raise much needed funds. People around the world took on their 100 challenge and the campaign reached over 12.8bn.
    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 go to https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

    • 53 min
    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.
    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. 
    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.   
    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 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

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Great Pod

Thanks for all the great content- it’s really supported me as an athlete and in optimizing my health!

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