Zoe Gillings-Brier is Great Britain’s No 1 Snowboard X athlete and is one of our close friends at AssureLife. With seven World Cup podiums, three winter Olympic Games and many multi national titles to her name, Zoe is GB’s most successful SBX athlete of all time. Being a successful snowboarder and amazing new mum; there are a number of risks to health, however, keeping active regularly and having insurance in place with us, all eventualities are covered should anything happen on the snow.
We’re so happy to hear that Zoe gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on the 22nd August and we have had the chance to catch up with her to find out how she finds life balancing being a new mum and a world class athlete.
How are you finding having a new little addition to the family?
We love being parents and are enjoying every second of it. I have found a good balance between spending time with my family as they mean the world to me and preparing for the next Olympics.
Are you able to find a balance being a new mum and a pro athlete?
Whilst I was pregnant I kept up with my fitness, but I’ve had to modify my workouts to make them “baby-safe”. I don’t think I could have stopped completely, my fitness and sanity probably would have been at risk. I’ve loved being back in the gym, its great to be able to run around, jump and lift again and I’m now back on the snow too which I really missed. I'm feeling as competitive as ever and looking forward to getting back into competitions.
What prompted you to speak to us about Life Cover and other financial protection products?
Knowing that I had a baby due made me think about ensuring she would be looked after in any event. AssureLife provided a friendly service and gave great advice without ever being pushy. This allowed us to make an informed decision on something so important.
Anyone can take out financial protection, you don’t have to be a professional athlete. There are a number of risks to your family’s future, so you may want to discuss life insurance or other products such as critical illness cover or income protection, which help to protect your family’s future against illness.
We’re here to find the right policy suited specifically to your needs, as we did for Zoe. If you would like to discuss the policies available. Speak to one of our specialist Financial Protection Advisers today.