Hiya! I’m Lizzie.

Owner

Hello, I wanted to introduce myself, so you can get to know why I do what I do.

I thought I would tell you a little about me, so you understand a little more about what brought me to where I am today.

I have been working with women and men in the fitness industry for 20 years, teaching group fitness or in the gym, I have always loved training people and helping them achieve their goals.

However, I really felt I had found where I was needed the most when I fell pregnant with my first child. I noticed a severe lack of information available for women with specific or specialised needs, whether this was antenatal and postnatal exercise information or pelvic floor recovery or surgery exercise rehabilitation, amongst many other issues us ladies have over our lifetime.

So, Sarah and I decided to team up and use our already combined 40 years of fitness experience – alongside some new training in Hypopressives – to work on developing an exercise regime to help these women who really seemed to be left out in the cold. Whilst doing this we noticed a positive change in the results of our own training and rehab, which confirmed our decision that this is where we wanted to be, helping women combat sometimes embarrassing issues and regaining their confidence.

We started in 2011 by introducing our Pre and Postnatal training with Fit Mummy with great feedback from our clients, and then launched Complete Core Control where we have been working with women aged from their 20’ and 30’s to beyond their 70’s and have been seeing fantastic results.

Fast forward a few years and this is exactly what we have been doing with our clients ever since. And wow, what a fantastic and rewarding journey it has been. We use our programmes ourselves and I recently used the Fitter Floor and Core Programme to re-strengthen my Core and pelvic floor after having abdominal surgery.

I absolutely LOVE my job and LOVE helping women regain confidence back in their bodies.

Our goal is to build a tribe of stronger, happier and more confident women all over the world. So watch out, we’re coming for you.

Hello! I’m Sarah.

Owner

Hello, I wanted to introduce myself, so you can get to know why I do what I do.

Lizzie and my stories are pretty similar, I fell pregnant with my first daughter in my early 30’s, I had been a fitness instructor for about six years at that point and had limited knowledge of how I should exercise during my pregnancy and what I should avoid.

I qualified with the Central YMCA with a Level 3 in Pre & Postnatal Exercise instruction with the originally aim to educate myself, but I soon realised the lack of exercise knowledge for pregnant ladies and the ever increasing amount of bad information on the internet, meant that women needed help and advice in this really important time of their lives.

I went back to teaching Bodycombattm and Bodyjamtm amongst other classes just six weeks after my first daughter was born and five weeks after my second little girl was born, not realising the damage I was doing to my body. If only I had known then what I know now my post natal recovery would have been completely different. This is why personally I am so grateful to have found Hypopressive/Low Pressure Fitness. I trained in this when my children where older (9 and 11 years old) and it still made such a huge difference to me. Within just four days of learning this technique my constant fear of having embarrassing leaks in my combat classes completely disappeared as I felt strong enough to jump kick with confidence, it was just an amazing feeling.

Lizzie and I are working mums, running our business with the focus on women of all ages in every stage of their lives. From teens to post menopause, the issues we deal with on a daily basis are problems that women often hide or only talk about in jest. Why do we make light of these problems that quite often can make us feel miserable?

Our message really is that it’s never too late to rebuild and strengthen your body and the first step to achieving this is as basic as standing tall and breathing deep. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Stacy Brazier

Administrator

Stacy is our lovely administrator, she looks after all of our day-to-day admin and is often your contact when getting in touch. She oversees the Fit Mummy part of our business and loves helping mums and ladies find the right path for them by advising them through our training programmes to find the right match.

She has trained with us for many years and is a shining example of the benefits of core rehabilitation can have your body.

She has two boys herself and loves being active with them and keeping fit and strong.

Becky Cowlard

Instructor

Beccy qualified in 1991 in Exercise to Music and has continued to further her interest in the health and fitness industry by obtaining qualifications in Nutrition, Personal Training, Spin, Pilates and Aqua. She loves teaching a variety of fitness levels and ages and finds it rewarding seeing the achievements of her participants with weight-loss, toning, increased flexibility, improved posture and general well being.

Beccy has three children and understands first hand the impact of pregnancy, giving birth and coping in those first few months both physically and emotionally as a new Mum. She is really excited to be joining the Fit Mummy team and supporting Mums at such an exciting time of their lives, giving them the knowledge and support to stay fit and healthy.

Our Experience

  • Combined, our instructors have nearly 40 years’ fitness instructor training experience.
  • Trained to Level 3 NVQ courses in Ante and Post Natal Exercise.
  • Highly qualified and experienced Pilates instructors and Soft Tissue therapist.
  • Complete Core Control is one of the original Hyporessive Method trainers in the UK, trained by Spanish Master Trainer Dr Tamara Rial, who is a Doctor with distinction from the University of Vigo.
  • Trained to Hyporessive Instructor Level 2 with UK Hypopressives with Nikki Caputa and Richard Peterson from Uk Hypopressives.
  • Are two of only a handful of Level 2 Hypopressive trainers in the UK.

