MummyFIT Expert Panel

Our expert Health and Fitness panel are here to pass on their expertise

MummyFIT is designed by Mummies and led by Experts to offer you guidance and support throughout your MummyFIT pre and post natal fitness and nutrition journey.  Our panel is made up of both industry and healthcare experts to provide you with the most up to date knowledge ensuring that you get the most out of your MummyFIT Experience.  Each member of our panel writes a monthly blog based around topics discussed amongst our MummyFIT Mummies, to further improve your knowledge and overall health and well being.  If you have any questions for our panel, big or small, please drop us an email and we will be more than happy to help.

Jenny Drage

Owner and Founder

Jenny Drage

I have always had a passion for Health and Fitness and truly appreciate the benefits and results the right nutrition and exercise programme can give to you when it becomes your way of life. After 12 years of working in sales and marketing within the healthcare industry and the birth of my 2nd child, I setup MummyFIT to help Mums feel good about themselves during an exciting but challenging time in their lives.

I am passionate about passing on my knowledge, expertise and experience as a Mum to MummyFIT members to help them achieve their goals and dreams.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions very soon.

  • BEng (Hons)
  • CIM
  • L3 Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist
  • L3 Personal Trainer
  • ITEC Diploma in Nutrition

    Nichola Ludlam-Raine

    Specialist Registered Dietician

    Nichola Ludlam-Raine

    Nichola is a Registered Dietitian, award winning health blogger at nicsnutrition.com and qualified personal trainer with certificates in pre and post natal fitness. She works for the NHS as well as privately and has over 10 years of experience specialising in the areas of weight loss and maternal health.

    Nichola regularly appears on the BBC Breakfast Sofa as well as other nutrition related shows and is the consultant dietitian for popular television production companies. You can follow her on social media: @nicsnutrition and @mummynutrition.

    Nichola has created the template and guidelines we provide to all of our MummyFIT mummies that take part in our post natal nutriton program.

    • Registered Dietitian
    • Level 3 PT
    • BSc hons PGDip MSc

    Tamsin Brooks

    Pelvic Physiotherapist

    Tamsin Brooks

    Tamsin Studied in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992. 

    She is a specialist in the field of women's health and is highly skilled in the assessment, management and treatment of complex and chronic pelvic pain, ante/postnatal musculoskeletal and gynaecological complaints and scar tissue mobilisation. 

    Tamsin teaches this specialism nationally at postgraduate level and is an active member of the POGP (Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists)

    Tamsin joins Team MummyFIT as an advisor and educator for our franchise owners and current MummyFIT trainers.  We are delighted to have Tamsin as part of our expert panel! 

    • BSc (Hons) MCSP HPC

      Jo Midgley

      MummyFIT Franchise Owner

      Jo Midgley

      Proud Owner of our first U.K Franchise MummyFIT Luton, Jo joins our MummyFit team with over 19 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

      Having worked across many roles including Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and General Manager and being a mum of two she truly knows the difficulties of balancing fitness, health and nutrition throughout pregnancy and post partum.

      We're delighted to welcome Jo into the team to run her own business in the South of the U.K and support our mums and mums to be! 

      If you would like to contact Jo direct please click on her contact details.

      • Advanced Personal Trainer
      • Level 3 PPNE
      • Nutrition Diploma

      Nina Meads

      Franchise Owner MummyFIT

      Nina Meads

      Nina is the owner of MummyFIT Harrogate - our second UK franchise. 


      Working as a journalist for more than 12 years, Nina began her journey into the fitness industry following the birth of her first child in 2013. After realising there was a worrying lack of information about how to exercise safely both during pregnancy and postpartum, she was determined to pursue a career as a personal trainer, specialising in pre and postnatal fitness.
      Alongside her work as a pre and postnatal trainer, Nina is a huge fan of group training and has run a series of outdoor bootcamps, as well as a variety of classes and she is currently a coach at F45 Harrogate. 


      As a mum and step-mum to three children, Nina is no stranger to juggling work, training and family. After regularly exercising during her last pregnancy and post-birth, she is extremely passionate about helping and encouraging other mums to do the same. She is also a major advocate of the social and mental-health benefits of exercise for pre and post-natal mums.

      • Level 3 Personal Trainer
      • Level 3 PPNE

      Kelly Panks

      MummyFIT Franchise Owner

      Kelly Panks

      Kelly is the proud owner of MummyFIT South Yorkshire.

      After attending mummyFIT with the youngest of her 3 children her passion for fitness grew and she wanted to develop her skills and inspire more Mummes and Mummies-to-be to exercise.

      As a Mummy of 3 she totally understands the importance of keeping fit for physical and mental well-being.

      She’s been teaching for MummyFIT UK for the last two years and looks forward to this new exciting opportunity and welcoming new Mummies and Babies to the MummyFIT family.

      If you wish to contact Kelly just click on the details on the left hand side. 

