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Pelvicpreneur Podcast

92 EpisodesProduced by Claire MockridgeWebsite

Movement, marketing and mindset podcast for FitPros, Physios, Personal Trainers and Pilates instructors who work with clients with pelvic floor dysfunction. If you're using Kegels as your go-to exercise to treat clients with incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders, be prepared to hav… read more

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88 - Pelvic Floor | 4 Protocols To Try When Pelvic Floor Clients Plateau Or Aren't Getting Results

October 21st, 2021


Have you ever worked with a pelvic floor client whose symptoms just somehow strangely plateaued, and you really can't put your finger on why? As pelvic floor experts, we desperately want ALL of our clients to get …

BONUS | 3 Mistakes You're Making With Pelvic Floor Clients

October 18th, 2021


Are you sometimes frustrated that SOME clients with pelvic floor dysfunction benefit from Kegels, and others don't? Does your confidence get knocked …

87 - Pelvic Floor | Tips For Working With Prolapse Clients

October 14th, 2021


Are you a FitPro who's just a little bit scared of working with clients with prolapse? Don't worry, because you are not alone here. Why is it that …

86 - Pelvic Floor | Modifying Mainstream Exercise For Pelvic Floor Clients

October 7th, 2021


Ever had a pelvic floor personal training client attend a mainstream exercise class with another instructor where some of the exercises they're performing perhaps aren't that suitable for their pelvic floor, but you're …

85 - Chloe Stickings | Metaphysics + Pelvic Floor Health

September 30th, 2021


Chloe Stickings from @chloestickings is a women’s pelvic health coach and she helps women with pelvic health conditions, menstrual problems and sexual trauma. Chloe is here on the Pelvicpreneur Podcast this week to …

84 - FLASHBACK | 10 Lifestyle Factors That Attribute To Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

September 23rd, 2021


Have you ever wondered why some of your pelvic floor dysfunction clients get results from the exercises you diligently set them for homework, …

83 - Marketing | 3 Ways To Attract Clients Without Using Social Media

September 16th, 2021


Are you spending hours creating content for your Instagram account and Facebook page, only to discover literally no one is liking, commenting or messaging you to ask about your local services? It can feel really …

82 - Pelvic Floor | Why I Stopped Teaching Kegels 7 Years Ago

September 9th, 2021


Cue the confetti and open the champagne because this month, Claire is celebrating 7 years of freedom from teaching those traditional pelvic floor exercises called "Kegels"! Invented in the 1940's, Kegels are known as …

81 - Anya Jensen | Your Barefoot Shoe Questions Answered

September 2nd, 2021


Whether you're new to barefoot shoes or an absolute legend who's transitioned into zero drop shoes years ago, this week's podcast is all about …

80 - Launching | Why Your Online Course Launch Failed (And What To Do Next Time)

August 26th, 2021


Have you ever created, produced and launched an online course to your audience only for no one to actually buy it? You know the deal here: you …

79 - Business | How To Make £1,500 On Your Next Pelvic Floor (Or Other Niche) Class

August 19th, 2021


As a FitPro, do you have a whole host of qualifications that you've never made a return on investment on? Do you freely admit that you're a bit of a …

78 - Feet | Are Barefoot Shoes 100% Necessary For Pelvic Floor Clients?

August 12th, 2021


So, you've heard about the connection between the foot and pelvic floor function, but you can't help but wonder if barefoot shoes are 100% necessary for ALL of your pelvic floor clients. Am I right, or am I right? Do …

77 - Katy Lush | Why More And More Pilates Instructors Are Having Cesarean Sections

August 5th, 2021


Ever been puzzled when a really experienced Pilates instructor gets pregnant and then ends up delivering their baby via c-section? Maybe you've never really noticed, or you aren't that observant, but if this question …

76 - Business | 5 Reasons To Raise Your Prices Now

July 29th, 2021


FACT: No one in business ever enjoys raising their prices, and adding even £1 to your clients' course fees/monthly payments can feel like the most agonising experience ever. Aside from more money in the bank, there …

75 - Social Media | Update On The New Instagram Algorithm

July 22nd, 2021


Have you heard about Instagram's NEW update to their algorithm and aren't impressed? Have you just got a handle on doing carousels for the feed, and now the goal posts have been changed yet again -argh! Are you …

74 - Pelvic Floor | Why Telling Pelvic Floor Clients To Wait For Their Symptoms To Improve Is Irresponsible

July 15th, 2021


Ever had a pelvic floor client be told by another expert "Let's wait 6 months, and if your symptoms haven't improved, come back to me" and it's got …

73 - Staffing | 4 Things Outsourcing Teaches You As An Entrepreneur

July 8th, 2021


Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at what outsourcing is like for a successful entrepreneur? Never really sure whether getting a Virtual …

72 - HeHe Stewart | Should You Trust That Research Study You Read About?

