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...

  • Helen V. Avatar
    Helen V.

    This class is great fun and very relaxed. Was.nervous to start with but there was no.need to.be as Helen our instructor is very friendly., works you to a sweat, but to your own ability ... Very good class would recommend.

    11 months 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
  • Victoria S. Avatar
    Victoria S.

    I 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.

    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!!

    11 months ago
  • Zuza W. Avatar
    Zuza W.

    Been coming to classes for quite some time now, I love it, as it gets me moving a and I know I can trust Helen so I won't make any damage to postnatal body. It's great, keeping me a bit more motivated, especially thinking before pregnancy I wasn't am active type. Recommending for all the mums out there 🙂

    9 months 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
  • Katie M. Avatar
    Katie M.

    (FEB2017) Really enjoyed my first session of buggyfit with Helen. It was lovely to be outside in the fresh air burning some calories and a having a laugh. A good mixture of exercises that i definitely felt the next day. Looking forward to the next session.

    (AUG2017) I've been coming to Buggyfit for over 6 months now and really enjoy every session. I'm still getting the ache the next day when I know I've had a good workout.

    Even though I'm back to work I can still fit in 1 to 2 classes a week on my days off. My little one is toddling around now but Helen and the other lovely mummies keep an eye out for her while we are completing the exercises. She loves coming too. �

    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
  • 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

    4 weeks 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
  • Kristina K. Avatar
    Kristina K.

    So glad we braved the rain this morning to come along to the first Tadley buggy fit as it was so much fun and really brightened up our miserable Monday morning! �

    Helen is really friendly and the group is a great mix of scenic walking with some great exercises to make you feel like you've had a good workout without feeling too shattered afterwards! The kids loved it too and it was so well thought out and organised to keep them entertained. I know I will have some sore muscles tomorrow and we will definitely be coming back! Thank you � x

    1 year ago
  • Emma P. Avatar
    Emma P.

    Thank you so much Helen. The circuit class was great! I'm feeling it already and that's a good sign. Would definitely recommend to other mummies. ??? xxxxx

    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
  • 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
  • Cat B. Avatar
    Cat B.

    Should be mandatory for new mums!

    Completed the fit tums restore course today. The breadth of exercises exceeded my expectations and Helen is great: creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for both mums and babies. I'd recommend this course for anyone whatever stage postnatal you are; it provides a brilliant toolkit that's easily adapted into everyday life.

    6 months 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
  • Natasha W. Avatar
    Natasha W.

    I started Buggyfit classes when I was 9 weeks postnatal,and straight away Helen made me feel welcome and comfortable in the sessions. I didn't really know much about the importance of doing the right sort of exercises after birth,but each week I learnt more from Helen about how to exercise safely to be kind to my still healing body! Great fun,gets you out being active and good to meet other mums too.

    11 months 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
  • 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
  • Emily J. Avatar
    Emily J.

    I recently started buggy-fit with Helen when my son was 3 months old (I also have a 2 year old). As well as loving the classes, I have also sampled Helen’s wonderful massage skills. I enjoyed a Swedish massage in the comfort of my own home and wow - what a lovely way to relax after my babies were both asleep! Left me feeling wonderfully calm and floaty - would thoroughly recommend!

    9 months 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
  • Katie L. Avatar
    Katie L.

    *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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anne-Marie M. Avatar
    Anne-Marie M.

    Great class to get back safely into exercise after having a baby. The best bit baby comes along too.

    It takes part in my local park. So great to wonder outside and be able to work out. Helen is very knowledgeable about what exercises to do postnatally, and what to avoid while body is healing. You work to your own level. So could come along at anytime after having a baby. She will tailor the exercise personally to fit you.

    A growing community of mums so also a great way to meet people and ask for advice if you need to.

    1 year ago
  • Kelly W. Avatar
    Kelly W.

    Just had an AMAZING reflexology session with Helen. I most definitely recommend it xxx

    6 months ago
  • Edie R. Avatar
    Edie R.

    Helen did a post natal tummy check for me and I treated myself to an Indian head massage treatment. She was very knowledgeable about post natal fitness and the treatment was lovely and relaxing. It’s so great to find someone that understands what it’s like to be a mum to young children and is flexible and able to come to your home. I’m looking forward to starting buggy fit classes now too!

    7 months ago