exercising in 40s

Exercising in your 40s and beyond

As you head into your 40s, the exercise that suited your body in your 20s and 30s may no longer work or give you the results that you want for the effort you’re putting in. Your body is changing and you need strategies that suit it.   As much as it’s nice to defy ageing, we can’t get away from a few simple facts:         Our muscles are less elastic and prone […]
signs of perimenopause

Seven signs of Perimenopause

Perimenopause is a bit like the teenage years in reverse. It’s the 5-15 year lead up to the menopause and can be one of the longest hormonal transitions in a woman’s life. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s but can start in her 30s or even earlier and lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. It is the changing hormone levels of course that are behind the changes and women are generally […]
mums tummy

Why your core changes after having a baby

Having a baby, whether it was six weeks ago or six years ago, dramatically changes your body, especially your core, regardless of whether it came out of your vagina or tummy. The core is literally at the centre of everything we do. The muscles in your abdominal area have been stretched, your pelvic floor has had weight pushing down on it for many months, and the tissues in your vagina and pelvic floor will be stretched, […]
core connection

What’s in a name? Well it turns out quite a lot!

When I first started my business more than three years ago, I was teaching Pilates in Brighton, so my name, BN1 Pilates, was a great fit. However, I quickly started to work in other locations, not just Brighton, and I also expanded my knowledge and training. I began specialising in core and pelvic floor rehab and became a women’s health and fitness expert and a Holistic Core Restore® Coach. So I’ve now outgrown my name […]
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