The magazine for Women that want a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle
Can you be fitter at midlife?
ABOUT YOU • Share how you stay fit and active plus let us know what you enjoyed reading in previous issues!
FIT BUZZ • This month’s hottest things to do, buy and try
‘FITNESS FOR ME IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE BODY AS THE MIND’ • Interior designer and former Dragons’ Den star, Kelly Hoppen, CBE, talks to Suzanne Baum about why fitness helps her stay calm and focused
ASK THE EXPERTS • Stay fit and well with this top advice from the Women’s Fitness experts
‘I’VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE TO TALK OPENLY’ • Podcaster, presenter, actress, author, wife and mother-of-three Giovanna Fletcher, 38, speaks to Suzanne Baum about her recent trek of more than 100km across the French Alps to raise money for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!
LOW-IMPACT WORKOUT • Go hard while going easy on your joints with this effective HIIT routine
3 Ways With A RESISTANCE BAND • If you’re looking for a full-body workout with minimal equipment, a resistance band could be just what you need, says Lucy Miller
MIDLIFE FITNESS sorted! • The 40+ fitness market is burgeoning! We’ve rounded up the best apps and online offerings designed to help perimenopausal women thrive through midlife and beyond
6 moves FOR STRONGER LEGS • We’ve teamed up with Sarah Gorman, a multi-discipline fitness instructor and founder of the BlendFit app to bring you a great workout for legs of steel!
FUEL UP • Enjoy new foods and drinks, including energy-surge protein pastes, uplifting plant-based lattes and low-carb bread!
PYCNOGENOL POWER! • For our midlife-themed issue, we look at a powerhouse supplement that can help ease post-workout muscle pain as well as managing menopause symptoms
NOURISH Your body • For a light bite before a workout or to warm up after a winter run, there’s nothing better than soup – even more so when packed with nutritious watercress to boost your immunity!
THE RESULTS ARE IN… • Love running? Discover the winners and highly recommended products from our inaugural Women’s Fitness Run Strong Awards 2023!
READER AWARDS 2023 RESULTS!
Mama NEWS • WF editor-in-chief Sarah Sellens rounds up the latest fit kit, products and advice for pre- and post-pregnancy
Blitz BACK PAIN • Ease prenatal back and hip pain with these exercises from Sarah Campus to strengthen posterior muscles and decrease tightness
PELVIC FLOOR TRAINERS • Want to improve your pelvic floor strength after baby? Our panel of Women’s Fitness mums round up five products that could help tone this important muscle group
‘I STAY POSITIVE DESPITE ALL MY SURGERIES’ • Model, influencer, disability campaigner and mum of one Petrina Barber, 41, has been through harrowing times with her health, including having a stoma bag fitted. Here, she shares her story plus the post-surgery workout that got her back in shape – shot exclusively for Women’s Fitness
5 POST-SURGERY EXERCISES TO REGAIN CORE STRENGTH • Petrina and her fitness coach Barry Pitts share some of the moves that helped her regain abdominal strength post-surgery.
‘I hit rock bottom – while hanging off a rock!’ • Amanda Bullat pushed herself so hard to be perfect that she hit rock bottom while climbing in Nepal. She shares her story of how she clawed her way back to physical and mental wellness
Were talking to Maggie Hodge • Maggie Hodge, 49, tells us all about her experience of rowing around Great Britain, and how mental determination, support from loved ones and team spirit spurred her on