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Oct 29 2021

How to get Menopause Advice

In case you haven't noticed, it was World Menopause Day on Monday 18th November, which is also in the middle of Menopause Awareness month!  I am so pleased to see articles in many papers and magazines, to hear discussions on the radio - led by male presenters I might add, ...

Sep 5 2021

Sleep, glorious sleep ….. or is it??

Are you a tad fed up with hearing how important sleep is and you just can't sleep and get more stressed because of the pressure to get a good night's sleep!!! So many of us, especially those who are peri/menopausal or new parents get woken up so many times a night ...
What are PCOS and Endometriosis?

Sep 4 2021

New Focus, New YOU!

September!  I always look at September as a fresh start, a new focus and to look at what I would like to aim to do in the Autumn. How about you?  You've had the wonderful summer holidays, or maybe you haven't and you are about to have your holiday?? Maybe ...

Jul 8 2021

The right sports kit for women

Do you buy your sports kit because it looks good, you like the colours or shape? Do you think much about your sports bra - ever get fitted? Are you still wearing the same sports bra you bought 5 or even 8 or so years ago? How about your trainers ...

May 22 2021

Help! What can I do post hysterectomy?

I'm writing this blog as I have been through a hysterectomy and know how little we are told about what happens.  I am also getting more and more women come to me post hysterectomy or abdominal surgery and not really getting any support.  I am not a medic, absolutely not, ...
Help with the symptoms of menopause in the everything menopuase programme.

May 6 2021

Menopause for beginners! What is the menopause?

I thought I would write a simple Q&A blog with the simple explanations about the menopause  - terms you may have heard of but are unsure of, when you are in the menopause or how do you know you are post.  I hope this offers you a basic understanding...... What ...
Pictures of different levels of pelvic floor prolapse.

Apr 10 2021

Pelvic health

My passion and aim is to encourage women to ACT NOW and start to look after their pelvic floor!  It doesn't matter whether you have or haven't had a baby, are peri or post menopausal or are in your 70's.  It is never too late to actually look after your ...
Bones of the pelvis, for help understanding if your pelvic floor needs help.

Apr 10 2021

I’m Post Menopausal do I need to know ‘things’?

YES, YOU DO STILL NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BODY!  In the menopause more than any other time in your life! I often hear from women:  "Oh! I'm way past the menopause, I'm too late to do anything!"  "I'm beyond help" "I don't have symptoms anymore as I'm ...
World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Oct 23 2020

World Menopause Awareness Day 2020

Awareness & Education of the Peri to Post Menopause Many of you who know me know that I LOVE to raise awareness of women's health and what our wonderful hormones and bodily functions are going through during our lifetime!  I don't need a 'World Awareness Day' to talk about the ...
Women's Health - the WHOLE picture

Sep 11 2020

Women’s Health – the WHOLE picture

You are a woman - PLEASE read this!! When I qualified as a personal trainer back in 2006 I was just that - a personal trainer.  I had never really thought about training women differently and how we move, how our hormones can affect us. I was never told that ...
Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

Aug 29 2020

Hormones, Sleep & Magnesium

I thought I would write something about sleep and how it can be affected by our hormones.  Obviously, post birth and having a little one who wants to say hi and lets you know at 2am & 4am and 5am every night, is going to affect your sleep!  However, it ...
The All Important Magnesium

Jul 19 2020

The All Important Magnesium

What is Magnesium & it's importance as a Mineral? Magnesium is a mineral - a mineral is a substance which originates in rocks or metal ores!  Many minerals are essential for our health & we now generally get them from plants, fruits or vegetables.  Magnesium is a Macro-mineral which we ...
How can I lose my big tummy?

Jul 5 2020

How can I lose my tummy?

Had a C section - even 20 years ago?  Had a Diastasis or 'split abs' as some people call it?  Or just feel you have never 'lost the tummy' after having kids??  Or have you lost weight everywhere but still can't get rid of the paunchy tummy? I have women ...
Our Monthly Cycle & Our Hormones

Jun 17 2020

Our Monthly Cycle & Our Hormones

How our hormones affect us during the monthly cycle Have you ever really followed your monthly cycle?? Many women don't.  They don't think of it except for maybe knowing they are coming on as they are eating more or getting very irritable or getting very bloated.  However, have you ever ...
What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Jun 10 2020

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Awareness month ..... Do you know what a pelvic organ prolapse/POP is?? Basically it is when the fascia and ligaments in your pelvic floor muscles relax and your pelvic organs move out of place.  It feels like your pelvic organs are bulging into each ...
In Vicki Hill's PT studio

Jun 7 2020

Where are you now?

Isn't it odd, we are now nearly 1/2 way through the year!! Sorry, maybe you didn't want to be reminded of that, having spent nearly 3 months of the year house bound.  Looking back at the start of the year and all your good intentions for the year 2020 - ...
Why its good to progress gradually

May 10 2020

Why its good to progress gradually

Progress safely I am definitely from the school of slow and steady progression.  Many a time I have heard about someone coming back from an injury too soon, pushed it too much and wham bam - back to where they started with their injury!! I know most of us are ...
Well-being and anxiety.

Apr 12 2020

Hope, Positiveness & that niggling Anxiety

How are you all doing?? How have YOU been coping with the change in your life? It has been so interesting reading about and hearing from different friends at this time - a common theme has been about their not sleeping well or this general feeling of anxiety they have. ...
Fitness in Menopause.

Mar 29 2020

Are you Exercising ‘right’ for your body?

Are you doing the right exercise to suit your body? This is something I really wanted to put out there at this very unique time of our lives.  It is unique in so many ways - we are stuck at home, home teaching, allowed to go outdoors 1x a day ...
Evening fitness classes are fun and get you working on your strength and fitness.

Mar 23 2020

Online & Live classes are going well. Do join me, if you can!

How are YOU 6 weeks in? Updated 18 March 2020 How are YOU 6wks in? from Vicki on Vimeo. Hi Everyone, A very quick hello to see how everyone is getting on. For those who have joined me for classes I hope you are enjoying them and thank you. They ...

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