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 shoulders form a important part of good posture, being pain free and effective movement and exercise execution. If the shoulders are in a bad place and can’t move freely then other muscles have to take over. For instance think Read more…

Regardless of whether or not you have had a baby, the topic of pelvic floor health is still a taboo. Most women (and men) feel embarrassed to talk about it. The pelvic floor is just like any other set of Read more…

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? Well several reasons really. First up has to be the safety aspect. Most slings and carriers aren’t designed to be used for Read more…

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 Read more…

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? OK so lets look at some interesting Read more…

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? Running is one of the easiest forms of Read more…

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? Well if you Read more…

One of the side effects of having a baby involves the connective tissue (linea alba) in between the two sides of the long abdominal muscles (rectus abdominals), stretching to help accommodate the growing baby. This is commonly known as diastasis Read more…

As someone who suffered with PGP/SPD in both pregnancies from around 16 weeks, I understand how this condition can be debilitating and interfere with everyday living. For those of you lucky enough not to have experienced this, lets just give Read more…