One of the hardest things about regaining your fitness levels after having a baby is the fact that you, well, now have a baby to look after. You can no longer train when you want, where you want and of course, theres child care to be arranged.
This is where mums and babies fitness classes are a fantastic incentive for mums looking to get back into exercising take your baby to the class with you! Theres no need to worry about leaving your baby with someone else and you can take a break and feed if needed. Perfect! So where are these wonderful classes? Nottingham has an extensive network of fitness classes for mums and babies, so theres sure to be one in your area.
Specific postnatal classes for new mums and their babies.
A controlled approach to easing back into exercise.
Classes can be joined at any stage.
Bring your baby along to the class.
Plenty of space for buggies, car seat or bouncy chair.
BuggyFit Locations: Holme Pierrepoint and Rushcliffe County Park
Contact: Contact Sarah via the website Website: buggyfit.co.uk
Buggyfit is one of the UKs most successful fitness programs for mums returning to exercise after having a baby.
Fitness classes for mums and babies are an hour long, and usually involve a 3 5 mile route in total.
Classes start with a moderate warm up walk, moving into a power walk or run to raise our heart rates. This is when we start to burn fat!
Each class includes group exercises specifically selected to strengthen and tone particular muscle groups, and enable us to cope with the demands of motherhood.
Finish off with a cool down and stretch.
Included in the sessions are tips and techniques on adopting and maintaining better posture and of course the chance to chat.
Make new friends.
Designed by experts to suit the various stages we go through after having a baby. Buggyfit trainers are experts in assessing how hard to work each Mum, and will always ensure safe technique is used to gain maximum results.
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Postnatal Pilates Bring Your Baby, Nottingham Location: 11 Mill Road, Nottingham, NG13 8YR,with other classes run in Arnold, Bingham, Gamston, Beeston and Gedling
Contact: 77531 813624
Website: See the Facebook page
Meet other mums in your area and work out without needing a babysitter.
Improve co-ordination, balance and muscle tone
Toys and mats for the babies!
Involve the babies as much as possible.
Bookings are essential.
Image: Postnatal Pilates Bring Your Baby, Nottingham Facebook page
Baby Comes Too Classes at Redhill Leisure Centre, Arnold Redhill Leisure Centre, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8GX 0115 9013630 Website: http://www.gedling.gov.uk
Classes run every Monday at 10am.
Babies must be no older than 10 months old.
Beetroot Buggies Outdoor Fitness, Arnold Arnot Hill Park, Arnold (meet near the kiosk) 07837 672 033 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your baby for a workout.
Meets Fridays at 10:45am.
All levels of fitness catered for.
Classes are run by a Level 3 personal trainer.
Meet and train with other mums!
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Bring Baby Classes, Bramcote Leisure Centre Bramcote Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3GF 0115 917 3000 Website: www.liberty-leisure.org.uk
Wednesdays 10:45am to 11:30am.
Thursdays 11am to 11:45am.
Babies must be no older than 10 months.
Having a baby doesn't mean you can't get back to your best fitness - simply take your baby along with you, get fit and have a great time meeting other mums in the process.
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