A little about me...
My name is Laura and I am a mum of 3 young children. In my pre-parent life I rowed competitively for 13 years as a lightweight rower, so trained very hard and had to manage my diet extremely well to get to race weight whilst still having the energy to train. Since retiring from competitive racing I have enjoyed running, cycling, dancing, Pilates and resistance training but believe wholeheartedly that exercise needs to be fun. I have a degree in Sports Engineering and hold my Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Mat Pilates and Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Exercise awards. I have also completed my certificate in Working outdoors with the Pre and Postnatal client and am a Level 2 Advanced Post Natal Wellness practitioner.
Throughout my first two pregnancies and post-natally I was so confused by the conflicting information I found about exercise (and everything else to be honest!) Both times it was the fitness instructors I worked with that gave me a sense of how to safely rebuild my body (and my confidence) and I was disappointed with the extremely limited after-care that mums receive through the NHS (at least that was my experience). I also really missed exercise being such a large part of my life, so decided to take a leap and get qualified to instruct Pilates and fitness classes.
My mission is be at the forefront of the latest research and practise related to women’s fitness – focusing particularly on the transition periods of pre and post pregnancy and peri to post menopause, so you feel listened to and supported through some of the most challenging times as a woman.
Every pregnancy is different and every birth unique, which is why it is so important to ensure you are demanding the advice you need from a fully qualified pre and postnatal instructor so that you can feel confident that you are exercising safely and effectively, and feel your best through every stage.