My Bio

NATALIA LUBOMIRSKI – HEALTH, FITNESS & LIFESTYLE JOURNALIST

Born in Wimbledon to an English mother and French-Polish father, I remember writing stories from the age of 5. I attended Wimbledon High School where my passion for writing was nurtured and encouraged. I used English Literature to gain a solid foundation in the skills required to be a writer and then continued my English Literature studies at University, where I graduated from Nottingham with a 2:1, BA Honours in English Literature and American Studies.

It was in year 11 at school that my desire to be a journalist really materialised. I remember during my Sixth Form Scholarship interview I was asked about the career I wanted to pursue. I instinctively knew it was journalism. My passion must have been clear, as I was successful in being awarded that scholarship. Although my desired area of journalism changed course – back then that impassioned 16 year-old had big ideas about saving the world as a war reporter – that passion hasn’t wavered.

It was after meeting a heroic war journalist, Jackie Spinner, in Washington D.C., where I did my journalism diploma, that I gained a true understanding of what a journalist was and the impact they can have on their readers. A reporter for the Washington Post, she bravely recounted her experience of being on the press frontline in Iraq. Even though war reporting wasn’t the line of journalism I ended up pursuing, I knew I wanted to lead investigations and write eye-opening reports (these days as a health journalist, it’s more along the lines of whether red meat really will be the death of us, over wars or political battles!)

Studying at The George Washington University, Washington D.C. and interning at The Smithsonian Magazine was a fantastic opportunity, not only to learn about journalism at the height of the presidential nominations, but also to understand how journalism is perceived outside of the UK. Running around Georgetown after a Republican senator is certainly eye-opening!

After graduating from The George Washington University I returned to the UK determined to achieve my goal of becoming a journalist. I took up several features internships at magazines, and was then offered a full-time position at Marie Claire as an Online Writer and Editorial Business Coordinator.

Having gained an excellent grounding of how magazines are run and managed, I was also able to hone my writing, interviewing and research skills. An ideal position for an up and coming journalist!

Born in Wimbledon to an English mother and French-Polish father, I remember writing stories from the age of 5. I attended Wimbledon High School where my passion for writing was nurtured and encouraged. I used English Literature to gain a solid foundation in the skills required to be a writer and then continued my English Literature studies at University, where I graduated from Nottingham with a 2:1, BA Honours in English Literature and American Studies.
It was in year 11 at school that my desire to be a journalist really materialised. I remember during my Sixth Form Scholarship interview I was asked about the career I wanted to pursue. I instinctively knew it was journalism. My passion must have been clear, as I was successful in being awarded that scholarship. Although my desired area of journalism changed course – back then that impassioned 16-year-old had big ideas about saving the world as a war reporter – that passion hasn’t wavered.

It was after meeting a heroic war journalist, Jackie Spinner, in Washington D.C., where I did my journalism diploma, that I gained a true understanding of what a journalist was and the impact they can have on their readers. A reporter for the Washington Post, she bravely recounted her experience of being on the press frontline in Iraq. Even though war reporting wasn’t the line of journalism I ended up pursuing, I knew I wanted to lead investigations and write eye-opening reports (these days as a health journalist, it’s more along the lines of whether red meat really will be the death of us, over wars or political battles!)
Studying at The George Washington University, Washington D.C. and interning at The Smithsonian Magazine was a fantastic opportunity, not only to learn about journalism at the height of the presidential nominations, but also to understand how journalism is perceived outside of the UK. Running around Georgetown after a Republican senator is certainly eye-opening!

After graduating from The George Washington University, I returned to the UK determined to achieve my goal of becoming a journalist. I took up several features internships at magazines, and was then offered a full-time position at Marie Claire as an Online Writer and Editorial Business Coordinator.
Having gained an excellent grounding of how magazines are run and managed, I was also able to hone my writing, interviewing and research skills. An ideal position for an up and coming journalist!

I moved on to Top Santé where I was the staff writer for 3 years. Already with a background of health and fitness – I was a GB fencer for 12 years – my interest in it from a journalism point of view really took off. In October 2014 I was headhunted by Time Inc to help launch a new health and fitness title: Fit & Well. It’s now almost three years later, and my love of all things health and fitness has remained unwavered…