Definitions in fitness + wellbeing are funny. People get terribly precious about the origins of certain moves, whether they really come from Yoga, or Pilates, or the So + So Method or whether someone owns or invented an exercise.
Yoga can lay claim to an awful lot, simply by virtue of its longevity - there are many claims + theories which I am woefully unqualified to weigh in on, regarding 'How … [Read More...]
We women rely on our intuition, our instincts, a lot. They serve us well + are almost always the very best signals we have to guide us when to Go + when to Stop.
Except when they're not. Making Big Changes can be one of these times.
Deciding that you want to feel better about the way your body feels (+ looks, but feels is where it starts) marks the beginning of Making Some Big Changes. To … [Read More...]
*UPDATE 20TH FEB 2014 | THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES*
THOUSANDS of women are experiencing lasting, effortless weight loss with a Slimpod. And thousands are discovering a strong core, a flatter tummy + all-over tone + fitness with MuTu System. When both are used together – Slimpod + MuTu – your Mummy Mojo is unstoppable!
MuTu System has joined up with Sandra Roycroft-Davis, … [Read More...]
Pelvic Floor Exercises 101! You loved our Diastasis Recti Infographic. So we made you one telling you everything you need to know about your Under Carriage. Learn, giggle... pick up a peanut... + please SHARE! Pin it, Facebook it, Tweet it - this is a part of our bodies we really need to get more familiar with :-)
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You know that Mom? The Mom at the school gate, or in the mall with her toddler, who looks so damn together? Her hair is brushed, her expression gives nothing away, she's wearing clothes that weren't made for a pregnant woman, or a man, + her child is gumming an apple or an avocado. Yes that one. The one you hate.
You know really that she is no better than you. But don't hate her. We get awful … [Read More...]
I was delighted this week to be contacted by Lead Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Central Health Physiotherapy in London, Claire-Anne Rutherford, who wrote:
"...I am a clinical specialist in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and have been reading the great work you’ve been doing and all the sound advice you’ve been giving to women. It’s great to find a fitness professional who really does … [Read More...]
You, Ma'am... are very, very welcome. Persistence paid off :)
"Thank you Wendy Powell for your awesome 12wks program! I have eaten well ( changed my diet + my family benefits too), exercised even more regularly (some hot days walking with cranky kids sometimes LOL), gained more confidence (fit my old clothes + spend $$ for the new ones btw ;)), better skin appearance... not sure what else that … [Read More...]
This is a book review of 'Alignment Matters' by Katy Bowman. It's a jolly good book which you should totally buy (click the image or see links at the bottom of this post) + read. But first...
...Please allow me to give a little insight into my own study as 'Pre/Postpartum Exercise Specialist' + how my teaching changed when I discovered quite how much Alignment, really does, Matter. It's relevant, … [Read More...]
"When can I go back to Crossfit / Running / Weightlifting / Base-jumping / Fill-in-the hardcore-blank?"
This is something that comes up a lot for Moms working on postpartum core recovery, restoration + strengthening. Y'all want to know,
"When can I stop with the namby pamby core stuff + get to some real exercise?"
The answer, my friends, is a really helpful, specific, … [Read More...]
We know that barefoot walking + running (i.e. actually barefoot, or in barefoot or minimalist shoes*) are the natural, optimum way for us to move.
But many people making the transition to barefoot feel overwhelmed + confused with all the alignment, optimum foot fall, stride-length complicate-edness of it all. How can something that's supposed to be natural take so much thought + effort?
Well … [Read More...]
Posted by April, MuTu Mama from Tennessee, in our Facebook group, + quoted with her permission... Thanks April :)
"I could cry from happiness this morning. My DR is closed (after trying for 3 years to close it with [another program]) + my tummy feels firm! Firm! Not squishy + no deep chasm. Yes there is still a layer of post baby fat (I'm 5 months pp with baby #6), but that is melting … [Read More...]
Perfectly reasonable, do-able + enjoyable though I might believe the MuTu-Lifestyle to be, occasionally my health + wellness self-righteousness is very rightly challenged by an exasperated + perfectly normal woman throwing her hands up in the air...
"REALLY? No wine? No crisps? No high heels? What are you trying to DO to me?'.
My advice extolling the virtues of juicing kale + lifting … [Read More...]
Sometimes women are recommended TVT surgery for severe pelvic floor weakness or stress incontinence... And sometimes it rather brilliantly turns out they don't need it after all :)
At our awesome MuTu®Vation event in London last week, one of my team called me over...'You have to meet this lady!' Cue the utterly lovely Lisa, who told me, slightly tearily, that she no longer needed her scheduled … [Read More...]
We asked some of our customers to tell us where they lived... + then Molly, one particularly clever + obliging customer, made this map for us!
It's work in progress - we keep adding when MuTu Mamas raise their geographical hand. Awesome MuTu Global-Ness :)
View Mutu in a larger map
Join us! Click the banner below to find out how to choose the right program for you. … [Read More...]