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.

The Jellyfish® explained: more than one diaphragm. Often in class I talk about how the pelvic floor is connected to the diaphragm which is connected to the mouth and skull. Here I will attempt to explain that very strange concept. Read more…

OK so this might be a little controversial, but I am against exercising whilst wearing a sling. Why?

After the body suffers trauma such as having a baby, an injury or surgery, it needs to heal itself again. Healing wounds takes a lot of work on the body and having good food and hydration can assist in the process.

Getting adequate fluid intake can at first seem like a bore. Why do we need to drink 8 classes of water a day? Surely it doesn’t have to be purely just plain water?

It’s free, you can do it anywhere, at any time, with no cost or equipment, but when is the right time to don the trainers and pound the pavements after a baby?

The jellyfish is strange-looking creature that given half a chance will sting you in the sea and may require your best friend to pee on you! So how on earth does this relate to your fitness and health?

One of the side effects of having a baby involves the connective tissue in between the two sides of the long abdominal muscles, stretching to help accommodate the growing baby.

As someone who suffered with PGP/SPD in both pregnancies from around 16 weeks, I understand how this condition can be dibilitating and interfer with every day living.

The views around exercising during pregnancy have changed over the last few years. Gone are the days of bed rest and avoiding lifting.

You’ve had the baby, found how to function best on no sleep and figured out a sort of routine. You’ve had your check up and now would love to start exercising again.