February 2016 | Fylde Coast YMCA Y:Active

Exercising After Your Pregnancy. Some Helpful Tips…….

Many new mums are desperate to get back into shape following the arrival of their bundle of joy and for others it is the furthest thing from their mind!

However the real reason behind the importance of beginning to exercise after pregnancy is not widely known and often overlooked.

Claire Nutton is one of YMCA’s qualified pre and post natal fitness instructors and is based at YMCA Thornton.

Claire explains: “There seems to be a real taboo around the pelvic floor and ladies awareness about the importance of this muscle group is low. It seems to have […]

Fitness Trends 2016: Womens Strength, Quick Workouts, Functional Training, This Girl Can Female Only Workouts

We have recently seen the rise of new female role models. Fitter, stronger women, focused on leading healthy lifestyles and shaping and toning the body they own rather than changing it and themselves.

YMCA fitness instructor Claire Nutton has observed this first hand: “Our ladies talk about feeling stronger and with that achieving a sense of wellbeing and positivity.

“They talk about being inspired by strong female athletes such as Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Rhonda Rousey, Biggest Loser US Trainer Pauline Nordin and fitness model Andreia Brazier.

There’s already a definite shift away […]