What people are saying

Christina

"I learned so much while maintaining my fitness and had all those questions which I thought were stupid (but really weren't) answered!"

Mandie

"Helped my overall fitness and worked the muscles I needed to support the weight of my pregnant bump, as well as for delivery."

Kathrin

"Kept me feeling like myself! I loved being able to exercise, knowing that Lizzie and Sarah knew their stuff and would keep me and my baby safe. I also give this class at least some credit for my having two relatively easy births, as I felt that I was strong and healthy even at the end of my pregnancy. Thank you, Lizzie and Sarah!"

Maggie

“After my second child I was looking to focus on re-building my pelvic floor to regain the strength and control that I had pre-baby. Thankfully after a lot of searching I found Lizzie and Sarah. From the first consultancy to the following course it was clear that these ladies knew what they were doing and were very passionate about improving the lives of their clients. I now have the tools to practice and rebuild myself. I look forward to jumping on a trampoline with confidence. Thank you both”.

Charlotte

“I was concerned about my pelvic floor and core after having my second child. The Mummy Rebuild course has shown me how to do simple breathing and exercises to help improve this. After a short time I already feel stronger and my pelvic floor is improved. I no longer have to panic if I need to sneeze! Lizzie and Sarah are excellent coaches and the videos and resources provided has been great for me to follow at home.”

Kat

"Really interesting to learn what happens to the body after babies and why you feel so weak. Such a supportive and informative course.

I think for someone who isn’t into exercise this course challenges and helps. You can do it at your own pace to your own standard.

Lizzie is so supportive. I have had real issues throughout with the techniques but she has taken extra time out to support me. It also takes me a while to grasp exercise instructions and Lizzie is non-judgemental and patient. She has helped my confidence and that I CAN do it, I feel I have the tools to continue."

Hannah

"Really useful and very motivating and empowering, feeling myself heal.

I feel stronger, I have less back pain and reflux. I feel my core re-engaging. This has a massive positive influence on my physical health but also my mental health, I thought I was a lost cause! I love belly dancing and to get core strength back is so important to me."

Gemma

"I am so glad that I have signed up to the Core Control online library.  At first, I was reluctant to sign up as I always do my hypopressives at home anyway, but it’s so much more beneficial to do them with the videos.  Sarah and Lizzie are so inspiring and offer a wide variety of hypopressive videos suitable for whatever mood you’re in.  Having them right there to give you little reminders is invaluable.  It’s the best purchase I’ve made in ages!"

Natalie

"Hi I’m Natalie (on the right!) and I’ve been attending Sarah and Lizzie’s complete core control classes for over a year now. I have two children of 18 and 16 both born via Caesarean section. I suffer from urgency and frequency not because of childbirth but due to the fact I have MS.

Since working with Sarah and Lizzie I have stopped taking medication to help my bladder issues and I am slowly gaining some strength back in my pelvic floor. I’ve even run two half marathon without any accidents!

There are many reasons why we women having issues with our bladders! But it doesn’t matter why you attend but what does matter is that you are made to feel welcome and classes are fun (yes, ‘fun’. Who would have thought pelvic strengthening exercises could be fun!). The classes remind you of all the things you are initially taught and get you back on track with your exercises!

As women, we put so much time and effort into everyone else, but this is about me - my confidence, my body and my future! And after a class you will have the best night's sleep in ages!

Diane

"My name is Diane and I am 58 years old. I had my first assessment with Sarah in May this year. My main complaint was a back problem and I was trying all sorts of different things to improve the situation- osteopath, changing mattress, stretching, pilates classes but the improvement was minimal. I also struggle with some bladder control (not all related to pelvic floor)

Since May and using the hypopressive breathing technique I cannot believe the difference and as a result quality of life. (even my osteopath is very impressed) So now I aim to do 20 breaths a day but the additional support with classes and tutorials on the internet this reinforces technique, and on not so good days knowing you can get this access videos and redefine technique is great, and that you are not on your own.  My back is so much stronger and I know that my pelvic floor is tightened and engaged reducing the problem, but not totally eliminating, with control of the bladder.

Thank you to Sarah and Lizzie who are always there, smiling and enthusiastic. Life has improved significantly for me in just 4 months!"

Victoria

I attended a new mum assessment as I was experiencing lower back pain. Sarah was fantastic in recognising the cause of my pain and teaching me exercises to improve my core strength. The follow-up appointment was really beneficial as I was able to build upon the initial exercises and feel more confident when returning to exercise. Thank you very much Sarah! Xx

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