61 reasons to exercise

61 reasons to exercise which don’t include how we look. How to get motivated to exercise. Fitness, running and Pilates in Epping We all know that exercise is good for us. It can boost our health, help reduce our chances of getting both age related diseases and nasties like heart…

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How to strengthen your pelvic floor for new mums

how to strengthen your pelvic floor, pilates in epping, post natal pilates and fitness in epping essex How to strengthen your pelvic floor. As a Pilates instructor and women’s health writer it’s an area of the female body and of post natal training that I’ve had more than a passing…

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7 exercise swaps for new mums

Post Natal Pilates, Epping, 7 exercise swaps for new mums 7 exercise swaps for new mums We understand the need to get back to exercise after you’ve had a baby, especially if you are used to being fit and have felt a bit constrained by pregnancy or have put on…

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How to burn calories without exercise

Is it really possible to burn calories without exercising? What if I’m super busy or hate exercise and I just can’t fit it in? It’s the holy grail right? Well for newspaper headlines it probably is but here at Fit School we tend to think of exercise as something nice…

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Can I run when I’m pregnant?

Many of my ante natal pilates and fitness class participants in Epping ask me if it’s safe to run during pregnancy. Running During Pregnancy If you are a non-runner, the chances are that a) you’re skipping this chapter, or b) you are reading it thinking, ‘as if’! If you are…

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A guide to hypno-birthing

Many of my ante natal Pilates participants in Epping ask me about hypno-birthing. Does it work? Who to choose. Should I do it in person or online? So many questions. Hypno-birthing I didn’t do it with either of my babies. To be honest, I was a bit sceptical. Sometimes when…

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Why we need to talk frankly about fat loss and weight

Fat loss. Weight. Fat. Shape. Size. Body image. Diets. They’ve all become politicised or loaded terms. It can feel a bit uncomfortable. We all have bits of our lives which we feel sensitive about. Our upbringing, personal circumstances, experiences or choices put a unique skew on our version of the…

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Forget gyms and bootcamps. 30 minutes of exercise is all you need.

Thirty-minutes of heart-raising activity, done regularly, is all it takes for the majority of people to get fitter, lose fat or move better. You don’t need to flip tyres, perform plyometric squat jumps or invert yourself in pulleys. You don’t need to train for marathons or climb mountains. These things…

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Am I fit enough to run a marathon?

One of the most common questions our Fit School Run Club members (or want to be members) ask us is: Am I fit enough to run a marathon? Some don’t even like to admit they want to run a marathon because they think it’s beyond them. The simple answer is…

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Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist

Pilates, Epping, Pregnancy, Ante Natal women’s health physiotherapist Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist. From pelvic pain during pregnancy, to urinary incontinence we often refer our Pilates participants and private clients to see a women’s health physiotherapist (WHP). Unfortunately, women’s healthy…

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