Giving Mums a Postnatal Toolkit !

Mums, do you have a postnatal toolkit ?

Being a Mum is rewarding, exhausting, special and tough to say the least. We've so many things to consider and repairing or healing your postnatal body is often not it. Yet the pressure remains to 'lose the baby weight' or 'get back in shape'. The information we are given post delivery is minimal to say the least and misses fundamental and essential information you need to heal your body.

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I'm Helen, the founder of Good for Mums.

Birthing my son, left me with a body I needed to heal, complications I was not expecting and frustrated I could no longer exercise the way I used to. It left me asking questions...

  • Why aren't we warned about the reality of postnatal lady bits?
  • Why do we assume we can simply return to an active lifestyle and exercise after our six week check?
  • Why are we not given a postnatal toolkit which helps our bodies to move and mend with modern life in mind?

I've combined my knowledge of Body Work, Holistic Therapy and Women's Fitness to provide a service to Mums and give you that toolkit.

Ladies, do something good for you with Good for Mums.

What my Clients say...

  • Eve B. Avatar
    Eve B.

    I just had a full body Swedish massage from Helen and it was wonderfully relaxing and great for my creaks! My husband also had a back, neck and shoulders massage - really enjoyed it and nearly fell asleep. Thanks so much! X

    10 months ago
  • Shell C. Avatar
    Shell C.

    Helen is absolutely amazing - I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! I started off with the restore course as I still had a bad diastasis but she always tailored her classes for me and now my gap is officially restored! I’ve now ‘graduated’ to her boxercise classes which are amazing - I love them!

    2 weeks ago
  • Katie M. Avatar
    Katie M.

    Great circuit class. Good mixture of exercises and lovely people to have fun with.

    1 year ago
  • Clare M. Avatar
    Clare M.

    I had a brilliant first session with Helen. Would definitely recommend it to new mums wanting to get back into shape � can't wait for next week.

    1 year ago
  • Rachel O. Avatar
    Rachel O.

    Hi Helen. I've just been trying to use fb and have been flicking through my holiday pics. It's funny because when you are working out trying to get back into shape you dont always see the little changes that you are making until you take a step back. Never did I think that my body would look like this in such a short space of time but looking at my pics I can see that all that hard work and walking has paid off. Your classes speak for themself and I love that you challenge me and I often feel it in places I didn't think I even had muscles. Thank you for all the lessons and I'm so glad you are continuing your tadley classes even though it may be difficult to juggle with the hectic unpredictable adventures of family life. I hope you take no mercy when I come back after the summer holidays, I've been very lazy x

    1 month ago
  • Suzi O. Avatar
    Suzi O.

    Been doing buggyfit for just over a month and absolutely love it. Helen is great at tailoring the exercise to your individual needs to make sure you are working hard but safely for your postnatal body. I already feel stronger and fitter and love getting out the house to spend an hour with a fab bunch of ladies.

    My baby is a bit of a screaming beast at times but I never worry about it or feel any judgement. Helen keeps us moving to calm the babies, or rocks the pram so we can focus on our bodies for the session.

    Only wish I had started sooner!

    1 year ago
  • Katie L. Avatar
    Katie L.

    Update 2 (august 2017) still having many laughs every week even if my toddler has become an expert runner so has to stay in the buggy!

    Oh yeah - and my diastasis is now 'functional' which is a huge deal because it means ive managed to strengthen other muscles enough to compensate!

    *Updated* (May 17) - I've been doing buggyfit for 3 months now and the difference is really noticeable! I've managed to reduce my muscle separation significantly but even where a gap remains the muscle underneath (TVA) is so much stronger.

    So glad I joined! Its really fun!

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    (Jan 17) Such good fun and a great way to get back into exercise!

    I definitely feel like I'm doing some good but most importantly it hasn't caused me any problems with my diastasis as Helen knows how to adapt the exercises.

    Lovely friendly group.

    1 year ago
  • Jemma M. Avatar
    Jemma M.

    I've been going for the past 4 weeks and can already notice the difference in my fitness. It's a really nice way to socialise with other mums and get fit at the same time. Highly recommended!

