Women’s health and fitness, personal training and Pilates

I started this blog to give simple tips, share advice and information to expecting, new, existing mums and women in general.

I plan to blog about things relating to fitness, movement and having children. I’m open to suggestions if anyone wants me write about anything in particular.

I hope you enjoy and find these useful but do remember to always seek clearance from your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise programme. The advice in this blog is general in nature and not a substitute for tailored and individual guidance from a qualified and reputable professional.

What is a trigger point? You know when you feel like you have a great big knot in your back that needs a really good rub or a poke? Well chances are that is a trigger point. Usually very painful, Read more…

Part 1: Cortisol Ahh my most treasured hormone this one. Cortisol- the stress hormone. The one that makes you fat, old and want to eat carbs. Yes that one, the bad one. Let’s talk about it. The Pituitary Gland This Read more…

When it comes to exercise there are a few loose rules of when to stop and rest and when you can push through. The first thing to remember is even if you do exercise, be kind to yourself and don’t Read more…

You have probably been to a Pilates class of some sort where at least one of these has been used! Small squishy balls, resistance bands, rings and rollers to name but a few! They have many uses, from adding resistance Read more…

How it all works- its all a pump Breathing is fascinating! I remember when I thought all there was to breathing was the lungs and diaphragm, it never crossed my mind that it could all be one big pump. What Read more…

At what point do you breathe in or out? What if it doesn’t feel right? Right happens if you do it the wrong way round?

You have probably heard the phrase ‘core strength’, usually followed by you need to work on it and stretch your hip flexors and strengthen your glutes! If only I had a pound every time I heard that! But what is Read more…

Balance is often over looked as an important component of fitness. It’s assumed you are either good at it or not. As simple as that sounds, balance plays a crucial part of our bodily function. This is what keeps us Read more…

The age old question: Pilates is like Yoga right? To which every Pilates and Yoga teacher cry: NO! Although the two do share some similarities they are also very different. Lets have a look: History Yoga is a very old Read more…

The Pilates Principles Although not actually from Joseph Pilates, these principles form the base of the movement. No matter what school or training, one thing stays the same. The Principles. Developed by the students of Joseph Pilates, these are the Read more…