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Nutrition, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Dairy Free Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Safe Protein Powder

I am often asked “Where can I find a protein powder that is dairy free and also pregnancy and breastfeeding safe ? ” Firstly let’s confirm that not all protein powders are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As not all protein powder are created equal, many contain weird additives and […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy

5 steps to safely return to running after pregnancy

So Mama ? Do you want to return to running after pregnancy… give a fun run a go, or simply use running as a form of exercise. Running after birth is possible, however you do need a progressive strategy to ensure it happens safely and effectively – just like my […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

5 mindset strategies for pregnancy and postpartum

Use these 5 mindset strategies to sideline any mental and emotional obstacles that often arise during pregnancy and postpartum. Self doubt, overwhelm, perfectionism and procrastination are all too familiar, especially when trying to embark on a fitness and wellness journey ! Simply shifting your mindset and mental habits can make […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Workout for your current body, not your past body during pregnancy & postpartum

If you are pregnant or postpartum your body has changed…so the way you exercise, workout and nourish yourself also has to CHANGE ! Workouts should be focused on your current body, not your past body. If you are embarking on pregnancy exercise, you may have received to “just keep doing […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

The secret to a perfect CORE is easier than you think !

I am often asked “what is the secret to a perfect core ?” and “what’s the best pregnancy or postpartum ab workout to achieve this ?” To begin, let’s clarify that to function optimally (or close to perfectly) the CORE abs, or abdominal wall during both pregnancy and postpartum needs […]

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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

How your UPPER BACK can improve your core

Spinal flexion from the upper back or thoracic spine, can lead to – neck, shoulder upper and lower back pain, plus a compromised core ! Think about how much time you spend hunched your device, or pram, steering wheel or change tables. Improving the mobility and extension of your thoracic spine […]

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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Spin Classes & Cycling for Pregnancy & Postpartum – VIDEO

Cycling or Spin Classes are an excellent, low impact exercise for pregnant and postnatal women. I have been instructing Spin / RPM classes for over a decade and continued to during my first trimester of pregnancy. However, like any forms of exercise during pregnancy and postpartum there are a few […]

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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Prepare your pelvic floor to JUMP cough or sneeze – pregnancy & postpartum

Do you sometimes dread coughing, laughing or if you will ever have to jump !I get it …. as at least 1 in 4 women are suffering some for of leaking or don’t know how to activate their pelvic floor correctly to avoid this dreaded #peezing ! I can jump […]

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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Ease and prevent BACK PAIN – pregnancy & postpartum

At least 10% of the world’s adult population suffers from of back pain at some point in their lives, with nearly a third of all female adults suffering from lower back pain compared to only a quarter of males. This includes a staggering 50% of all pregnant women having significant […]

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