Words of Wisdom from New Mum and GP, Claire Owen
Have you met Claire Owen? Claire started with MFD in July 2017 after the birth of her little girl Eleanor, Claire was excited and ready to return back to weight training and feel more like her active old self.
As well as being a new mum, Claire is also a GP, giving her huge cred when it comes to important advice around pre and post natal exercise, training when sick and general health and wellbeing.
MFD took the time to sit down with this super mum to ask some hard hitting questions.
Q1. As a GP, is there particular exercise or nutrition advice your give clients when pregnant?
Q2. Prior to having Eleanor, you were already quite active. Did your training regime have to change while pregnant? If so, what were the major changes?
Q3. Coming back to training and getting your pre-baby body back is an overwhelming pressure most active girls feel post-partum. What is your advice to women who are in this boat?
Q4. I quite often get asked, if I recommend training if you are not feeling well. Does training with a head cold make the illness worse? Is there a general rule you give patients around when to rest and when to push through?
Q5. Over the last 5 months, you have lost nearly 8kg, gained lean muscle and look insane. What do you think has been the 3 biggest secrets to your success?
Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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