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Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

7 Female Fitness Myths

Here are 7 common female fitness myths that need to be debunked. 1. Stop forcing down 4L OF WATER PER DAY – you might be flushing important minerals tune into your thirst cues, sip as you need (your bladder will also thank you). 2. Exercise does not reduce your baby’s […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy

How to Maximize Your Cardio Training

The first question I have for you is: why do you do CARDIO? Many women correlate doing loads of cardio with losing loads of weight… this is one myth that needs to be BUSTED. Excessive Cardio can inhibit fat loss Excessive cardio can actually inhibit fat loss due to raised cortisol levels.Plus can result in injury […]

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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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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

If it doesn’t make your feel FABULOUS don’t do it !

Unfortunately for too long the fitness/diet industry as set unrealistic expectations around #bodyfat and exercise for women for far too long. These expectations also include doing movement and exercises that may not be appropriate for a female body – which could have given birth or has core and pelvic floor concerns. To […]

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Mindset & Motivation, Post Pregnancy

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 […]

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Free Stuff, Post Pregnancy

POSTNATAL LOWER CORE WORKOUT

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 […]

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Lifestyle, Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy

Feeling stuck with exercise & healthy eating ?

“I’m exhausted, trying to keep up with my exercise routine and following healthy eating. It seems impossible!”  That’s how one of my new client calls started the other day. And, I hear ya loud and clear. When it seems like EVERYTHING has been done. …When it feels like there’s no […]

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