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Retraining the Pelvic Floor: From Mat to Movement
There is no denying, I harp on quite a bit about the importance of your pelvic floor. For that I make no apology! That’s because it’s a pretty big deal for us ladies regardless of whether we have had children or not. The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, connective tissues (ligaments and fascia) and
Mindfulness and Nutrition
Let me ask you about the best meal you’ve ever eaten. What made it so memorable? Was it the smell that hit you first? The taste of the components of the meal? The texture and the way the food felt in your mouth? Or was it the environment, the company you were in, or the
Motherhood: Self Care isn’t Selfish
The moment a child is born, a mother is born too. She didn’t exist before. The women existed but not the mother. A mother is something completely new. We all imagined what motherhood look like. We had 9 months to do nothing but think right? Imaging that first encounter with our baby. Speculating what kind of
Understanding your Body Clock and the Power of Rhythm
Do you remember your parents advocating the importance of your body clock, just as their parents did for them? The advice was always “go to bed at the same time, have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time”. These days the theme I hear is more along the lines of “grab a quick snack
Sleep: The Most Important Thing You Aren’t Doing!
One of the most important aspects of my role as a coach is to understand the goal(s) of my clients, to know their ‘why’. I then try to educate them on how they can stay on the right path to achieve their goal(s). In this period of lockdown, many of the topics I usually cover
The Principles of Fat Loss – Webinar
Last Thursday evening, Coach Amy led a free 60 minute educational webinar via Zoom. Her topic was the principles of fat loss and how to optimise our nutrition in order to lose body fat. The session was recorded and is attached for you below.   You can follow Amy through her social media channel here.
How to Lose Unwanted Body Weight Forever? Ask a (LiftOff) Coach
“So, Coach Mike, is this workout going to help me burn fat and lose weight?” Or, “This type of workout isn’t helping me burn fat and lose weight, so why should I do it Coach Mike?” I’ve been faced with these questions far more times than I can count, and every time, I give roughly
If you’re in pain, you SHOULD train…most of the time!
To many, this statement might seem at odds. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that as each case is dependent on the individual. However, in most cases, training whilst you have pain is actually beneficial. This should not be confused with training through pain. There’s a big difference! Pain is common, NORMAL and
The Covid-19 Diaries: The Trap of Unrealistic Expectations
We’ve all been there. That moment before you embark on a new goal. Motivation levels are at their peak. Expectations are sky high about all you’re going to achieve. Targets are written down with deadlines in the diary. The plan is carefully designed and ready to be executed to perfection. It’s all there, laid out
The Covid-19  Diairies: The Ultimate Juggling Act
So, how are you holding up? Go on, be honest. I will fully admit that the last few weeks have been tougher than I could have imagined. Trying to find and adjust to our new ‘norm’ as a family has been a voyage of discovery to put it mildly. First time home schooling whilst working,