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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
Understanding the Buzzwords: “Scaling” vs “Individualising”
There’s a constant stream of buzzwords that do the rounds of gyms and the fitness industry in general. It can often be a case of playing Chinese whispers with the latest health and fitness terminology. This isn’t helped by the saturation of coaching on social media and indirect communications from person to person. It can
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
Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
If you’re in pain, you SHOULD train…most of the time!
To many, this statement might seem at odds. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that as each case is dependent on the individual. However, in most cases, training whilst you have pain is actually beneficial. This should not be confused with training through pain. There’s a big difference! Pain is common, NORMAL and
The Covid-19  Diairies: The Ultimate Juggling Act
So, how are you holding up? Go on, be honest. I will fully admit that the last few weeks have been tougher than I could have imagined. Trying to find and adjust to our new ‘norm’ as a family has been a voyage of discovery to put it mildly. First time home schooling whilst working,
The Covid-19 Diaries – “I’m on the Isolation Diet”
We’ve been living this strange new life for a few weeks now, and hopefully you’ve had time to reflect on how the experience has been for you, both physically and emotionally. Some of you may be finding you have more time to devote to living a healthy lifestyle as you no longer have a lengthy
The Covid-19 Diaries: Isolation and the Importance of Your Environment
Well, that escalated quickly didn’t it! After the most bizarre week I think most of us have ever experienced, I’ve just about started to get my head around the idea of being in isolation. That didn’t come without more than a few wobbles though. Being placed on leave without pay from my full time job,
The Importance of Recovery
For many people, training can be enjoyable and addictive.  However, clocking up 4, 5 or even 6 sessions a week, every week, will inevitably take its tole on your body and mind. This is where the importance of recovery comes in. There are a great number of motivators for spending hours of your week training
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