July 1st, 2021


Have you ever stumbled across research to back up both sides of an argument and now you're even more confused than when you first started down the …

71 - Life Update + Half-Year Check In

June 17th, 2021


Can you believe that it's June already? How time flies when you're having fun, huh? This week's solo episode from Claire contains a personal and …

70 - Annette Cashell | How Standard Classrooms Affect Our Children's Physical + Mental Health

June 10th, 2021


Annette Cashell, from @movementmakeovers is on a mission to get children moving more and to get more movement (not PE or exercise!) in schools. Maybe …

69 - Riina Arund | Simplifying DR + PFD Rehab (And Giving Clients The Confidence To Move)

June 3rd, 2021


Riina Arund, @riina.arund is a movement professional in Estonia, specialising in giving women with diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction the confidence to move, using a very simplistic "less is more" approach. In …

68 - Pelvic Floor | The 2 Types Of Pelvic Floor Expert (Which Are You?)

May 27th, 2021


There are 2 types of pelvic floor experts and the difference between them depends on your attitude to your clients' goals and the language you use. …

67 - Pelvic Floor | 6 Tips To Improve Your Online Teaching With The Pelvic Floor Client

May 20th, 2021


Looking for ways to improve your teaching to pelvic floor clients online? Are you finding doing personal training via Zoom is ok, but it's certainly …

66 - Bullying | What To Do When Someone Attacks You On Social Media

May 13th, 2021


With social media being public, it's likely that you've been attacked online at some point as a business owner (or know someone that has). It's not nice, it's not fair, and sadly it's often women tearing other women …

65 - Pelvic Floor | When Clients Should STOP Doing Kegels + Why

May 6th, 2021


Are you embracing the full-body approach to pelvic floor dysfunction, but unsure if you should advise clients to STOP doing the Kegels if a Women's …

64 - Mental Health | Why Taking A Break Is Essential For Physical + Mental Health

April 29th, 2021


Ever felt like you needed a break from your business, your social media accounts, your laptop and well - your life in general? Well, Claire is here …

63 - Pelvic Floor | My Story: How I Became Pelvic Floor Famous

April 22nd, 2021


Very few people emerge fresh out of Personal Trainer college and decide to specialise in pelvic floor health, do they? It's quite common for movement …

62 - Business | Deciding Whether To Teach Online or Face-To-Face (PLUS Your Post-Covid Action Plan)

April 15th, 2021


Find yourself at a crossroads in your fitness business right now? Do you feel like you want to go back to serving some clients in person, but you kind of promised yourself that you'd make changes to how your run your …

61 - Jess Hoover | The Truth About Money Mindset (And What You Have To Do To Fix It)

April 8th, 2021


Today, we're joined by special guest, Jess Hoover, who's an Intuitive Life Coach and she's here to talk about mindset, and in particular money …

60 - Business | 3 Easy Ways To Improve Productivity + Why Fancy Planners Don't Work

April 1st, 2021


Do you open your laptop at the start of your work day, and then 3 hours later look back and realise haven't achieved anything at all? Have you tried …

59 - Business | When Is The Right Time To Raise Your Prices?

March 25th, 2021


Do you struggle with pricing your products and services as a fitness professional? Want to know if there truly is a perfect time to raise your rates? …

58 - Social Media |3 Powerful Time-Saving Instagram Posting Tips

March 18th, 2021


Are you posting on Instagram frequently, but still not getting any clients? Spending hours creating the perfect caption, only to experience tumbleweeds for company in the comments? Do you want to learn how to save time …

57 - Jenni Hulburt |Menstrual Cycles + Modifying Exercise

March 11th, 2021


Jenni Hulburt, @jennihulburt is a fitness trainer specialising in helping women sweat in sync with their menstrual cycle and nature. In this …

56 - Pelvic Floor | How To STOP Individualising Homework For PFD Clients

March 4th, 2021


Do you believe that because each pelvic floor client is unique, that you have to individualise each clients' exercise program? Are you spending hours each week writing up patient notes, only for your PFD clients to not …

55 - Pelvic Floor | Why Pregnancy Doesn't Cause PFD

February 25th, 2021


If pregnancy causes pelvic floor dysfunction, why is it that some postnatal clients experience it, whilst others have zero pelvic floor issues post-birth at all? Have you ever stopped to think about what causes pelvic …

