Female Fitness Favourites: for postnatal recovery

These are the products (relating to female health and fitness) that consistently get the best reviews from my clients and physiotherapists, and which come up in conversation time and time again. Feel free to point out any that I’ve missed! Stylish sportswear that supports your core & pelvic floor EVB Sports Shorts provide firm non-elastic support to the pelvic girdle, …

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Pregnancy ailments

Before we get started I want to make it clear that I’m not a GP, physio or healthcare provider of any sort and any health conditions should be referred to a professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Plus every woman is different. This blog simply collates some of the tips and recommendations that I’ve picked up over the years to …

April / May 2019 term dates

The new term starts starts w/c 1 April (so straight after the current one finishes), but it’s a bit of a funny one due to multiple bank holidays and me having two separate weeks off to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday and to have a week away with Cox and the girls. Please let me know asap which class(es) you …

Hoop Awards 2019

I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted locally in the “best bring along baby activities” category in this years #hoopawards due to the popularity of my classes. If you think my classes deserve to clinch the top spot please do vote for me here. And if you don’t know much about me or my classes but want to hear why they’re proving so …

New term details

As you know, my classes don’t stop for half-term and so the next term starts immediately after this one ends (so week commencing 18 February). It will be a 6-week term for all classes with the exception of the Wednesday morning one, which will be a 5-week term, as there’ll be no class on Wednesday 27 February. Please let me …

Just in case…

This gorgeous girlie announced last week that she “not want nappies anymore” as she slung them down the stairs. (The joy of raising independent girls hey!) You’d be forgiven for asking what this has to do with female fitness and wellbeing, but there is a serious point here. When potty training a little one we often feel the urge to …

How will I know if I’m in labour?

Every woman’s experience of labour is different, but some of the typical signs that suggest you’re in early/latent labour (so not yet 4cm dilated with regular contractions) are: cramps, period like pains or persistent back pain contractions or tightenings that don’t yet have a rhythm or specific frequency to them an upset stomach a brown or blood-tinged mucus (referred to …

Eating for two?

How you fuel your body is always important and during pregnancy those nutrients are needed to support both you and your growing baby. Contrary to popular belief, however, there’s no actual need to eat for two. It’s only in the final three months of your pregnancy that you need any extra calories (only 200 extra per day according to current …

Christmas hols & New Year classes

As the countdown to Christmas (and 2019) is well and truly on, I wanted to make clear my class arrangements over the festive period and into the new year. The last week of classes this year will be w/c 10 December 2018 (so finishing up with Boxercise on Thursday 13 December) and classes resume on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Existing …