Mummy & Me Workout$25- $185
Strengthen, stabilize and energise your body whilst bonding with your baby
Our Mummy & Me Workout class is a great way for you to get back into exercise, whilst bonding with your baby! Bring your baby in your carrier whilst our prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist Anna guides you through a 45 minute workout incorporating full body mobility exercises, low level strength exercises and core work.
All exercises will be safe for diastasis recti and Anna will advise you on personal adjustments if necessary.
After class, we will keep the space open so that you can enjoy a tea, coffee and refreshments whilst your baby has a play and you can catch up with or get to know your classmates ☺
- Classes are on Mondays at 3pm
- Please bring your own exercise mat and baby carrier
- Please ensure your baby carrier is fitted correctly to the front
Registration is essential through Mindbody:
My baby can't hold their head up yet, can I still join?
For mums with younger babies, that can’t hold their head up, Anna will give you moves with less movement. Ensure that your baby can maintain a position where their nasal area isn’t obstructed (2 months+)
When is a class cancelled?
Classes must have a minimum of 3 participants per class to run – otherwise a class will be cancelled and you will be informed ASAP. If we cancel the class, you will be refunded and the class will not be deducted from your package.
I signed up to a class but I can't make it! What is the cancellation policy?
Please let us know within 24 hours if you cant make the class – if you cancel within 24 hours unfortunately you will still be charged/ the class will still be counted within your package. Please see our full Terms & Conditions here.
I'm going on holiday so I won't be able to use up my package in time. Can I do anything?
Please contact us so we can work this out with you!
Why is postnatal exercise so important to do?
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles stretch and expand to allow room for the growing baby. Diastasis Recti occurs when the rectus abdominals (our “six pack” muscles) separate along the midline, leaving the linea alba (soft connective tissue) to protrude through the gap. If left undetected or incorrect exercise prescription is given in early postnatal stages, this can cause a further widening of the gap and leaves the mother with a swollen (pregnant looking) tummy.
Whether you’ve had a natural delivery or a caesarean, the pelvic floor will have been placed under considerable pressure during pregnancy. The muscles weaken and functioning is reduced, which can cause complications such as stress incontinence. Re-educating new mothers to recruit their pelvic floor muscles correctly during exercise is essential; function should be restored before any advances are made in exercise programming. A stronger pelvic floor will also help in rectifying abdominal splitting.
The initial focus in our post-natal classes is on strengthening the deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor (the inner unit) in order to reduce diastasis recti. Weight loss and reduction of a mummy tummy will naturally follow the creation of a stronger core.