Do You Pee When You Workout?

Chloe Pedley Jul 23, 2017 0 comments 1

Pin this for later Have I ever told you about the time when I was 11 and I peed my pants in front of my entire primary school carnival? I was at the front of the tunnel ball line, and the starter said “Ready, Set Go” and I ready, set went… in front of everyone. I was so embarrassed. I…

Can I Run During Pregnancy?

Chloe Pedley Jul 2, 2017 0 comments 0

As a personal trainer and as someone who hangs out in a LOT of running groups (I love to run!)The question I get asked all the time is “Can I run during pregnancy?”,often followed by “did you see Amy Keil run the Boston Marathon?”  The short answer is yes, you can run when you’re pregnant, but there’s a big BUT….

Strategies for Dealing with Body Shamers

Chloe Pedley Jun 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Have you ever met someone who is SO not body positive? Body shame is rife in so many areas of our online and in real life lives. We’re constantly bombarded with messages that healthy only comes in one shape and size (and it’s usually small, photoshopped, glowing and has no pores) Because those messages are so prevalent, it’s easier to…

27 Snuggly Self Care Rituals For Mums

Chloe Pedley Jun 6, 2017 0 comments 0

Pin this to read later I’m a mum of four little boys. My life is often filled with rough and tumble, penis jokes, farts, and various smells that I never would have considered human. Occasionally we have the help of an au pair, and my first instruction to them is their  role is to make sure the house doesn’t…

Your Post Partum Fitness Timeline

Chloe Pedley Jun 6, 2017 0 comments 0

Are you ready to return to exercise?  Let’s talk about that! Firstly let’s look at your priorities. Are you making healthy choices that will support your body, mind and soul? Are you choosing you, mama bear? So much has changed in your body, it’s a time to honour that. There is SO much pressure for you to bounce back and…

Are Squats Safe in Pregnancy?

Chloe Pedley Mar 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Squats are a fantastic and relatively safe exercise for pregnant women. We get asked all the time, are squats safe in pregnancy? At Polkadotsi we train pregnant women to be strong, stable, and have the best birth they can. An active birth has many benefits, and being able to stay mobile can help with pain management, blood flow to the…

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant: Do You Have Diastastis Recti?

Chloe Pedley Mar 22, 2017 0 comments 0

Diastastis Recti (DRAMs): It’s the reason that so many of us still look pregnant, even when we gave birth 6 or more months ago. It can leave us feeling weak and with that pregnant looking “pooch”. If you feel weak through the core, perhaps  find it difficult to walk, lift, or even get out of bed, you may have diastasis…

Exercising During Pregnancy Part 1: Getting Started

Chloe Pedley Jan 29, 2017 0 comments 0

I love training pregnant women. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are just so frigging fantastic, it’s a joy to work with women to help them feel strong, stable, and powerful as they head towards one of the most amazing days of their life. One o f the big reasons I love working with pregnant women is that it  forces…

Kick It With The Kegels: Better Orgasms With A Toned Up Pelvic Floor

Emma Stewart Nov 29, 2016 3 comments 0

So you’ve been scratching your head for months now, wondering just what the @#7*! is this ‘core’ that your hot, bouncy Pilates instructor has been enthusing about …so buckle up kids and let’s find out a little bit more about the pelvic floor! Your pelvic floor (PF) is the group of muscles that supports your spine, bladder and bowel and,…