This week Alice is joined by acclaimed British actor and producer, Suranne Jones who opens up about how growing up in the North of England shaped her as a person and also her career. Hitting our screens as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street, Suranne talks about her ascent into the limelight and how making the decision to step away from her big break in Corrie affected her and the incredible career that she's forged since. Through some very challenging times in her life and a mental health...
This week Alice talks to editor-in-chief of Stylist Magazine, Lisa Smosarski, about how over the course of ten years she has managed to change the face of feminism in media. From the resistance she faced at the start of her journey to how she's now constantly striving to give women of all backgrounds a platform in order to be seen and heard, this episode takes a look at how the discussion around gender inequality has changed during her time at the helm of Stylist and why the conversation is...
Kimberley Wilson is an author, a Chartered Psychologist and a Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust. In this episode, Kimberley talks to Alice about the incredible and complex organ that is our brain, how it's possible to maintain a healthy brain, what we can do to improve our brain health and why all of this matters. From anxiety to dementia, this episode explores just how important our brain functions truly are.
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Poorna Bell is a best-selling author, award winning journalist and keen weightlifter. In this episode, she talks to Alice about some of the hardest moments in her life that have forged her resilience. From moving to England from India as a young child and dealing with racial intolerance through to the tragic suicide of her late husband, Rob; Poorna shares insight on what's led her to where she is now and how she found her inner strength through weightlifting.
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This week we are turning inwards and focussing on a different type of internal strength - your pelvis. Whether it's improving your sex life, keeping you upright or ensuring all your internal organs are where they're meant to be - put simply, a strong pelvic floor is good news! This week's guest Helen Keeble, a physiotherapist and leading specialist in pelvic health, talks us through this vital and often overlooked area of our bodies, sharing some home-truths on why it's so important.
Josh Lewellyn-Jones was born with cystic fibrosis and as a child was given the life expectancy of just thirty years old. He talks to Alice about how he hasn't let this define him and how now, aged 32, has defied the doctors and spent his life dedicated to raising awareness of the condition by undertaking monumental physical challenges to raise money for the cause as well as setting up CF Warriors to provide a community for young people with cystic fibrosis for which he earned an OBE.
In this special live recording of Give Me Strength, Alice talks to Anita Mitra; also known as the Gynae Geek. Anita is an NHS Doctor working within obstetrics and gynaecology and is an outspoken pioneer of everything relating to women's health. In this episode Anita speaks about her career so far, debunking some medical myths along the way and through her insight shows us how we can all be that bit more empowered with some knowledge behind us.
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When life throws unexpected challenges at you, it’s hard to know how you’d react. Our guest today is someone who’s had some of the worst that life can challenge you with, from cancer diagnoses to multiple miscarriages, but along the way has found the strength and courage to overcome each of these in her own unique way. A close friend of Alice's, Charlie Barker is a pre and post natal personal trainer, an ex GB gymnastics champion and the founder of hugely successful company Bumps &...
This week, Alice is joined by guest Henry Fraser who bravely shares how his life was changed forever after a freak accident in 2009 left him paralysed from the shoulders down, ending his dream of becoming a rugby player. Henry talks about his desire to use his platform to inspire others to shift their mindset by practising gratitude everyday and shares how he expressed his pain through mouth art as well as his book, which won him many celebrity endorsements, including JK Rowling.
Kicking off the second series of Give Me Strength will be former British boxer and double Olympic champion Nicola Adams who hung up her gloves in November last year, retiring as an undefeated world champion. Fighting against cuts to funding and backlash in the media, Nicola shares the immense responsibility she felt to pave the way for fellow women in boxing, as well as the strength in a winning mentality.
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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.
As a double Olympic gold medalist, Dame Kelly Holmes’ story still continues to capture the hearts of the nation. But what did it really take for Kelly to succeed? In this season finale, Kelly talks to Alice about her most incredible achievements during a time when her mental health was at its lowest. Kelly speaks out about building her mental strength and how her dream to become the best athlete in the world probably saved her life.
With a personal mantra of ‘let’s make the impossible, possible’, Sophie is a T10 spinal cord injury survivor who has documented her recovery process through social media. As Gymshark's first ever disabled affiliate and a recent winner of the Cosmopolitan Fitness Influencer of the Year Award, Sophie is a massive advocate of visibility and ableism. In this episode, Sophie talks to Alice about her journey of extreme hardship, strength and resilience as she shares the story of her accident and...
With sport in her veins, Gabby Logan is undoubtedly one of the most influential names out there when it comes to women in sport. With a career that begun in competitive, rhythmic gymnastics and has since evolved into an extensive broadcasting portfolio including the London Marathon, The Invictus Games, 2012 Olympics, Match of the Day... the list goes on! Alice and Gabby cover everything from Gabby's young dreams of being a tennis player to the value of sports in schools as well as Gabby’s...
In this week's episode, we hear from Claire Sanderson whose impressive 20 year career in national media titles has brought her to the role as Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health magazine. Leading by example, Claire bravely speaks out about her ongoing mental health challenges, as well as the positive media shift in language around visibility and diversity in the health and fitness industry.
Following Mental Health Awareness Week, Alice chats to mental health campaigner, journalist and bestselling author Bryony Gordon about her marathon journey which paved the way to sobriety. Bryony opens up about past struggles, why she believes that exercise should be about gains over losses, as well as the inspirations behind her latest book 'You Got This: A Fabulously Fearless Guide to Being YOU' written to empower young teens. This episode acts as a reminder of the incredible healing powers...
Martine Wright, MBE is a British sitting volleyball player who lost both her legs in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. In this extended episode, we discover the healing and transformative influence sport had in Martine's life, how she draws strength from the memory of the 52 lives lost in the attack, and how her journey to the 2012 Paralympics has instilled in her a belief like no other. From the liberation she feels on the court, to the wonder of flying solo, Martine Wright is a force to be...
Often referred to as the 'Queen of the Heptathlon’ Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, three-time world champion and 2010 European champion. Together Jessica and Alice talk about her ascent to the top of the podium, as well as how she battled through injury and came back stronger than ever before. Jessica also shares how her own experience with training whilst pregnant has led to the launch of her latest project - the creation of a brand new app, Jennis, which is designed...
Tally Rye is a personal trainer, founder of Best Me Retreat Series, co-founder of Girl Games, and co-host of the Fit and Fearless podcast. In this refreshingly honest interview, Tally chats frankly to Alice about how her own relationship with exercise has evolved over the years, and how letting go of previous restrictive habits has opened her up to a world of confidence, truth and strength.
This week Alice interviews top netball player and Commonwealth gold medalist Jade Clarke about her ascent to netball stardom. As the most capped English player of all time, Jade shares her journey to success, as well as her passion for promoting and celebrating female achievements in sport.
Alice talks with coach and long time friend Cathy Brown who paved the way for women in boxing throughout her 10 year professional career. As the second woman to receive a boxing licence in the UK, Cathy discusses how her deep connection to the sport has pulled her through some serious trauma and shares why staying true to her ‘why’ has been integral in the face of adversity.
Asma Elbadawi, celebrated basketball player and coach, shares how we can be the change we want to see in our lives. From successfully campaigning to lift the hijab ban in pro basketball to using spoken poems to find her voice, this is a story of fearlessly speaking the truth and empowering others to do the same.
What makes a strong person to you? Bestselling author and personal trainer Alice Liveing interviews extraordinary women about the importance of building mental and physical resilience and how this can empower us to live happier, stronger lives.