54 - FLASHBACK | How The Foot Is Connected To The Pelvic Floor

February 18th, 2021


Are you focussing on mobilising, stretching and strengthening the foot with your pelvic floor dysfunction clients? Do you actively notice patients who have the early signs of hallux valgus, or a very developed bunion …

53 - Gaynor Morgan | Pessaries + The Pelvic Floor Client

February 11th, 2021


Gaynor Morgan aka @pelvicangel is a pessaries and pelvic organ prolapse specialist. In this insightful interview, Gaynor shares a huge array of …

52 - Mental Health | My Depression Story

February 4th, 2021


Today is Time To Talk Day in the UK and it's an opportunity for us to start conversations about mental health, and help end the stigma attached to it. Mental health comes in many forms, and affects us as movement …

51 - 4 Ways To Find Hidden Profit In Your Business (And Make Higher Level Decisions)

January 28th, 2021


Do you truly, honestly, want to make more money in your business? Would you like to attract higher level clients who will pay you what you're worth …

50 - Emilie Rowell | Biomechanics For Birth + Teaching Pregnant Clients To Doula Themselves

January 21st, 2021


Emilie Rowell aka @thebodydoula is a Doula and pregnancy Yoga expert, and she's here to talk about biomechanics for birth, pregnancy exercise, and …

49 - Victoria Cunningham | From In-Person Yoga/Pilates Instructor to Online Teacher Trainer

January 14th, 2021


Victoria Cunningham from @stretchbodymind is here to talk about her journey that takes her from teaching a full class timetable of Yoga/Pilates …

48 - How To Set Effective Goals (For Life + Business)

January 7th, 2021


Have you ever set yourself a financial business goal and not met it? Kind of sucks doesn't it? Ever decided that the New Year would be a perfect time …

47 - Top 5 BEST Business Decisions For 2020

December 25th, 2020


Are you sick of all of the Covid doom and gloom? Want to hear something positive, something uplifting, something to raise your spirits as we gladly draw a line under 2020? Well, ending the year on a high, Claire is back …

46 - Melissa La Pointe | The Occupational Therapist's Role in Pelvic Floor Rehab

December 24th, 2020


Pelvic floor rehab is complex. There are lots of moving parts, several factors to consider, different approaches to take, and many lines of therapy …

45 - Sam Mace | Working With The Fertility Client

December 17th, 2020


Sam Mace, @sammacewellness, a Fertility + Pelvic Movement Specialist is here to share the amazing work she does helping others conceive. Sam's …

44 - 3 Essentials For A Profitable Pelvic Floor Business

December 10th, 2020


Want to know the 3 essential ingredients to running a profitable and successful pelvic floor business? Do you find yourself spending a lot of time …

43 - Annette Cashell | Is Working From Home Harming Your Health?

December 3rd, 2020


Annette Cashell, from @movementmakeovers is on a mission to get those of us working from home moving more, and moving better. With more of us working from home right now, do you think people are moving more, or moving …

42 - Paula Billig | How Herbs Can Heal Clients With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

November 26th, 2020


Paula Billig is a Herbalist, Pilates instructor and full-body pelvic floor specialist and she cleverly combines all 3 of these skills together to …

41 - 5 Myths About Genetics And Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

November 19th, 2020


Ever had a client say "My mum has a weak bladder and so do I" and wondered if this is actually genetic, or if there's something else at play here? Were you aware that bunions can attribute to pelvic floor dysfunction? …

40 - Ginny Parham | Why Period Pain + PMS are NOT Normal

November 12th, 2020


Ginny Parham, a specialist Period Coach helps women ditch PMS in 90 days or less, so they can live their lives free of period pain. Contrary to belief, period pain and PMS are not normal, and there are a lot of factors …

39 - Clare Makin | Modifying Yoga For The Pelvic Floor Client

November 5th, 2020


Clare Makin, The Pelvic Floor Coach, is a Yoga, movement + lifestyle coach helping women regain and maintain pelvic floor happiness. Following the …

38 - How To Effectively Health Screen Your Pelvic Floor Clients

October 29th, 2020


Ever wondered if you're asking the RIGHT questions on your PFD client health form? Do you feel like you want to gather as much information from your client as you can, but unsure how to succinctly do this to save time? …

37 - Steph Neal | Beating Lesson Plan Block + Gaining More Confidence Teaching The Pilates Reformer

October 22nd, 2020


Steph Neal is a Train-The-Trainer to Reformer Pilates instructors and her mission is to get teachers to get creative with lesson planning, stop trying to plan a NEW class every single week, and gain confidence in their …

