Experienced Personal Trainer based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. I specialise in training women, pregnancy and postnatal fitness and weight lifting for women.
I'm a qualified and experienced Level 3 Personal Trainer (Premier Training) specialising in women's health and fitness, particularly postnatal training, core strength, weight loss and weight-lifting. Whether you want to restore your core strength after birth, learn to lift weights safely, are new to exercise, or want to take your fitness and strength to a new level, I would love to help you! We
Operating as usual
Nicola @movehappyfitness crushing her pull up goals! 💪💪👏 Nicola approached me a few months ago with the goals of increasing overall strength, refining her barbell skills and achieving her first pull up. Today she did two sets of three!! Hard work, commitment and consistency pay off and Nicola is an amazing example of what can be achieved when you truly commit to your goals. 👊
Finally hit my 100kg deadlift! Consistent effort, progressive overload (gradually increasing weight over time to maintain the challenge) and staying focused on my goals got me there eventually 😁
Storm Arwen, you are no match for these bootcamp warriors!
Lifting all of the heavy things - practice what you preach! 150kg hip thrusts, encouragement courtesy of @olly_jonespt 😁
Today I am angry. One of my clients had an induction at a local gym. She was shown around the cardio area, not the weights room. She was advised to use the Smith machine because squatting in the squat rack would not be safe for her. When she asked about the smaller "female" 15kg barbell, she was told that it had been removed as it was confusing to men who were used to the 20kg bar! Surely a better approach is to educate all gym users about the different barbell weights? My client is a strong, competent lifter but the underlying narrative here is that she did not belong in the weights area.
Gyms can and MUST do better than this in 2021! Training for strength is SO empowering for women - it builds confidence, boosts your metabolism to help with fat loss (if this is your goal), improves bone density and allows women to discover and appreciate all that their body is capable of achieving.
So, to all gym owners/trainers, please help to create an inclusive and supportive environment for women - barbells are not just for boys! 💪💪🤦♀️
YES, we're back outside!!! 😁 Personal training is now available in a park, in your garden, in a fully-equipped 5m gazebo in my garden or online. Distancing and other Covid safety measures still apply but it will be SO good to see you all in person! 👏💪
If you've got to that point in the holidays when you're feeling lethargic and bloated, head outside and move for twenty minutes. You don't need a kettlebell, just play tag with your kid! Any movement will help. Quick kettlebell complex done and I'm ready for Elf and a g&t 💪😁🍷
Tier 4 and rainstorms, you cannot break us! Finishing the year strong 💪👊. Personal training is also available online.
Nutrient-dense breakfast of porridge with chia seeds to set me up for a full day of training clients. Outside. It's currently -2 degrees 😶❄️
Fist bump to all my strong mamas who braved rain, wind, ice and muddy fields during lockdown. Thank you for rising to the challenge! 1:1 personal training is also available online.
95kg deadlifts! 100kg defeated me today. Now that the schools and gyms are open, it's time to get back into a routine and start working towards new health and fitness goals. Onwards and upwards! 😁💪
My gym is still closed plus I'm stuck at home with a small child, you can't get hold of a squat rack for love nor money, so I've had to get creative. Hot weather + fortnightly rubbish collection is not ideal! 😆 'ttrythisathome
Personal training is now online! 1:1 training sessions available via Skype, Zoom or Facetime. Same quality of service, same bespoke programming from the safety of your home.
Homemade banana and pecan loaf made with wholegrain flour, nuts, olive oil and sweetened with ripe banana and a little honey. A sweet treat for the family but far more nutrient-dense than most shop-bought cakes. Didn't last long!
Sunday night meal prep done! Are you eating a rainbow of vegetables every day??
Hats off to Xu Jingying, who has made amazing progress over the last twelve weeks of training. We've been working to improve her core strength and yoga practice after her second birth. Not only has she hugely increased her strength but she's lost body fat, several inches overall and is ready to crush full chaturanga. 💪
A little bowl full of energy, perfect for breakfast, post-exercise snack or dessert. Oats soaked in oat milk, seeds, mixed nuts, apple and pear and a teaspoon of honey. It was a healthy, sweet treat after my 15km run in the sun.
