STRENGTH TRAINING

For those women who want to further build strength and function as you learn ways to support your body through movement. 

My job is not to teach you a ‘list’ of YES or NO exercises (although wouldn’t life be so much easier if we had one of those!) but to give you the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about what feels right for YOUR body.

Why Strength Training?

Most of us have heard about strength training but dont really know what all the fuss is about. Simply put - during strength training we are using our body to produce force against an external resistance such as our own body weight, kettlebells, dumbbells etc.

There is lots of scientific research to support the benefits of strength training:

  • Helps fight against the ageing process (which usually includes muscle weakness, decreased bone mass, lower energy, diminished brain function etc)

  • Helps build and maintain muscle. What many of us don't know is that strong muscles can lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. As women, our risk of osteoporosis rises as we go through menopause

  • Reduce risk of injury- life is heavy and it takes its toll. Strength training means our bodies are more resilient to the daily grind of life and therefore we are less likely to become injured

  • Body composition- if we increase the amount of ‘lean’ tissues (muscles, connective tissue and bone) versus fat in our bodies we are on to a winner. We know that excess fat can contribute to a huge host of stuff- (increased risk of heart disease, strokes, cancers, organ failure, decreased mobility, poorer emotional health and self esteem). We also know that muscle burns more calories than fat so the more muscle mass we have the more efficient we become at burning fat even when we are resting

  • Enhances mental health for so many reasons

AND!

Looking good naked is a nice side effect of being healthy and performing well! (rather than the sole focus of exercise). 

What if i have Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Stress Incontinence/Post Surgery etc?

We would start with building a strong and well connected foundation, before moving on. If we have a body that moves well and is strong, it ultimately takes the load off the structures supporting all this movement- and understanding your own unique considerations and physical needs is key to managing all of the above. There are many strategies we can apply to enable us to do the things we love and develop a responsive core and pelvic floor whilst developing the strength and ability needed to manage higher demand activities. 

This handy pyramid from @Fit6 explains the structure we would follow to get you to the place you want to be. 

 
Pelvic Floor, Prolapse, Tummy gap, Diastasis, Post natal, Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, Recovery, Massage, Scar, C-section, Strength training, Fitness, Beyond Kegels, Core, Vagina, Birth, Kettlebells, Strong women, Incontinence, Sneezypee, Pantsnotpads, High Wycombe, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire
 

How does it work?

 
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PRICE

5 sessions £185

10 sessions £325

20 sessions £600

 

Coaching can be booked in 5, 10 or 20 blocks of 45 minute sessions. We will work out your goals, needs and preferences, and plan accordingly. If you’d like to know more about how to incorporate strength training into your life and how it can support your goals, please feel free to get in touch and talk it though. 

 
Vicki is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, and it was her, and her alone, who got me back on track after feeling pretty down about myself and the state of my body after bubba no 2. I have worked on that foundation she gave me, and am now back out in the big wide world of strength and movement with a whole new outlook, confidence and appreciation for what my body can do. That’s all down to Vicki