Jen De Mel
I’m Jen and I empower women to feel and look their best through a healthy and sustainable approach to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.
I’m so glad you found me!
I’ve been a personal trainer since 2013. I had my baby boy in 2017. I found it challenging to return to my previous level of fitness. I was demotivated and felt ashamed of how much my body and performance had changed, especially when my former personal trainer gave me a gruelling reintroduction to fitness and was so disappointed in my ability and asked “what happened to the old Jen?”
I needed a coach to help me through it and get strong again but I needed that person to be empathetic and understand about sleep deprivation and new priorities, but not let it be an excuse for not stepping up and be the best version of myself and empower me to move forward, one step at a time.
So I became the coach I wanted to have back then, and ever since, I have been helping women who want to get back to fitness or have experienced set-backs after birth from poor body confidence, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse to diastasis recti and postpartum depression.
Read a little bit about my methods below…
The muscles of the core contract and relax in response to breathing. There is a synergy between the muscles of the pelvic floor, the deep core muscles and the diaphragm.
To reconnect with these muscles, we must coordinate our breathing strategies to be able to manage intra-abdominal pressure.
Breathing methods include using optimal functional breathing, hypopressives and the ‘abdominal drawing-in manoeuvre’ to:
– engage the deep core muscles
– progressively overload the deep core muscles
– help heal diastasis recti
– prevent ‘bearing down’ or pushing pressure down on the pelvic floor muscles
– avoiding or reducing the appearance of ‘pressure belly’ which is a rounded lower belly pooch
– reduce abdominal circumference and narrow the waist
– strengthen and release tension in the muscles of the pelvic floor
– balance the autonomic nervous system and improve HRV
We hold our studio to a high standard of cleanliness. We staff a team of pool professionals to ensure the quality and safety of the pool water.
Our filtration system filters the whole body of water 10 times a day and our salt generator is one of the most advanced technology on the market. We are proud to say that we have always successfully passed every Health Inspection since opening our doors.
We believe that Pilates is the path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence. We believe that being in control of your body helps you to be in control of your life.
Our individualized personal training focus on each student’s particular needs. Is personal training right for you?
Our instructors perform hundreds of hours of training to meet teacher standards so they can provide the highest quality workouts.