Diana Moran Biography

And stretch………Diana Moran is TV’s original fitness guru as The Green Goddess with the BBC and  is an all round television and radio personality with a career that has embraced success in many areas. She was the first person to launch Breakfast Television in the UK and her successful career as a fitness guru has spanned four decades.

Diana is as much in demand in 2016 as she was in 1983.  She is the Health Editor for The Lady Magazine with her weekly column; she has a weekly agony advice show on The Wireless a digital radio station for grown ups – dedicated to improving later life in the UK and a columnist for Huffington Post.

Diana is the Editor in Chief of PrimeTimeLife.TV – a community for men and women –  in the prime of their life – offering information and support from a team of experts in health, wellbeing, finance and nutrition.

And don’t miss Diana’s regular Blogs in the Worldwide Huffington Post.

And her monthly Column on Fitness in Vintage Magazine.

Diana has her own video – EasiFit – Ease into Fitness featuring her trademark ‘EasiFit’ exercises. The fitness program, consists of simple exercises specially designed for a market that’s largely neglected by the fitness industry – for those later on in life; who haven’t exercised in a while or just can’t do the type of exercise they used to. The new DVD involves a range of exercises, specially designed for the less active participant, from the comfort of the living room, even sitting down. available through all good online stores and is an extensive traveler lecturing throughout the world on Cruises.

She continues to educate women of all ages on keeping healthy – but especially targets her message to ‘Women Who Weren’t Born Yesterday’. She says “Women like me have so much to do in the rest of our lives – we’re not as young as we used to be, but we’re not as old as some people think we should be! We know that staying healthy means we enjoy our lives so much more – and there are no quick fixes – we weren’t born yesterday!

Versatility is Diana’s forte – and was recently seen starring in the world famous Record Breaking Calendar Girls

Unbelievably, 2016 saw Diana enjoying her 77th birthday – despite looking at least thirty years younger! She is a testimony to healthy living and has been dubbed Britain’s Jane Fonda!  A firm favourite with celebrities and world leaders alike

Diana has published 11 health related books and has many videos and DVDs to her credit. Most recently saw the publication of 3 books, “Fresh Face”, “Live Longer Feel Younger” (exclusive to Marks & Spencer) and “Live Longer Feel Younger Look Great – all published by Hamlyn.

From 1994 – 99 Diana was the “face” of Oil of Ulay and successfully launched its range of skin care for mature women. She fronted a worldwide media campaign including TV Commercials. She has also been an Ambassador forDove Pro-Age and vitamin’s Company Seven Seas.

She is heavily involved in the charity field, playing a lead role in many major charities, especially those concerned with cancer and older people. As a Lady Taverner she helps give young people with special needs a sporting chance. Recently she returned from China after successfully completing the “Trek China Challenge” on behalf of Breast Cancer Care. She has been president of Osteoporosis Dorset for the past ten years.

A keen artist, Diana was born and bred in the West Country. She has two sons and 4 grandchildren.

Did you see Diana  on the Health & Nutrition Stage at The Vitality Show London – see it here >

. Have you seen Diana’s facial Exercises in Saga magazine?

