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The difference was apparent within weeks - individual session with Jana helped to release tight areas and helped me understand the muscles I needed to strengthen, and the Pilates sessions put it all into practice.
Deborah Redmond
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Calling all post-natal ladies that are concerned with your tummy! (no matter how old your child is now)

Do you feel concerned with your core? 

Are you worried about the 'gap' or doming down the midline of your tummy?

Would you like to feel more at home with your new body?

As someone who has been in this field for the last almost 14 years....I am concerned A LOT by what I see on social media...

Is it reality to think that we can go back to having a tummy like our 20 year old self?

I strongly believe this idealism does not do our sense of worth any favours (or acknowledge the miracle that our body has performed)

I am passionate about ladies feeling at home in their new body, and also about them being SAFE with the strategies they use to 'get fit' postpartum.

Most ladies, post-partum, have a gap in their mid-line, because of accomodating room for baby during pregnancy.

 

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Why would strengthening our posture help our pelvic floor?

Nothing in our body works in isolation.  Old text books used to display the start & end of a muscle, however, what we know through scientific research more recently, is that the muscles are bound toegther in a 'web' of connective tissue.  So if we have a 'chink' in the chain, this is going to have effect along the system.

One of the 6 chains is here - the superficial posterior line:

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We take 17,000 to 20,000 breaths in a day...so why not put some of them to good use?

Current research shows that when breathing isn't optimal it can trigger:

  • Smooth muscle contraction, leading to vasoconstriction &/or spasm, including colon spasm (Yokoyama et al 2008)
  • Reduced oxygen to cells & tissues
  • Increased fatigue, pain & myofascial dysfunction
  • Increased risk of urinary incontinence
  • Increased physical overuse stresses & comprimises in core stability & posture (Haugstad et al 2006)
  • Increased sense of apprehension & anxiety (Rhudy & Meagher 2000)

So what does optimal breathing look like?

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Published: 16/10/2018

Mind Over Menopause

I'm excited to announce we have a guest workshop coming!!

“Mind over Menopause" - developing strategies for coping when our hormones run amok!

Date & Time: Friday 9th November – 7.00 - 9.00 pm

Venue: Vitality Centre, Manchester Road, Huddersfield.

Cost: £20.00

So, we are doing all we can to address our hormonal imbalances and the related symptoms. We care for our bodies through exercise and think carefully about what we eat. We try to find time for self- care and relaxation. But do you sometimes still feel stressed, overwhelmed and anxious? Do you sometimes lose it, experience moments of negative emotions and find it hard to stay positive & motivated?

If so, we might have just the thing to help! Lisa Dickinson, a trainer and coach (www.lpda.co.uk ), will share some strategies for building resilience, managing some of those difficult emotions or thoughts and dealing with stress in the moment.

How we react to and handle different stressors in our lives, depends on a lot of things; workloads, time constraints, the people we interact with, our past experiences, and there is something more, our personality. There are inherent connections between stress, resilience and personality style. Once we gain an awareness of these connections, we can use the insights to put our personality strengths to work for us (instead of against us) to improve our stress levels.

This interactive, fun workshop will help you to:

  • Understand connections between stress and personality style.
  • Identify signs of stress, triggers, what helps; what makes it worse and how to reduce stress for your personality style.
  • Identify strategies to help you manage stress and build resilience.
  • Take part in a group coaching session to help identify actions you could take to improve your ability to cope.
  • Connect and share experiences with others who may be experiencing similar issues.

Lisa runs workshops and 1:1 coaching programmes that help people to understand how their personality impacts their lives and their stress style. She provides practical tips that you can incorporate into everyday life.

If you would like to join us on this informal & empowering event, contact Lisa direct on: 07802 791 649

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Are you finding you pick up colds easily?

Or, are you trying to stear clear of the office lurgy?

At this time of Year it is really important to make sure we have got our immune systems fighting fit...and sometimes it can be done quite cost effectively & naturally too!

These 5 things are my family's 'go-to' remedies.  I hope they help you too!

 

1) Vitamin C

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