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Falls Prevention workout

(for use in the home )

Hello to you all 😊👍🏻

Jessica and I have been creating again and now have some helpful advice and a couple of little videos to share with you. If you do not have use for them, please share with an elderly family member or a neighbour, or someone who it could help support through these tough and somewhat isolating times.

Please make sure that the recipient watches the Intro first, as we have made the workout doable on a daily basis, but no one wants to have an Intro explanation of it every time 😁😂 All our videos that we send through these Blog updates are free and downloadable so please download them to your device and have them to hand for when they are needed…..

You can see all our free videos on our YouTube Channel

This is the short Intro!
Here is the daily routine to help stay strong and on your feet without becoming more unstable and weaker. If you were part of a Falls Prevention class before this COVID-19 Pandemic started, you may have only been able to attend a class once per week; now you can use this on a daily basis to really help you regain the strength and mobility to stay more independent.

“It’s been Raining” 

Jessica and I went for an adventurous walk in the torrential rain the other day and were so excited that our dogs had new waterproof togs to keep them dry, but what was hilarious was that we put on our wet gear, only to find out that we were drenched within seconds; not only were our clothes totally absorbent to the rain, but also we looked very hunched and cold. If only our patients could have seen our “Postures” then!!! 😁

So the moral of our short story is, there is no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing…. Please invest in clothing that keeps you dry and warm and your beautiful “upright Posture” will not be compromised. Autumn and winter are wonderful seasons and the colours and fresh air make us feel amazing, so get out there and spoil yourselves and not just your Pooches.

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Please feedback to us on what you would like help with, as we want to serve you in the best way possible, we love helping and we would like to give you what you need…… Text us, we love hearing from you….Love and Energy

Liz and Jessica XXX

Minnie and Boo

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Better Sleep this Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. It’s not only beautiful, but we are also preparing to cope with the winter months. As with everything, preparation is the key !

Today we are giving you a short video to show you the best way to set up your body and align whilst you sleep, but there are many other things to take into consideration and factor in!

What is the best way to prepare for a good night’s sleep?

Getting in the right frame of mind to settle down for the night and letting go of all the lists of things that are currently occupying your thoughts. Below is the information to work through and make sure you get the most effective sleep, so that you can enjoy your waking hours with more vitality and enthusiasm.

A short but concise video for a good nights sleep. Banish the aches and pains!

Here is our special “Getting Ready for a Good Night’s Sleep” check list. Try to cover as much of it as you can, but we do appreciate you are always doing your best.

  • “You are not just your back”
  • You are a physical being! And your body is like the temple you set up home in.
  • Look around your home, right now, is it in good order? Is there different spaces in your home, places that encourage different activities, emotions, feelings?
    • The Kitchen/Dining room is usually for conversation and chatter or creating wonderful goodies.
    • The Lounge is for relaxing, resting or being entertained by the big box (TV) or a book shelf for reading or quiet reflection.
    • The Bathroom – a long soak in a relaxing bath or a quick shower to freshen up and re-energise!

You get the idea.. Your home is a well lived-in and organised space. You know what each part needs, and what makes it more comfortable for living in.

So, what about your temple?

How do you nurture this space that you live in?
(I will expand each topic over time!)
Is it well rested?
Do you sleep well?

Do you go to bed at a reasonable time? (10ish)

Do you walk into your bedroom and feel a sense of calm and literally feel your body sigh as if saying- “Great! Time to close down” ?

Sleep is imperative to healing. A good night’s sleep, preceded by good amounts of Melatonin (the sleep hormone) .. may sound something like this:

You stopped eating at around 6-7 pm, and only had water to drink since then, so you are hydrated, but not saturated or you will be waking up to go to the loo.

Then your body can work on regenerating the body’s joints, muscles, digestive system, skin, immune system, fascia – it can really focus as you relax and drift off to sleep! How wonderful!

There are many ways to improve sleep routines and help you out of any bad habits- change is never easy, but often it is necessary.

15 ways to improve poor sleep patterns.