36 - Nicola Beard | The Pilates Instructor Turned Foot Health Specialist + Her Personal Journey Out Of Foot Pain

October 15th, 2020


Nicola Beard, The Foot Health Specialist, is a Pilates instructor on a mission to educate her 40+ female clients on the link between foot pain and …

35 - 10 Social Media Post Ideas That Will Cut Through The Algorithm

October 8th, 2020


Feeling like no one is seeing your stuff on social media right now? Putting all this effort in to creating tonnes of "how-to" content, only to have a tumbleweed for company? Want to know how to get more interaction, …

34 - Perfectionism + Why It's Really Holding You Back

October 1st, 2020


Are you procrastinating about creating an online course because it has to be perfect? Do you see other people in your space launching online …

33 - Outsourcing Tasks + Employing Support Staff

September 24th, 2020


Are you busy being busy and frustrated at the sheer volume of admin work your pelvic floor business produces? Would you like to outsource tasks, but …

32 - 4 Reasons To Stop Cueing Kegels To Pelvic Floor Clients

September 17th, 2020


Ever wondered if Kegels are worth cueing in certain situations? Say you have a group class of pre/postnatal women you're trying to educate about pelvic floor contractions, and it's the very first time they've ever heard …

31 - Combating Loneliness + Creating Community As A Solopreneur

September 10th, 2020


Ever feel lonely as a one-woman-band in business? Have you tried formal networking and found it kind of dull or even a waste of your time? Do you …

30 - Cues To Stop Using With Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Clients

September 3rd, 2020


Never sure when it's appropriate to say "knees soft" anymore? Been cueing Kegels to clients but uncertain if these may be detrimental to clients with hypertonic pelvic floor muscles? Ever thought about the impact of …

29 - The Truth About Work / Life Balance

August 27th, 2020


How's your work/life balance right now? Feeling tied to your phone all day every day and can't see a way out? Do you need some actionable steps to get you closer to being able to switch off your laptop before 10pm each …

28 - Why Pilates Won't Fix Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

August 19th, 2020


Ever had clients with pelvic floor dysfunction and you've prescribed Pilates exercises as part of their rehab, and it's either had very slow or very …

27 - Dealing With Client Refunds

August 13th, 2020


Ever had a client request a refund, and you felt it really wasn't fair? Never really sure when you should dig your heels in and firmly say "no"? Want …

26 - Dealing With Negativity (And Why Some People Aren't Your People)

August 5th, 2020


Ever worked with a client that just pushed your buttons? Found yourself getting worked up before each personal training session with this client …

25 - What Does The Future Hold For Your Health + Fitness Business?

July 30th, 2020


Well, it's now 4 months in lockdown due to Coronavirus! Are you unsure of the future of your health and fitness business right now? Have you moved some of your classes and services online, but not certain you can …

24 - When Is The Perfect Time To Teach The Squat To PFD Clients?

July 23rd, 2020


Do you know the benefit of teaching squats to pelvic floor dysfunction clients? Ever felt frustrated teaching a client to squat, and no matter what cues you use, they just STILL don't "get it", let alone "feel it" in …

23 - When Is It Safe To Progress Postnatal Clients + Sign Them Off To Return To Mainstream Exercise?

July 16th, 2020


Work with postnatal clients and never really sure when to progress them on? Do you find the "6 months and you're no longer postnatal" rule a bit of a …

22 - Mailbag show #4

July 9th, 2020


Welcome to another MAILBAG SHOW segment of the Pelvicpreneur Podcast where you, the listener, sends in your questions, and Claire, The Pelvicpreneur happily answers them for you! In this segment, find out what answers …

21 - 36 Reasons I Don't Miss Teaching Group Exercise Classes

July 1st, 2020


Been teaching group exercise classes for a long long time? Do you love some clients and dislike others? Are you at a crossroads in your business due …

20 - How To Get More Interaction With Your Content On Instagram

June 25th, 2020


Do you want more interaction and engagement on your Instagram? Feel like you're putting in all the hours creating content for your feed, only for no …

19 - Why Telling Clients to Wait For Their Symptoms To Improve Is Irresponsible

June 18th, 2020


Ever told a pelvic floor dysfunction client to "Wait X months" for their symptoms to improve? Has another professional told your client to avoid an …

18 - 12 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Movement Business (From Someone Who's Been There And Done It!)