  • Writing & publications
    Diana is an author and member of The Guild of Health Writers and a regular contributor to magazines, newspapers.
  • Publications
  • Live Longer, Feel Younger, Look Great (Hamlyn – 2006)
  • Fresh Face – the easy way to look 10 years younger (Hamlyn – 2005)
  • Bone Boosters (Paper back – Boxtree 1995
  • Bone Boosters (Boxtree 1993) reports on the fragile bone disease Osteoporosis
  • Ease into Fitness (Boxtree 1993) addresses exercise and diet.
  • Daytime Live (BBC Publications 1990)
  • A More Difficult Exercise (Bloomsbury 1990 paperback)
  • (Translated into Russian by a Russian Cancer Surgeon, it was published in Russia Spring 1997)
  • Look Good Feel Great (Jarrold 1989)
  • The Bottom Line (Sidgwick & Jackson 1989) looks at the problem of cellulite.
  • A More Difficult Exercise (Bloomsbury 1989) – Diana’s autobiography and story of her successful fight against breast cancer.
  • Get Fit with the Green Goddess (BBC Publications 1984)
  • Broadcasting
  • Radio
  • 1981–2007 Regular guest appearances on national and regional BBC and Independent Radio stations
  • BBC Radio Bristol – 1970 -1980
  • Radio West – 1970 – 1980
  • Television
  • 2007 co-presenter – How to Buy Abroad – Overseas Property TV
  • 2006 – 2007 co-presenter – Retire Abroad – Overseas Property TV
  • 2006 Reporter – BBC Castle in the Country
  • 2000 – 2006 Regular guest appearances on national and regional BBC and Independent TV stations
  • 1999 co-presenter Espresso – Channel 5 – daily consumer programme
  • 1992 – 1993 BBC Primetime presenting weekly own strand  – exercise for the more mature
  • 1990 – 1991 BBC Daytime Live – weekly own strand Fabulous at Fifty – in depth look at women’s physical and mental well-being. 
  • 1986 – 1989 co-host of ITV Look Good Feel Great – health and fitness programme
  • 1985 BBC commentator Paris Fashion Week.
  • 1985 BBC TV’s fashion commentator for Royal Ascot
  • 1983 – 1987 BBC TV’s Breakfast Time – own daily strand – Get Britain Fit – exercise and healthy living
  • 1979 – 1982 ITV Here Today – co-presenter including own exercise spot
  • Teaching qualifications include
  • Exercise to Music  (RSA/YMCA)
  • Teaching 50+ adults (RSA/YMCA)
  • Aquaerobics (RSA/YMCA)
  • Reebok Slide
  • Reebok Step
  • Reebok Bodywalk
  • Videos include
  • Fit for Mid Life (Dr Maryon Stewart 2007)
  • FitFace – facial exercises (Polygram 1996)
  • 3 in 1 Workout (Polygram 1995)
  • Ease into Fitness (Polygram 1993) received Good Housekeeping Magazine’s top video award.
  • Get Fit with the Green Goddess (BBC Enterprises 1985) is now a classic
  • TV and Radio commercials include
  • The “face” of Oil of Ulay’s range of skin care products specifically designed for mature women. (Diana fronted extensive UK, Pan European, South African, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Oil of Ulay media campaigns including T.V commercials, magazine and newspaper advertising)
  • Oil of Ulay Pro-Vital  (1994 – 1999) 
  • Oil of Ulay (1981 – 1982)
  • Cadburys Marvel  (1980 – 1981)
  • Theatre appearances include
  • Cinderella – Fairy Godmother (Theatre Royal Windsor 1999)
  • Cinderella – Fairy Godmother (White Rock Theatre, Hastings 1988)
  • Aladdin – Genie of the Lamp  (Beck Theatre, Hayes 1986)
  • 1987 The Royal Tournament (adopted by The Royal Navy to appear with them  in all performances as the Blue Goddess)
  • 1984 Royal Variety Command Performance (their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales)
  • 1983 Royal Variety Command Performance (Her Majesty the Queen and the Queen Mother)
  • Big Screen appearances include
  • “High Spirits” (1987) with Peter O’Toole
  • Theatrical Productions include
  • Producer/Choreographer/Presenter – Annual Devon County Show Theatre 1974 – 1983
  • Producer/Choreographer/Presenter – countless Fashion Spectaculars 1972 –1983
  • Charity
  • During the past 18 years Diana has devoted much time working with health and sport organisations, and many hospitals, promoting women’s health and well-being. Diana regularly works for the major cancer charities and cancer support organisations including:
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
  • The Cancer Counselling Trust
  • The Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Guest Speaking includes 
  • Labour Party Conference 2000 representing Cancer Research
  • Northern Woman of the Year 1999
  • Labour Party Conference in 1999
  • Symposium Mammographicam 1998
  • Europe Against Cancer Week in 1991.
  • 6th International Breast Cancer Conference in 1990
  • Past achievements include
  • Bristol Bordeaux Association (1960 – 1983), which organises the exchange of English school children with French counterparts – fundraising committee member for 15 years – Chairman for 2 years.
  • Bristol Old People’s Welfare (1966 – 1983) Chairman for 2. Years.
  • St. John Ambulance in Avon (1975 – 1983) Chairman for 2 years
  • Society of Stars (SOS) working for suffers of cerebral palsy – committee member 18 years.
  • Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal Fund 1997 – a Vice President – in aid of Cancer Research Campaign
  • The Cancer Research Campaign 1994 – Diana was proud to be one of 100 people to successfully complete the 32-mile fundraising “Le Walk” through the Channel Tunnel from France to England.
  • Saga Group 1994 – figurehead for a countrywide series of Saga Festivals aimed at the 50+ age group
  • Dorset Chartered Physiotherapists. 1994 – President of the Society
    Present offices held
  • Stage for Age (the show business arm of Help the Aged) Vice-President
    Osteoporosis Dorset – President 
  • White House Cancer Care Centre – Dudley – Patron
  • Look Good Feel Better – Patron  (helping cancer patients regain confidence after treatment)
  • Breast Cancer Campaign – Patron 
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer – Celebrity Ambassador
  • Breast Cancer Care – past member of council. Committee member and Celebrity Ambassador
  • Society of Stars – Celebrity friend  (helping children and young adults with cerebral palsy)
  • Support for Africa 2002 – Celebrity friend
  • KingstonCan – committee member – Kingston Hospital Cancer unit
  • Member of Patients Panel – St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey 
  • Regular activities include
  • Guest Lecturer aboard cruise ships including: – P&O Adonia, Aroura and Arcadia, Canberra, QE2, Saga Ruby, Page & Moy cruises, and  Fred Olsen’s Black Watch
  • Diana has taught exercise and lectured on health and fitness extensively at health farms, holiday camps, sports centres – helping people of all ages and abilities with her infectious enthusiasm.
  • Le Sport Hotel St. Lucia WI – fitness consultant
  • La Source Granada WI – fitness consultant
  • Champneys Health resort
  • Henlow Grange Health resort
  • Grand Heritage Hotels Health resorts
  • Butlins Holiday camps
  • Pontins Holiday camps
  • Diana presents corporate and charity videos. She enjoys being Compere/Mistress of Ceremonies/Facilitator at conferences, corporate events and gala occasions. She is a very experienced After Dinner speaker.
    Diana’s intense social awareness stems from her youth. As an ex Brownie and Girl Guide Diana has always been ready to lend a hand to youth organisations and to older people.
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