Smarter Life Fitness specialises in Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise for women. I offer tailored one to one sessions in your home or outdoors, which are unique to your specific needs and trimester. I offer one to one sessions as I feel it’s important for women to have 100% focus on them. Therefore I can cater to their specific requirements and needs, which is why it’s so unique.
Research has shown that exercise during and after pregnancy has many benefits, which can include:
- Quicker post natal recovery
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced weight gain
- Reduced risk of lower back pain
- Easier shorter labour
It really depends on each woman as to how quick you get back to exercise – the most important thing to remember is don’t rush getting back into it and listen to your midwife and your body!
Postnatal sessions consist of core stability work, strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles.
“I began post-natal exercise after 6 weeks and Charlotte had planned for several areas for me to work on as part of my postnatal reconditioning. She helped me check for abdominal separation, a common postnatal condition, and emphasized the type of abdominal exercise to help close the gap and avoid certain exercises that might exasperate the condition.
Charlotte emphasized the importance of pelvic floor strengthening and demonstrated neutral spine (proper posture) to counteract the postural changes caused by pregnancy.
If you are contemplating a pregnancy and postnatal fitness plan, consider all the health benefits that come with staying fit during this special time, and consider training with Charlotte. She will be the most devoted and committed trainer you will ever train with.”
Liz Johnston, Mummy to Amelia 7 months
I am a professional dancer and personal trainer and it is my passion to help as many women as possible to feel comfortable, healthy and fit during and after their pregnancy. So many women I talk to are confused and don’t know what they should or shouldn’t be doing whilst exercising – if exercising at all!
So it is my mission to get as many women as I can moving during and after pregnancy. I chose to be a Pregnancy and Postnatal specialist to educate, help and raise awareness of the benefits of leading an active lifestyle during and after pregnancy. It is very rewarding seeing clients having fun and feeling the benefit of what I offer them – to me there is no better feeling.