Retraining the Pelvic Floor: From Mat to Movement
There is no denying, I harp on quite a bit about the importance of your pelvic floor. For that I make no apology! That’s because it’s a pretty big deal for us ladies regardless of whether we have had children or not. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, connective tissues (ligaments and fascia) and
Tools of the LiftOff Trade: what we use and why we use it
Gym equipment is akin to a tool, and a tool is designed for a specific purpose. Before you can use the tool, you need to know how it is used and what the job is that the tool is intended for. If any component is missing, you are likely to fall short of expectations and
My Post Partum Story
My post partum story is one filled with mistakes and consequences but one that has lead me to a new and exciting mission. As a woman and mum working in the fitness industry, I have experienced the lack of support, education and guidance during post partum life. I experienced first hand the negative effects of
Sex after birth – how soon is too soon?
Pregnancy and childbirth can have a huge impact on the way you feel about your body, before, during and after.  Sex in the last trimester can be a struggle for most and then there is the small task of actually giving birth.  All that comes with the long process of physical and emotional recovery. Sex
What is Intra-Abdominal Pressure?
Intra-Abdominal pressure (IAP) refers to the pressure within the abdominal cavity. Maintaining sufficient abdominal pressure, whilst breathing at the same time, is important for achieving good stabilisation of the core. At LiftOff, you’ll often hear the coaches using phrases such as “brace your core” and “create tension in your midline”.  We use our core to