At Bodyfit Mums we continually strive in providing the whole package for our Mums.
Sports & Exercise Science graduate Aimee is the Programme founder of Bodyfit Mums. After going through her own battles with childcare and a need to exercise for both her mental and physical health, Aimee designed, created and delivered a specific programme for mums. With 12 years experience in the fitness industry, Aimee continues to adapt and progress the programmes further to ensure the best service and content is delivered.
Her expertise in the field continues to raise awareness for the ever growing need to provide a specific service for pre & postnatal care in the fitness industry. Her love of coaching and helping mums in so many ways is what spurs her on in consistently making BFM the best programme available.
The following collaborations have been established to help and support our mums in every aspect of health. Pelvic health, Mental health and nutritional health. At Bodyfit Mums we believe that exercise and all of these specific health areas come hand in hand, to create a happy, healthy, Bodyfit Mum.
Claire Meakin is a qualified and registered Nutritional Therapist from Markethill, Co. Armagh. Nutritional therapy is a scientific, evidence-based functional medicine approach, with the aim to get to the root cause of the symptom in a holistic manner, by looking at the body as a whole. Claire’s approach is very much individualised, tailored to suit your needs whilst ensuring optimal health is achieved in a realistic and achievable manner.
As well as one-to-one consultations, Claire is available for private/public workshops/presentations and a shopping tour service. Claire specialises in a number of areas including; Digestion/IBS/Bloating, Energy, Stress, Immunity, Hormones, Menopause, Sleep, Weight management, Fertility, Skin, Arthritis, Diabetes, Mood & Mental Health and is focusing a lot of her work on women’s health.
Whether you are a new mum or continuing to expand your family, Claire is joining the ‘Body Fit Mums’ family to help you learn how diet plays a big role in hormone balance, sleep, mood and much more. Claire will help you make informed nutrition choices to lead a healthy lifestyle both prenatal and postnatal. You will have access to a go-to guidebook which documents the nutrition requirements and ‘on-the-go’ recipes, to help you through this wonderful, challenging and blessed time.
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Gráinne Donnelly is an Advanced Physiotherapist and Team Lead for Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Services within the NHS and private practice. Her private practice is based in Maguiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh where sees clients from all over the region. She specialises in the management of men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction such as bladder or bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse, abdominal muscle separation and pregnancy related pelvic pain.
She offers second opinion assessments for physiotherapists managing complex cases and also has a keen interest in the physiotherapy management of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis. She completed the Postgraduate Certification in Continence Practice for Physiotherapists at the University of Bradford and is currently completing a Masters in Advancing Healthcare at the University of Ulster.
Gráinne is involved in developing the scope of practice for physiotherapists utilising ultrasound imaging within their practice and utilises ultrasound imaging within her own clinics to gain more comprehensive evaluation of the pelvic floor and enable clients to better understand their pelvic floor. She carries out continuing education courses for physiotherapists and fitness professionals and is passionate about improving access to education and services for pelvic health in order to prevent the common but not normal issues many women face as a result of childbirth.
She offers professional mentoring for physiotherapists and is involved with several research projects internationally for product and service development in relation to pelvic health.
Gráinne is 1/3 of a pelvic health promotion group WHITE Circle which strives to raise awareness of pelvic health issues and how to access help.
She also co-founded the first non-profit cancer rehabilitation service in N. Ireland, Spark Cancer Rehabilitation, for men and women battling and recovering from cancer diagnoses and its associated physical impairments.
Laura is a musculoskeletal Physiotherapist specialising in the area of female pelvic health care, is clinically based in Portadown and Belfast where she manages women presenting with various complaints that can arise during pregnancy, postnatal, sport & menopause. She strives to educate and help women recover from common but not ‘normal’ symptoms such as incontinence, lumbopelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and diastasis rectus abdominus.
Pelvic health Physiotherapy has been proven to be beneficial in alleviating these problems, not only for daily activity but with continued guided rehabilitation, progression to exercise including high impact sports, can also be achieved.
We Are Pangs
We Are Pangs was founded in January 2014 by Michelle Bradley, a first-time mother who at the time was struggling with postnatal anxiety and depression. We began as an online peer support group called PANGS NI which grew very quickly to include hundreds of women from all over Northern Ireland.
As the group grew, it became obvious that many families were struggling and receiving little or no support. It was also clear that it was difficult to find information about what services and supports were available.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every parent across Northern Ireland can access timely and appropriate care to help them recover from mental illness. We aim to do this through a range of projects including growing a province-wide peer support network, hosting training and education events, campaigning for better services and providing support to our colleagues who work with parents with mental health issues. We want to create a collaboration with parents at its centre so that as a community we can ensure that no parent is left behind, struggling alone.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD or other mental health concerns, you can join our online peer support group on Facebook here. For online self-help and resources, please visit our website, www.wearepangs.com. If you have any questions, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.