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Mundia 32 weeks pregnant from Instagram @A FitterHappierYou.

This months’ bellyfabulous woman is Mundia from the inspirational instagram account @afitterhappieryou. ” A Mummy to be, who enjoys good food & working out. Hoping to inspire & motivate along the way to a fitter, happier and healthier lifestyle. “ Mundia’s Bellyfabulous Tips : How many weeks pregnant are you […]

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Pregnancy

Pelvic, Pubic Pain & Pelvic Instability in Pregnancy – SPD

Many women become pregnant and think the only exercise they can do is walking. Unfortunately too much walking can trigger a very uncomfortable condition called SPD – symphis pubis dysfunction or pelvic pain, pelvic instability or pelvic girdle pain.. Too often this pain is just dismissed as lower back pain. […]

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Pregnancy

Can I lift weights during pregnancy?

I often get asked  “Can I lift weights during pregnancy ? “ The answer : YES you can and if you have been lifting weights pre-conception there is no need to lower the weight straight away. And YES lifting weights is good for you it just needs to be done […]

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Pregnancy

What is a Doula ?

Last week I was lucky to chat with Doula – Cheryl Sheriff from Ideal Birth. I had never met Cheryl before yet I immediately felt a wonderful connection with her, and as a mother myself appreciated her wealth of knowledge on birth and babies. Cheryl has 20 years experience as a […]

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Nutrition, Pregnancy

Labour-aid. A drink perfect for Labour.

I tell all my class participants that labour is going to be the biggest work-out of your life ! So it is important you are fit, strong and prepared. Just like any work-out you need to ensure you are properly hydrated, this  labour-aid drink is fantastic for sipping in between contractions. […]

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Motivation, Pregnancy

Maintaining correct form and posture during Pregnancy Exercise.

There is no doubt about it …women who exercise with correct form and posture when pregnant will return to shape faster and more effectively than those that do not. Research has also shown that the right form of exercise can certainly shorten the second stage of labour and improve post labour […]

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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Why Consult a Certified Pre and Postnatal Trainer ?

Consulting with a certified trainer who specializes in pregnancy and post pregnancy exercise is highly advisable, especially if you are relatively new to exercise, have a history of injury, a complicated birth, and if want to have a program customized for your pregnancy and recovery. Please consider this before you jump […]

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Pregnancy

Myths about pregnancy fitness.

There are many suitable exercises to do during pregnancy but there are also several myths about pregnancy fitness. When you become pregnant, it can be overwhelming  thinking about exercise as you don’t want to do anything to jeopardise your pregnancy. Especially, if you have taken a long time to conceive, […]

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Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Why exercise before during and after pregnancy ?

I commonly see many women fall pregnant, then suddenly decide now is the time to start exercising. Several women have never exercised before, however, as they now have a little one growing inside them they feel great urgency to become super healthy and fit during pregnancy. Exercising during pregnancy is […]

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