      • PPNE Level 3

      Cheryl DeSilva

      MummyFIT Franchise Owner

      Cheryl DeSilva

      I’ve worked in the exercise industry for over 13 years, everything from gym floor, group fitness, Personal Training to working for the NHS. I’m REPS level 3 qualified and have held my pre-& post-natal qualification for 9 years. Having worked for MummyFIT as a trainer since April 2018, I’m so excited now to have the opportunity of running the MummyFIT Cheshire Franchise.

      I’m a mum of two to Jenson and Freya, so I know what it’s like fitting exercise in to a hectic and unpredictable schedule. But I also know the buzz and benefits you get from nailing a workout with your fellow mummy friends beside you!

      If I’m not teaching a MummyFIT class, you’ll find me ferrying the kids to swim or the farm (or Costa) or teaching a Les Mills BodyPump or BodyCombat class.

      I look forward to seeing you and your little one(s) at a session soon!

      • BSC(hons) Sport and Exercise Science
      • Level 3 PPNE
      • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
      • Les Mills Group Exercise Instructor

      Lucy Francis

      MummyFIT Franchise Owner

      Lucy Francis

      I joined MummyFIT after the birth of my first baby after becoming frustrated with the lack of good quality exercise options both during my pregnancy and post partum. I missed my tough sweaty classes, I didn’t want to have to leave my baby in a crèche and I felt uncomfortable with my post partum body. I felt abandoned and with no hope of getting my exercise kicks ... until MummyFIT found me in the cafe of my local gym. 

      From that point on it was a revelation! I could exercise (hard, or gentle) with my baby and socialise with other new likeminded mums. MummyFIT quickly became a passion and I realised that I wanted to help other Mummies achieve their health and fitness goals too. 

      As a mum to Ivy and a stepmum to Lily, Josh and Ben - all with their own extra curriculars and sports! - I know how hectic family life can be and how often us mums put the needs of everyone else before our own. MummyFIT is about helping Mummies balance fitness, health and nutrition with the daily demands of “Mummy” and give us Mummies the me time that we need and deserve. 

      When I’m not MummyFITting or taxiing my gang around, you can probably find me and my husband at some sort of sports event (rugby, cricket, football!) or I’ll be in the kitchen magicking up some culinary delight. I can’t wait to welcome you to one of my classes and start your amazing MummyFIT journey - see you soon! 

      • Level 3 Personal Trainer
      • Level 3 PPNE

      Emma Gibson

      MummyFIT Franchise Owner

      Emma Gibson

      I was a Science teacher and Head of Science for 10 years prior to chasing my dreams and retraining as a Personal Trainer. So I am no stranger to fitting a workout in around two young children, working and studying.

      I understand just how challenging it can be to make time for yourself to train. I’m so excited that I am now in a position to make that juggle a little easier for my fellow mums as MummyFIT East Leeds and Hull launches at the start of 2021.   

      I believe the benefits of exercise particularly mental health benefits during pregnancy and in the postnatal period are so often overlooked. I find the best way to clear my mind and catch my breath is a workout, so if you’ve ever lost me you’ll find me on a spin bike, in the pool or at a CrossFit class taking some time to myself.

      • Bsc (Hons) Biology
      • Level 3 Personal Trainer
      • Level 3 PPNE

      Alex Drage

      Franchise Manager and MummyFIT Trainer

      Alex Drage

      BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy, CIM

      I started with MummyFIT in 2017.  After 10 years in sales and marketing working within the medical industry I wanted to follow my passion of health, fitness and exercise and find a better balance with my family and two boys Lucas and Charlie.

      With an extensive sporting background including a Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and a qualified pre and post natal fitness specialist, I am on hand to offer support and guidance for the members and design and adapt sessions to each individual accordingly.

      When I'm not at my desk I can be found teaching both MummyFIT and MummyFIT PRO sessions across the U.K and helping our ever growing team of franchise owners build their own MummyFIT empire. 

      • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
      • CIM
      • Level 3 PPNE

      Dom Jolly

      Sports Science Consultant

      Dom Jolly

      I’m a Personal Trainer, Sport Scientist and aspiring Strength and Conditioning Coach as well as teaching MummyFIT PRO sessions. Within these roles I’ve worked with a huge variety of clientele and particularly enjoy looking at ways to optimise our training adaptations and improving sports performance.

      This includes working with clients who have never undertaken exercise before. I work with clients looking for a variety of goals including losing body fat, improve general fitness, improve strength, increase muscle mass, and improve their marathon and iron man times.

      I'm here to help bring new training ideas, concepts and workouts to the MummyFIT Pre and Post natal sessions across the U.K. 

      • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science
      • BSc (Hons) Human Biology

        Dr. Frances Cundill

        Doctor

        Dr. Frances Cundill

        MBCHB (Hons) in Medicine and Surgery & BSc (1st class Hons) in Sports Science in Relation to Medicine.

        I am a busy mum of three young children who knows what it is like to live life as a balancing act. I have been working as a doctor for 9 years and have almost completed my GP training, so as a doctor, know how vital exercise is for mind and body. I joined MummyFIT after having my second daughter as I knew that I wanted to get fit, meet other like minded mums but most importantly enjoy being active again whilst having my baby with me. I got so many benefits from it that I will soon be returning to MummyFIT classes again, after the birth of my third child.