The Jacuzzi ® Podcast is home to a wide range of guests, from Olympic champions and professional athletes to TV presenters and celebrities from the popular music and culture. However, one thing that doesn’t change is the level of insight into their worlds: what makes them tick, how they set their goals in life and how they find time to for themselves to maintain the right balance in life. Join host Ed Baxter as we delve into the lives of each through candid, honest conversation about the personal, professional and how wellbeing bridges the two.
S2E5 – Luke Gale, Hull FC Captain
A veteran of rugby league, Luke Gale has played in Grand Finals and represented England at the world cup, as well as playing for a series of Super League clubs.
In this episode, Luke opens up about his first experiences in the game, reacting to defeats and what might be missing from his trophy cabinet.
S2E4 – Joe Fraser, World Champion and Olympic Finalist
Despite being in the early stages of his gymnastic career, Joe Fraser has already broken new ground: in 2019 he became the first British parallel bars world champion and at Tokyo 2020 he reached the Olympic final for the same discipline – another first for a British gymnast. We spoke to him about the magic of the Games, how he approaches the biggest stages in his sport and how he wants to use his status to take gymnastics in this country to new places.
S2E3 – Andrea Mclean, Presenter and Author
Andrea Mclean spent 25 years on our TV screens and was a familiar face on programmes such as GMTV and Loose Women. However, her ambitions for improving the lives of other women drove her to draw a line under her career and create the female empowerment network This Girl is On Fire. In this episode she and Ed Baxter talk about breaking old habits, cutting out the noise in life and what true happiness boils down to.
S2E1 – Adam Peaty OBE, Olympic Champion
Series 2 of the Jacuzzi® Podcast is here and we start with one of the greatest breaststroke swimmers ever to grace the pool.
Adam Peaty is an athlete who has truly reached the pinnacle of his sport. Three Olympic gold medals, eight-time World Champion and holder of the 15 fastest times in history, his record needs little analysis.
In a frank and honest conversation, he discusses what it feels like to perform at the top, his opinion on cheats in the sport and what he wants his legacy to be once he hangs up his trunks.
S2E2 – Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE, Paralympic Champion
After showing early promise as a young swimmer, being scouted for a talent programme took Jessica-Jane Applegate all the way from her local pool to winning Paralympic gold in London 2012. She has since gone on to win a host of medals at Olympic, World and European level. She spoke to us about how her disability affects both her sporting and personal life, dealing with the difficulties of the online world and going viral on TikTok.
WELCOME TO SERIES 2 OF THE JACUZZI® PERFORMANCE PODCAST
“From age 20, I had started building up a private coaching business which had grown into something special. In March of 2020 I decided to take a step back from competitive swimming to focus on this business and my work with Olympic Champion Adam Peaty in our own venture with the vision to change the sport of swimming worldwide.
It’s an honour to host the Jacuzzi® podcast as it’s given me the opportunity to speak to some of the people I have looked up to for years, and get to hear first-hand how Jacuzzi® ambassadors are changing the world in their fields.”
– EDWARD BAXTER, BRITISH CHAMPION, OWNER OF EDWARD BAXTER SWIMMING, AND JACUZZI® PERFORMANCE PODCAST HOST
THE JACUZZI® PERFORMANCE PODCAST - SERIES 1
S1E11 – Elliott Dee, Welsh National Rugby Superstar
Our host, Edward Baxter, sits down for a candid interview with Elliot Dee – Welsh Hooker for Dragons Rugby and the Welsh National Squad, Discussing topics such as elite performance, intense training, and the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019.
This episode is a must-watch for any lover of world-class sport.
S1E10 – Bradley Wright-Phillips, Professional Footballer
Join our host, Ed Baxter, as he chats with MLS player Bradley Wright-Phillips. Bradley is an English footballer who recently moved across the pond to play for Los Angeles FC and quickly gained himself a reputation as a key player in and fantastic goal-scorer.
In this episode, Ed dives deep into Bradley’s experience of being an English footballer in America, keeping momentum at the highest, and his passion for Grime music.
S1E9 – Gareth Ellis, Rugby League Legend
After an epic and career in Rugby League, Gareth has played for the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Leeds Rhinos in the 2008 super league grand final, and Wests Tigers in Australia. Despite injury, he was named player of the year 3rd year in a row. He finally went to Hull FC where he captained them to victory in the 2016 and 2017 challenge cups. Gareth has played for Yorkshire, Great Britain, England, and won countless awards.
With the announcement of his second retirement, Ed Baxter and Gareth discuss a wide range of topics, including lockdown, his legendary status, life at Hull FC, fostering young talent, and much more.
S1E6 - Richard Whitehead MBE, Paralympic Champion
Richard has made it his mission to inspire and motivate. Talking about his incredible landmark achievements, longevity in sport, leaving a legacy to inspire millions, and being the best version of yourself.
Richard leaves holds nothing back and no stone unturned in this uplifting interview with our host, Ed Baxter.
S1E5 – Peter Andre, Singer and TV Personality
Despite a demanding schedule of world tours and reality television, self-care has is a crucial part of Peter Andre’s busy lifestyle. He’s been incorporating Jacuzzi® hydrotherapy into his wellness routine since he had his first hot tub installed by Jacuzzi® retailer Euphoria Lifestyle back in 2009. In this episode, Peter and Ed go deep on the topics of maintaining a camera-ready body, mental health, passion, and how to become a world-class presenter and interviewer.
S1E4 - James Guy MBE, Olympic Champion
This episode of the Jacuzzi® performance podcast features James Guy - the Fourth in an ever-expanding list of elite-level guests, and one of team GB’s top swimmers, having won medals at the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Aquatics Championships.
Join Ed and James and they discuss training, competitions, life under lockdown, rivalries and much much more.
S1E3 - Kimberly Morrison, TRIATHLETE, COACH, AND MULTIPLE IRONMAN 70.3 CHAMPION
The third in a hotly anticipated line-up of elite athlete guests, this episode of the Jacuzzi® performance podcast features Kim Morrison - a British Multiple Ironman Champion and triathlete who knows exactly what it takes to get to the next level.
In this episode Kim and Ed discuss training, life under lockdown, and her many achievements.
S1E2 - Anna Hopkin MBE, Olympic Champion
The second in a hotly anticipated line-up of elite athlete guests, this episode features Anna Hopkin - a British swimmer and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and won Gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Anna and Ed discuss variety of topics, including her dramatic return to the UK before America went into lockdown, swimming in the UK vs USA, bursting onto the swimming scene, top tips to improve performance, and more.
S1E1 - Luke Greenbank, Olympic Medallist
The first in a hotly anticipated line-up of elite athlete guests, this episode features Luke Greenbank - a British swimmer who specialises in backstroke.
Luke won the gold medal as part of the 4x100m Men's Medley Relay at the World Championship, and he won two gold medals in and breaking a new Junior World record in 200m backstroke at the 2015 European Games.
This episode focuses on a wide range of topics, along with behind-the-curtain discussions about life leading up to the 2021 Olympics, and his training during the lockdown.
WELCOME TO SERIES 1 OF THE JACUZZI® PERFORMANCE PODCAST
“I’ve had a passion for swimming since I was a youngster, I loved everything about it from the feel of the water, to how precise things needed to be to see results and to how honest the work had to be to achieve goals.
I have been working with Jacuzzi® since November 2019 and we had a joint aspiration to explore and unpick the stories, triumphs, failures, and learnings of many different elite athletes. The aim of the podcast is to share stories of different professional backgrounds and show how their approaches can help people perform and feel better..”