5 little things to do when you don’t feel like doing exercise

Fit School Epping, Essex, Fitness, Pilates, how to get motivated when you don’t fee l like doing exercise “When are you going to play tennis with Cathy?” Chris asked me, whilst I was simultaneously trying to prepare dinner, listen in to a marketing seminar and keep half an eye to…

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How Pilates can Help with Overwhelm and Anxiety

Pilates classes in Epping, Essex. How Pilates can help with overwhelm and anxiety. ‘I miss you!’ Said a little sad voice as I handed over a ‘now too small’ school coat to the reception class teacher at my kids’ school. A house move had made it difficult for her to…

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What do you buy fit people for Christmas?

What do you buy fit people for Christmas? If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that around this time of year I like to do a little Christmas list of sorts. And given it’s Black Friday today, there are a lot of nice offers out there if you…

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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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