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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

3 truths about Diastasis Recti

I spend my day discussing Diastasis a lot …with mothers of all ages & stages. Why? Because I am passionate about changing the narrative when the topic comes up (and it always does during & after pregnancy). Diastasis discussion often comes with a lot of negativity, fear, and general overwhelm. However, there […]

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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

How the feet impact the core and pelvic floor

If you have been hanging with me for a while you would have heard me say….the Pelvic Floor and the rest of the CORE –  DON’T WORK IN ISOLATION, they are part of a fascially integrated and functionally synergistic WHOLE. The ‘conversation’ between the core and the rest of the body runs […]

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Lifestyle, Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy

Modifying is Not Cheating

Are high-intensity movements giving you back, knee or hip pain? Or maybe incontinence or pelvic floor concerns? Many workout programs default to the following exercises – burpees, jump squats, step-ups / box jumps or sprint intervals to help get your heart rate up and increase the intensity. Nothing wrong with that – unless […]

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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy

How to progress your CORE training with a FITBALL

There are some things to keep in mind with your exercise programming especially when it comes to core training which CAN still happen if you have any pelvic floor or core concerns. Rather than attempting traditional core exercises such as planks & sit-ups try a progressive strategy using my favourite item of equipment […]

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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Trying to DIY your workouts?

As a fitness trainer I believe in a healthy body, strong mind and loving soul.For years I have had the honor of training women at all stages of motherhood plus their partners, also training celebrities, and working with a handful of clients of 1:1 on weekly basis. Since 2020, when […]

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Pregnancy

Can I lie on my back during pregnancy ?

SHOULD I LIE ON MY BACK WHEN EXERCISING?⁠ Is a question I am often asked by many pregnant women so let’s look into the current research What the research says …⠀⠀⠀ The latest guidelines released by RANZCOG 2020 state;⁠⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“Exercises should not be performed lying flat on the back after the […]

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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Your jaw is a mirror of your pelvic floor

Did you know the jaw and pelvis are physiologically connected and the alignment and relaxation of each deeply affects each other. Embryonic beginnings of the jaw and pelvic floor… There is fascial line from the pelvis to the jaw and this is created during embryonic development in the womb. On […]

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Lifestyle, Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Intimacy after birth can be challenging

This topic should not be taboo, however discussing S.E.X after babies is something that is often avoided. Most conversations I hear from new mama’s are about birth control, and rarely about some of the challenges that can emerge both physically and mentally when it comes to intimacy after birth. Losing […]

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Lifestyle, Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Doing the minimum can make a macro difference to your progress

We always want to do EVERYTHING possible to get results, but sometimes, you just have to do the minimum. Because as the MICRO, as the MACRO My client Nikki (mama of 2) who has been focusing on small micro-adjustments & noticing a BIG or macro difference as she goes about […]

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