I was at the top of my running game when my knee problems began back in 2009. I had built myself up to the marathon and ran it in 3:46. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. But that September, whilst out on a run, my knee just went and I had to hobble home in pain. And it just never properly healed. I tried everything, sports massages, physio both NHS and private, acupuncture, and had an MRI scan to show I had a misalignment in the knee cap. So I stopped and took on different types of fitness – cardio classes, spin, body sculpting classes, weight classes and yoga. In many ways, this led to my desire to teach as I realised you don’t need to stick to one thing to improve your fitness levels and build strength and tone in your body. Of course you can if you have found something you love and you just focus and improve that specific area, discipline or skill (this is called specification) but you can also mix it up and keep your body, mind and muscles guessing, and gaining. Nowadays I stick to a weekly regime and thankfully that does include a 5km run a week with the knee support, so far fingers crossed the knee is holding out, but I also combine it with resistance training, HIIT, aerobics classes, spin, and walking which don’t seem to bother the knee at all. Basically, if I can be active most days I’m happy. But that is me, and I appreciate it’s not for everyone to do so much on a weekly basis. So here’s my advice for you to stick to your fitness goals. Find something you love and do a manageable (and enjoyable) amount a week. And if you hit a bump in the road like I did with running, just listen to your body, take a break and try something new for a bit. As I always say, life’s too short to do something you don’t enjoy and there are so many ways to keep fit, so don’t let one obstacle stop you from reaching your goals! 👊✌️
Monthly Archives: July 2019
- Mum Fit Wonder Update
- SUMMER 2019
Hello everyone! Thanks for visiting my page. I am now officially back into the swing of things from maternity leave and running the following in the Sutton and Purley area: Pound Fitness classes on Monday evenings, 1-to-1 and group personal training sessions with 6 and 12 week tailored programmes, Mum & Baby classes on Wednesday and Friday mornings, as well as Family Fit sessions on Saturday mornings. My Active Mums & Tots will be relaunching on Fridays in September so keep posted for more updates.
All class information and bookings are now done via What’s App groups so
please get in contact with any enquiries you have and to be added to the groups.
Don’t forget to also follow me on other social platforms Facebook and Instagram and YouTube for all my fitness and nutrition tips and tricks.
So, for those who want to find out a bit more about Mum Fit Wonder….let me introduce myself. I am Lauren, a pre and post natal qualified fitness instructor and advanced personal trainer, Mum to two active tots myself, and someone who knows first hand how hard it is to fit exercise into life as a mother so decided to quit work in the city and set up a business designing fitness for Mums and Families. And I haven’t looked back since!
So what does Mum Fit Wonder offer? Whether you want to bring your babies or tots along to your workout, want some time-out to yourself in a fun and sociable evening or weekend class, or even just have a session in the comfort of your own home, we offer a variety of health and fitness solutions to suit all! Please see below for links to all current classes in the area:
*Pound™ (cardio jam fitness inspired by drumming) (pregnancy adaptations available) – Mondays at 7:45pm in Wallington
*Rock N’ Stroll Indoor Fitness for Mums & Babies – Wednesdays at 10:30am in Woodmansterne
*Mind Body Fit Postnatal Recovery and Core Fitness for Mums & Babies – Fridays at 11am in Carshalton
*Active Mums & Tots (Tots go free and get free soft play access!) – Friday mornings from September.
Mum Fit Wonder will also be hosting a New Mum Focus event in September. More information to follow so keep posted.
Email email@example.com or contact 07834066252 for more details or to register interest in any of my classes or personal training sessions.
To see my classes in action along with real Mum testimonials, check out the YouTube link:
Hope to see you in class or training soon! Lauren x