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Returning to Running for New Mums

Returning to Running for New Mums

If I had a pound for every New Mum who had asked me when they could start running again.....well, I probably wouldn't need to work any more.  Because it's such a quick, easy and simple way to exercise, running has a huge appeal to new mums. You can throw your trainers...

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How to check for a diastasis / tummy gap

How to check for a diastasis / tummy gap

Ever wondered if you have a diastasis / tummy separation? I get a lot of Mums coming to me who really aren't sure if they have one, if the one they've got is an issue or what to be looking out for, so hopefully this little video will help! HOW TO CHECK FOR A TUMMY...

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3 Top Tips for a stronger pelvic floor

If you've got a pelvic floor that's not behaving, you are certainly not alone. It's estimated that up to around a third of women who have given birth (and some who haven't) will experience some level of incontinence. And because it can be quite a common thing, it's...

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Changing the way you see fitness

Changing the way you see fitness

What does exercise and fitness mean to you? Is it hard and boring? Something you do to lose weight or get toned? A necessary evil, or something you know you should do more of but just can’t find the time, energy and / or motivation for? Or, is it something that’s...

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Exercise and Mum Guilt

Exercise and Mum Guilt

When it comes to exercise, which camp do you fall into? Do you do plenty and are you happy with what exercise you do and now much. Or are you a bit hit and miss as life tends to get in the way. Or, indeed do you not bother even trying most of the time as you just feel...

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So, what exactly is the deal with this ‘Mum Tum’?

So, what exactly is the deal with this ‘Mum Tum’?

There are milestones in life that many women have in common aren't there? Shared experiences like our first bra, first period, pregnancy, childbirth and, of course the postnatal tummy. Yet for some reason some of these experiences don't necessarily get shared or...

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What should your fitness priorities be during pregnancy?

What should your fitness priorities be during pregnancy?

The pregnancy body is a tricky thing isn't it? On the one hand, we know we are growing another human being and feeling that little person inside you can feel amazing. On the other hand, for some mums it can feel like you're losing a bit of control over what your body...

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Planks, postnatal fitness and peeing your pants

Planks, postnatal fitness and peeing your pants

Today, I'm going to talk to you about planks and new mums. Or in fact anyone who has pelvic floor dysfunction, back pain and/or has a mummy tummy they can't seem to shift. I addressed this in a live video on my Facebook page recently and it definitely got a bit of a...

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Girl least likely….

Girl least likely….

It's scary to think about this but I started secondary school 30 years ago. So first thing you now know about me is my age! Second thing is that at school I was pretty shy. I definitely wasn't part of the cool crowd, but wasn't in the geek camp either (at least I like...

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When can I start running after having a baby?

When can I start running after having a baby?

If I had a penny for every time I got asked this question....Although actually I'd be even richer if I had a penny for every time a new mum turned up at class and proudly told me they'd been for their first run. Before taking one look at my polite smile and their poor...

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How to ….. Start rebuilding your fitness after a baby

How to ….. Start rebuilding your fitness after a baby

For many women, having a baby can be a hugely challenging time and that's true whether it's your first or your fourth.  On top of being responsible for a tiny person 24 hours a day, it can be very easy to lose a bit of your sense of self and become a bit disconnected...

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