We’ve brought together some podcasts from around the fitness industry

Here’s our pick of the latest news and views

Podcast on Prescription -S2-EP6-Physical Activity

Welcome to Podcast on Prescription, brought to you by Dr Radha Modgil and the National Academy for Social Prescribing.  Dr. Radha will be finding out about the connection between being physically active and improving your mental health and wellbeing.

She is joined by guests Keri-anne Payne, an Olympic Silver medallist.  She retired from competitive swimming in 2017 and founded two companies based around open water swimming and inspiring as many people as possible to take up this amazing sport.

Ruth Nutter is a creative producer and community engagement practitioner who co-produces activities which increase people’s wellbeing and connection with each other and where they live. She is the project co-ordinator for Heeley Trust’s Thriving Communities project, working in collaboration with Heeley Plus Primary Care Network and many local community groups.

Michelle Roberts works for the Richmond Group of Charities, a collaboration of leading health and social care charities.  Ruth manages their physical activity programme which aims to support people with long term conditions to move more, including through their We Are Undefeatable campaign.

Ideas to Action

Beth Rees of Move It or Lose It, one of our member organisations dedicated to improving the fitness of older people, shares the challenges brought on by Covid, especially around digital literacy of people using Move It or Lose It’s programmes to stay fit. She also reflects on the silver lining of the services’ shift to online and shares her lessons from the Ideas to Action programme.

Ideas to Action is a programme delivered by Design Council and supported by Sport England with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more about the programme, please visit ideastoaction.design and to find out more about the Ideas to Action podcast, please visit ideastoaction.design/podcasts.

Emma Smallman of Drum n Bounce

Emma, who founded Drum n Bounce, chats with Andre Berry of Buddha on a Bicycle on all things happiness, personal development and wellness.  Emma talks about the benefits of yoga to aid well-being, how her passion for exercise and music led her to create her Drum n Bounce brand, which she now takes to festivals and events, and how online delivery offered a ‘well-being service’  and new opportunities during lockdown.
In this podcast Emma talks to Natalie McIvor, presenter of the What’s Your Therapy series, about the impact of fitness on mental health and how important this became during the pandemic. They discuss the importance of inclusivity giving access to a wide range of people and Emma’s journey to studying trauma informed yoga and the prison yoga project.  Learn how trauma impacts your nervous system, how trauma informed yoga can support healing and the power of somatic practices. Emma’s energy is powerful and she has so much to share.

Women in Sport – The impact of Covid-19 on teenage girls

Women in Sport chat to Becca and Britney from Goals4Girls and university student Ellen about what their lives were like during lockdown, the challenges they faced, how they got active and what they’re looking forward to when life gets back to “normal”.

The Power of Dance

DDMIX have launched a series of brand new podcasts about the benefits of dance and movement.

Join Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt in a series of conversations about The Power of Dance. Using their extensive knowledge and experience of dance they will be exploring the many benefits and attributes that dance can provide.

Join Dame Darcey Bussell and Dr Peter Lovatt for another instalment of The Power of Dance. In this episode they discuss the effects of dance and movement for both the body AND mind, and how important it is for our health and mental health especially during these uncertain times. Hosted by Giselle Parker.

Drum ‘n’ bounce – The Drop By Amen Breaks

Emma Smallman, owner and founder of DrumNBounce, one of our member organisations, and winner of a place on the Lucozade Sport Keep us Moving initiative was invited to chat on The Drop By Amen Breaks.  Emma tells us everything you need to know about getting fit to your favourite music genre, as well as where you can join her for a session.

Think Pungra

Ravi Sandhu, founder of Pungra, (exercise to Punjabi music) shares five reactions to new Punjabi music and articles in the news related to exercise.