Welcome to Permission To Thrive

An immersive community where women 50+ put their self-care needs first for health, business & life!

It's Time To Thrive!


A Warm Welcome To You...

“Self-Care isn’t a chore or simply a nice to do. Self-care is a necessity as we navigate the challenges we face in life”
Why Permission To Thrive?
We bring together women in their fabulous 50s & beyond to participate in wellness discussions, activities & facilitator-led sessions so that we can cultivate a supportive community around prioritizing our health and well-being.

The Results You'll Get
Our community membership is pretty special. We’re focused on the ways it will make a huge difference in your life and our members play a vital role in shaping the community.
Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of Permission To Thrive:
  • Engage in meaningful wellness discussions with like-minded women in your age group.
  • Participate in diverse activities and facilitator-led sessions, designed to improve your overall wellbeing.
  • Build lasting connections and receive support from a community of women committed to prioritizing health and wellness.

Your Health Matters...

When You Join Today:

            When you join Permission To Thrive today, you’ll get access to our:
  • Weekly Motivational Lives: Kickstart your Mondays with a few words of wisdom. An easy listen-into moment to fine-tune your mood and motivation for the day & week ahead.
  • Weekly Discussion Prompts: A mid-week moment to press pause and consider an area of health, business, or life with thought-provoking questions, sharing our personal insights, experiences, and thoughts. No judgment, plenty of curiosity.
  • Monthly Live Centre Stage Events: A live (or recorded) informal interview showcasing a member of the community. What better way to meet your community members and connect? Who knows what friendships and connections you might cultivate? Plus, every so often, we invite a non-member in with a great story for more inspiration.
  • Monthly Micro Workshops: Attend live online, facilitator-led physical, mental & emotional wellness sessions that focus on various aspects of healthy living for women in their 50s and beyond. Engage in meaningful discussions and learn practical tips to improve overall wellbeing.
  • Monthly Functional Fitness & Workout Videos: Fitness videos specifically designed to focus on mobility, strength, and flexibility. These sessions are a fun way to stay active while improving physical health and are accessible to do whenever you choose.
              Member-Led Chat Groups Including:
  • Recommended Book Club: join fellow community members in exploring and discussing books related to wellness, self-care, and personal development. Share insights, experiences, and recommendations, fostering a supportive and empowering learning environment.
  • Poetry Circle: share your favourite thoughts on health and nature or your own creations in the poetry circle, providing food for thought, inspiration, and strength for those difficult days.
  • Dream Circle: dare to dream with your fellow community members, share your hopes for today and the future, and seek help, and some good old cheerleading support as you step into the life you desire. 
  • Taboo Discussion Circle: get into discussions about the challenging things, the taboo topics that need to be aired. From menopause to sexual health, ageism to exploitative industries damaging our health. Nothing is off the table.

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Meet Your Host, YvonneB!


Yvonne is a self-care coach, award-winning women’s health advocate, and catalyst for change, reconnecting women to their innate power through self-care. In a world that is constantly demanding us to do more, Yvonne focuses on raising women’s self-awareness, and confidence, bringing their life into alignment with their core values whilst taking necessary actions to develop healthy habits that enhance their wellbeing & life.
Although she had prior experience in coaching & training in the fitness & corporate world, following her redundancy Yvonne trained as a life coach and NLP Practitioner with a mission to help women build their confidence and unlock their potential. What she came to realise over a number of years was the potency of blending these coaching skills with her 38 years of experience in the health & fitness industry, supporting and encouraging women in their mid-life to regain control of their wellbeing through the prioritisation of self-care. 
As a woman in her 50s, a mother and grandmother she understands how easy it is to allow one’s own health to go on the back burner in the pursuit of meeting everyone else’s needs and expectations but also recognises this martyr-type approach often leads to resentment, high stress, depression, and burnout.
As a qualified Personal Trainer, Nordic Walking Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Physical Intelligence Coach & Nature Facilitator, and passionate about maintaining mind, body & soul connection for meaningful wellness, Yvonne blends her many skills to help women rediscover and connect with their powerful self, putting their health first so that they have the energy and potential to take on the world! 
Yvonne is also the G100 UK Country Chair for Healthcare & Wellness, joining forces with women leaders across the globe to change the face of women's health.
Permission To Thrive was founded by Yvonne Bignall, and in her own words:
"It is my belief that as empowered women we know the importance of nourishing & nurturing our beautiful unique selves and through this act, we are able to resource others with love, skills, and knowledge. We just don't prioritise it.
But now we have the opportunity to… together!"
This is about taking a journey together to develop healthy mindsets, create value-focused habits, and absorb personal growth strategies that enable us to squeeze more fun, energy & joy out of life whilst fulfilling the commitments that matter to us; guilt-free, doubt-free, and without judgment.

Grab Your Free EBook Here!

Following a lifetime of giving of yourself to the benefit of everyone else, it is now YOUR time to focus on yourself with the support of other women who want to achieve the same, discussing the things that matter to us midlife, fueling your wellbeing, and having some fun. Click below for your free ebook.

Why Permission To Thrive.pdf

A Big Thanks

"Your support means everything because I believe together is how we best bring about the changes we want for ourselves and the world around us. I'm only one woman, together, we are an AWESOME community!"
Love, YvonneB xx 


What is the schedule of events?
We have a mix of weekly live or video-recorded sessions focused on fitness & self-care activities, weekly motivational posts, regular polls to gauge your insights, needs & desires plus our monthly speaker, as well as regular quests & challenges to take part in. This is your community so it will flex & shape as we grow, bringing in more of what we want. You can find out what’s on when via the Events tab on your profile dashboard.
Do I have to take part in everything?
Absolutely not! No one should feel pressured to do everything. You are free to dip in and out at your leisure. That said, your voice is important to us, and we welcome your contribution & presence. We want to ensure you get what you need from the community.
Can I access lives without having to have my video on?
Yes! Listen, we understand there are days you just want to be present without having to show face or speak. When we talk about permission, this community is all about giving you permission to show up in whatever way works for you!
What if I miss a live event?
Lives will be recorded unless we are hosting a sensitive topic and feel recording it could be an issue for participants.
How easy is it to set up my profile?
If you have ever set up a profile on any social media platform, we can guarantee you won’t have any problem setting one up in our community. If you do have any issues, reach out for help – we’ll be there!
What is the monthly investment?
The paid community after the one-month free trial is £30 and we also run special offers at the end of free trials!
What’s the cancellation policy?
You are free to cancel at any time, you are in control. 
How do I download the app for the community?
Video Instructions Here
What if I want 1:1 private coaching with YvonneB?
Direct message Yvonne in the community and she will set up a no-obligation chat to find out how she can support you further.