Entries by Vanessa

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Is Swimming Bad For Diastasis Recti?

I get asked about swimming quite a bit, mainly whether it’s safe when you have diastasis recti, but I’m going to cover pregnancy as well as postnatal here, so I’ll start with that.   Swimming can provide relief from aches and pains often experienced during pregnancy, relieving the pressure of your bump by supporting it, […]

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Speedy Postnatal and Pregnancy Circuits

While the sun was shining I got in the garden and filmed a couple of workouts to share on my Facebook page. 2 speedy circuits, postnatal and pregnancy friendly (bar one exercise when you’re final trimester, and provided no SPD), one for the lower body and one for the upper. They’re time-lapse ones, to keep […]

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Top 5 Postnatal Core Exercises

“What’s the best exercise for toning my tummy?” I probably get asked this question more than any other. Which is understandable- I remember how weak I felt in the months after giving birth, and looking down at a tummy that didn’t look like mine anymore! Your postnatal core isn’t the same as your pre-pregnancy core. […]

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Learn This Simple Step to a Stronger Core

I think every client who comes to me wants a stronger core, and this is where we start. It really is a simple step. Or at least it sounds simple. In reality, it can be pretty hard to master, at least when you’ve just grown a baby! I’m talking about breathing correctly. Correct breathing technique […]

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Is Balance Bullshit?

When we talk about reducing stress, we often talk about balance. Because we’re all trying to juggle everything- family, running a house, seeing friends, work, exercise, eating well. And that’s not even including the little things like painting your nails, reading a good book (right now it’s The One I Was by Eliza Graham) and […]

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Exercise After a C-Section

With c-section rates in the UK at around 26%, as you can imagine I meet a lot of mums who have had one! So I thought a blog covering some of the common questions and misconceptions I come across would be useful… So, what is a c-section?  Well, it’s an incision usually made horizontally, just […]