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Fit'n Fifty Plus

Health and fitness information for women over 50 hosted by Jennifer Gale, author, International Presenter, Researcher and older women’s health and fitness tipster. Featuring special guests and experts on being a fit and healthy woman over 50. Learn the nitty gritty - everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask - about being fit and healthy after 50. Not your usual women’s health and fitness podcast.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

Amy McAuley is passionate about power-hooping and making exercise fun. Amy moved with her family to New Zealand and had been power-hooping in the UK. There weren’t any classes in New Zealand so she set them up herself because she loves it so much. 

Most of us would have used a hula hoop as a child. Power-hooping is like hula hooping on steroids as the hoop is weighted. Not only do you use it around your waist but the hoop is used to incorporate aerobic, weight work and Pilates to give you an all-round workout that is also a lot of fun. 

Amy talks about the benefits of power-hooping both physical and mental and the sense of community that attending classes can give you. 

Amy’s top tips; find something you love to keep you exercising and take time to care for yourself every day. 

Sep 23, 2016

She Science is an amazing little company founded by Tish Monahan that is devoted to ensuring women are supported. Eh not in the usual way but in the most important way with their sports bras and gear making sure they can achieve great things. 

Tish is really passionate about providing the best solutions for every woman, a passion born out of her own experience and one which she works hard at achieving. Tish talks with me about buying and choosing the right bra for you and being comfortable no matter what. We go into detail about whether or not you should have underwire and why a tank top is really not enough. 

Tish understands that not all women are the same size and might have different needs for their tops and bottoms. She Science stocks up to a size J and 22 which is quite something. She has a team of people dedicated to working with women of all shapes and sizes. 

Join Tish and I as we talk about the trials and tribulations of being active whilst being comfortable. 

Sep 16, 2016

Lisa is a yoga practitioner, teacher and leader of retreats to India. Lisa took up teaching yoga full time as an older woman after a career in Public Health and she hasn’t looked back. After managing to do her first headstand at 44 Lisa realised that there was so much more she could do with her life if she only tried. 

Lisa talks about her practice, and about the many health benefits of Yoga, from calming your mind through to being a part of a community of like-minded people. We talk through how to find the right yoga, and the right yoga teacher for you, as well as a discussion on online yoga and its uses. 

Lisa also discusses Menopause and the use of mindfulness to help you travel that journey naturally. Lisa’s number 1 tip “Treat Yourself Lightly”. 

This conversation will inspire you to have a go at Yoga that is if you don’t practice already.

Sep 9, 2016

Toni Planinsek talks with me about her amazing life. More pointedly about her experience of dealing with 2 bouts of breast cancer and now ovarian cancer.  

You would think that this would have made her feel a little defeated but Toni has a very philosophical view on being ill which is I think unique. 

Listen in as Toni talks through her experience and the differences 20 years has made to the treatment of women with cancer. Particularly the preservation of a woman’s hair, and what that has meant to her. 

Toni is a positive and exuberant woman with a passion for life, who seems to have learned the lesson of gratitude for each and every day, and every thing.  

This is a very personal conversation about having cancer as a woman. How it makes you feel, what changes in you and what might be a good philosophy to deal with it. I was honoured she was prepared to share this with me and with you. I encourage you to listen in.

Sep 2, 2016

Peta Green is a Morning Mojo Guru and an expert in getting you moving fast enough to burn calories but more importantly keeping you fit so you can enjoy your life. 

Peta is a personal trainer who carefully explains how you can get fitter in less time through HIIT, High-Intensity Interval Training. Moira and I discuss the current state of play in exercise science and talk about how you can fit this into your life with some great examples. 

Peta has some great tips including her 50/ 10 rule for moving more in your day, and her 8/12 sec HIIT regime. 

You really will learn something to help you and possibly also reduce the amount of time you thought you needed to exercise. This is a conversation loaded with practical tips.

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