I am Philippa, your Expert Pre/Postnatal Fitness Coach & founder of Nurtured Fitness. My whole life I have worked in Fitness & love working with women. But, it wasn’t until I became a Mum myself, with a REALLY needy baby that consumed my universe, that I realised just how hard it was to prioritise my own health and fitness. Read more

There isn’t enough time in the day

Hey Busy Lady! Mum life can be totally crazy right.  And the thing that usually gets put on the back burner is YOU.  You know what I mean.. your me time and prioritizing your health isn’t at the fore front of your mind. I experienced this on the extreme level the...

Change this ONE thing for better results

We are all after some kind of result with fitness... it might be performance based, health, weight loss or fun.  But there is this ONE thing that will get you results faster! This will sound really simple and maybe too simple.  But I really want you to hear me out and...

5 Things mum should know about Yoga

During the days, months or years of being a mum, many of us know the feeling that we have become so absorbed in the role/label/responsibilities that we have put on ourselves. We often miss to remind ourselves that we are so much more and potentially forgot who we are....

Do you really need a Women’s Health Physio check up?

Many of you may not know this type of physio exists or perhaps even questioning if you really need to see you one.  Especially if you had a great pregnancy, birth & recovery! There is great value in seeing one if you have a new born in your arms or even a toddler!...

Goal Setting Checklist

Most women I work with are everyday people.  Not athletes, but we have a lot of Mums purely running on survival mode.  Our focus changes so much when we become a Mum, but many of us still want to feel like we are achieving something or want to have more energy to...

Why holidays are the best for Fitness

Are you one of these people who get a little worried when it comes to holidays and how your whole health & fitness is going to fall off the band wagon? I totally get it.  You are out of your routine, perhaps in unfamiliar surroundings.. BUT this is my fav time of...

Surviving the Silly Season

The silly season is fast approaching and you may have some thoughts running through your mind on how you are going to survive the madness & stay healthy The good thing is, you have everything you need already! Phew… but I have a quick exercise for you to do to...

Your secret motive

When we put effort into anything, you will find the big difference of success is your mindset You can have two different people doing the exact same ‘effort’ (let's say they are running 5km).  One woman is doing it because she loves running, is working on her ‘me...

The real food expert

There are so many health professionals out there giving their ‘advice’ about what you should and shouldn’t eat.  Well I am calling BS on most of these people.  They have no right to tell you what you are ‘allowed’ to eat or how many calories you are ‘allowed’  ...

Mum Moves 101 – Posture, Core & Balance

As you are reading this blog now you are probably feeding your bub or hunched over is some strange position doing the Mum thing! … (cue sit up straight).  But if not, your probably know you put your body in all sorts of position to get through the day Baby on one hip,...

Are these 3 things holding you back?

How is your week ahead looking? Probably crazy and unpredictable because you are a Mum.   It is really easy to get caught up just going through the motions of Mum life, but I would love if you can take a moment now to take 3 deep breathes and get excited about your...

Easy Nutrition

We all know the nutrition is an important part of our overall health & wellbeing.  However, when ‘nutrition’ is often discussed, suddenly the conversation quickly turns to diets, latest fads, super foods, calorie counting, shakes/pills, juice cleanses, deprivation...

‘Natural’ Induction that will make you blush

It’s no secret that my body likes to cook babies a little extra longer than the average female.  I was kinda prepared for it with all babies as my family typically goes a little longer, but did secretly cross my fingers that each time would be different. Going past...

The truth behind my ‘Perfect’ body

Many of you know that I use to compete in body building.  I had a pretty amazing body.  I had the 6 pack, great arms and got compliments all the time.  I distinctly remember a few times women saying to me, I wish I had arms/abs etc you.  I would say in my head… you...

Nurtition kept simple for Mums

Nutrition can be really simple but many people get confused or overwhelmed with lots of conflicting information, diets & shakes available.   I was really lucky to spend some time with Natalie Thompson APD to pick her brain about what Pre & Postnatal Mums...

Lose the Preoccupation with Losing the ‘Baby Weight’

You (and your partner) created a new life. You watched your body change in 9 months, like you were watching a movie on fast forward. It should have been a magical time. It should have been a time to soak it all up and embrace your changing body. Yet, you felt like you...

Practical Parenting through Back Pain

Have you ever been told not to use a babycarrier? I have had a handful of mums who have been told by health professionals not to use baby carriers.  Normally because they are experiencing bad back problems, pelvic floor or other kinds of health issues – which all...

Is barefoot best?

Have you heard about the ‘bare foot movement’? I know I had many years before I actually dipped my toe (mostly by accident) into actually practicing this on a daily basis.  I do love how everything eventually goes back to basics!   We mostly wear shoes to protect...

The Best Time of Day to Exercise

Evidence shows that working out, first thing in the morning, before you have had breakfast can actually increase your metabolism across the day.  So does this mean it is the best time to workout?  Short answer is – well if that works for you, do it! But if you are not...

The Family Fitness Formula

Many of us try to go to our old methods of fitness that worked a dream before we were mothers.  Life was pretty great… we could do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted.  Now we have some tiny little humans, money constraints and general life craziness that dictates...

Stay Motivated ALL week long

Hello February!! And just like that that new year is gone and we should be back in full swing.  I do love starting each year fresh, establishing a new routine, finding what works for our family now an giving myself a few small goals to work towards. But I totally get...