Advice From The Midwife

Pregnancy, birth and motherhood tend to raise a lot of questions and worries with soon-to-be and new-mums. We’ve sat down with midwife, Claire Wilson, to get the inside scoop and discover the answers to these common questions and concerns – ‘When will my body be ready to resume regular exercise after giving birth?’, ‘Will my stomach ever go back to the way it was before pregnancy?’ and even those embarrassing worries such as ‘Will I wet my pants if I jump around too much?’.

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Top 5 male health & fitness myths blown out of the water!

It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate through persuasive myths and facts when it comes to health and fitness. We’re all constantly bombarded with the latest trends and rules that people passionately live by. But with so much information out there, how do we know if what we are reading, hearing or seeing is actually the truth and even more annoyingly, how do we know which statements to cling onto as fact and which ones to kick to the curb as fiction?

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How to Boost your Dating Confidence

Some people enjoy dating, others hate it and some just do it because they feel they have to in order to find ‘the one’. There can be quite a lot of anxiety and expectation surrounding an upcoming date. Here are some top tips to boost your dating confidence in order to relax and enjoy it.

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Benefits of Partner Yoga

Yoga provides you with never ending benefits for both your mind and body but what about Partner Yoga? How will this help you and your relationship? Your brand new ‘Partner Yoga’ class with Lindsay Jay and Ivor begins next week and we can’t wait to tell you all the reasons why you should be taking part.

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How to have a calm Christmas

Christmas is definitely an exciting and magical time of the year but it can also be quite stressful and rushed! Here are some of our top tips for keeping your calm this Christmas.

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InstructorLive - The Yoga Challenge Competition WINNER

Thank you very much for all your entries for the InstructorLive Yoga Challenge. We are pleased to announce that the winner is Emma Poole with her extremely sweet entry of her 10 month old little girl doing ‘downward dog.’ Take a look at the winning photo:

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Top Five Yin Yoga Poses to do at Home

Your ‘Yin Yoga’ class with Lindsay Jay is great for all fitness levels and specifically targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, creating an energy flow and opening internal Yin channels. You will discover the benefits of these poses below while Lindsday demonstrates the ‘Top Five Yin Yoga Poses to do at Home.’

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Guest Post: Beth Win Talks Meditation

This is our first ‘Guest Post’ by InstructorLive’s Beth Win. Check out Beth’s website: Urban Yoga Monkey and see her in action in your Wednesday evening Beditation class at 8pm. This post about meditation follows on from our previous post,  ‘Beginners Guide to Meditation’ as Beth goes into more detail about the practice.

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A Beginners Guide to Meditation

When imagining meditation, we often think of a very stereotypical image but this is quite a common misconception. You don’t have to sit in a uncomfortable position for hours humming. Life today is stressful and hectic, meditation helps to calm and silence your mind and it provides a greater self- awareness.

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How to Beat the Bloat

We all know the feeling, we eat a delicious meal and within minutes we begin to expand rapidly like we’re ready to give birth to triplets which is made even more awkward when you get on the tube and someone offers you a seat. Stomach bloating has many causes and generally speaking causes a swelling and feeling of tightness and extreme fullness in the abdominal area.

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