The Best of the Best: Resources for Pregnancy & Beyond

By Jessie Mundell Fitness & Nutrition Coach Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Specialist   Since I work with so many prenatal and postnatal women, I read a ton of books and blogs on these topics. There’s a million resources to draw from and sometimes it’s difficult to know what or who to trust for the best info. So…

On Pregnancy: A Podcast Guest Show on BCR

By Anna Sward Founder of Protein Pow As some of you might already know, I used to co-host Ben’s podcast – Ben Coomber Radio. I was on it every other episode (from episode 1 until 60), helping Ben answer people’s questions about fitness and nutrition. I left the show earlier this year though, mostly because I just didn’t have…

Don’t Banish the Trampoline! – Part Two

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! Part Two (click here to read Part One) This article focuses on ways to regain – or improve – your pelvic floor strength after giving birth. Things like sexual intercourse can seem a scary prospect after you’ve given…

Don’t Banish the Trampoline! – Part One

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! We recently moved house and many people thought it odd that the only item we needed to measure up for, to make sure there was room. It was the trampoline. It is a fairly large trampoline…

Pregnancy and The JPillow

Let me begin by sharing an anecdote with you: I was at the airport last month, jetlagged, minding my own business, and walking around like I always do: with my carry-on packpack and my JPillow hanging on it on the outside. While waiting to go through security, the girls behind me in line were having a riot –…

The Benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy

By LISA GIMENEZ-CODD Female Health & Exercise Coach Pilates & Lower Back Exercise Specialist Mummy to 2 young boys! Some people have funny ideas of what Pilates actually is and may envisage hippy toting, sandal-wearing, tree huggers laying in various positions doing breathing exercises. Breathing is one of the key original principles of Pilates but…

Exercise in Pregnancy: A Must Read!

By Jessie Mundell Fitness & Nutrition Coach Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Specialist Introduction Exercise in pregnancy offers incredible health benefits, just as it does for those who are not pregnant. The effects of exercising in pregnancy may be even more pronounced, as the body is going through so many adaptations that having the support of movement…