Welcome to MumStrong Fitness
I’m a personal trainer and group exercise instructor in women’s health and fitness.
I am based in Brighton and offer group classes, 1-2-1 sessions and custom-made programmes for women in Sussex.
I specialise in pre and post-natal fitness, pelvic floor, core and diastasis rehab.
- I use a proven progressive approach to help women gain strength and confidence in their bodies.
Don’t let the name of my brand worry you - you don’t have to have given birth or be a mother to participate in any of my classes or programmes, everyone is welcome.
MS Mum and baby
It is very important once you’ve had a baby to get in a healthy routine that allows you to continue being YOU! Regular exercise should be a key part of that routine.
This is particularly relevant to those of you who are already used to working out – where going to the gym, running, exercise classes or lifting weights is part of who you are, and you want to reclaim that back.
Or maybe you’ve just noticed that you are not as strong or confident (both physically and mentally) as you were before you had your baby and you would like to gain that strength back.
Your first class is always FREE, and then you can decide to pay on the day or buy a block of class passes this is the cheaper option and helps you to commit to your ongoing health and fitness.
Classes can be attended whether your baby is 6 weeks (once you've had confirmation from your health professional that it is safe for you to exercise) or 16 years old. No exercise experience necessary. No childcare, no problem, bring your baby with you but they are your responsibility as the focus is on you.
Classes are 60 mins and blend together elements of Pilates, low impact cardio and functional strength training designed to strengthen your whole body – focusing on your core and pelvic floor.
Classes are held on:
ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
1-2-1 sessions are held in the comfort of your own home, local park/open space or in my garage gym.
Just because you are pregnant does not mean you have to stop your usual
I will create a safe, custom made programme designed to keep you fit and your baby healthy throughout each trimester.
MS Baby is focused on giving your body time to heal after childbirth, reconnecting and retraining the muscles that have been under immense stretch and strain, whilst slowly building strength.
MS ‘Mind the Gap’
In pregnancy, as your baby grows, the muscles around your tummy naturally grow. This puts increased pressure and stretch on your abdominal muscles and the connective tissues between them, particularly the two muscles that run down the front of your belly known as the rectus abdominus (six pack muscles). This gap naturally closes for some women, but for others it may not and can lead to problems such as lower back pain and incontinence. This can closed with the right type of exercise and can lead to a much flatter looking tummy.
This is a programme ideal for women who are further along in their postnatal recovery or any women wanting to start strength training.
Natal Strength Coach – The Definitive Guide to a safe return to Strength Training Post Birth (Burrell Education) – currently studying
OCR Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Instructing Exercise to Music)
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym (NASM)
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (NASM)
Women’s Fitness Specialist (NASM)
Advanced CPD in Post Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore and Functional Exercise Programming (Burrell Education)
Modern Pregnancy Exercise and Wellness – Level 1 (Burrell Education)
Natal Strength Coach – The Definitive Guide to a safe to Strength Training Post Birth (Burrell Education) -In progress
Hi, I’m Amy, , lover of all thing’s health and fitness and mother to my three princesses Eva, Sophia and Amelia. These girls are the reason I created MumStrong Fitness. They are my strength and my motivation.
I’ve always enjoyed fitness from a very young age, most recently developing a passion for strength training. After having three very different pregnancies and deliveries within five years, every time I returned to fitness I struggled with various injuries - some very serious. Why? Because I didn’t give my post-natal body time to heal. I wasn’t engaging my core properly (and did not know what that really meant!), I had bad posture, I had wide diastasis recti (all will be explained later), my body was misaligned, I was dehydrated and I wasn’t giving my body the right nutrients to heal.
How was I supposed to know all this? And who was going to give me all this information?
I had my six-week check and was sent away on the crazy journey that is motherhood
- thinking that this green light was the official go-ahead to go back to the exercise I was originally doing in a frantic bid to get back the body I had before giving birth.
Instead all that happened was persistent back injuries, my tummy wasn’t getting any flatter, and in fact, the exercise I was doing was making my diastasis
(abdominal muscle separation that occurs during pregnancy) worse.
Following my previous experience as a group exercise instructor, I began to educate myself and studied to become a personal trainer. I deepened my knowledge further by studying courses specialising in women’s fitness (through all stages of life), particularly focussing
on pre and postnatal fitness.