Posts in fitness
Returning to Exercise After a Cesarean Birth

A cesarean birth is a major abdominal surgery which requires at least 6-8 weeks to recover but often much longer.

You will need to give your self at least this much time to heal before you start working out and there is really no one date that suits everyone its so dependent on so many variables to do with your pregnancy, surgery and postpartum experience so please don’t put any pressure on yourself to have to exercise from 6 weeks. To be honest I feel like its taken me 12 weeks to truly recover and heal and I am now just feeling stronger and ready to train properly.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy

During pregnancy it's thought that around 1 in 5 women experience pelvic pain but many of us tend to ignore it or not understand it.

Its so important if you're experiencing PGP (pelvic girdle pain) to speak to your midwife, OB or a women's health physio about it so they help you to feel and function better. Although it is not at all harmful to your baby it causes huge discomfort for sufferers and limits your abilities to function during your pregnancy. 

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Pregnancy, fitnessBrittany Noonan
Trimester 3 - Exercise Guidelines

Yahooo.. We've made it to the final stretch, the final trimester and soon your baby will be here!

The second trimester is definitely the most forgiving - you aren't as sick, you aren't as hormonal and you aren't too big yet! And then the 3rd trimester hits - you're sore, big, bloated,  nausea can start again, you're holding on to fluid, your hormones start racing again, you cant stop peeing, you're tired, exhausted and freaking scared at times about birth and beyond. 

In this article I’m sharing recommended guidelines for trimester 3 exercise.

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First Trimester: Exercise guidelines & Your body.

In this blog I will outline guidelines for your first trimester and advice for pregnancy exercise.

Exercise during pregnancy is completely safe if you have a low risk pregnancy and will not only help you to stop gaining too much extra weight or fluid it will also have a positive impact on your mental state, help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, help aid with labour and also help you to recover quicker from either a natural or c-section birth. 

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4 Pelvic Floor Strengthening Moves + Program

I know I’ve spoken thousands of times about the importance of having a strong pelvic floor so I won’t bore you too much with that because in this article I want to share with you 4 moves to strengthen your pelvic floor so you don’t pee when you run, laugh, jump or sneeze and hopefully get those little muscles down there feeling as strong if not stronger than they did pre baby. These moves can be done at any stage pre baby, during pregnancy, early postpartum and beyond! 

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
6 FAT BURNING TIPS

We all want to burn those extra calories away and feel leaner, stronger and healthier but many of us don’t know what to do to actually burn the fat, not muscle or how to keep it happening after we workout. Traditionally we were told to lose weight or fat that we should be doing hours of cardio on end and eating less but that’s not actually 100% true. Tonight I want to share with you 6 simple ways to burn the fat!

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PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISE

Kegels you’ve all heard of them but are you doing and if so are you doing them correctly?

A lot of women who are doing Kegels (pelvic floor exercise) are not doing them correctly and really if you’re not doing them effectively there is no point doing them at all.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
STOP SABOTAGING YOURSELF - why you never reach those fitness goals.

How many times have you said that you were going to change your lifestyle, loose the baby weight, make a change and become "healthier" and "fitter"? How many times have you started a work out program, signed up for gym membership, online program or started a fad diet? And how many times have you not achieved your goal? How many times have you thrown in the towel (quiet literally) on your health and fitness? If the answer is every time then this is the blog for you. Tonight I am sharing with you the main reasons I believe people don't achieve their goals and give up on their health and fitness.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
6 YOGA POSES TO HELP YOU FEEL CALM AND CONFIDENT

Are you keen to start yoga, but aren’t sure where to start? I speak to so many Mums who would love to practice yoga, but something holds them back. I totally get it. Yoga can be really intimidating. I mean if you just flick through Instagram you would be forgiven for thinking that yoga is just handstands and back breaking backbends.

As a qualified yoga teacher and creator of the Fit Mummy Project App which includes over 35 strength + yoga workout videos, it’s fair to say that I love yoga.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
HOW TO: Stay Motivated in Winter

It's cooler outside, the days are shorter and it feels like you never see the sunlight which can lead to less motivation to be active. Not to mention if you're in the southern states of Aus you are constantly covered up with layers of clothing so you're less aware or maybe care less about those few extra kgs you gain through winter.... until Summer hits! 

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OVERCOMING DEPRESSION WITH EXERCISE

I have to say I'm absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be a guest on Brittany's blog today!  I want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Emily and I'm a new (ish) mom. My little girl is one year old now and I love all being a mom to her. I love working on my fitness, drinking coffee, hanging out with my girls and of course my hubby. 

Ever since I became a mom, I've found a deep empathy for other moms and the difficult challenges and trying experiences of being a woman. 

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5 REASONS WHY MUMMIES SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS!

Are you afraid of weight training? Scared you are going to end up looking like a woman version of The Hulk? Think again... There are SOOOO many benefits to strength training for women and the chances of you becoming the above is pretty much zero - our hormones pretty much do not allow our bodies to create enough testosterone to build that type of figure! 

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POST PARTUM RECOVERY & BEYOND – STOP THE JIGGLE AND REGAIN YOUR STABILITY!

When I was pregnant I couldn’t wait to get my old body back, not for the appearance but for the feeling of having my body back to myself. I wanted to feel comfortable, strong and stable again. In those last few months I felt like my tummy skin and muscles were stretched to their limits, my pelvis ached and I felt like I was constantly going to topple forward. 

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