How to Find your Pelvic Floor - My Journey

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Prior to becoming pregnant, I was all about being strong and feeling strong.  Whether it was climbing ropes, leg pressing 330kg or squatting over 110kg.  Did I consider my pelvic floor? In all honesty, as long as I wasn't wetting myself, the answer was, "No, I did not!" Jump forward and with a 14 month old son, why now?

As a Personal Trainer specialising in Women's Health, I have always been about strength and health over shape and size. However, since going through pregnancy and the postpartum period, I am now a staunch advocate of knowing your own body INSIDE and out. Having a six pack has no link to how strong our pelvic floor and core are.  Outside, we might look great but internally we could be bearing down or heading towards a prolapse in our future.

Relaxing upper body stretches

Thursday, 20 April 2017

And here they are! My life saving stretches are now on paper (your screen) 
These 17 easy stretches have kept me upright and avoiding the humpback of Notre Dame look. I hold each stretch for approximately 10-30 seconds and stretch both sides. All these stretches may be done where ever you wish, yes you may insert your baby into the picture. :) Find more stretches for your whole body in my Pregnancy and Postpartum stretching eGuide.