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

A woman cleaning a yoga mat with a cloth

How to clean your yoga mat without ruining it

How to keep your yoga mat in top condition – including a DIY cleaner recipe

A close up of women in a pilates doing four point balancing exercises

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.

A woman grimacing in a Cold Pod ice tub
Exercise Recovery

I took an ice bath every day for two weeks – and it really eased my back pain

A woman with her hands in yoga prayer position

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

A walker in front of a rocky bay in the UK

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

A woman being instructed on a reformer Pilates machine

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.