Why not exercise in the 1st 6 weeks? The hardest thing for me to tell a lady who is very early post birth is – STOP exercising or Avoid running.  Mentally women want and need to get back out there, if they have always been big exercisers they don’t expect things will change when they…

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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 maybe we should be training…

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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 is important to get quality…

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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 need every day.  Minerals work…

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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 come and see me about…

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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 actually thought or wondered WHY…

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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 other.  You can get different…

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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 – have you managed to do…

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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 impatient to improve and progress,…

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Well-being and 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. I think we are all…

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Fitness in Menopause.

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 to exercise and also facing…

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New Mum’s, those with a weak core, diastasis or pelvic floor issues This is such a vast area to talk about regarding improving or getting back to fitness levels.  I will break it up into the earlier post-natal woman and then those who are going on for a year plus.  Essentially, I ALWAYS point out…

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This is a topic everyone is talking about going into 2020. Importantly, it is about looking at alternatives to save our planet.  It is amazing how many people are now turning to Veganism or have done Veganary – if you are one, I would love to know how you got on? How easy did you…

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Hello. Hope you are all well. I have been working with Childrenswardrobe to create this blog about how to dress your baby for winter walks… Getting outdoors for some fresh air, even when it’s cold, is so important for your mind and body. While you might know how to keep yourself toasty, if you’ll be taking…

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I have had a few questions sent to me by Imogen, one of my Buggyfit Mum’s, who has asked advise with lifting – especially when in a difficult position. This applies to EVERYONE, not just new mum’s. How do you lift?? Do you bend from the tummy?  Do you know you are lifting by using…

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Wow can you believe we are coming to an end of this decade! Into the 2020’s next month. Are you the type to spend time thinking about what you have done these last few years?  Or do you look ahead at new horizons and think about what you would like to do in the future…

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This year has been a bit of an emotionally stressful one for me and I have definitely felt it in my body.  I don’t think we realise how much pressure our body takes and how hard it has to work when stressed. In the work I do, I spend so much time advising the women…

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I often say to my clients, ‘a little is better than nothing‘.  However, some people just feel they have to go to the gym or exercise for a whole hour or 1 1/2 hrs to make it worthwhile.  Is that you?? WHY?? I think this used to be instilled into us – we had to…

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A quick post this week as I have now had a few clients who have been under a lot of pressure of late.  Without initially realising, their poor bodies have gone into over-drive and they have found themselves with either low energy, poor bowel habits, back pain or other such symptoms. Our bodies are so…

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