Category: Exercising the Core

Why I tell you to ‘Exhale on Exertion’

Working with post-natal women, in fact women in general it is absolutely paramount for me to be ensuring that every single move that they make is going to help and not hinder (or worse, be detrimental to) the integrity and

When it comes to the crunch…..

I think this is one of the biggest questions when it comes to postnatal exercise…..   When can I crunch? Why can’t I crunch? What can I do instead of crunches?   Alongside losing excess baby weight, getting back into

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To run…… or to take your time?

To Run or Not to Run Post Natal

Working in the field of women’s fitness and specialising in the wellness of the post-natal woman, this question comes up again and again. Every individual is different and every birthing experience comes with varied recovery issues. We all know the

…..and breathe

This week I was nominated to write 3 posts on Facebook over three days, each day listing 3 things that were really positive about my day, or for which I was grateful. I had seen other people’s and enjoyed them,

Back to School!

September STILL gives me the ‘back to school’ feeling. Maybe it’s having an Autumn birthday, but I have always loved this time of year. A new timetable, new shoes (who doesn’t love new shoes?) and a refreshed mind ready to

The Wise Man…..

Do you remember the old parable about the wise man? Without getting too biblical, it went something like this (in fact, at my primary school we even sang a song)….. The wise man built his house on solid rocks. When

I wish I’d listened to good advice.

I have a great dentist. He is personable, his work is good, my children like him and he never rips me off.  I have no reason to think that the advice he gives should be ignored. Back in November I

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What do we mean by ‘The Core’?

So many times we hear this term bandied around and I know I use it ALL THE TIME in classes and sessions! “I want to strengthen my core” “engage your core” “my osteo says I need to work on my

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