Pregnancy and Post Natal Training

Since having my son in February 2017, training throughout my pregnancy and then returning to fitness soon after,  has made me realise how important it is for new mums and pregnant mums to remain fit and healthy before and after their pregnancy. I had a c-section with my little boy and was back to the gym after 6 weeks, prior to the 6 weeks I was walking a lot and healed very quickly. I put this down to being very fit and healthy throughout my pregnancy. I am now expecting my 2nd baby due in March 2019. I plan to continue with my exercise regime (change intensity as I progress through the trimesters) for as long as feels comfortable.

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This picture shows progression over a 10 month period. Photo on the left was taken 8 weeks after birth. Photo on the right was taken 10 months after having my son. Getting into this condition took time and patience. The way the media displays celebrities beach body ready only 12 weeks after having a baby is not realistic neither safe. If you are a new mummy remember to be patient; it took 9 months to make your bundle of joy so expect it to take 9 months to get back to pre baby weight.

I am a fully qualified Pre and Post Natal Fitness instructor and aim to help pregnant ladies/new mums embark on their fitness journey safely and effectively. I can help you with;

  • Preparation for labour

  • Gain key muscle strength to aid labour

  • Education around adequate pelvic floor exercises

  • Nutrition during pregnancy and post natal

  • Restore core strength in the post natal period

  • Help gain adequate alignment and posture

There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy and in the post natal period. Here are just a few of the reasons why exercising can help you and your baby.

  • Strengthen muscles thus aid/prepare for labour

  • Increase pelvic floor and core strength

  • Better posture and alignment

  • Shorter labour

  • Increase mood

  • Increase quality of sleep

  • Quick recovery time after birth

My Pre and Post Natal Qualifications:

*Pre and Post Natal Fitness Trainer with Discovery Learning UK.

*Advanced Post natal training with Burrell Education.

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I understand it can be very difficult for new mums to juggle fitness and life especially when they are so busy with getting to terms with a new baby. I offer various post natal classes in Leamington Spa whereby you can bring your baby along and exercise safely.

THIS MUM CAN…OUTSIDE CLASS

This summer I teamed up with UKA coach Faye Barr to deliver this small group post natal class. The class involved very low impact outdoor cardiovascular exercise, core restore exercises and circuit based training. This class has took a break now over the winter months and will commence again late spring 2019

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Will return spring 2019…

THIS MUM CAN…INDOORS CLASS

Post natal Fitness class suitable for mums after they have had 6/8 week check with doctor. All clients attending this class must attend a consultation and screening with me to ensure they are ready to embark on exercise post baby.

The class is 45 minutes at St.Chads Centre Bishops Tachbrook. The class focuses on core (including pelvic floor) restore, strengthening key muscles, posture and alignment using functional movements. The aim of the class is to give all new mums a strong foundation in order to embark on daily activity without any pelvic floor or core problems. In addition, to increase body confidence, self image and meet new other like minded mummies. Please feel free to bring your baby along to class.

The class runs for 8 week terms. Next 8 week term starts January 3rd 2019.

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 My lovely mummies looking strong at my Thursday afternoon indoor post natal class.

My lovely mummies looking strong at my Thursday afternoon indoor post natal class.

Post Natal Personal Training Package

Core Restore

Have you just had a baby? Unsure what exercises are safe to do? Want to strengthen core muscles ? Want to lose those extra baby weight pounds?

This 6 week post natal personal training package is suitable for mums in their early stages of the post natal period. The aim of this programme is to help you gain core and pelvic floor strength. This programme will include various functional movements that can help day-to-day activity as a busy mummy, whilst strengthening key muscles post baby. I will also spend time with you discussing nutrition and coping mechanisms to help you with your busy family lives. Please bring along your baby to the sessions if you wish.

What will this package include?

*Initial consultation including assessment of diastasis recti

*Postural and alignment assessment

*6 1 hour 1:1 personal training sessions in my private studio

*Special attention to core and pelvic floor

*Nutrition to suit you in this early post natal period

*Manual to take home which includes exercises to be done at home

*Help with regaining positive self image following baby.

The aim of this 6 week programme is to help you start your journey on regaining core and pelvic floor strength ready to embark upon your ‘normal’ exercise routines/vigorous exercise at a later date in the near future once core and pelvic floor are restored.

How much will this cost?

£270 for 6 week package (can be paid in instalments)