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Wow, I can’t believe I get to write a post this far into pregnancy. Reaching the milestones I always dreamed off makes me feel so incredibly lucky. I am 19.5 weeks pregnant as I write this and time has started to speed up a little over the last few weeks. The first trimester went at...
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Written by Funmi Olatoye, Personal Trainer at Bumps & Burpees, Founder of Strong For Everyday & Mum of one. When it comes to returning to exercise after you’ve had your baby, you might have lots of different thoughts: When can I start? What are the right exercises? I need to get back into my pre-baby...
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There comes a great responsibility when working with pre and post natal women, and it is up to us as trainers to ensure that we are doing everything we can to look after them in the best possible way.
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By Kelly Pace@totssquatscoffeepots IVF is something that affects people differently, some see it as a little piece of hope and therefore look at it very positively whereas it can often feel like the last chance and therefore quite daunting. IVF brings with it a roller coaster of emotions that can be a strain both physically...
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After 4 miscarriages, I knew I had to do a little digging as to why this was happening. All my tests on the NHS were coming back as normal but something wasn’t right. After finding out I had aggressive Natural Killer Cells everything fell into place and we find ourselves in the second trimester of...
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by Emily Pointer @on_ point _ training Congratulations! You’re pregnant. However, if you were exercising before, there’s a chance you’ve completely stopped for fear of doing the wrong things, or if you didn’t exercise, where do you start? Or more likely you’re asking yourself, “can you even start exercising?!” Even as personal trainers, we have...
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The simple answer is that Mum’s are rarely not tired, so knowing the difference between exhaustion and low energy is vital. There are circumstances where exercise should not be prioritised over rest, however many times it can come in very helpfu and here is Funmi, one of our brilliant trainers as well as a Mum...
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“Comparison is the thief of joy” Theodore Roosevelt How many times have you found yourself in a social media vortex, looking for inspiration and losing hours in a scrolling frenzy only to come out feeling worse about yourself? It happens to the best of us and without realising it, we forget that not only is...
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This is a snippet of an article that appeared on The Daily Telegraph Full Article here Pregnancy is the time to take it easy; indulge in that extra slice of cake and sack off the gym – or so says popular wisdom. In fact, new studies show that keeping active during pregnancy leads to a...
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This is a snippet of the article that appeared in The Sloaney Read the full article here. Since I discovered I was pregnant I am embarrassed to admit I have wrapped myself in cotton wool and all forms of exercise – of which I am an avid fan – went rapidly out the window! Having...
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