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5 simple tips to help you stay active at home

Staying at home day after day can be tough – but keeping active doesn't have to be a chore. With a little creativity and planning, it can actually be a lot of fun! Rachel Leman shares her top 5 tips to help keep the whole family active at home.

Do I have the baby blues or is it postnatal depression?

Being mum to a newborn was hard. My body didn’t feel like my own anymore and breastfeeding was agony. I was tired, sore and emotionally drained. I just felt so sorry for myself. When I look back on this period of time I feel extremely fortunate that these feelings of low mood only lasted a few days. It’s what many people would call the baby blues. But how can you tell when the baby blues are no longer the blues, but postnatal depression? Louise Hurley explains.

Are mums and bubs exercise classes really any different to regular fitness classes?

Now that you've had your baby, you might be tempted to join a local mums and bubs exercise class. But are they really any different to regular fitness classes? Carly Steggles explains why they are - or why they should be!

5 reasons why a mum-focused personal training session may be right for you

Whilst group fitness classes are an awesome way to connect with other like-minded mums through exercise, there are many reasons why training one on one with a specialised trainer could be more suitable. Sheridan Wakefield outlines the top 5 reasons a mum-focused personal training session may be right for you.

Returning to exercise after a C-section

Whether you had an elective or emergency C-section, you should know a couple of things before starting to exercise again. It is major abdominal surgery, and proper recovery is necessary. Meli Comaschi-Cordoba explains what you need to know.

Motherhood is an emotional rollercoaster – but how do I know what’s normal?

Motherhood is a rollercoaster of extreme emotions and it can be hard sometimes to know what is normal and when a little helping hand is needed. Louise Hurley shares her personal experience of becoming a mum and explains when and where you can ask for help.

Actionable steps to strengthen your pelvic floor post-birth

While you are pregnant, you will receive so much advice on the dos and don'ts, but the one topic people don’t generally talk about is your pelvic floor. Anita Guerra, Midwife and Fitness Trainer, takes us through the importance of pelvic floor exercises whether you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or post-partum.

Why it’s important to understand your birth story (no matter how long ago you gave birth)

As mums we have so many experiences in common but our pregnancy and birth stories differ greatly. But now that you’ve done the hard work, baby is home and you're recovering well, what’s the point in re-visiting your birth story? It's important, and Louise Hurley explains why.

How does my body change after having a baby?

We all expect our body to change during pregnancy. Many women find comfort in their growing tummy and boobs but after the baby is born, we think we should just "bounce back" into our pre-pregnancy bodies. But does this really happen? Rachel Leman looks into the most common body changes that happen after having a baby.

What are the benefits of joining a virtual mums’ fitness group?

In the time of COVID-19, most things have gone virtual - including mums' fitness groups! Meli Comaschi-Cordoba highlights the benefits of joining a virtual group (and why they might stick around even after things go back to "normal").

Should I choose a midwife or obstetrician when having my baby?

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing if you want a midwife or an obstetrician caring for you throughout your pregnancy and the birth of your baby. As midwife Anita Guerra explains, the most important thing is to be well informed before making your decision.

How to help your pelvic floor recover immediately post-birth

The first stage in helping your pelvic floor muscles recover after giving birth is simply rest – and not jumping straight into dreaded kegels! Carly Steggles outlines the best way to help your pelvic floor to heal after giving birth.

How to look after body and mind through a global pandemic

Living through a global pandemic is challenging and stressful. Just getting by functionally and emotionally is absolutely fine – we don't have to make any radical changes to our lifestyle to protect ourselves and our family. But, there are small things we can do to help look after our body and mind. Louise Hurley gives us FIVE simple tips.

Mum Moments – Building Resilience in Children

Sheridan Wakefield talks to clinical psychologist Lisa Ford about building resilience in children including simple and practical strategies for parents - something that's more valuable now than ever before!

Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout in Motherhood

Mums are the world's best multitaskers but all of this responsibility can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, exhausted and burnt out. Louise Hurley gives us some tips on how to manage these feelings and some practical things we can do to manage stress.

Why safe return to exercise is critical for long-term health

We all know that regular exercise has numerous health benefits but why is safe return to exercise so critical for new mums and their long-term health? Anita Guerra explains.

Am I Still Me Under All This Motherhood?

It’s so easy to lose sight of who you are when you become a mum. It’s not that you don’t care about yourself, it’s just that your priorities have been turned upside down. Louise Hurley shares some tips on how to rediscover a sense of self after you become a mum.

The 5 Best Pram Walks in Sydney

If you're a new mum and keen to get outdoors, grab a group of mum friends and get strolling round one of our picks for the 5 Best Pram Walks in Sydney!

Is postpartum weight gain common?

You have given birth to your beautiful baby and now it’s apparently time to lose the baby weight – right? Rachel Leman explains why postpartum weight gain is not that uncommon.

Where can I get help if I think I’ve got postnatal depression?

Postnatal depression affects 1 in 5 new mums. Louise Hurley explains the most common signs and symptoms and where you can find help if you think you've got it...

Returning to exercise after having a baby

The simple idea of returning to exercise postpartum can be both exciting and scary at the same time! Meli Comaschi-Cordoba explains what you need to know.

How to reduce isolation post-birth

Being a new mum can make you feel lonely and isolated. Anita Guerra, Midwife and Fitness Trainer, explains how we can reduce isolation post-birth and help prevent postnatal depression.

What is the best type of exercise to “get back into it” after having a baby?

What is the best type of post-natal exercise? Rachel Leman explains.

5 easy ways to practise self-care as a mum

With the silly season in full swing, it can be such a quest to manage to find time for yourself. Meli Comaschi-Cordoba gives us 5 easy tips to practise self-care as a mum.

Can exercise have an effect on breastmilk and milk supply? 

Many mums wonder if exercise can affect their breastmilk and milk supply. Anita Guerra, Midwife and Fitness Trainer, answers the most common questions around breastfeeding and safe return to exercise.

Christie Houghton wins at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards!

Christie Houghton recently won the Small Group Trainer of the Year Award. Here she tells us a little bit more about this awesome achievement!

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