Stephanie is Editor-in-Chief for Fitness at Saga Exceptional. She has been a digital journalist for 16 years and has worked for a raft of respected titles. As former Digital Editor of Fit&Well and Woman&Home (shortlisted for PPA Digital Brand of the Year under her editorship), she has extensive fitness and wellness experience, and a keen understanding of what’s important to the over-50s audience.
At Saga Exceptional, she uses that experience to create engaging, informative and enlightening content in the areas of exercise, fitness technology, gut health, nutrition, sleep and women’s health.
Stephanie is a keen sportswoman, and will gladly accept an invitation to play most games. She particularly loves netball, which she plays once a week. She is a qualified England Netball Level 2 coach, and has worked with adults and children in this capacity. She is also taking tennis lessons to improve her game (and, more importantly, finally beat her sister), and recently discovered the joys of padel tennis too.
Outside of sports, Stephanie works out weekly with her personal trainer, Em Newson at Ground Studio, whose areas of specialism include movement in menopause – a topic she feels passionately about. She’s also a fan of wild swimming, and has taken a refreshing dip everywhere from Ullswater to the Isle of Wight.
Stephanie lives in North London with her partner Keith and their son, Woody. When family life allows, she likes to indulge in her hobbies, including stained glass work and batch-cooking healthy, family-friendly dishes.
Articles by Stephanie Wood
How King Charles keeps fit in his 70s – including his 11-minute daily workout
Why daffodils bring so much joy – and mental health benefits to boot
Our Fitness and Wellbeing Editor explores the uplifting effect of these beautiful spring flowers.