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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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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Your beginner guide to hypno-birthing

Many of my ante natal Pilates participants in Epping ask me about hypno-birthing. What exactly is it? Does it work? Is it for me? What if I’m having a planned C-section or I end up with an emergency intervention? How do you find the right person or course? Is it worth…

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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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The Best Way to Lose Half a Stone in Weight

Fitness, Fat loss, personal trainer, pilates, epping, essex It is the start of the year. A favourite time for healthy resolutions.  Whilst we don’t do fad diets, we are always happy to advise our Fit School members how to drop fat safely and effectively. At Fit School we are 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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Fit School Interview: The Truth about Life with Breast Cancer, Mary Huckle

I first met Mary Huckle in 2016. We were introduced by the director of Fitpro (the UK’s largest fitness industry training provider) and asked to speak on a panel at a national fitness conference. Mary spoke eloquently about her experiences of surviving and subsequently living with breast cancer. It was…

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Six Ways Every Woman over 40 needs to Work Out

I am all about the first steps when it comes to fitness – that first run or incorporating a fitness or Pilates class into your week on a regular basis. Something is ALWAYS better than nothing. And – it’s SO important to find an active thing that you enjoy. #ThisGirlCan…

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