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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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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So This is Christmas. Fit School’s 2018 Review.

Fit School 2018 review Epping Essex Pilates Fitness Running As the year comes to an end, we like to reflect on our highlights, what we’ve learned and how we, as a business have changed. December for us is a time for winding down on classes, since like you, we’re pretty…

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8 reasons you might need a personal trainer

Personal Trainer Epping We love our group Pilates, fitness and running club at Fit School but there are occasions where individuals benefit from personal trainer attention. This could be a program specific to their needs or one to one coaching with either Chris or Karen. Gone are the days when…

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Why do I wet myself when I jump or sneeze?

And will it stop? You’ve done ‘being pregnant’, you’ve done the birth, there were no major complications and you’ve done your 6-8 weeks of ‘confinement’. And then you go back to your pre pregnancy exercise routine – well the GP did sign you off – and you wet yourself. When…

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‘I’m too weak for Pilates’ and 11 other beginner myths busted.

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Too weak for Pilates, Pilates, Epping, Essex, Fit School, beginners In my 15 years of teaching fitness, mainly Pilates in and around London and Epping I have always loved encouraging beginners into class and into the Fit School fold. I especially love seeing them transformed from nervous newbies to raving…

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5 Ways to Self Medicate Stress and Anxiety

If you go out into Epping Forest today, you’re sure to spot one of our Fit School members self-medicating their stress or anxiety. Obviously there’ll be no actual pharmaceutical drugs involved, instead they’ll be conspicuous by running, cycling, walking, talking, thinking, listening or just being. There will also be a…

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Why I Want You to Care About Your Psoas

Your psoas is an amazing muscle which is fundamental to free movement, strength and wellbeing but our lifestyles are screwing it up. Back in the 90s and 00s it was all about core stability and your transversus abdominis (TVA). We taught about layers of abdominal muscle and how strengthening them…

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