A typical session follows the format described below. I will plan your session in advance according to your requirements. This is not cast in stone however and will be adapted to meet your needs and how you feel on the day.
Gentle Warm Up
Stretches to mobilise the joints and stimulate your muscles and cardiovascular system.
Core Muscle Work
A range of progressive exercises allowing you to connect with and strengthen you pelvic floor, deep abdominal and lumbar muscles incorporating breathing techniques to integrate the whole core system.
Functional Resistance Exercise
These exercises incorporate movement patterns you use in your everyday life making you stronger, more resilient and agile. Core strength work will also be involved. When you are ready we can incorporate more dynamic work to further strengthen your cardiovascular system and elevate your metabolism.
Relaxation and Release
Vital for correct postural alignment, you will learn specific techniques and movements to free the tight, stuck, painful tissue. Clients love this – the physical and psychological benefits are immediate!!
We will also cover other factors which can influence your health and fitness:
The postnatal body is undergoing complex healing processes. Supporting your body during this phase with the correct balance of nutrients is essential for it to recover and strengthen. I can help you with weight loss protocols if required.
Stressors, sleep quality, hydration, movement and lifting techniques……. any factor which may be impeding your progress towards your goals I am happy to discuss and offer advice on. Your physical, mental and emotional well-being are all acutely interrelated.
Nothing too time-consuming, my aim is for you to enjoy assisting your body transform and working on it between training sessions. Initially I will ask you to perform approximately 2- 3 strengthening exercises every other day and 2- 3 release techniques a day, gradually building up as you get stronger to 3-4 exercises a day. Most of these exercises do not need to be practiced together and can be incorporated into your everyday life – no need to get dressed up in lycra and set aside 30 minutes a day unless that is what you prefer! Together with any dietary and lifestyle changes we have discussed as being beneficial, it is what you do between sessions which will make the difference as you get stronger; a training program will only work if you do!
My advice and support is there for you between sessions if you feel the need, just send me an email.
“After completing just a few sessions with Emma using very targeted exercises to help with my specific problems, I am already feeling stronger in not only my pelvis but also other areas of the body. I didn’t realise what an important part of the body the pelvic floor plays to ensure the rest of your body is working in synergy. I fully endorse Emma with her kind, caring, calm and professional approach to ensure that all my needs are met.”