Back pain: A long term project

Here’s a post from our Fit School pages, written by Fit School co-director Chris Laing. Most people will experience back pain in their lives. It can vary from an ache, to full on debilitating agony. Long term pain of any kind can lead to depression and many people feel their…

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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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Want a flat tummy? My top 5 dos and don’ts

DON’T EAT SUGARS OR REFINED CARBS. This one’s simple. Cut it out for a week and then tell me you haven’t lost fat on your tummy. DON’T EAT PROCESSED FOODS. Yes even and especially diet ones. Flat tummies start in the kitchen.  No amount of exercise can out do a poor…

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Top 10 things you can do for an easier birth

WHEN it comes to labour and birth, there is no shortage of information out there. But with highs and lows, great labours and horrific stories all up for consumption wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple guide to the best ways to prepare yourself for birth? Of course, no…

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Butts, backs and shoulders: It’s time to focus on your rear

Check out any gym timetable these days and the majority of the classes focus on ‘the bits we can see in the mirror.’ Abs, pecs, biceps, quads – it could be said our training has got a bit vain. Add to this that the first sign of back pain leaves…

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The Princess. The bump. Your body. How long does it really take to recover after pregnancy and birth?

Pregnancy, Pilates, Epping, Essex, post birth recovery,  Fit School, Karen Laing, Ante Natal, Princess Kate, Princess Meghan, Royal Baby, Post birth recovery ****NOTE: Please note this article was written following the birth of Prince George in 2013. Since then there have been two more royal, ‘William and Kate’ babies, Charlotte…

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Ante Natal Pilates: What’s all the fuss about?

Ante Natal Pilates in Epping. Pilates for Pregnancy. So you’re pregnant. Congratulations. How are you feeling? Nauseous? Overwhelmed? Excited? Relieved? It’s a time of your life when there are so many expectations on you and of how it will feel to be pregnant. But when it actually happens, it can…

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Pelvic floor: the key to great orgasms for life

Last Thursday, I stepped into my presenter boots and discussed the finer points of women’s health to a bright and attentive, female audience at Moody’s, London. Mid way through the presentation I realised I was actually discussing the female orgasm, with full Karen style hand actions, half way up 1…

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Ante Natal Pilates: What’s all the fuss about?

So you’re pregnant. Yay!  Congratulations. How are you feeling? Nauseous? Overwhelmed? Excited? Relieved? It’s a time of your life when there are so many expectations on you and of how it will feel to be pregnant but when it actually happens, and your body is invaded by a beautiful, yet…

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