how to exercise for your cycle and pregnancy with claire falconer
The fitness industry is built to serve men. Perhaps that doesn’t surprise you if you’re a regular listener, and today’s guest Claire Falconer wants us to celebrate our biological difference as cyclical women, and to put our cycle front and centre of our exercise routines. Claire says that when you understand and work with your cycle, not only do results come quicker and more easily, but you avoid longer-term health issues that can come up from gymming like a dude.
Claire Falconer is a personal trainer, yoga teacher and health coach with 15 years under her belt in the fitness industry. She’s worked privately with hundreds of clients all over the world, and has developed a passion and specialism in women’s health especially hormonal health, preconception, pregnancy and post natal women.
Claire studied functional medicine at the Institute of Functional Medicine in California under Dr, Mark Hyman, is certified with Precision Nutrition as a nutrition coach, is currently undertaking her degree in Health Sciences Naturopathy and is a certified Menstrual Coach from the Institute of Menstrual Health by Nicole Jardim. Self-described as a bit of a geek who always has her head in the current health & nutrition book Claire loves staying up to date and living a balanced life.
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I personally loved this conversation and learnt so much myself about:
pelvic floor health,
working with our bodies in each menstrual cycle phase,
pregnancy, post-partum, and menopause.
I feel inspired to get back into a regular exercise routine! How about you? DM me on IG and share this episode on your stories, letting me know what you took.
Thank you so much Claire for chatting with us!
connect with Claire:
Connect with Claire at www.coachedbyclaire.com
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If you love this kind of content, you’re also invited to come and join my brand new free community – the Wild Flow Circle. It’s a sacred space for women on the same path of cycle awareness to gather, share ideas, collaborate, and surround yourself with other inspiring women living, loving and leading in flow with their cyclical nature. Come join us here
I’ve been wanting to have a conversation about sex and sexuality on the podcast for some time now. Sex, desire, sexuality, and sexual pleasure are such taboos and often get left to the wayside and yet its such an intrinsic part of the menstrual cycle, and of our humanity. This conversation has left me feeling nourished, connected, soft, curious and whole. I hope that in listening you feel that way too.
Allow me to introduce you to Ruby. Ruby May is a devotee of the Yin, facilitator, community & connection catalyst, midwifing a world in which cyclical awareness is integrated into the way we relate and shape the world.
With a background in working professionally with intimacy and sexuality and a stint working as a dominatrix, Ruby became fascinated in the phenomena of Feminine leadership and how the womb could become a gateway into embodying this.
She is the community leader for the graduates of the Menstruality Leadership programme for the Red School, the biggest education centre globally for Menstrual Cycle Awareness and her own initiative, Know Your Flow. Both support the cultivation of community for developing body literacy, inspired leadership and social change, with over 200 members from over 20 countries.
The author of “Know Your Flow: A cycle Tracking Journal for Personal and Planetary Revolution” and creatrix behind”The Game”, Ruby currently lives in the creative cauldron of Berlin.
Listen, enjoy, share with your partner and friends, and allow this conversation to inspire you into deeper relationship with yourself and your cyclical experience. Happy listening
Pleasure. What is pleasure? Does the word fill you with shame, guilt or uneasy feelings? Do you feel like pleasure isn’t for you? Does this potent word conjure up thoughts of sex, and how comfortable you are with your own sexuality?
Pleasure is so much more than this, and my guest on Wild Flow the Podcast, Rowena Hobbins, is here to invite you into reframing pleasure as an essential part of your path to healing and empowerment. In fact she’s here to invite you to join the Pleasure Club!
This juicy chat with my soul sister and biz bestie dives deep into:
Our own personal relationships, attitudes and experiences of pleasure both in the past and present,
What pleasure means to us, and what it means to you, and why it’s not all about orgasms,
What blocks you from relating to and accessing pleasure,
Why you can’t open to pleasure until you’ve done the deep inner work, looking at childhood patterns and conditioning around pleasure first,
Why pleasure is essential to cultivate and learn to hold in your body, and how this missing link has been life changing for both of us
and how Rowena is on a mission to invite women to reclaim their pleasure birthright in her new Pleasure Club in 2023 (this sounds seriously amazing!)
In this episode of Wild Flow Podcast I sat down for a delicious conversation with Hannah Brown who offers menstrual story work to women to help them unpick the threads of their stories, lived experiences, and relationship with their body and cycle. By exploring the patterns that run through your womb story, you can challenge what’s true, what’s yours and what needs letting go, with the aim of rejecting menstrual shame and reclaiming your cycle. Hannah is a Children’s social worker, trainer/consultant and menstrual cycle coach who has worked with people to support change for nearly two decades. She’s also a client of mine, having been coaching with me and part of my Cycle Sorcery group journey so this conversation feels like a beautiful natter with a good friend.