Pregnancy Fitness Part II: Yoga, Recovery and Travel

Pregnancy Fitness Part II: Yoga, Recovery and Travel

What follows is a list of useful information complied from things I wanted to know; things I was asked; things I researched; and things that clients and other fitness professionals have recommended. I hope you find it useful and that it might at least save you a few hours on Google – enjoy!

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Pregnancy Fitness Part I: Classes to take and what to wear

Pregnancy Fitness Part I: Classes to take and what to wear

Pregnancy and particularly childbirth, can be incredibly daunting. When we recognise that, however, we should also remember to recognise just how phenomenal it is. Just stop a second and take a moment to marvel at what women and their awesome bodies can do! Sure there are days when you feel too tired to move, but there are also days when you find you can do a workout, a full day’s work, three loads of laundry, cook dinner and mail that ‘thank you’ note that’s been bugging you and, at the same time….you are growing a whole human!

Fitness Terminology for Beginners

Fitness Terminology for Beginners

Getting into exercise can be daunting. Do you have the right kit? Are you going to be able to keep up? How does everyone else manage the moves without looking like an awkward squirrel? The last thing you need is to feel like everyone else is also speaking another language. 

Out with the new, celebrate the old

Out with the new, celebrate the old

New Year. It is usually a time that prompts us to 'all change please' - the perennial call that we've come t the end of a line. New haircut, new diet, new image, new hobby, new habit - these are just some of the things we list off to change about ourselves. What about if instead of trying to change everything about ourselves, we just decided to take better care of the person that we already are?

Keeping fit over Christmas without being the Grinch

Keeping fit over Christmas without being the Grinch

Most of us, despite our best intentions, rely to an extent on a certain routine to keep us active. Whether that’s going to the gym on certain days of the week, always taking our favourite teacher’s class, or having a regular PT session. Take that routine away and it can be hard to know what to do. 

How to avoid overdoing it - top three tips

How to avoid overdoing it - top three tips

We’ve all done it. Had a rough, or just exceptionally fun, weekend with a little less activity and a little more booze than we’d planned. It gets to Sunday night and we look at our forthcoming week and programme a completely punishing regime of exercise classes by way of compensation. We’re trying to make spinning, hiit, a 10k, a PT session and TRX once, maybe even twice, a day.

Fitness Trackers – how to really use them

Fitness Trackers – how to really use them

Fitness trackers. It’s coming up to Christmas, they make great presents and everywhere you look are articles and blogs proliferate, rating the top apps of 2016 and discussing how they’re going to help keep you on the straight and narrow through December. Within these discussions, people worry about the accuracy of trackers, their value for money, adaptability and even safety with some expressions of concern over electromagnetic exposure, or data theft. What few people seem to question is whether they are actually a good idea in the first place.