Fit Back and Bumps really shows you how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and core. The exercises aren't too time consuming so they can be done when you have just a little bit of spare time. Joan is very encouraging and patient as she ensures each exercise is being done correctly before moving on to the next. Being able to take my baby with me allowed me to complete the course with no childcare worries. Plus Joan is very good at pacifying a crying babe :-) Carrie Wearn
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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