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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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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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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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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Hello all, Vicki is getting some much needed R&R! I am Harriet, Vicki’s PA and the guest writer this week…hope you don’t mind… I have been working for Vicki for a year now so most of you will have spoken to me on email and I just wanted to let you know a little bit about…

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How did you get on with the Top Tips last week? Anyone change your snack? Anyone try the easy whole body exercises?? Did you try the Mississippi’s – I forgot to mention the ideal number is between 6 – 12 or 13. I said I would do another week of little Tips for your Sunday afternoon!! So…

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Rightio,  thank you to Clare from Buggyfit who said how she really likes reading my weekly newsletter & asked me if I could do more ‘Tips’ – nutritional tips especially. So yes, of course I always love to be asked to write about something, so much easier than me thinking each week what to write…

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Hi I hope you have had a good weekend & are enjoying the late summer sunshine today!  We’ve had a real ‘get the house & garden sorted day’ – how about you?  Do you ever get that real get up and go on a lovely morning and feel great when so much is done by 11am??…

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I often have ladies come to my pregnancy class as they want to carry on exercising but are unsure what they can do or what they should avoid. Generally, YES do carry on exercising but change it a little from what you had been doing, stay hydrated & try and carry on throughout your pregnancy…

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  You know when you are tired after a few late nights or very busy days or just not having good sleep.  However, then there is another tiredness which you know is just not the same. Do you sometimes go through weeks of just not feeling like you have caught up on sleep or even…

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Many women don’t know what exercise they can do during pregnancy, many may be a bit scared to do too much, many haven’t a clue what they can or cant do with all the mixed messages and many actually get bad pelvic girdle pain and can’t do too much. So which category are you in??…

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Many women don’t think about the menopause when in their 30’s or early 40’s as they tend to think it is years away! However, what women don’t realise is that we can start having peri-menopausal symptoms in our 30’s & 40’s and not realise our hormones are beginning to change. The average age for a…

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There has been so much lately in the press about Serena Williams or Adele and how they opened up about their traumatic births or post natal depression that I felt it was an area to be talked about.  It is a big step for anyone to admit to having post-natal or peri-natal depression or psychosis…

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The reason this is my blog this week is because at Buggyfit last week I had a lovely new lady who said she has been to the other Buggyfit class in South Bristol!! Alarm bells as there are no other official Buggyfit trainers in South Bristol and the one lady I know of is certainly…

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Sitting too long at a desk or slumped on the sofa, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, pregnant bodies or standing holding something heavy for too long – they ALL affect your posture.  How we sit and stand is so important to take pressure off the back and shoulders, so try some of these release exercises to help…

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After many years of only doing 1:1 PT with pregnant clients I have decided to start back at offering pregnancy classes. I haven’t done group sessions for a long time but due to the increased demand for pregnancy exercise and the lack of anything other than pregnancy yoga & pilates I have created a class…

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