Perinatal Fitness Instructor & Development Worker

Sally's background is in health and fitness. For 18 years she worked in health promotion focusing on preventative programmes to support the Governments recommendations. Sally is passionate about improving the mental and physical health of local people, working with local organisations to support and deliver campaigns, training and events.

sally is particularly interested in maternal and infant health. Sally became very interested in this area when she was expecting herself. Sally had also been trained as a fitness instructor and was unsure about how much and what exercise was safe to do during pregnancy. That was over 20 years ago. Since then she has qualified as a Personal Trainer and specialises in pre/postnatal fitness.

"I am so passionate about women keeping active during pregnancy and post birth, the benefits are amazing. I exercised up to my due date with both my pregnancies and had positive birth outcomes."

Sally has been working for Parents 1st as a pre/postnatal fitness specialist since 2010 and more recently joined the staff team as a Development Worker.

"The feedback I receive about the exercise sessions makes me feel so happy. It is so rewarding when you see a mum-to-be come along, that at first was a bit hesitant, grow in confidence and fitness. Most pregnant women join the exercise sessions to ease pregnancy related issues such as back or pelvic girdle pain. They all feel better for participating and enjoy the other benefits of exercise also.

The post birth exercise sessions are great because you see the difference in the women over the 8 weeks, gradually returning to their pre-pregnancy weight.

Being part of Parents 1st is like having an extended family, everyone is so kind and passionate about what they do. Help and support is always at hand. If we can’t help we will always try and find someone who can."