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.

If you have ever been to a Pilates class you will here the term ‘neutral spine’ mentioned a lot. But is a neutral spine and good posture really and why is it important? A neutral spine can be described as Read more…

In class we do a lot to work our feet. Simple warm up exercises such as rising up and down on the tip toes and using the spiky ball are quite regular. But why? Well first up our feet play Read more…

The squat is a basic movement pattern, one that our bodies is designed to do. It is also one of the most used movements we do in everyday life, take sitting to standing for instance. Every time you do this Read more…

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…