How the feet impact the core and pelvic floor

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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 from the toes to the…

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Trying to DIY your workouts?

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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 the pandemic hit, I have…

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Your jaw is a mirror of your pelvic floor

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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 day 15 of conception an…

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Just because you COULD doesn’t mean you SHOULD – POSTPARTUM

Some days I want to shout from the rooftops, that just because you COULD doesn’t mean you SHOULD when it comes to your postpartum recovery. FEELING GOOD post birth or postpartum does not necessarily mean you SHOULD. I totally understand that this may seem counterintuitive especially after you have had 10 hours sleep, had your 6 week…

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POSTNATAL LOWER CORE WORKOUT

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Here is a simple postnatal lower core deep core connection workout for you to try at home. Follow my cues in the video below, but before you begin to find out what level is suitable for you if you have diastatis recti. Exercise is only suitable from approx 8 -10 weeks post birth. How to know if you are ready for…

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SHOULD I DO KEGELS?

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If only it were true that all you need is 40 reps a day of KEGELS for a “stronger better, tighter, pelvic floor”. Unfortunately there is ongoing Kegel or not to KEGEL confusion! Why I don’t work with Kegels If you have been following me for a while you have probably learned that I don’t really…

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Do you have Postnatal Depletion?

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Unfortunately when women enter motherhood it has become the new normal that experiencing symptoms of fatigue, exhaustion and stress are just part of the new mama package. But postnatal depletion is real – it is a syndrome of accumulated issues including deep fatigue, hyper-vigilance, and overwhelm. After birth many women are focused on the newborn…

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To plank or not to plank – during and after pregnancy ?

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I am regularly asked …”can I plank during pregnancy and postpartum to train my core or lose the “mummy tummy”.” Some other questions include… Is a plank safe to do when pregnant ? Will planking help strengthen my core post birth ? Can I plank if I am healing diastasis recti ? What about post…

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Super Mum of 5 – Sarah returns to CrossFit

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Introducing my beautiful client, Sarah. Every time I arrive to train Sarah at her home I am amazed at how organised she is – her twins are both sound asleep, she has dinner bubbling away in her slow cooker and is dressed and fully motivated for her session. Let’s find out a bit more about…

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