Extreme tiredness during pregnancy. Is it normal?

Why the extreme tiredness during pregnancy Karen? Is it normal? It’s one of the questions I get asked a lot in my prenatal Pilates classes in Epping and online. Tiredness during Pregnancy Pregnancy fatigue is tiredness to beat all tiredness. If you’re in it, you are possible dropping off round…

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Help! I’m getting pregnancy leg cramps. What can I do?

Why do I keep getting pregnancy leg cramps? Cramps Leg cramps. Hip cramps. Foot cramps. Toe cramps. Jiggly or restless legs. You name it. I’ve heard about it! “Karen, I’m getting really bad pregnancy leg cramps. Especially at night. What can I do about it?” The short answer is: Stretch…

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5 things you need to know about your Prenatal Pilates teacher

Pregnancy Pilates, Prenatal Pilates, Antenatal, Epping, Essex When you choose a prenatal Pilates teacher there are three really important things to consider. 1. Do you like them! 2. Will there be other expectant mums like you attending. If it’s an in person class, is this in your local area? 3.…

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5 questions to ask your Pregnancy Pilates Instructor before booking

Pregnancy Pilates Instructor

Pregnancy Pilates, Prenatal, Antenatal, Epping, Essex What makes a great Pregnancy Pilates Instructor you can trust with your pregnancy journey? Whether it’s Pilates, yoga, fitness classes or personal training a pregnancy specific class isn’t just about modifying moves to fit you in, it’s about creating a programme of exercise that…

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The best hamstrings stretch after a run

Every week we go live on Instagram at 4pm to discuss current fitness trends or answer your fitness questions. This week it’s all about mobility and stretching. People often ask us how to lengthen or stretch their hamstrings. Why are my hamstrings so tight? Most people aren’t actually stretching their…

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3 best ways to get fit quick after lockdown

Every week we go live on Instagram at 4pm to discuss current fitness trends or answer your fitness questions. This week it’s how to get quick fit after lockdown. As we begin to sniff at our freedoms returning, talk is turning to how to get fit after lockdown so we’re…

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Broccoli and Mint Soup

Here’s a fantastic way to get your greens in AND have a batch cooked soup for you. This recipe is a favourite with our Fat Loss Hub participants. It comes from our Fit School Kitchen cookbook.  The Fit Scho0l Kitchen has 30 breakfasts, 30 lunches and 30 dinners. For more…

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Easy Store Cupboard Tomato Soup

Here’s a super quick, non sandwich lunch. Tomato soup. Both children like it (well one tolerates it more than other soups). It saves the environment and your pennies and it originated from a children’s cooking book so I promise it’s easy! TOMATO SOUP 1 shallot/small onion 1 clove garlic 1…

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5 ways to help pelvic pain during pregnancy

Lots of my pregnancy Pilates participants in Epping find me because they’re struggling with some sort of pelvic pain during pregnancy. It’s really common and there’s so much you can do to help with it (although there’s also an element of ‘luck of the draw’).   I’ve helped lots of…

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Help! I don’t understand Pilates. Pilates jargon explained.

Pilates classes in Epping, Essex and online. Pilates jargon explained. Pilates jargon can make an exercise class feel complicated. If you’re new to Pilates or perhaps taking a break from busy day to fit in an online Pilates class, being baffled by Pilates jargon that you don’t understand is not…

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