Having done almost no exercise since getting pregnant with my first child 4 years ago, and having had a second child and struggled with hip and back pain particularly during the second pregnancy, I was very unfit and had aches and pains. I was quite shocked by my lack of strength in my core, inner thighs and pelvic floor and wanted to do something to get me feeling ‘normal’ again.
Feeling so unfit I was quite nervous of how hard I might find it, and also imagined it could be a drill sergeant style of exercise, which I don’t respond well to!
I have so enjoyed our sessions. I feel so much better both physically and in myself in general. Your gentle but determined and encouraging manner (and having a sense of humour) makes me want to push myself further. You listened to my wants, and also suggested how I could help myself outside our sessions too, as well as giving me nutrition advice. We targeted specific areas as well as doing general cardio. My pelvic and sciatic pain has gone, my core strength is rejuvenated and I frequently notice my fitness level is vastly improved when I’m running around with my 3 year old, and realise I’m not out of breath. I only wish I could carry on but 300 miles is quite a long way to travel twice a week!
You’ve made me realise that being a mother of two and fast approaching 40 doesn’t mean that exercise is something other people do or is off the agenda because of lack of time and enthusiasm. You have given me back my desire to be fit and feel well. And I don’t ache anymore!