    1 year ago
  • Kirsty S. Avatar
    Kirsty S.

    I started buggy fit after a friend recommended it I had tried going back to the gym and failed so thought I would try something new! Straight away I felt at ease because Helen is so lovely and welcoming. In the first session she checked my tummy for a diastasis (a gap between your tummy muscles) I had never heard of this being a side effect of pregnancy but she explained it is really common. It turns out I had one which I was gutted about! Helen was great and knew just what to do to help it heal. She always explained how to do exercises to ensure I wasn't doing more damage and even did a special course for women like me with a diastasis to help it mend. After coming to buggy fit for a couple of months my gap was completely healed I was so happy! I couldn't have done it without Helen's help I would recommend this to anyone who has had a baby and want to get active again!!

    1 year ago
  • Keri C. Avatar
    Keri C.

    I love buggyfit. Helen is a great trainer, understanding about the post partum body and very encouraging to help you push yourself to get a great work out. Fresh air and lovely other mums make this a great class. Absolutely recommend to all!

    1 year ago
  • Emma T. Avatar
    Emma T.

    Just recently joined the Buggyfit group run by Helen and absolutely loving it! Such a lovely group of ladies where we can be pushed and get a proper workout, but also tailored for our post-baby bodies. Was really reassuring to have my muscle separation checked before doing too much so there was no risk of causing damage. It's also so reassuring that it doesn't matter if baby kicks off during the session, Helen helps rock the prams or exercises can often be changed to be able to walk pram at the same time.

    1 year ago
  • Maria B. Avatar
    Maria B.

    A fun and extremely friendly workout group! So pleased I joined, I don't have to worry about childcare as I bring baby with me. Helen is an knowledgeable and motivating instructor and teaches you lots about your postnatal recovery. And it doesn't matter what fitness level you are at. Highly Recommend. And I have met some lovely new friends.

    1 year ago
  • Kat C. Avatar
    Kat C.

    I was a little nervous before I started because I wasn't sure I could keep up with everyone but I really didn't have to worry because you get out what you put in. I'm feeling muscles I haven't felt in years and I'm already feeling a little more toned. I love buggy fit, Helen is fantastic and really makes you feel welcome!

    1 year ago
  • Maria B. Avatar
    Maria B.

    Highly recommend this fitness class if you've just had a baby. I was apprehensive my baby would cry during the session, but Helen is so accommodating it didn't matter, and that put me at ease. The class caters for all fitness levels, so like me a true beginner , the instructor will only give exercises according to your level and how long ago you gave birth..

    The coffee / tea chat afterwards gives you a good opportunity to get to know the other ladies more and socialise.

    1 year ago
  • Jemma M. Avatar
    Jemma M.

    I've been going for the past 4 weeks and can already notice the difference in my fitness. It's a really nice way to socialise with other mums and get fit at the same time. Highly recommended!

    1 year ago
  • Hannah D. Avatar
    Hannah D.

    I had mixed impressions of how I would find boxercise but signed up anyway because I enjoy a challenge. I can safely say I am a convert and can definitely feel that I have had a good work out. Sessions are varied, educational and a lot of fun 🙂 I can highly recommend to those who are undecided!

    1 year ago
  • Fran C. Avatar
    Fran C.

    I'm so glad I joined: really good workouts, even in the rain! And everyone is really friendly, which puts you at ease.

    1 year ago
  • Stacey L. Avatar
    Stacey L.

    I really enjoy these classes. So nice to be outside and to be able to go to a class that you can bring your baby to. Doesn't matter if your baby sleeps or screams throughout, Helen will always help and be patient. She is also extremely knowledgable and I have learnt so much about how to take care of my postnatal body and what exercise I can and can't do at what stage. All the ladies that go are very friendly and lovely.

    1 year ago
  • Maria B. Avatar
    Maria B.

    Just had a very relaxing Swedish massage by Helen. A fantastic and relaxing way to spend my ‘me time’. Highly recommend Helen, extremely friendly yet professional. Feeling very chilled out and sleepy now! Thank you Helen!

