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As a Mum I understand that excitement when you finally manage to attend an exercise class ALL BY YOURSELF. Having one hour to yourself, to actual listen to what the instructor is saying…bliss!As a postnatal qualified instructor I would like to share with you my three top tips for checking whether an abdominal exercise is […]
EASY PEASY PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES It has now been 15 months since I had my son and I have been back teaching and working with pregnant ladies and new mums for 6 months. I have adopted a full body approach to improve my own pelvic floor dysfunction and also when assessing clients.
Here’s Part 2 of “5 FAQs on abdominal separation”. I hope you found the previous blog post informative. I’m often asked about diastasis recti (the medical name for abdominal separation) by postnatal clients and do believe that education is key when it comes to rehabilitating this condition. Below are 5 more FAQs about abdominal separation, […]
Some Of Your Abdominal Separation Questions Answered. Continuing with our focus on abdominal separation or diastasis recti as it is formally, or medically referred to. Below are 5 FAQs often asked about abdominal separation, which I, Sam Mace am happy to answer: WHAT’S CONSIDERED A DIASTASIS? When you, your GP or myself who is Ante/Postnatal […]
When it comes to fixing abdominal separation, gone are the days when I can just say: “Here are 4 exercises for you. Do them every day for the next month and let me know how you get on” Sorry – was that what you were after? A quick-fix? Unfortunately in our Insta, have it now […]
Why Sit Ups Won’t Fix Abdominal Separation or Flatten Your Stomach If you’re prone to storing weight around your midsection; you’ve had a baby recently; you’re desperate to get rid of your ‘mummy tummy’; and/or, despite every attempt at exercise, that pesky section of fat under your belly button is still there, we are here […]
Abdominal Separation Everyone has abdominal separation. Diastasis recti happens when there is a gap of 2 fingers or more. Abdominal separation is most common after having a baby. What happens during pregnancy is the six-pack muscle (Rectus abdominis), which runs down from your breastbone to your pubic bone, is joined together by a fibrous sheath […]
Social interaction and bonding, whether with peers in the same group, team or class, or with a partner or a child, all have been shown to be beneficial for your health. Emotions such as affection and trust characterise bonding. Group fitness classes bring a social element to exercising which helps with motivation and commitment. The […]
After giving birth to my son in October, I was not surprised to be told by my Midwife to start doing the old pelvic floor squeezing to tighten up my lady bits! I was however shocked by the vagueness of this statement. As a trained pre/postnatal fitness expert, who enjoys keeping her education on this subject […]