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A question I get asked all the time – What weight are you lifting in this workout? How heavy should it be? – and actually, the answer is always “it depends”. I know it’s extremely annoying to hear but let me explain myself.  The idea behind a strength workout is to build YOUR strength. So...
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I can’t believe I am writing this blog post. We are having our second baby! It feels so surreal even typing it but we are over the moon to be growing our little family. I know that those of you who followed our rollercoaster of a journey to become pregnant with Alfie must have a lot...
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So here we are, right at the very end of pregnancy. Today we are 40+2. The date we are given at the scan goes firmly in our minds as the date we will have a baby by and thats the one we work towards throughout all of pregnancy. Now I know that it is only...
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Entering into my 3rd trimester exactly a year from finding out I had suffered from a missed miscarriage, there are so many things I wish I could say to that girl. The girl who felt so utterly lost and sad, who wasn’t sure whether she would get her turn. This is my letter to her.
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Coming to the end of the second trimester, all sorts of new aches and pains have crept their way into my life but I am generally loving being pregnancy so here I go through what has been going on in the last 8 weeks.
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I always said I wasn’t going to compare myself to anyone else in pregnancy and just allow my body to do it’s thing. I mean it is hard enough to avoid at the best of times but in pregnancy it seems even more challenging. The main reason I think pregnant women compare themselves to others...
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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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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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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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