Common questions about Pilates and Prosecco

Common questions about Pilates and Prosecco   If you’ve never been to my Pilates and Prosecco evening before, you can be forgiven for being a little confused about how it all works. Do you do Pilates with the Prosecco? Do you need to be a regular Pilates attendee? Is it…

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How to adapt your fitness programme for the first trimester of pregnancy

HOW TO ADAPT EXERCISE FOR THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY WHEN YOU’RE NOT READY TO SHARE Stuck on how to exercise now that you’re pregnant but still in that limbo land where you’re not ready to tell anyone?  Here’s my step-by-step guide to exercising safely during your first trimester, that…

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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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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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Lost your focus during lockdown? How to get it back.

Did you lose your focus during lockdown? When I was in my final year of A-levels my favourite history teacher was replaced by a teacher I didn’t like. He had new methods of essay writing that jarred with what I’d been taught already. He also thought potato, singular, was spelt…

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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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