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The method and vision

The Glow Method at Home was inspired after we shared an equal frustration about the mixed messages available on the internet to women pre and post natally, the varying standards in post natal classes and that the fact that really specialist post natal recovery was hard to find. We were inspired to create something special to empower women, allowing them to be the healthiest and happiest mums they can be.

We subsequently created The Glow Method at Home sharing our expertise of strengthening, rehabilitation, fitness and pilates.

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Qualifications

  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy- 1st class
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine- Merit
  • Julie Wiebe: Treating and training the female runner
  • POGP Physiotherapy Assessment and Management of Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Julie Wiebe Courses: Piston Science: Module 1: Female Athlete: Ready for impact: Pelvic floor Piston, foundation for Fitness
  • Sports Yoga Accreditation
  • APPI Ante and Post Natal Pilates training
  • APPI Pilates Reformer Certification- Parts 1 and 2
  • Mummy of 2

Member of:

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI)
  • Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)

I’m Jo. Im a sports medicine physiotherapist with a special interest in womens health, female athletes and pre/post natal rehabilitation. I am also a qualified pilates teacher based in Cardiff, UK. After graduating in physiotherapy in 2005 I went on to complete a MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine, leading me to work in professional sport for over a decade, specialising in core stability rehabilitation and injury prevention.

In 2015 I had my daughter who was 9lb 7oz. After an assisted birth, I was really shocked at how I felt post natally, not only in terms of some of the symptoms I experienced but more so that the routine rehabilitation processes that I applied to every other injury just seemed to not exist for women post natally. There was a real culture of “just get on with it”. It was only after a failed returning to running attempt that I had the light bulb moment that of course I need to prepare my pelvic floor and core system for returning to impact, just like I would prepare my hamstring if I had torn it. This allowed me to get back into running and complete a marathon without unpleasant symptoms that had once plagued me. I went on to have my son in 2018, who was 10lb 11oz and had an entirely different pre and postnatal experience by using my rehabilitation strategies which of course boosted my self esteem and overall happiness at the same time.

I was lucky enough to meet Betsan who shared my passion that women are given the best knowledge to support them through pregnancy and beyond to reach their functional goals and we subsequently created The Glow Method at Home.

Betsan

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Qualifications

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Pre/Postnatal Exercise specialist: The Lotus Method, San Francisco
  • Burrell Education: Advanced CPD In modern postnatal assessment, Core Restore and Functional Exercise Programming
  • Burrell Education: Natal Strength Programming
  • LEVEL 3 YMCA Certification in Pregnancy Postnatal Exercise Instruction
  • JULIE WIEBE: Piston science 1 and 2
  • HALEY SHEVENER SNATCH: A female inclusive approach to kettle bell training
  • HALEY SHEVENER: POP and uplifting guide and POP Running
  • BA Sports Studies
  • Wife, mummy of 2

I'm Betsan a pre/postnatal strength training exercise specialist working in Cardiff. My journey to The Glow Method at Home started a few months after my first son was born.

I graduated in 2005 with a Sports Science degree and my love of all physical activity and sport lead me to qualify, and spend 11 years as a girls’ games teacher, motivated every day to inspire a love of sports and physical activity in the girls’ I taught. A competitive athlete, I represented my country and played sport at a high level for many years. I skied, surfed, joined in all kinds of exercise classes and ran half marathons for fun. After my son was born, with no idea about my pelvic floor and abdominal wall, I presumed I would ‘bounce’ back to my old life and exercise habits. 5 weeks after my baby was born I spent a weekend skiing. It was this weekend that gave me the wake up call that any other kind of trauma or injury is currently treated with more respect, and rehabbed more appropriately than birth.

The ski weekend (and it’s fall out) inspired a passion in me to figure out how to rehab my body properly, and so that it was stronger than ever before. It also allowed me to completely relate to ‘wanting to feel normal again, and wanting your old body back’. I really understand pushing yourself physically because everything feels ok. My passion for the last 2 years has been to perfect a method that empowers women to feel like themselves again in a progressive, safe, but most importantly sweaty and motivational way.

I trained and worked in The Lotus Method, San Fransisco, CA in a pre/postnatal personal training company which was leading the field with their education programme and forward thinking attitude. I loved seeing women stay fit, happy, and aches and pains free during pregnancy and then go on to rehab appropriately, empowered with knowledge postpartum.

Since returning to the UK I’ve immersed myself in training courses that are forward thinking, observed other experts, worked day to day with pre/postnatal women on their fitness goals and have strived to become as highly specialist as possible.

About a year ago I founded The Glow Method, a mix of all the best of the training and experience I’ve gained both in California and the UK.

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The Glow Method at Home is set to revolutionise post natal recovery in the UK and wider. We don’t just think our programme will safely rehab your core, pelvic floor and body post baby, we passionately believe it will make you feel energised, stronger and more connected with your body than ever before.

Designed exclusively by mums and for mums, the programme will give you access the best and most up to date information and guidance abut your core and pelvic floor rehab, allowing you to reach your functional and exercise goals.