When I started the course I had not done any exercise for nearly 3 years. I had a number of issues, including a diastasis and weak tummy muscles. I thought I would have to put up with these, however by incorporating these exercises into everyday life I have seen huge improvements, in muscle tone, my posture and overall strength.
Joan has also taught me techniques in lifting and moving correctly. By making these small changes in addition to some dietary ones I am feeling a lot fitter and healthier. I cannot recommend this course highly enough, Joan is an excellent teacher. I believe all women would benefit from this holistic approach, especially if you've recently had a baby. Ceri Pugh
I initially quallified as a physiotherapist in 1993 from Glasgow Caledonian University and then specialised into the musculoskeletal field working wiithin the NHS and privately. I also completed a Masters degree from Coventry University in Manual Therapy in 2006.
In 2012 I branched out into the fitness world and gained the Level 2 certificate in Fitness Instructing CYQ with the YMCA and with further postnatal fitness training through Buggyfit I was then able to run Buggyfit classes in and around Cheltenham.
Since then I have completed further physiotherapy training to teach the Ante and Postnatal Fit Back and Bumps classes and continue to be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Further training that I have completed includes Postnatal Exercise, Pregnancy and Post natal Massage, The Burrell Method for Holistic Diastasis Healing and two women's health summits all through Burrell Education. I am also a liscensed FooFooFunClub Ambassador and Women in the 3rd Age Instructor, both through Burrell Education and a qualified Kettlebell instructor through KBT training.
I have plenty of personal experience in the postnatal period with my two girls now aged 6 and 8.
BSc Physio, MSc Manual Therapy, MCSP,
Hi, I'm Joan and I am here to help you with all the changes your body goes through during pregnancy, birth and beyond right up to the menopause. These changes will affect your muscle activity and strength, posture and hormones. I offer a variety of classes/workshops that will help you to find positive outcomes to these changes to give you energy and fitness to enjoy life to the max!
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