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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23 ways to stay happy, fit and healthy now summer is over

It’s around this time of year (post family holidays, pre school term starting) that I notice myself getting adventurous in the kitchen. The change of scene, moments to breathe and final days of sun and warmth revive my sense of adventure. Last night I created a delicious Japanese Gyudon steak…

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5 Ways to Self Medicate Stress and Anxiety

If you go out into Epping Forest today, you’re sure to spot one of our Fit School members self-medicating their stress or anxiety. Obviously there’ll be no actual pharmaceutical drugs involved, instead they’ll be conspicuous by running, cycling, walking, talking, thinking, listening or just being. There will also be a…

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Could You Find Happiness in 30 Minutes?

Fit School, Epping, Pilates, Fitness, Running, Ante Natal, Post Natal, Pregnancy, Buggy Fit Yesterday a client sent me a lovely message, direct from her holidays, to say how being more active had brought new found happiness. How she had felt comfortable getting involved in running races and being active with…

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10 Reasons to Attend Fitness Events Outside of Your Regular Class

Whether it’s fitness events, a workshops or a retreat, stepping out from your regular class routine can have a really positive impact on your fitness and wellbeing. Chris and I have been running Fit School for four years now in Epping. Before that we were teaching classes and training in…

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101 Free and Fit (ish) family days out in and around 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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12 Personality Traits of Inspiring Women

I’m a sucker for an inspiring woman. I’ve always been drawn to people who inspire me. I can remember feeling it as a teenager. Just feeling drawn to certain teachers or friends in my life. Women who had something that I wanted to learn from or just an energy I…

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How to Train Your Abs Whilst Pushing A Buggy

What if you could turn every day activities, like buggy pushing, nappy changing and food preparation into a mini workout? One of the biggest myths of post natal exercise is that you have to dedicate hours of each week to fitness classes and that if you aren’t a celebrity or someone…

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Sticky Slo Cooker Chicken and Gravy Pie

Chicken pie. There’s something so very right and very comforting about it. It’s a firm favourite in our family. My pie making even pre dates our marriage. Chicken and bacon pie has always been a favourite of Chris’. He’s been known to take an entire pie to training courses (Desperate…

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