A guide to hypno-birthing

Many of my ante natal Pilates participants in Epping ask me about hypno-birthing. Does it work? Who to choose. Should I do it in person or online? So many questions. Hypno-birthing I didn’t do it with either of my babies. To be honest, I was a bit sceptical. Sometimes when…

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Am I fit enough to run a marathon?

One of the most common questions our Fit School Run Club members (or want to be members) ask us is: Am I fit enough to run a marathon? Some don’t even like to admit they want to run a marathon because they think it’s beyond them. The simple answer is…

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Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist

Pilates, Epping, Pregnancy, Ante Natal women’s health physiotherapist Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist. From pelvic pain during pregnancy, to urinary incontinence we often refer our Pilates participants and private clients to see a women’s health physiotherapist (WHP). Unfortunately, women’s healthy…

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The Best Way to Lose Half a Stone in Weight

Fitness, Fat loss, personal trainer, pilates, epping, essex It is the start of the year. A favourite time for healthy resolutions.  Whilst we don’t do fad diets, we are always happy to advise our Fit School members how to drop fat safely and effectively. At Fit School we are pretty…

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8 reasons you might need a personal trainer

Personal Trainer Epping We love our group Pilates, fitness and running club at Fit School but there are occasions where individuals benefit from personal trainer attention. This could be a program specific to their needs or one to one coaching with either Chris or Karen. Gone are the days when…

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Fit School Interview: The Truth about Life with Breast Cancer, Mary Huckle

I first met Mary Huckle in 2016. We were introduced by the director of Fitpro (the UK’s largest fitness industry training provider) and asked to speak on a panel at a national fitness conference. Mary spoke eloquently about her experiences of surviving and subsequently living with breast cancer. It was…

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Six Ways Every Woman over 40 needs to Work Out

I am all about the first steps when it comes to fitness – that first run or incorporating a fitness or Pilates class into your week on a regular basis. Something is ALWAYS better than nothing. And – it’s SO important to find an active thing that you enjoy. #ThisGirlCan…

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Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy?

Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy? I’ve been teaching ante natal Pilates and exercise for nearly 15 years and have had two pregnancies, births and babies of my own. As a pregnancy Pilates instructor, whilst I think Pilates is fantastic, it might not be for everyone. I chose…

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Why do I wet myself when I jump or sneeze?

And will it stop? You’ve done ‘being pregnant’, you’ve done the birth, there were no major complications and you’ve done your 6-8 weeks of ‘confinement’. And then you go back to your pre pregnancy exercise routine – well the GP did sign you off – and you wet yourself. When…

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101 Free and Fit (ish) family days out in and arond Epping Forest

Fit School, Epping: Pre and Post Natal Pilates and Fitness. Epping Forest and Essex family days out. So you have your little darlings and you want to get out but there’s more to life (and fun with kids) than theme parks and traffic jams (not to mention cost to consider).…

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