June 10th, 2020


Ever feel like it'd be useful to step back in time and change the past so you could avoid all those those mistakes you made in business when you …

17 - Getting Rid Of Toxic Clients + Making Difficult Changes In Your Business

June 4th, 2020


Ever feel like some clients just aren't a good fit for you? Do you feel like you want to make some changes in your business as you go into the future, but not sure where to start? Struggling to know what to charge for …

16 - 3 Must-Read Books That Will Change Your Life Forever

May 28th, 2020


Have you ever read a book that literally changed your life? So much so that you feel compelled to share the author's work with other people in your life so they too can benefit? Well, in this week's Pelvicpreneur …

15 - Why You're Overcomplicating Pelvic Floor Rehab + What You Should Do To Simplify It

May 21st, 2020


Have you ever sent a pelvic floor client on their way with their exercises for homework only to find out they've hardly done half of it the next time you see them? Do you feel frustrated that some clients comply and …

14 - Should I have more than one Facebook or Instagram account

May 14th, 2020


Ever wondered if you should have two Facebook Pages? Pondered over the idea of setting up a second Instagram account now that you've changed …

13 - Mailbag show #3 - Your Coronavirus Life + Business Questions Answered!

May 7th, 2020


Welcome to another MAILBAG SHOW segment of the Pelvicpreneur Podcast where you, the listener, sends in questions, and Claire, The Pelvicpreneur happily answers them for you! We're in the thick of Coronavirus lockdown, …

12 - Why You Keep Making Excuses + What's Really Holding You Back with Jess Hoover

April 30th, 2020


Have you always struggled to price your services? Are you worried that if you create an online course that no one will buy it? Do you constantly compare yourself to other people online? Is perfectionism stalling you …

11 - How To Successfully Map Out Your Online Course

April 22nd, 2020


Does the thought of mapping out your online course overwhelm you?  Have you started the task so many times, only to find you can't get any sense or order to things, and worry that you're including too much or too little …

10 - Lifestyle Factors That Attribute to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 15th, 2020


Ever wondered why some pelvic floor dysfunction clients get results from the exercises you set them for homework, whereas for others, no matter what …

9 - What's Your Personality Type + Why Does It Matter?

April 8th, 2020


Understanding who you are as a person helps you know more about how you can show up and operate as an entrepreneur. In this episode, Claire explains what the Myers Briggs Personality Test is and lets you know what her …

BONUS Covid 19 Episode on Community + Connection

April 7th, 2020


We could all use a little more community and connection at the moment, so I scheduled a Zoom call with two of my mastermind friends (I call them my …

8 - Productivity Tools For Business

April 2nd, 2020


Are you often frustrated at how little you get done each day? Want some cost-effective, time-saving tools that enable your business to carry on …

7 - Mail bag show #2

March 26th, 2020


Welcome to another MAILBAG SHOW segment of the Pelvicpreneur Podcast where you, the listener, sends in questions, and Claire, The Pelvicpreneur happily answers them for you! In this segment, Claire helps clarify: 1) why …

6 - Instagram or Facebook?

March 19th, 2020


Are you confused about which social media platform is best for your business?  You are not alone!  You feel like you're spinning plates, posting daily on Facebook and Instagram, and for what?  Very little engagement, …

BONUS Coronavirus Episode

March 17th, 2020


Are you concerned about how Coronavirus will affect your health and wellness business? In this BONUS podcast episode, Claire Mockridge walks you through why streaming your classes live online via Zoom may not be the …

5 - The Foot + Pelvic Floor Connection

March 12th, 2020


Are you focusing on the foot at all with your clients with pelvic floor dysfunction? If not, you're doing them a bit of a disservice because it's a massive missing link to a lot of people. In this episode, allow Claire …

BONUS International Women's Day Episode

March 7th, 2020


Let's celebrate International Women's Day today! In this BONUS episode of the Pelvicpreneur Podcast, find out what IWD means to Claire as a women in business, and discover her favourite female podcasters, Instagram …

4 - Mailbag show #1

March 3rd, 2020


Welcome to the first MAILBAG SHOW of the Pelvicpreneur Podcast where you, the listener, sends in questions, and Claire, The Pelvicpreneur happily answers them for you! In this segment, find out what advice and info …

3 - Finding Happiness In Niche Clients

March 3rd, 2020


Are you happy working with all of clients right now? Are you craving more credibility, recognition and financial reward for all that hard work you're …

2 - My Foot Pain Story

March 3rd, 2020


I'm a self-confessed foot nerd, with good reason: I suffered with plantar fasciitis/foot pain for 5+ years. I'm here to share my story. The traditional approach of Physio, calf strengthening, sports massage, Chiro and …

1 - Introduction

February 18th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of The Pelvicpreneur Podcast! So amazing to have you here. Let me take you on a journey from my humble beginnings as a gym instructor, to postnatal fitness expert, to then suffering with …

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