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About Polly Simpkins

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]22 (6)Welcome to Bump and Beyond.

My name is Polly Simpkins and I am founder of Bump and Beyond. I am a Mum of two and I have always enjoyed taking part in exercise since a young age from playing tennis, to using the gym and setting myself challenges such as: London and New York Marathons and more recently generally keeping myself fit by running and taking part in regular exercise.

When I became pregnant for the first time with my daughter, I was very unsure about what exercises I should and shouldn’t do, I found there was conflicting advice and guidance around and very little on offer in terms of exercise classes for pregnant ladies and new mums. I therefore found that I started to do less exercise and was very cautious about what I did.
With my following pregnancy I was determined to find the correct exercises to suit me during and after having my son.
The whole experience of being pregnant and having babies is magical, but I learnt that it’s so important to look after your body and know the correct guidelines and recommendations for exercising.

I wanted to share my experience and knowledge that I learnt with other mums-to-be and new mums, so I studied for further qualifications and attended various courses to qualify me as a Pre and Postnatal Exercise Specialist and set up Bump and Beyond as a result.

I have worked for the last eighteen years in Sports development, Public Health and developing health and physical activity initiatives.  I have worked with high risk cardiac patients and individuals with varying health conditions and chronic illnesses in prescribing them exercise to improve their health and wellbeing. I’m passionate about exercise, physical activity and nutrition and want to pass on all it’s benefits to those who attend Bump and Beyond.

My aim is to provide specialist exercise and nutritional programmes to Pregnant women and mums that are safe, effective, structured and fun which will meet the needs of women in their various stages of motherhood, where I can offer advice and guidance in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Below is a list of my qualifications I have gained over the years.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]

Qualifications:

[/fusion_text][checklist icon=”fa-chevron-right” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”13px” class=”” id=””][li_item icon=””]BSc (Hons) Sport and Health Sciences[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Level 3 Award in designing Pre and Postnatal Exercise Programmes[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Level 3 Personal Trainer [/li_item][li_item icon=””]Modern Pregnancy Exercise CPD Course[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Modern Post Natal Exercise CPD Course[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Level 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Level 3 GP Exercise Referral Instructor[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Level 2 Fitness Instructor[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Core Training Course[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Nutrition and Weight Management Course[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Eat4Health Instructor[/li_item][li_item icon=””]MUMMY OF TWO![/li_item][li_item icon=””]Emergency First Aid trained [/li_item][li_item icon=””]Defibrillator trained[/li_item][li_item icon=””]Insured[/li_item][/checklist][/two_third][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”double solid” sep_color=”#f18fc6″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”testimonial-header” id=””]Testimonials[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Karen” avatar=”image” image=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/quote.png” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/testimonials/” target=”_self”]Whilst pregnant with my first son I approached Polly to help me maintain my fitness in the lead up to his birth. After this, when I was ready we started to work on regaining my pre pregnancy shape and tone. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with, a mum herself, she knew exactly how I was feeling and was sensitive to my post pregnancy body insecurities. Within weeks I was feeling more confident in my own skin thanks to her guidance and tuition. I’ve recently had my second child and am looking forward to working with her again. Exercise can be daunting for a new Mum but Polly’s classes and one on one training make it a lot easier! [/testimonial][/testimonials][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Sarah” avatar=”image” image=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/quote.png” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/testimonials/” target=”_self”]Polly has helped me regain my pre baby body after I had my first baby last year. I found the exercises good fun and found I worked all the parts of my body that needed working with fantastic results! Polly is very knowledgeable about pre and postnatal fitness and is very careful about not letting you overdo it and will always make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly. I got my figure back really quickly and my body feels much stronger and fitter than it did before. [/testimonial][/testimonials][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”Mary” avatar=”image” image=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/quote.png” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”http://www.bumpandbeyond.org.uk/testimonials/” target=”_self”]I have been on one of Polly’s weight management programmes and in 9 weeks I have lost nearly a stone in weight and have learnt how to eat more healthily, learnt different types of exercises which suit me and have enjoyed exercising again! I’m so pleased with the results – I never thought I would be able to shift my last bit of weight I gained after having my children! 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