I believe that women need different training advice at different times of their lives.
I believe we need to educate both Fitness Professionals and clients, that our standard training techniques simply do not cater to the different hormone changes that a woman goes through as part of her monthly cycle and her life cycles of pregnancy, postnatal, peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause.
I believe that if we don’t start conversations around incontinence, prolapse, DRAM (splitting of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy), pelvic pain and good toileting habits – then women are often left suffering in silence.
I believe in making regular deposits into the Universal Bank of Kindness, because you never know when you are going to need to make a withdrawal.
I believe that the female body is immensely strong, powerful and beautiful. I love to encourage, enthuse and enable women to draw on their individual strengths to increase physical fitness and wellbeing and to promote balance in their world.
I believe that all exercise for pregnant and postnatal women should be specifically tailored to take into account the demands of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. I believe that a postnatal body is not the same as a prenatal one – different – but not worse, or weaker or less able. I believe that women who have had children are capable of achieving whatever health and fitness goals they set themselves – whether it’s losing their “baby weight”, running a marathon, climbing a mountain or swimming the English Channel!
I believe in good manners.
I believe that smiling makes the world go round.
And I believe that a cup of tea can solve most problems.