Phillipa Cherryson is Saga Exceptional’s Fitness Passions 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 an Ordnance Survey Champion; she organises walks, campouts and instructional activity days for South Wales members of online community the Adventure Queens; she’s vice chair of the Brecon Beacons National Park Local Access Forum and her partner is a long-serving member of the local mountain rescue team.
She hated sports at school and only started getting the fitness bug when she turned 50. Now she loves trail running, mountain walks, e-biking, climbing, surfing, paddleboarding and horse riding. She also loves cake.
Articles by Phillipa Cherryson
How to clean your yoga mat without ruining it
How to keep your yoga mat in top condition – including a DIY cleaner recipe
What is Pilates? Build strength and balance with our beginner’s guide
A beginner’s guide to Pilates and why you need to start practising it.
I took an ice bath every day for two weeks – and it really eased my back pain
Yoga vs Pilates: What’s the difference and which is best?
Is Pilates or yoga best? The essential guide to which is the right workout for you
Why I swapped President Trump’s tantrums for a tent: The former ambassador who walked across the UK
A diplomat’s pilgrimage to rediscover his own country by walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats
Reformer Pilates: The all-round exercise that can work for everybody
Everything you need to know about reformer Pilates and why you should try it now.