Editor, Fitness

Phillipa Cherryson


Phillipa Cherryson is Saga Exceptional’s Fitness Channel Editor. Phillipa has been a journalist for 30 years, writing for local and national newspapers, UK magazines and reporting onscreen for ITV.

Her passion is outdoor fitness. She’s a trainee mountain leader; an Ordnance Survey Champion; she organises walks and instructional events for South Wales members of online community the Adventure Queens and she’s vice chair of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Local Access Forum.

She hated sports at school and only started getting the fitness bug as she reached her 50s. Now she loves mountain walking, trail runs, e-biking, paddleboarding and climbing. She also loves cake.

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Articles by Phillipa Cherryson

Jojo Moyes pictured in a red shirt and black jacket

Author Jojo Moyes on finding Pilates in her fifties: “All my aches and pains have disappeared”

The best-selling author says Pilates has changed her relationship with her body – and wishes she’d discovered it 20 years ago.

A happy older man and woman dancing in the surf on a beach

Walk yourself happy – five ways to get the most out of your time outside

More than half of us are walking to help our mental health – here’s how it works.

Former footballer Tony Adams in Wembley Stadium

Tony Adams on how he’s still recovering from Strictly

Tony Adams on Strictly Come Dancing, wild swimming and why it's never to late to try something new

Three pairs of walking sandals on a patio with grass behind

3 of the best walking sandals for cool, comfortable feet

A close up of someone walking along a rocky path using walking sticks

The best hiking socks we’ve tested

Which hiking socks you need to prevent blisters, cushion your feet and stop sweat.

A woman doing puzzles on a mobile phone
Brain Health

Online puzzles can give us the memory of a 20-year-old, study finds

Online puzzles such as Sudoku and crosswords have been found to best benefit our short-term memory as we get older.