To all the Mamas and soon-to-be-Mamas out there, how familiar does this sound: “You’re pregnant! Why are you exercising? Is it even safe?” or “Surely you shouldn’t be lifting weights while pregnant?” I’ve worked with many pregnant women over the years, and one thing’s for sure; when you’re pregnant, it seems your life and personal […]

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We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. Decades of research has consistently found that those who engage in moderate to intense activity, at least 3-5 times each week, are significantly more likely to enjoy health and wellness. More specifically, regular exercise helps with weight control, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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Is picking up your growing baby the only form of strength training you do? Try these body weight exercises for new mums to help you tone up troublesome areas, all in the comfort of your living room. BRIDGE Targets: legs, bottom, core, pelvic floor Ligaments can still be quite loose for up to six months […]

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For most women, the chin up feels like an impossible feat. When I mention the words to some of my female clients, I’m met with reactions like “that’s way too hard” or “that’s a man’s exercise”. So let’s get something straight – Wonder Woman is not the only woman that can do chin ups! Unlike […]

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Already worried about getting back in shape post-baby? Here are six things you need to know before easing back into fitness. Just a note, it’s important to get the all-clear from your doctor to exercise. He or she should provide you with lots of tips on the types of exercises you might want to encourage […]

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Is your “to-do” list a mile long? Can’t remember where you left your running shoes? Or left your keys at home (yet again)? With only 24 hours in the day, a cluttered brain is a conundrum that many of us face when trying to balance a career and healthy lifestyle. Focusing on a few areas […]

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