People often think that I have always been into sports and fitness. But while I was always quite active when I was younger, I never focused on a specific sport or discipline. And I got into fitness because I didn’t like my body (as harsh as it sounds). As a child I was always very…

June is POP awareness month. Have you heard about POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)? POP occurs when the muscles, fascia and ligaments holding your pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and bowel) are weakened and stretched, which allows the pelvic organs to drop. You can have bladder, bowel or uterus prolapse or a mix of them. 50% percent…

  A few months ago Jen Dugard wrote a blog, “What’s your motherhood truth?” and that inspired me to write my own. I don’t really share it very often, and sharing this blog wasn’t easy (and I’ve changed it so many times). I’m used to sharing about my pelvic floor issues and pissing my pants,…

Start the year with wild weight loss goals and a grand plan, only to feel you’ve already plateaued? We’ve found the nutrition buzz this year is around inflammation. This is our bodies immune response, where it tries to fight off harmful things like damaged cells, bugs and irritants. When our bodies are constantly getting bombarded…

This month marks one-year since I quit my office job and launched my own business. It’s a time of reflection for me. I would be lying if I’ve said that it’s been an easy year, as it hasn’t, but I definitely don’t regret my decision and I love what I do now (even though it…

There is a lot of confusing information out there about what you can, can’t, should and should’t do when returning to exercise after having children. I’ve decided to create a list of very common mistakes mums make when exercising post-birth. Most of the mistakes below are closely related. And to be honest, I was also…

I discovered Hypopressives few months after I’ve found out about my prolapse. This method is very popular in Spain and it’s supposed to help with prolapse. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anyone in Australia who is using this method and could teach me. I bought a short course online but I was never sure if I’m…

The other day, at the beginning of my outdoor class, I asked my clients to assess their breathing and check if they are using the diaphragm when they breath or if they use the upper chest.  I was actually very surprised that a big majority (7 out of 10) used the upper chest and that’s…

Have you heard about real time ultrasound? Real time ultrasound allows you to visualise soft tissue structures in the body. It shows you how your muscles are contracting as you are engaging them. Similar to when pregnant women check the health and growth of the unborn baby, by using ultrasound, the same can be done…

I often receive questions about how early mums can start doing core exercises and which exercises I would recommend for early post- birth. So here are my thoughts in a blog. Firstly there are some exercises which you can start before your 6 week check up with your doctor. Not just “can” but you actually…

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