    8 months ago
  • Hannah D. Avatar
    Hannah D.

    Love love love my Tuesday nights! Good exercises, good music and great company. I can always feel it the next day. Thank you x

    1 year ago
  • Nicole H. Avatar
    Nicole H.

    did my first class this morning and really enjoyed it. Helen was very welcoming and helpful. my eldest daughter loved the fact she could join in with some parts.

    1 year ago
  • Lainey F. Avatar
    Lainey F.

    I’ve just finished a 4 week tummy restore class with Helen and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. My tummy looks so much better and I can engage with it again. Not only do I feel like I’ve got some of my body back but it was great to have someone to talk to about my concerns. Helen also touched on mental health as well as the physical. Reminding me to love myself. I would highly recommend Helen and her tummy restore class.

    6 months ago
  • Lucy C. Avatar
    Lucy C.

    Can definitely feel the burn! It's nice to get out with others, and great that we can soothe our babies when we need to without missing out on burning cals and toning. Looking forward to next week's class 🙂

    EDIT! I'm now about 8 weeks in, and I can safely say that I am totally addicted to buggyfit! The change in my body is amazing, not only the way it is looking (more toned, thinner), but the way I am feeling just doing day to day things like lifting my children, and walking up stairs etc. I'm loving the whole strong not skinny vibe, and I'm enjoying having a laugh and getting out of the house in the nice fresh air. Helping my mental health as well as my physical health.

    1 year ago
  • Tessa M. Avatar
    Tessa M.

    Great class. Helen really gets the best out of you and makes the classes really fun.. would recommend to any mummy's who want to get back into exercise.

    1 year ago
  • Sarah M. Avatar
    Sarah M.

    I've been going to buggy fit for a few months now and absolutely love it! I was a bit worried about returning to exercise after having a caesarean but Helen makes sure you are exercising safely and immediately put my mind at ease. I love working out outside, the classes are always varied, fun and feel like you've worked out! Helen is very knowledgeable and very encouraging and supportive. I really enjoy these classes. As well as a great work out, it's a great chance to meet other mummies too.

    1 year ago
  • Laura P. Avatar
    Laura P.

    I booked Helen for a scar release massage last week. I'm lucky to have neat scars but the bumps underneath bothered me. The massage had instant effects and my skin is so much smoother after just one session. The rest of the massage (neck and back) was great too. Thank you xx

    1 month ago
  • Victoria S. Avatar
    Victoria S.

    had been thinking of joining this for a while but was concerned that it wasn't much more than a walk with other mummies. I was wrong and I'm glad I've joined. The workouts are great and are tailored to you and your postnatal ability making them safe as well as fun/beneficial. The lady running it, as well as the other mummies are all lovely and welcoming. The sessions usually end with a drink and a natter, and we get together for socials as well!

    One of the best parts is that it's OK if your baby is having a bad day/grump/total melt down during the sessions, no one judges or cares and usually Helen will either rock or entertain your little one while you carry on or will alter the exercise so you can settle them back down.

    11 months ago
  • Emma T. Avatar
    Emma T.

    Just recently joined the Buggyfit group run by Helen and absolutely loving it! Such a lovely group of ladies where we can be pushed and get a proper workout, but also tailored for our post-baby bodies. Was really reassuring to have my muscle separation checked before doing too much so there was no risk of causing damage. It's also so reassuring that it doesn't matter if baby kicks off during the session, Helen helps rock the prams or exercises can often be changed to be able to walk pram at the same time.

    1 year ago
  • Ani S. Avatar
    Ani S.

    Really enjoying getting out of the house with my 6 month old. Classes are tailored to your level of fitness and Helen is great at coaching you to do the moves correctly.

    1 year ago
  • Helen G. Avatar
    Helen G.

    Helen makes fitness fun but also has a passion for pre and post natal exercise. She make you feel so comfortable, within moments of meeting we were talking pelvic floors. If you are looking to get into shape with your baby and a bunch of likeminded mums give Helen a call 🙂

    1 year ago