Give your fertility a boost

Give your fertility a boost

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In between watching what you eat and drink, and increasing your general fitness, there are a few lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility levels.

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Prepping your body for bub

Prepping your body for bub

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Thinking about starting a family? Now’s the time to give your body the best possible chance of conceiving by making a few small changes to your diet and exercise regimen.

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Shift that baby weight!

Shift that baby weight!

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Hands up if your baby weight just won’t budge? Many new mums struggle to exercise with a little one in tow, but shedding the excess kilos now can promote a lifetime of good health.

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Food and Pregnancy - the do's and don'ts

Food and Pregnancy - the do's and don'ts

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Many women worry about gaining excess weight during pregnancy and whether they are eating the right balance of foods to support the healthy growth of their baby.  Food Coaching is not just a weight loss program. Your Food Coach can help you manage healthy eating patterns whilst pregnant to sustain energy and correct nutrient intake, keep you motivated and then help you achieve any weight loss goals after the birth of your baby.

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Strength training principles during pregnancy

Strength training principles during pregnancy

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Frequency: How many strength training sessions should I do each week?
Aim to train each muscle group at least two times per week. One day per week may help you maintain your current level of strength.  Rest 1-2 days in between strength training sessions. Rest days give the muscles time to repair themselves from small tears that occur during strength training, and this is how you get stronger.

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Baby in Weight-ing

Baby in Weight-ing

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Strangely enough, getting pregnant isn’t necessarily as easy as your parents or the sex-ed teacher would have you believe. Age is a key factor, with women’s fertility beginning to decline even in their twenties, and plunging heavily from 35. But there are also a number of other things that can influence your ability to conceive and have a healthy baby – smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, caffeine, timing of sex, cancer treatment … And then there’s your weight.

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Holistic classes during pregnancy

Holistic classes during pregnancy

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You’ll want to keep strength, flexibility, and endurance during these months. Doing so means you’ll be able to handle the extra weight and you’ll be in better shape for the physical stress of labor. For those of you who are looking for a gentler way to improve strength and fitness while developing a calm and relaxed state of mind, you too have many options. Consider these exercise forms that are geared toward a mind and body focus routine: yoga, pilates, water exercise, and tai chi. Here’s a quick guide to the benefits of these uplifting exercise classes.

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Why Exercise Pelvic Floor?

Why Exercise Pelvic Floor?

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Life's events such as pregnancy, childbirth, and being overweight can weaken pelvic muscles.. The good news is that when these muscles weaken, you can help make them strong again.

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Weight management during pregnancy

Weight management during pregnancy

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Preventing excess weight gain during pregnancy is imperative for the health of you and your baby. Excess weight gained during pregnancy can place the unborn baby at risk, create complications during the birth process and place the mother at risk for gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Getting your body back

Getting your body back

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That new bundle of joy can make dramatic changes in your life. The vast majority of changes are worth it, but some make it hard to keep up with the important things like regular exercise and adequate sleep.  You're not alone. Just about every woman at one time or another has struggled with exercise after pregnancy. Getting back into "regular" clothes is exciting, yet challenging for most new mothers.

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General Cautions for Strength training

General Cautions for Strength training

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Every movement we make from walking to driving involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and produce force. With appropriate strength training exercises, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones will all become stronger.

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