Welcome to ChickFit – the home of pre and postnatal fitness, core, pelvic floor and c-section rehab and women’s fitness.
Since launching in 2013, ChickFit has been all about giving women a healthy and holistic approach to healing their bodies and regaining fitness (sometimes many years after having children). By combining exercise with soft tissue/massage therapy, nutrition, self care and day to day strategies, my programmes help you to get the very best results.
Sometimes that means helping you to fit into your pre-baby clothes again, or regain your fitness after having a baby. And sometimes it means helping to reduce back pain, heal a diastasis (abdominal separation), recover after a c-section or to be able to finally throw away the tena lady!
Take a look around the website to find out more about the range of options on offer – from the Holistic Core Restore® EveryWoman Programme and ChickFitMums classes, through to tailored 1-2-1 programmes such as the Mums Reboot and Holistic Core Restore® Diastasis, as well as regular 6-week Fitness Challenges.
“Alix is an excellent coach. I appreciate her holistic approach, her experience and her expertise.”
….wine drinker, Mum of 2.
“ChickFit is a business that has evolved since its launch in 2013, from purely offering personal training, to now going much deeper with my clients. I’ve always been passionate about how being fitter can have a hugely positive impact on all of us, and now I feel that I can offer women something even more valuable.
“I’ve always emphasised quality over quantity when it comes to fitness, and even more so now, as I help my clients to have a fit pregnancy, recover well from birth, strengthen their cores, and tackle issues such as abdominal separation, c-section recovery and incontinence. The holistic service that I can offer to my clients includes massage, movement and nutrition to get the very best results.
“As a mum of two myself, I know how hard it can be to fit regular exercise into a busy working life, or around the demands of small children. So, my aim is to help every one of my clients to make fitness an integral part of their day, as well as maintaining a realistic, long-term approach to their health and wellbeing.”
At ChickFit, you can be confident of the highest standard of qualifications gained through FutureFit Training, LifeTime Training and Burrell Education, including:
- Personal Training and Advanced Instruction
- Level 3 NVQ in Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
- Advanced Modern Postnatal Core Restore and Functional Exercise Programming
- Nutrition and Weight Management
- Certified Holistic Core Restore® Coach
- Level 3 Sports Massage Certification
- C-section, hysterectomy and abdominal scar surgery
- Kinesiotaping for Pregnancy and Post-Birth (coming in March 2019)
- Pregnancy and Postnatal massage (coming in March 2019)
ChickFit also holds full public liability insurance and undertakes a Basic Life Support course annually.
Here’s a small selection of some of the feedback from my clients.
“I booked a 4th Trimester with Alix, which I had at just 2 weeks postnatal. She has such a friendly, calming approach so it really felt I had a bit of ‘me time’ in the midst of newborn madness. Her suggestions were informative, entirely relevant and completely manageable. As this is my second child, I can really see and feel how thinking about my core from an early stage, has had such a positive impact on my postnatal recovery.”
It was all completely tailored to me and my recovery, the exercises and nutrition has helped me to feel like I’m getting my body back to where I would like it to be.”
“Alix’s sports massages are genuinely bespoke and I would recommend them without hesitation. Alix’s holistic approach means she manages to find tight areas and tension you didn’t even know you had! It is both relaxing and effective at the same time.
I have a bad back, and have been having sports massages for years. Alix’s massages have been the best I have had – the most effective at identifying and treating the real problem areas.”
“I’m used to cardio exercise so it was a bit of a shock to the system in the first week and thought it wasn’t going to do anything however I can honestly say I feel massively different now… after 2 big operations and infections this course is just what I needed.”
“I now know how to work my pelvic floor properly and engage it in a strengthening way. I have already seen a difference in my core strength and arms. The camaraderie in the group was also lovely.”
“The course really helped me focus on my core and my pelvic floor health. I was feeling a bit nervous about the effects my second pregnancy would have on my pelvic floor following some trauma in my first labour.
The course helped me to understand how to strengthen and prepare my pelvic floor and core for the rest of the pregnancy and the labour and gave me the confidence to know that I would be able to use the lessons I’d learnt during the recovery stage too.“
“I would totally recommend Alix’s sports massage, it was a great experience and I felt massively better following the treatment. She was very considerate through it all and gave me some releases that I could do going forward to try to alleviate any future tightness. I will definitely be going back for another session!”
“This course has got my baby brain shaken up and thinking about my health and fitness again. The nutritional information and meal planning advice has helped me address my breakfast resulting in feeling fuller till lunch and less morning snacking. I definitely feel more aware of my core and really enjoyed the sweat sessions as I really felt like I had done something afterwards. The Facebook group really helps to motivate you.”
“It has motivated me to get back into regular exercise, on track with my eating habits and to be better at planning healthy meals. I enjoyed the ability to turn on a video and not have to think about what workout I was going to do and knowing that all exercises were safe and appropriate after having a baby.”
“I have learnt so much about my body and been taught how to work with it in the best way possible. I have noticed that I have tightened up in this area, stand more confidently and I am stronger. I loved that it was one to one, it was all very thought-provoking and I wish it could go on forever!”
“I walked away from my massage relaxed and feeling like new again.
Having ramped up the level of running over the last 8 months this was definitely something my body needed.
I will definitely be coming back and recommending you. Thank you.“
“This course is incredible, you can notice improvements within a short space of time. The way that the course starts you in a comfortable place, and then develops over the weeks to push you to a better performance level gives you back your confidence.“
“The classes gave me confidence and motivation for getting fit after labour. It was good to attend a class each week where the exercises have been carefully considered for our delicate tums! I enjoyed the circuits part and pushing myself to strengthen that good core muscle!”
“I’ve had sports massages many times before but have never experienced such a beneficial change after, as I have with Alix. It really feels like you’re getting a treatment plan rather than just a one-off fix. She also gives you stretches & exercises to continue the good work after the massage which makes a big difference. She has a lovely heated table for the cold weather too!”
“After having a baby I did not really know where to begin with getting back to myself. I had a complicated delivery and as a result a very weak pelvic floor. The course helped me to identity and isolate this and then work to strengthen it. It also helped me think about nutrition and myself! Although I still have a lot of work to do, I feel I have started the path to getting back to my pre-pregnancy self..”
“Alix enabled a supportive atmosphere where I felt able to take back a bit of control for myself and make improvements in my general wellbeing as well as improving my pelvic floor strength.”