Emma's Journey 💪🏼
My journey into fitness began in 2020; Lockdown restrictions had been lifted and I was dying to try something new. So, I got into pole fitness and absolutely fell in love with it.
But 2 weeks in… I found out I was pregnant! So I had to stop.
Pregnancy was one big whirlwind, I had a high risk pregnancy with complications, and giving birth was a really awful traumatic time. This led to me experiencing a mental health crisis, I was put under a perinatal mental health team and was in a really awful place with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression & OCD. I had a lot of therapy over 6 months, alongside with different medications, and slowly but surely started to feel a bit more like myself again - but still had so far to go.
I was contacted by my pole fitness instructor about coming back to pole. I was terrified - I had a whole new body, a mum tum, had undergone a c section alongside other surgery from complications, and did not feel in a good place. But somewhere deep down inside, I knew this was the right thing to do.
With the endless support from my instructors we gently got me back into pole fitness and thank GOD I did! I fell right back in love it. And now, I feel stronger than ever, both physically AND mentally. I attend pole when I need an escape, when I need some ‘me’ time. As much as I love my little boy and spending time together, being at pole allows me to feel like Emma again and not just mummy! It gives me something to work towards, it’s a new hobby and it’s something I’m so passionate about. I look the best I’ve ever looked since having my little boy and I feel the best I’ve ever felt too.