Meet Jennifer Gale – Member Podcaster
Jennifer Gale of Fit’N Fifty Plus is passionate about helping older women stay fit and healthy. Because fitness doesn’t come from some fancy pill or drink or machine that will help you she created the Fit’N Fifty Plus podcast to inspire women to take better care of themselves with simple strategies they can easily implement.
What is the name of your podcast?
Fit’n Fifty Plus
When did you launch your podcast?
Good question. 2016.
How would you best describe your podcast? What is the show about?
The aim of the show is to give high-quality evidence-based, as much as possible, information about being fit, healthy and well to women over 50. It aims also to inspire women to take better care of themselves and gives them simple easy strategies that they can implement into their own lives.
I interview experts and inspiring women about some aspect of being a fit, healthy and well older woman.
Why did you decide to start a podcast?
Just trying to get out the correct message about being fit, healthy and well. That it isn’t some fancy pill or drink or machine that will help you. It is plain old eating well, moving as much as possible and paying attention to yourself.
“Once you have the setup and the system for how you produce each episode, it’s nothing but fun.”
Tell us about your business…
Fit N Fifty Plus aims to give women over 50 the information they need to be fit, healthy and well. I am in the final throes of launching First5k@50+ where I help women who have either never run before or women who used to run and haven’t for a while, learn to run 5 kms. The programme is specifically designed for older women who have different needs than younger women when it comes to supporting their bodies.
How does your podcast support your business activity? Or is it a separate, hobby project?
It supports my expertise and keeps me in touch with both my listeners and the guests.
It also gives me a platform to advertise what I am doing.
What advice would you offer women who are thinking about starting their own podcast?
It is quite a lot of work to do it well. Having said that it is a great deal of fun and I do love chatting with people.
Consistency is the key, and not overcommitting. Finding guests is quite hard probably the hardest thing of all.
I am often a guest on other peoples shows and one thing I have discovered is that I like a personal touch when inviting or being invited as a guest. I will often not respond to an automated invitation. If your voice is important enough to be promoted on someone’s podcast then surely you are important enough to have a conversation about it.
I now have pretty thorough processes right down to the scripts for the emails for guests which makes it a whole lot easier.