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The Her Spirit Podcast is back for season 5, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter, journalist and adventure seeker Louise MinchinOur 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, expert coaches and Her Spirit community members as they share their desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier. We believe taking small achievable steps will lead to big health and well-being changes.Her Spirit supports women of shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to achieve goals you never thought possible . These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Sport England www.sportengland.org Download the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

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The Her Spirit Podcast is back for season 5, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter, journalist and adventure seeker Louise MinchinOur 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, expert coaches and Her Spirit community members as they share their desires, vulnerabilities and spirited ways.Her Spirit believes in inspiring EVERY woman to become fitter, stronger and healthier. We believe taking small achievable steps will lead to big health and well-being changes.Her Spirit supports women of shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to achieve goals you never thought possible . These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Sport England www.sportengland.org Download the Her Spirit App https://herspirit.co.uk

    'What even IS a cadence?' Your Guide to Running

    'What even IS a cadence?' Your Guide to Running

    This episode is our guide to your running journey. Host Louise Minchin speaks to running and triathlon coach and PT Karen Weir, Journalist Bryony Gordon, Presenter and Mental Health Campaigner Shareefa J and Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford. In this episode we discuss:


    How to decide if running is for you.Practical, professional tips for starting out.Embracing mediocrity and taking the pressure off your running times.Focusing on your running purpose.Give Me 5 https://herspirit.co.uk/give-me-5/ is a FREE programme (available 16th May) designed to help you with everything from breathing to posture, building strength to developing overall fitness, all with the aim of helping you run more easily.

    More plans, including Take On 10k are available on the app.

    Thanks to our partners Vitality London 10,000 and Sport England for your support.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk





    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 40 min
    Open water Swimming: The joys and the myths (No, you won’t be eaten by sharks!)

    Open water Swimming: The joys and the myths (No, you won’t be eaten by sharks!)

    This episode is all about open water swimming and host Louise Minchin speaks to Olympic Silver Medallist Keri-anne Payne , Her Spirit Co-founder Mel Berry and Her Spirit community members Gillian and Anna, about:
    Facing and embracing the fears that open water swimming can bring.Practical, professional tips for beginners and more advanced open water swimmers alike.How to motivate yourself to exercise when work and family demands your time and attention!The positive impacts open water swimming can have on your mental healthTraining tips for an open swim challenge In Lake Coniston of 5.25 miles this June.If you fancy joining us for the Sunset Swim Series at open water swim venues across the UK ​​https://herspirit.co.uk/sunset-swim-series/ or the Summer Solstice https://herspirit.co.uk/summer-solstice-swim/ on the 19th June in Nottingham and Cirencester sign up today.
    Thanks to our partners Zoggs and Swim England for your support. 
    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. We believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.

    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. We are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a chore but something you love to do. Our mantra is 'Together We've Got This' and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 

    • 30 min
    Louise Minchin is joined by World Triathlon champion Helen Jenkins, Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Sue and Hayley

    Louise Minchin is joined by World Triathlon champion Helen Jenkins, Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Sue and Hayley

    In series 5 of the Her Spirit podcast, journalist and endurance athlete Louise Minchin sits down with members of the Her Spirit community who are taking on extraordinary things, phenomenal coaches who will be supporting them to achieve there dreams, and the co-founder of Her Spirit.

    This episode is all about swim - bike - run AKA triathlon and Louise speaks to Helen Jenkins Two-time triathlon world champion (2008 & 2011), Her Spirit Co-founder Holly Woodford and Her Spirit community members Hayley and Sue.

    In this conversation Louise talks to Helen about what triathlon is, what advice and tips she can offer for newcomers such as Hayley and Sue as they get ready for Leeds Triathlon, and how triathlon is open to any woman.

    Tune in to hear these truly inspiring stories and take away the belief that you can achieve your own goals, no matter how big or small.

    If you fancy joining us as part of Team Her Spirit at Blenheim, Leeds or London? Just enter at https://herspirit.co.uk/try-a-tri/. Thanks to our partners Huub and British Triathlon for your support.

    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. They believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.
    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. They are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn’t be a chore but something you love to do. Their mantra is Together We’ve Got This and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 

    • 38 min
    Louise Minchin catches up with Her Spirit Co-Founder Mel Berry, Hannah Ingram-Moore and Dr Nighat Arif to talk about all things walking and Feet First February. Walking is a super power and great for your mental and physical health

    Louise Minchin catches up with Her Spirit Co-Founder Mel Berry, Hannah Ingram-Moore and Dr Nighat Arif to talk about all things walking and Feet First February. Walking is a super power and great for your mental and physical health

    In this special Feet First February episode of the Her Spirit podcast former BBC Breakfast presenter and podcast host Louise Minchin, talks to Co-founder Mel Berry, Dr Nighat Arif and Hannah Ingram-Moore.

    Hannah is the the Co-Founder of Maytrix Group and The Captain Tom Foundation, which along with her father and her family,  established to ensure the message of hope and kindness he ignited becomes a lasting legacy.

    Nighat is a family is a GP with a specialist interest in Women’s Health & Family Planning. Resident TV Doctor on BBC Breakfast, This Morning ITV & BBC LookEast. She is the host of Sunday Breakfast show on BBC3 Counties Radio. She is a passionate promoter of menopause care, wellness, self care & placing the patient at the centre of their care plan.

    It's a great conversation on the benefits of walking and this month's challenge Feet First February, and an insight into the life of Sir Captain Tom Moore from Hannah and his love of the outdoors. Joining Louise, Mel, Nighat and Hannah is Her Spirit community member Julie Pollock

    Come and join the Her Spirit community members and walk or wheel 150 minutes a week for 4 weeks. Then finish with the Feet First February Big Walk challenge on 26th or 27th February. Choose to walk 5k, 10k, 13.1 miles (half marathon) or 26.2 miles ( marathon!)
    For every 500 minutes of walking  accumulated by the community we will gift a membership to women on a low or no-income.

    Over the month of walking please donate anything you have to the Captain Tom Foundation along the way https://captaintom.org/
    Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together. They believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes.
    Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone. They are an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and healthy shouldn’t be a chore but something you love to do. Their mantra is Together We’ve Got This and together we support each other to live life to the full and achieve mind, body and fuel goals we never thought possible.

    Her Spirit mission - INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO BECOME FITTER, STRONGER AND HEALTHIER for more information go to http://www.herspirit.co.uk 






    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 28 min
    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
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at 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 h
    Hear from mum-of-two Sarah about how running changed her life in her fifties and how much the Her Spirit community means to her.Find out more at herspirit.co.uk

    • 48 min

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