Bernadette Fogarty trained and worked as a nurse and midwife in London in the 1980’s & 90’s. She practised for over twenty five years as a midwife, most recently at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, where she was a community midwifery sister until March 2013. She lives in Kenilworth and established Phys-ogue in 2010.
Bernadette pioneered pregnancy specific fitness classes locally and provided the highly respected “Expectations” and “Wheelie Fit Mums” sessions for eight years. Both groups were designed and developed by her and the first of their kind locally.
Proud to have helped in the changing of attitudes toward perinatal exercise by “normalising” it, she has now moved to working with small private groups and individuals. As a Personal Trainer specialising in pregnancy & postnatal fitness, her programmes continue to be based on sound advice and health guidance. She understands how to help women manage their fitness and exercise in a way that works for them -whatever their pregnancy or postnatal stage, or pre-existing level of fitness. Her real desire to see others succeed, enhances a belief that activity and fitness are valuable investments for long term health and well-being.
FIT & STRONG FOR BIRTH
”AS A MIDWIFE I NEVER FAILED TO BE AMAZED BY THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH, THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN AND THE WONDER OF THE HUMAN BODY.
I NEVER LOST SIGHT OF THE CHALLENGES THAT PREGNANCY AND BIRTH POSE FOR WOMEN AND NOW, AFTER MANY YEARS SPENT WATCHING, WAITING, AND CARING DURING LABOUR, I HAVE COME TO THE FIRM CONCLUSION THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING A WOMAN CAN DO IN PREPARATION FOR BIRTH, IS TO BE AS FIT AND STRONG AS SHE POSSIBLY CAN BE.
IT IS THIS BELIEF THAT MOTIVATES WHAT I DO”
Pregnancy & Postnatal Fitness Consultant.
Registered Personal Trainer.
BSc (Hons) Kings College London.
Bernadette’s fitness qualifications are fully recognised by the NHS. She has enhanced DBS clearance and is also fully registered and insured with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s). Click logo to check Register