This week we have the awesome Kaye Burrows for our Fit Chick Friday! Earlier this week she guest posted talking about Why You Pee During Your Workout. Check out the post!
Name: Kaye Burrows
BPE and BEd, MuTu ProTM, Hypopressive, multiple Core and Pelvic Floor specializations.
Where to find Kaye:
She trains private clients out of her home. She has a space set-up in her basement where the mamas workout and babies/kids can play. She also runs a group class out of a west end dance gym.
What are your specialties?
Core and Pelvic floor, for sure. This is my passion!
What got you into fitness?
I have always enjoyed moving my body and was an athlete growing up. I played a lot of sports in high school and then played hockey for my university as I got my degrees.
What/Who is your biggest motivation?
Honestly, the women I have met since I had my first baby 6 years ago. I continue to be blown away by amazing women. Some are stay at home moms, some work full time, some are in between but all are literally changing the world for the better by what they do. And yet so many of them don’t feel good in their bodies. They feel defeated because their core and pelvic floor don’t function, feel and look like they would like them too. I feel that the much of the fitness industry really preys on the insecurities that women feel during the pre and postnatal period and so I wanted to offer something different that would empower women to reconnect and reclaim their body.
What got you into to training people?
As I mentioned in the previous answer, I wanted to offer vital information about core and pelvic floor healing and strengthening. My main inspiration was Wendy Powell, the creator of the MuTu System. I definitely checked off a bucket list item when I took her training course last fall in Florida and became a certified MuTu Pro TM.
What are some of your favourite exercises or equipment?
oooh, tough one! I probably love mini-bands the most, because you can do so much with them. I have all of my mamas working on glute (bum) strength to support their core and pelvis and you can really target the glutes when you add a mini-band!
What is your favourite outdoor activity?
Hiking, preferably in our gorgeous Western Canada mountain ranges.
What is your favourite indoor activity?
Sitting by a fire, maybe rolling out some tight muscles or sipping some wine and relaxing.
Any advice you'd like to give to other women?
Learn your body! Our bodies are ever changing, especially during pregnancy and motherhood. Make friends with your body and remember that it wants to feel good just as much as you want it too! And don’t underestimate the role that your core and pelvic floor can play in everything, from how you breathe and stand to how you move in your workouts.