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Give Me Strength with Alice Liveing

Alice Liveing
33 episodes
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. You can find more about Alice on Instagram @aliceliveing, on Twitter @aliceliveing_ or her website www.alice-liveing.co.uk

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Rest, Recovery and Pelvic Strength with Dr Amal Hassan

Dr Amal Hassan aka Sport Exercise Doctor on Instagram and cofounder of Umi Health, speaks to Alice about building strength for life through rest, recovery and listening to our bodies. Amal talks about her experience of burnout from overexercising, and how commonplace this is in the fitness world. F…

Finding fitness that works for you with Dr Zoe Williams

From the Gladiator TV series, to now a media medic and tv presenter, Zoe Williams is an advocate of an active and healthy lifestyle. Alice and Zoe discuss how the last year has impacted movement in a global way, and why it’s so important to encourage, especially, young girls to find a sport they lo…

Making Happiness Your Discipline with Ella Mills

Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, speaks to Alice about the work-life balance she’s cultivated over the years of growing her business with husband Matt, whilst raising her young family. Placing an emphasis on creating discipline in order to be happy, Ella discusses how she had consciously ca…

What is Health? With Renee McGregor

What does health actually mean? On today’s episode, Alice speaks to leading sports dietitian, Renee McGregor, about the misleading and damaging narratives the online fitness and health community perpetuates. Together Alice and Renee chat about how multifaceted our approach to health should be; whet…

The Winning Mentality with Michelle Griffith-Robinson

Representing Team GB as a triple jumper at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Michelle Griffith-Robinson went in with a winning attitude: regardless of whether she won a medal or not. In this candid conversation with Alice, Michelle talks about how sport gave her a wealth of mental strength and det…

Strength Through Knowledge with Andy Vincent

This episode sees Alice interviewing her good friend, colleague and mentor, Andy Vincent. A well-known voice in the space and a knowledgeable personal trainer, Andy has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years, so who better to debunk some of the biggest fitness myths around? From weight lo…

Five Steps To Happy with Ella Dove

Ella Dove is commissioning editor for Red, Good Housekeeping, Prima magazine and author of Five Steps To Happy. Today, Ella speaks to Alice about her personal story of trauma - the moment she became an amputee after a freak fall whilst out for a run that cut off blood supply to her leg. Ella talks…

Finding Stillness When You're Feeling Chaos with Aicha McKenzie

Aicha McKenzie came to managing talent and teaching breath-work in a unique way. As a former child British Commonwealth Rhythmic Gymnast, Aicha learnt early on in her career that the sports industry is high pressured. Whether it was from the toxic daily weigh-ins between her training sessions or th…

What Are We Waiting For? With Joslyn Thompson Rule

Joslyn Thompson Rule knows a thing or two about fitness. Whether that’s from her seventeen years experience as a personal trainer, to being a Nike Master - she’s an enduring overachiever in the industry. She found her passion for movement after signing up to her University rowing club and after rea…

Finding Your Power with Adrienne Herbert

Adrienne Herbert has many strings to her bow. She's been a West End performer, PT and is currently host of the uplifting and positive conversation that is Power Hour Podcast. Adrienne kicks off this third season of Give Me Strength with a moving account of some of the moments she's used her strengt…

Staying true to yourself with Suranne Jones

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 ho…

Empowering a generation with Lisa Smosarski

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 backgroun…

Building a stronger, healthier brain with Kimberley Wilson

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…

Building mental resilience with Poorna Bell

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 …

Steps to a stronger pelvis with Helen Keeble

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 He…

Defying all the odds with Josh Lewellyn-Jones

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 under…

Knowledge being the key to empowerment with Anita Mitra aka The Gynae Geek

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, …

Self compassion being the biggest healer with Charlie Barker

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 i…

Finding power in the face of tragedy with Henry Fraser

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 th…

Paving the way for female boxers with Nicola Adams

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 respo…

Give Me Strength Season 2 - Coming Soon

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.

Dreaming big with Kelly Holmes

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 lowes…

Making the impossible, possible with Sophie Butler.

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…

Empowering female voices in sport with Gabby Logan

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 Ga…

Leading by example with Claire Sanderson

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…

Exercising for mental gains with Bryony Gordon

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 wel…

A story of resilience and survival with Martine Wright MBE

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…

Medals and motherhood with Olympian Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

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 strong…

Finding confidence in moving beyond body ideals with Tally Rye

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 …

Going for gold and increasing visibility for women in sport with Jade Clarke

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.