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Lifting Weights Postpartum Safely and Effectively!
Getting back into training can be SO HARD postpartum. This is particularly so if you’re someone who was pretty active before getting pregnant, and/or during pregnancy. It can feel incredibly frustrating when all you want is to get back to your pre-pregnant self, both physically and mentally.  I‘ve been there and can totally understand these
The Extreme Approaches to Postpartum Recovery
It can often feel quite overwhelming when contemplating a return to training or exercise postpartum. There can be so much information out there and, quite often, conflicting advice on what’s best for new mums. Knowing where your focus should lie can be very confusing. In the fitness and health profession, the approach to postpartum recovery
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
Motherhood: Self Care isn’t Selfish
The moment a child is born, a mother is born too. She didn’t exist before. The women existed but not the mother. A mother is something completely new. We all imagined what motherhood look like. We had 9 months to do nothing but think right? Imaging that first encounter with our baby. Speculating what kind of
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
Top 10 Tips for working out after having a baby
Top 10 Tips for working out after having a baby   Exercising with intention and purpose after-baby is essential. Even with the most active pregnancy, smooth labour, and birth your body requires postpartum rehab and recovery to some extent. It has just taken 9 months to nuture and grow your baby, imagine the huge changes
Back Pain During Pregnancy 
Back Pain During Pregnancy    The good news is your baby is growing! Thats exactly what should be happening although all this additional weight can often be tough on your body and in particular on the back.    Don’t worry you are not alone, lots of women will experience some degree of back pain during
What is Diastasis Recti?
What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a phrase banded around quite a bit post baby and is something that when I had my two children knew very little about. Diastasis Recti is referred to as the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles or the ‘6 pack’ muscles down the midline of the belly. The
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme   Giving Birth is Beautiful, Miraculous, Life Changing, filled with tears of Joy………….and Tears of Oh my goodness did my body just get hit by a bus! You love the gift that came with the challenges of birth, your beautiful baby. But post labour and pregnancy and meeting