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Postpartum Running

I remember when I had just had my last baby all I wanted to do was get back out running. I didn’t stop to consider that I was only 8 weeks postpartum and what my body had gone through pushing out a 3.6 kilo baby boy! As an aerobic manager of the Health & Racquet Club I felt that I had something to prove.I could feel people judging me that I hadn’t sprung back into my pre-baby body especially as I was such an intense gym bunny. I loved all the high intensity classes as well as running, especially half

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Children’s Pilates at Kidz Kore

Children's Pilates at Kidz Kore

What’s New at Core Restore Pilates Studio? We are super excited to announce that we have introduced Pilates for children as part of our brand offering. Hayley is the creator of Kidz Kore, with her passion for working with children, owning her own kids entertainment company with an educational theatre based performance that she takes into schools, festivals and family friendly events PLUS being a qualified Pilates teacher… Pilates for kids was a no brainer! What is Kidz Kore? Hayley has created a programme which involves taking the children on a narrative journey with different themes each session.She captures their

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MOMBIE: A Sleep Deprived Mom!

MOMBIE: A Sleep Deprived Mom!

Moms & Sleep Deprivation Mombie is a new word in the dictionary, definition: Someone resembling a living person, characterised by a staggering walk and a blank stare. Caused by having 1 or more children. Unlike a Zombie looking for brains, the Mombie is usually searching for a cup of coffee or glass of wine. So, are you stumbling around like a Zombie, on autopilot and just about functioning, are your eyeballs a red road map and fifty shades of grey underneath? Welcome to motherhood! Sleep Deprived Mothers If you are a new Mom or even second, third time round new

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Case Studies On Real Life Postnatal Recovery

Case Studies On Real Life Postnatal Recovery

Postnatal Tummy Gap   Well, here we are again following on from a recent blog about separation of the midline alias diastasis recti within my own family. The last family blog was all about my eldest daughter who had twins, this time I am talking about another real life case study with another daughter!   My second daughter has three children, the first one was born at home, a natural delivery which went smoothly despite me being slightly apprehensive, true Worry Mommy! The second baby was also a natural delivery but a surprise whopper of a baby girl so I

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My Amazing Home Birth

My Amazing Home Birth

My Amazing Home Birth! Well, at last my baby is here so now I can tell you if the baby is a girl or boy it’s name and all about my home birth. On Sunday 25th April we were out most of the day at the UCT rugby fields in Cape Town as my husband was running in the Shawco Relay. It was a lovely day so we watched the race and had a braai although it was a pain to keep being asked why I still hadn’t given birth as by now I was long overdue! I think that

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Where Are My Toes! Weeks 37-40

Where Are My Toes! Weeks 37-40

Getting Closer Well on the 2nd April I went back to see the midwife at 37 weeks and everything is going smoothly, my urine test was normal, weight gain fine and the midwife can get four fingers below my ribs which means that the baby has dropped although the head is not engaged as yet. I heard your heartbeat and it seems quite fast which could indicate a girl? I don’t need to see the midwife again until I go into labour as I am so well and healthy which is a good sign.The midwife went through all the signs

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Weeks 30-36: The Lots Of Extra Pillows Stage!

Weeks 30-36: The Lots Of Extra Pillows Stage!

Ok so now I am starting to get much bigger and finding a comfortable position to sleep in is difficult without the aid of LOTS of pillows. Baby also doesn’t like some positions and kicks quite violently just to let me know they don’t appreciate it! I am using two huge continental pillows which during the night end up all over the place so two of us are not getting much sleep now. Still teaching but down to aqua and stretch classes, I enjoy getting in the water to teach aqua and baby seems to enjoy it as he/she doesn’t

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The Now I Am Blooming Lovely Stage!

The Now I Am Blooming Lovely Stage!

Weeks 21-30: Taken from my pregnancy journal Well, since the scan I am proudly showing all patient souls the image from the scan, they are too polite to ask, ” What is it we are seeing exactly”, so they just humour me by looking anyway. I hate having to cut back on classes but at least I can still teach aqua, body contour and stretch. Due to the low lying placenta I find walking uncomfortable which for a health fitness nut like me is soooooo frustrating! After not feeling any movement for ages the baby is now going crazy and

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The “I don’t look pregnant yet” stage…just fat!

The "I don't look pregnant yet" stage...just fat!

Weeks 13- 20 Taken from my pregnancy journal Well, what can I say I just feel fat and frumpy, this baby doesn’t feel real to me at the moment, although my waist is thicker and general shape changing I can’t believe that I am pregnant. Luckily for me no morning sickness – so happy about that as you hear terrible stories! Hoping for some signs of movement, get the odd flutterings rather like butterflies dancing in your tummy but not getting too excited about it as could just be wind! Went to a sale at N1 City and bought a

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Letter To My Valued Core Restore Client

Letter To My Valued Core Restore Client

Dear Valued Client I am writing this to you; my valued client and YOU know who you are! I love and respect that you take your health and fitness seriously and want to take control back of your own body. I love the way that you engage 100% and are always eager to learn and appreciate how you can empower yourself with this newfound knowledge. We share the same values and I feel that we have made a connection as we work together. I believe your big ambition in life is to be a successful business woman; which you already

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