22 for ’22: Celebrating Bath & Somerset’s Most Inspiring Women

By Anita Jaynes on 1 March, 2022

We’re celebrating Bath and North East Somerset’s most inspiring women to mark International Women’s Day 2022 which this year takes place on Tuesday 8th March.

Through our social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 22 for ’22. The list is printed in our spring Bath magazine and from today, Tuesday 1st March, each weekday throughout the month we will be profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

This feature is sponsored by Milsted Langdon accountants. Milsted Langdon decided to support this activity as they are passionate about supporting women in business and helping local communities thrive through their work with business owners, charities and not-for-profits. 

Gill Freeman, Partner and Head of Charity and Not-For-Profit at Milsted Langdon, said, “The business world is full of hugely talented and successful women who not only run businesses or work in demanding roles, but they often also juggle caring responsibilities at the same time. It’s important to highlight the contribution that women make to the wider community, and to support each other whilst encouraging and empowering the younger generations.”

Today we put the spotlight on Stephanie Seckington. Stephanie is a Personal Trainer and is Founder of Get With The Programme (GWTP).

Get With The Programme’s mission is to empower busy professional women to put their health and fitness at the top of the list and build sustainable healthy habits for life.

Stephanie, said, “My passion is combining movement and mobility with strength training, as one compliments the other so well. To me, this really is the best job in the world – being part of someone’s journey into creating the foundations and habits to allow them to change and adapt their lifestyles to embrace a new found passion for a healthy, strong and pain free life.”

Steph has always had a passion for exercise and fitness. As a child, she was a gymnast and a competitive runner. Then the discovery of kettlebells was the catalyst for her journey and commitment to strength.

In 2008 she took her first kettlebell qualification with the KTA in London and launched GWTP in 2011. From there the journey reignited her passion for gymnastics. In 2016, spending more time upside down and hanging from rings, she discovered the amazing movement system Animal Flow. Steph’s passion for kettlebells and strength led to qualifying as a Strongfirst certified barbell lifting coach in 2019.

Now, with a huge emphasis on educating individuals, Steph endeavours to pass on her professional knowledge in safely building form, focus and strength.

Stephanie regularly shares top tips and advice on her social feeds. Follow her on LinkedIn and Instagram.  To find out more about Get With The Programme’s offering visit: www.getwiththeprogramme.com

For more information about International Women’s Day visit: www.internationalwomensday.com This year’s theme is Break the Bias. Follow the conversation on social using the hashtag #BreakTheBias