How to get into running – Interview

I am super excited to share this interview I did with Jen Baden Howard, writer and lifestyle, features and well-being journalist for various magazines and newspapers (the Telegraph, Elle, health & fitness, Marie Claire, Baby London and more). Jen wanted to interview me about how to start running and I share some of my tips…

Claire, Thames Ditton

I had sessions with Katy for a year after having my second child, and she was so encouraging and helpful. I’m not a great exerciser, but her exercises were well-explained and varied, and fitted around my busy life and kids! She really listened to me and put together a bespoke programme, which I can now follow on my own.

Jane, Kingston

I have been having sessions with Katy for over a year and I actually really enjoy them despite being an ‘exercise avoider!’ I was recommended her after I had my second child and was experiencing lots of aches and pains not to mention needing to ‘tone up’. I love Katy coming to my house because it makes me do it and she is such a lovely person to have around. I know she works me hard because I ache the next day and I have had comments about how much good it is doing. I definitely notice when I have breaks from seeing Katy and am always eager to get back to it. Katy has been great at getting rid of my aches and pains and getting me on track after my babies! I would definitely recommend her to all women. Thank you Katy!

Louisa, Kingston

I have been having sessions with Katy for over a year and I actually really enjoy them despite being an ‘exercise avoider!’ I was recommended her after I had my second child and was experiencing lots of aches and pains not to mention needing to ‘tone up’. I love Katy coming to my house because it makes me do it and she is such a lovely person to have around. I know she works me hard because I ache the next day and I have had comments about how much good it is doing. I definitely notice when I have breaks from seeing Katy and am always eager to get back to it. Katy has been great at getting rid of my aches and pains and getting me on track after my babies! I would definitely recommend her to all women. Thank you Katy!

Rachel, Kingston

I’ve had 2 sessions with Katy so far to join back together my post natal stomach muscles. I’m really glad I found her. The exercises are comprehensive but realistic and manageable with two young children to look after. Katy is brilliant at explaining each exercise so that you go away really understanding what to do until the next session. I would thoroughly recommend Katy.

Ana, London

Katy has been amazing throughout the whole process of fixing my diastasis recti. She was always super flexible and understanding, considering my busy life with 2 small children and working full time. Even at times in which I thought I wouldn’t be able to fix it, Katy kept a very positive attitude and high energy, encouraging me to carry on.
The exercises were easy to follow between sessions, bespoke to my particular needs and Katy made sure she was always available to answer any questions. It’s been a great experience and won’t hesitate to contact her during my next pregnancy to make sure I don’t fall back to bad habits!

Abi, Kingston

Highly recommend Katy – great service and so convenient that she can come to me when kids in bed! Currently being very patient helping me to rehab after injury. Every session is bespoke and carefully planned and always interesting with something new to try and exercises I can fit in my busy life between our sessions

Zeynep, London

After the birth of my second child, I wanted to make sure that I had the best chance possible of closing my diastasis recti and so started to look around for someone who could help me. Katy’s knowledge, approach and own personal experience were key in my choosing to work with her. Her personalised program and flexibility were super helpful given I work full time. Believe it or not, my gap closed within 3 months! I’m really happy to recommend her to others.

Fabiola, London

I had just had my second son (4 months old at the time) and a friend who teaches pilates offered to check my stomach and found that I had a large separation between my abs. I could fit all four fingers between my abs (and spread them!). I found Katy on an online search for Abdominal Diastasis rehabilitation and we got to work the following week. Katy provided clear and simple exercises for me to carry on with throughout the month. Any doubts I may have had on their effectiveness were quickly erased when I saw real progress after just the first month. Still I had fears it would take a year to fully recover or, worse yet, surgery. But with Katy, we were able to close my large gap in just 5 months. To say that I was impressed is an understatement. And whilst the above speaks to her skill, she also exhibited great professionalism and thoroughness. She would check in on my progress and was always available if I had any questions. She always showed up on time for our meetings and always stayed positive throughout the journey. I cannot offer a higher recommendation than that I give for Katy. She is a star and I couldn’t have closed my gap without her.