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.

In recent years how we look and train the muscles of the pelvic floor has changed. We have more knowledge of their role within the body and how movements and postures affect them. So too has our knowledge on how Read more…

For something that is necessary for everyday life, it can be a real challenge for some people to breathe optimally. Many factors can change the way we breathe; stress, anxiety, pain, posture, pregnancy are a few. Optimal breathing ensures proper Read more…

We all know diets don’t work long term. They are usually very restrictive and can actually be damaging to the body long term. However, you have an event and want to lose a few extra pounds or just want to Read more…

Pregnant and experiencing pain in the hips/pelvis? Postnatal and have a weak or large tummy gap? What about at any stage and experiencing pelvic floor issues? A specialist women’s health physiotherapist might be able to help when things aren’t improving. Read more…

Gone are the days when pregnancy was viewed as a good excuse to eat for two or stop exercising. Now the latest guidelines from the NHS and WHO encourage regular physical activity and a good balanced diet throughout the trimesters. Read more…

Ok here’s a biggy- should you stretch or should you strengthen? Let’s look at the hamstrings (back of the thigh) for this. Their job is to bend the knee and help take the leg behind you. They commonly get ‘tight’ Read more…

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