  • If you have any current worries, write them all down in a pad and really allow yourself to let go and give it (the worry) to the paper.
  • Stop watching TV, iPad/Tablet, Phone, or blue light products 60 minutes before bed.
  • Do not charge your phone in your room, or at least away from your bed and out of reach, where the light won’t disturb you – unless you are on call, then that’s a different matter.
  • Have an old-fashioned alarm clock. Once you are used to waking at a certain time, your body clock will wake you anyway! Your body is so clever, it learns about you and your wants far easier than any computer.. (avoid setting multiple alarms or hitting the snooze button as this also sets up a bad energy pattern for the day). “The 5 Second Rule” a book by Mel Robbins is amazing at changing habits like this one! You can get the book or the audible version.
  • Make sure the room is not too warm – this will keep you turning all night. The body cools in sleep; that’s why when you have a nap, you can often feel cold for a short while after waking.
  • There should be proper window cover or black out blinds; so many studies have shown how any light (including a torch held over the leg) can cause waking and disturbed sleep. This has even been linked to breast cancer in ladies. So a nice dark room is best.
  • Noise, we are mostly extremely good at keeping our ears open, even at night, so if you are a light sleeper (I am, this I believe was due to being a single parent). Use ear plugs, if it is safe to do so; they block out so much other noise – you may have a partner who snores.. or maybe you are the snorer?!
  • If you or your partner snores, you need to practice nose breathing – we will cover this later.
  • If you read before bed, you don’t want over stimulation (horror, thriller, or even arousal) before sleep, so read something more factual in the last 30 mins .
  • Bathing before bed in a warm (not too hot) bath with 3-4 cups full of magnesium salts/flakes – soak for 20 mins, maybe add some of your favourite relaxing music, candles etc..
  • Spray you pillows with lavender oil and water- this is super easy to make and ensures a good rest.
  • The mattress should be less than 8 years old and turned regularly. You are on it for a long time (6-8 hours) so it is extremely important that it is comfortable.
  • Bedding – try to use as much natural fibres as possible and again don’t over heat the body. Maybe, if you are able to, you can have a window open for some fresh circulation of air (if it’s not too noisy outside). Having a plant in your bedroom is also good for oxygen levels.
  • Sleep with pillows – see my video for optimal sleeping position. If you get everything else right, this is like the icing on the cake and possibly the most important one to follow for your body. It is scientifically proven that laying on the left hand side decreases the discomfort of GERD or acid reflux.
  • Use meditation or visualisation techniques as you drift off to sleep – picture joy, happiness, gratitude and love “No matter what’s gone on in the day”, bring peace and joy at night – let go of all fears, worries, arguments and allow healing to take place.

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious”

Thomas Edison

Thank you so much for reading, watching and supporting us, please give us feedback and ask us what you would like information on and we will do our best to deliver, we love helping YOU. 👊❤

Love and energy as always
Liz and Jessica XX


Back Fit! App

Now on Apple iOS and Android!
6 Week ‘Better Back, Better Life, Better YOU’ Challenge!

HOW EXCITING! 😁

 Are you suffering from Back Pain and is it affecting the way you live your life ?
 How are you supposed to live your most amazing life, if you are in constant fear of your back  pain. 😱

Is it actually possible to live a full, active and amazing life without back pain, frustration, exhaustion and anger, at not being able to move freely throughout life, without becoming “an angry bear”?! 🤯 

I bet you’ve tried medication, manipulation/therapy and exercise routines… And nothing has quite worked for you, right?

Maybe you have had short term relief and then find yourself straight back in the chronic pain cycle?

How do you find the ⏰ TIME ⏰ for yourself and your needs… if you’re a parent, wife, husband, grandparent or carer and have a full time job?

How do you justify spending money on an expensive gym membership if you barely go?

 😨 Why is it so nerve-racking to ‘trust again’ thinking that maybe someone can really help you? Maybe because you have been let down so many times and failing to achieve your desired results?

Is the constant battle to physically live your best life really worth it?

Can you really get Back Fit without going through a world of Pain.

🤔 Is your Back Pain affecting the way you think and feel about the future? Has it stolen your dreams?

🤔 Do you even have the willpower to keep going?

🤔Is your pain stopping you from interacting, playing sports or having fun with the family?

🤔 Do you manage to fit exercise in? Do you even make time for yourself?

🤔 Is your Pain preventing you from going to work or affecting your ability to work because of your lack of focus, due to the pain?

🤔 Are you sick of saying NO to opportunities, because of your pain?

