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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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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The Very Unsexy Guide to Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

The question of what exercise is best, safest or most appropriate to do during pregnancy is one I get asked a lot.Wanting to answer this question, with facts, rather than hearsay, is one of the reasons I became interested in the field of pre natal exercise in the first place.I…

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10 Tips for a Happy Pregnancy

I’ve been a pregnancy and post natal Pilates and exercise expert for close to 12 years. Throughout this time I’ve trained women privately and in groups. I’ve coached group prenatal fitness but mainly prenatal Pilates. I’ve seen nearly 500 pregnancies, fairly up close and personal (as well has two of…

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Optimal Baby Positioning Healthy Back Pregnancy

This podcast is fantastic for those last few months of pregnancy. These moves will guide you through getting baby into optimal positioning for birth whilst relaxing and easing out any niggles in your back. Running time: 6 minutes, 17 seconds.

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Pelvic Floor. To squeeze or not to squeeze. Pre/post natal essentials

One of the most common reasons my ante natal participants come to Fit School’s Epping classes is to get expert advice on their pelvic floor. During pregnancy and birth, the pelvic floor muscles undergo some major stresses and strains. Obviously having great muscle tone before pregnancy, so being active and…

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Naomi’s birth story

AS a pre and post natal exercise specialist, NCT volunteer and mum of young children, I’m often surrounded by birth stories. Good, bad and ugly. I had polar opposite experiences with the births of my children, so before the memories fade, I thought the time was ripe to pen my…

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Is your baby positioned for an easy exit?

Optimal baby positioning. Doesn’t sound sexy does it? But when it comes to giving birth, the position your baby starts in can make the difference between a speedy 3 hour home birth or a C-section. LOA The optimum position for a baby before delivery is Left Occiput Anterior (LOA) which…

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Top 10 things you can do for an easier birth

WHEN new participants to my prenatal Pilates classes in Epping and online join me, it’s usually with one of the following in mind: They’ve had a difficult journey to pregnancy and want expert, trusted advice. They’ve got a specific back, joint, pelvis or pelvic floor issue that they want some…

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