Saturday 4 May
An amazing line-up of presenters led a day dedicated to 'be you, do you, for you', with a HIIT work out, Pilates, post-natal advice, self care tips, post-natal depletion advice, Yoga & more.
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Lisa Fong / Move it Mama
I'm a mum of four young boys and wife to Dan. I'm also a daughter, a sister, an aunty, a niece, a granddaughter and a friend. (I am also a nurse, a doctor, a referee, a chef, a maid, a personal shopper, a counsellor, a nanny, an entertainer, a coach and a multi-tasking queen etc!)But, most importantly, I am Lisa. I am me. The best version of me. The sparkly, happy me that I used to be. I'm back. Life can quite often suck the sparkle out of us.
Things change, we change, we lose our sparkle. There was a time when I lost myself a bit. It all happened about when I had my first baby. I sort of just felt like I was a mum and that was all. This is how Move it Mama was born. I wanted to get my sparkle back, and once I'd found the secret (HIIT training) I wanted to share it with other women and mums that I knew. I'd love to welcome you into my fitness family – 'the more the merrier' at Move it Mama!
Simone de Cunha / Mum to the Core
Simone de Cunha, Mum to the Core creator, is a postnatal rehab specialist, functional Pilates trainer, instructor trainer, masters educated journalist and coach with over 20 years international experience.
Simone was always intrigued by and passionate about what some would call alternative ways of looking at physical health and soul wellness. Divorce with a one year old in tow certainly sped up the process and desire for deeper healing and peace.
As a spiritual pragmatist at heart, she enjoys sharing wellness tips to help mama’s along this journey we call life. She relishes family, travel, the outdoors, and anything that helps slow her down and take time to smell the roses.
Jessica Giljam-Brown / Wellness by Jessica
Jessica is a nutritionist with a focus on healing the body through food, nutritional medicine and positive lifestyle changes. She has a special interest in fertility, hormonal health, and pregnancy. She believes that everyone has the right to feel happy, healthy and energised. It is her mission to educate and inspire people with the skills and knowledge they need to make lasting changes to their health.
With a Bachelor of Health Science in Human Nutrition and a Post Graduate Diploma in Herbal Medicine currently being completed, Jessica believes in a customised and balanced approached to wellness. Jessica is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to living a life in which you feel truely well. Jessica offers one on one consultations, corporate wellness packages, and is an experienced nutritional writer.
Lizzie Rous / Blank Space Yoga
Lizzie has been teaching yoga for 7 years. Her journey has taken her to India to train for her 200hr TTC, on a Private Super Yacht as a Stewardess/Yoga Teacher for 2 years then on to London, then back to India to complete her 500hr TTC. She is a big believer in keeping inspiration fresh through continuous learning and development and regularly goes back to the birthplace of Yoga to study and teach.
Lizzie moved to NZ after her training, where she found her place in the yoga community at various Auckland studios for 3 years before expecting her first child. She taught all the way through her pregnancy which gave her a new found respect not only for her body but for her mind.
Lizzie is currently on maternity leave and is now beginning to marry her two loves together motherhood and yoga. Continuing on with her mindfulness journey, implementing lessons she learnt before motherhood into new experiences she finds herself in now.
Lizzie makes sure her practices are light-hearted and fun whilst always respecting the traditions of yoga. They are rhythmical and often co inside with the elements of the Vedic traditions. She is a firm believer that the first form of communication is touch and so often physically adjusts students to help open their practice up, helping overcome mental and physical obstacles which may show up on the mat.
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