🤔 Are you sick of too much advice and nothing seems to work for you?

STOP! JUST STOP. 🤯 

If any (or all) of the above questions run through your head… day after day… I might be able to help.

 Hey, it’s Elizabeth here… 👋 

And, while I don’t claim to know it all, I HAVE helped Hundreds of Back Pain sufferers transform their body & life by creating a sustainable step by step action plan, using my experience and knowledge gained over the past 30 years. We now call them “Back Fit Warriors” 💪

 And yet… 

Not that long ago, up to 16 years ago, I was in your shoes.

Those early days were rough, as a single mum, Personal Trainer and Therapist, I really felt I was failing. I had severe Back Pain and Stress Incontinence. Which of course I had to hide from my professional life.

 I’d take a step forward, only to take three more back. I was drowning in desperation at not being able to cope with daily chores, let alone being physically active with friends and family.

So, if what you are going through right now sounds similar… 

Let me give you a road map, so that you stop hitting dead ends or getting lost on back roads, and instead take the fast lane to a Super Fit Back that allows you to live a life you can be proud of. 

Let me show you how you can create a  “Better Back, Better Life, Better YOU”  💪

 👇 Here is what I’m proposing. 👇

 I’ve had a TONNE of Back Pain sufferers reach out to me asking for my help.

So I had this crazy idea to build a step-by-step plan to guide you from a world filled with Back Pain to living and moving with confidence and ease in just 6 weeks.  No fluff. No messing around, just a simple plan to take you from Back Pain to Back Fit, living your most amazing life, with more confidence, energy and maybe even dream again…

✅ How can you become part of our online BackFit Warrior Community with access to our 6-week course of guided Pilates routines, isometrics, stretches, strength-building exercises, motivational meditations and other tips to help you free yourself and achieve a ‘Better Back, Better Life, Better YOU’👉

Simply install our new Back Fit! App on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone, or go to
this link for more details.
(NOTE: The app title to search for is Back Fit! with the exclamation mark)

 Love and Energy Elizabeth and Jessica

Back Fit! App now available on Android

Back Fit! app icon

(NOTE – search for the app with an exclamation mark: Back Fit!)

The Back Fit! app, allowing you to get all the expertise, coaching and support from Liz and Jess at Back Fit Clinical Therapies on your own smartphone, to improve your posture, strengthen your back, and stay motivated, is now available on Google Play.

‘Better back, Better Life, Better YOU!’

6 Week Challenge, Including:

  • Visualisations and guided meditations with coach Clair Cox, to empower your personal transformational journey, for daily use.
  • Nutritional advice and some great recipes to really maximise your results.
  • Your own community social group, you are all in this together!
  • Workouts and tools to empower yourself, in your pocket for use anytime, anywhere.
  • Access to all new content, and the exclusive Community to hold you accountable and create long term results.

Get Back Fit with your body and your life! Have you suffered with:

  • Back pain,
  • Injury to your back
  • Lost the ability to live a normal life due to weakness in your back.

Top back specialist and training professional Elizabeth, is here to help you restore your back, with strength and flexibility exercises that will also increase your overall vitality.

This is an educational back and body App designed to empower you and put you back in the driving seat of your life.

The aim is to give you the tools and the fun to enjoy and understand the key principles of core to global body health.

Elizabeth is so passionate about helping people achieve their goals and aspirations, when it comes to health and fitness. With over 30 years experience, she is now using this expertise to help you at home.

As a Physical Therapist, Pilates teacher and Personal Trainer, she has the skills to help you build an awesome core to protect the spine, whilst guiding you to get functionally fit.

Elizabeth’s ethos is
“Perfect Posture Promotes Peak Performance”


Get your life back with Back Fit…
Download the App now and let’s get started.

Our new Chair Pilates video.

We’ve created this, with the less able-bodied person in mind, so if you struggle getting up and down to or from the floor, this is an ideal way for you to exercise your body, strengthening your core and your back, all from your chair!

Please enjoy! If you do, please feed back to us so we can create more like this for you. 😀

Beginner Chair Pilates
This is very basic. We will add to this, but we are releasing it to see how many people can utilise it.

What you need for the Class.

