Take control of your health without the sweat

Fit School, Epping, Pilates, Fitness, Running, Ante Natal, Post Natal, Pregnancy, Buggy Fit At this time of year, Facebook posts from people sharing their new year’s fitness resolutions range from: This is me: Day 3 of C25K. I’ve never run before. I’m so sweaty. I’m going full Keto too. Check…

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Frequently asked questions about prenatal Pilates with Karen

Pregnancy Pilates Instructor

If you’re new to Pilates with me, new to the area or new to pregnancy, you may have a lot of questions. It’s completely understandable. So I’ve taken all the frequently asked questions and popped them below. Got more? Do get in touch and I’ll a) answer them and b)…

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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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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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The best hamstrings stretch after a run

Every week we go live on Instagram at 4pm to discuss current fitness trends or answer your fitness questions. This week it’s all about mobility and stretching. People often ask us how to lengthen or stretch their hamstrings. Why are my hamstrings so tight? Most people aren’t actually stretching their…

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3 best ways to get fit quick after lockdown

Every week we go live on Instagram at 4pm to discuss current fitness trends or answer your fitness questions. This week it’s how to get quick fit after lockdown. As we begin to sniff at our freedoms returning, talk is turning to how to get fit after lockdown so we’re…

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How exercise can help your coordination

Are you uncoordinated? How exercise can help your coordination.Fit School, fitness, running, Pilates, Epping How’s your coordination? No we aren’t talking matchy matchy fashion. We’re talking an ability for your neural pathways to connect stimulus to movement and to repeat it. Some people will tell us they are uncoordinated or…

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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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