International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate it we’re paying our tribute to the most influential and inspirational Women in health and fitness, past and present. 

Venus Williams

Venus is an American professional tennis player known for being one of the greatest of all time along with her younger sister, Serena Williams. She’s a former number 1 in singles and doubles and credited for her power and athleticism on the Women’s pro tennis tour.

“Some people say I have attitude-maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when nobody else does- that makes you a winner right there.” 

Marie Curie

Marie Curie has become a household name thanks to her exeptional work as a physicist and chemist, who conducted research into radioactivity. During her career, she was the first woman to win a Nobel prize in two scientific fields, and the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris in 1906.

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.”


Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind was a Chemist and X-Ray Crystallographer who changed the world of science due to the discovery of the structure of DNA and research into Viruses. Her contribution to the discovery of the structures of DNA was largely recognised as a huge milestone in Chemistry, which makes her legacy live on today.

“In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind.”


Florence Nightingale 

Florence Nightingale, also known as the ‘Lady and the Lamp’ is an iconic figure in nursing thanks to her dedication to training student nurses whilst becoming the founder of modern nursing. She managed and cared for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War during the Victorian era, for which she is famously known for her selfless attitude.

“Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift- there is nothing small about it.”