  • Some water to drink 😉
  • A band
  • A laptop/iPad/tablet to watch from, or a smart TV, so that you can see it
  • A cushion or a ball

Please try to do this routine every day, or at least 4 times a week, build it in like brushing your teeth, it’s definitely as important. 😂

Online Consultations

Please do not forget that we now offer one to one online consultations, so we are still here to help and have already been working with patients in pain to relieve the symptoms remotely. How? you ask…..
We use all the tools we have and even instruct people within your own home to assist with the treatment, it works brilliantly and we are doing it all for Donations only until the 17th April, so give it a go. Also if you know someone who is suffering, or you think we could help, please share 😊

Next Newsletter

In the next episode we will be doing a complete posture video for anyone who is missing my nagging and needs a little reminder 👀

Check out our NEW Facebook page and give us a like, as we are updating it regularly, its a great way for us to stay in touch and for us to keep providing little tips and clips for massage and Pilates.

Love and Energy from Liz and Jessica x
Please send us what you’ve been up to, we love hearing from everyone, we’re missing you all!

Stay Safe, see you soon xx

Here is your first Pilates Class with us.

This is our gift to you, to relieve some stress in these strange times. Whilst you have the time on your hands, why not increase your back strength and function, at the same time as helping you feel great and toning your lovely body.

This is the Prelude to the full class, it will give you the foundation to class 1. You need to follow this video first and you can watch it before doing it with me, if you like, it’s only 10 minutes 😁

Beginner Pilates 1
This is it, its not perfect editing, as we are learning on the go, but it is very interactive and fun, even a little funny, especially the end!
This will with practice and dedication, create a strong, healthy and functional body. Pilates main aim is to strengthen the back and after years of doing and teaching it, I know it works.

What you need for the Class.

  • Some water to drink 😉
  • Enough space to lay down fully stretched
  • A mat that will support your body (couple of bath towels)
  • A laptop/iPad/tablet to watch from or a smart TV, so that you can see it
  • A hand towel as a prop for head or back

Please try to do this routine every day, or at least 4 times a week, build it in like brushing your teeth, its definitely as important, and the next class is coming soon and you want to be ready 😂

Online Consultations

Please do not forget that we now offer one to one online consultations, so we are still here to help and have already been working with patients in pain to relieve the symptoms remotely. How? you ask…..
We use all the tools we have and even instruct people within your own home to assist with the treatment, it works brilliantly and we are doing it all for Donations only until the 17th April, so give it a go. Also if you know someone who is suffering, or you think we could help, please share 😊

Next Newsletter

In the next episode we will be doing a complete posture video for anyone who is missing my nagging and needs a little reminder 👀

Check out our NEW Facebook page and give us a like, as we are updating it regularly, its a great way for us to stay in touch and for us to keep providing little tips and clips for massage and Pilates.

Love and Energy from Liz and Jessica x
Please send us what you’ve been up to, we love hearing from everyone, we’re missing you all!

Stay Safe, see you soon xx

Welcome to the new Back Fit Clinical Therapies site!

“We treat the cause, not just the symptoms”We are very pleased to announced the launch of our brand new Back Fit Clinical Therapies website!  It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here.

Check out the rest of the posts on our blog here. More will be coming your way soon.

Are you currently experiencing an issue with pain or discomfort?  Take a look at the list of treatments we offer here.

Have a question for us? We’d love to hear from you, give us a bell or send us a message.

Love and energy,
Liz and Jessica x

Time to slow down and enjoy the season?

Hopefully we now have sunny days urging us to think more about Mediterranean style eating?  By this I mean eating in a relaxed manner, preferably with good company; and savouring the flavours of fresh food.  How you eat at every meal can dramatically alter your digestion.

So out with eating on the hop or at your desk, watching TV, reading, having an argument or simply not enjoying the food.

In with pleasant aromas, convivial conversations or fond memories, enjoying textures and attractive crockery or flowers on the table – making eating a sensory pleasure.

It has been suggested (Julian Baggini, Welcome to Everytown a journey into the English mind) that us English are very out of touch with good eating, in both the quality of food and our eating styles.  We have lost (or maybe never had?)  the social function of food.  Excuses are easy in a fast life but just maybe it is time to slow down a little, enjoy some simple pleasures and find new ones.  And benefit from better digestion and vigour, leading to more productivity.  Win Win !

Love and energy,
Liz and Jessica x