Just arrived in the post! So... I seem to have agreed to run/walk a 100km ultra marathon in August 😬 I'm hoping that this book will give me all the motivation and tips that I need to complete it! More information coming soon...
Prepping food like a boss this evening! The holidays are over and it's time to get back into a healthier eating routine. Planning weekly meals and preparing food in advance really helps me stay on track and resist the leftover mince pies.
Have a great holiday everyone! Training resumes on Monday 6th January, so be ready with your goals for 2020. x
Bronze medal and a spot on the podium for me at the Windsor Spartan Super obstacle race on Sunday. In the, ahem, mature lady category 😜 and achieved through sheer bloody-mindedness and a lot of porridge. Should I do the World Champs next weekend or not?!?!
Early morning in Sweden and I've made my favourite breakfast in the world - eggs, rye bread, veggies and pickled herring! All the good stuff: protein, healthy fat, wholegrains and greens.
14 weeks postpartum and Esther @rowland_ruth_estie has already hugely improved her glute and core strength. She was unable to be active during pregnancy due to illness and lost a lot of strength but has worked SO hard to recover. We've focused on reconnecting with her deep core muscles, done a heap of mini band glute work and started to work on deadlifts. If you are picking up older kids, are lifting a baby in a car seat or out of a cot, you need to know how to lift safely - engage your core before you lift yourself or your baby!
Very pleased to finish the Brighton Run2music 10k as the 15th place female with a personal best run time! Having regular sporting events throughout the year helps to keep me focused. Why not sign up to a local fun run to keep you motivated? Tutus make you fly - fact.
🤔 There are so many benefits of exercising during pregnancy - improved posture, increased energy, better sleep, reduced risk of gestational diabetes, faster recovery. Increased arm length is not one of them. 😂
Brutal EMOM workout with my trainer @bean_fitness_expert and a 24kg kettlebell. 36 minutes, no rest. It's my birthday - no excuses, consistent hard work gets results! Now I'm going to eat all the 🎂!
This beautiful sunrise made the 6am start less painful! @beccagower smashing it as usual and getting strong by finding time in her busy working week to work on her goals.
It's a perfect day for squats, planks and deadlifts! Enjoying the sun ☀ with my strong mama client.
Operation Move House is underway. An hour of sumo deadlifts and I've shifted several hundred kilos of boxes. And THIS is why everyone should learn to deadlift!
Today's deadlift session at the gym didn't happen as I'm at home with a sick kid. Sometimes it is hard to stick to your workout programme because life gets in the way... family commitments, work, school holidays, sick kids, illness. I could have just sat on my bum eating Pom bears but instead I spent 15 minutes on a tough kettlebell workout in the garden. Mums (especially working mums) never "find" time and circumstances are never perfect, but you can still make great progress by grabbing every opportunity to be active and working consistently towards your long term goals. 🏃♀️🏋️♀️🤹♀️
Are you starting your 2019 with a meal plan that looks like this?? I found this gem in a magazine from 1958! If so, you are probably feeling pretty low on energy and unmotivated by this restrictive and boring diet. Long term change comes from eating a healthy, balanced diet, full of nutrients and the occasional treat. If it feels like punishment, you are unlikely to stick with it for long. Eat well, eat healthily, eat enough and enjoy your food!
Got this text last night from a personal training client. Engaged core, deadlifted heavy stuff, showed the delivery guy that mums are STRONG!
Are you postnatal and working on your neutral spine position, breathing and pelvic floor lifts? Check out this wonderful, short video by Kim Vopni, the queen of pelvic floor health. It's very easy to follow so get practising! https://www.instagram.com/p/BrDVK3-BwCO/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1vw0crmfxtesc
9 weeks post birth and Sensi has recovered beautifully, partly thanks to all the consistent work she did during her pregnancy. We've focused on breathing well, reconnecting with her deep core muscles, balance, good alignment/posture and moving mindfully - lift your pelvic floor before you lift yourself or your baby!! 👶
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