BLOOMING FITNESS is a Fitness, Exercise and Well-being brand ran by myself Anna Cartwright - qualified PT, fitness enthusiast and mum of 2.
Blooming Fitness was first created to cater especially for the needs of women, throughout pregnancy and beyond. Now, we offer a range of exercise plans and classes suitable for everyone. Working on an easy to use booking system - my exercise plans are perfect for busy mums, and include entirely flexible, options, and locations.
1 on 1, couples or groups of 3 Personal Training Sessions
Babies-welcome Exercise Classes
'Return to Exercise' Post-natal Classes
Running training, Couch to 5k training and Walking Classes
PT, WIFE & MOTHER OF 2 BOYS
I was the child that loved team sports but hid when it came to cross country lessons at school. I've always gone to gyms and exercised at home, but as soon as my first pregnancy came around, I struggled to keep it up. I longed to find exercises that were safe and sure for both myself and my baby. But with no such luck.
Along with this, my first pregnancy didn’t go exactly to plan. With my blood pressure sky high, it lead to me being induced with lots of pain relief, and was not the pregnancy that I had hoped for. The second time round, I was prepared. I had a Personal Trainer who supported me and gave me the confidence to train throughout my pregnancy. This time, my blood pressure was fantastic, giving me a completely different experience of labour. Seeing many of my pregnant friends struggle with the same issues - I decided that Blooming Fitness was a way for me to help women as someone had once helped me.
With regards to exercise, I love to mix up my training - from cycling to circuits, running half marathons (yes the girl who got out of cross country!) to weight training and team sports, I love it all. Swimming when the weather is right and mud runs just for fun, it's so easy to find exercise that you can enjoy with your family and friends. And this is what I want to share with you. Ditch the 100 morning sit ups and boring squat challenges - we can find exercises together, that you will love to do and look forward to doing. The key to sticking with exercise, is to genuinely enjoy it.