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...

  • 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
  • Marie R. Avatar
    Marie R.

    Felt quite self concious starting exercise again after not having done any for ages but this is a really great class. Helen is really attentive to everyone's different levels of ability and works hard to make sure the class is varied and enjoyable. Would highly recommend anybody to give it a go.

    11 months 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    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!

    7 months 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
  • 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
  • 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

    8 months 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    11 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Catherine B. Avatar
    Catherine B.

    I started C25K with a small group of lovely people I met through BRM last year and haven't looked back. Runs are more fun with company whatever the distance (especially if it is cold and wet and you are not sure you can be bothered). BRM is a great place to find local running buddies and to make new running (or run/walking) friends. Always wonderful to see new faces on the organised runs too so if you are thinking about joining in do!

    1 year ago
  • Hannah D. Avatar
    Hannah D.

    Absolutely fantastic session with Helen yesterday and could definitely feel my body this morning. She is very approachable and helpful as well as making classes fun for all abilities. Would 100% recommend to all those who are unsure.

    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.

    4 months 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!

    8 months ago
  • Kelly W. Avatar
    Kelly W.

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

    5 months ago
  • Kat C. Avatar
    Kat C.

    I was a little nervous before I started because I wasn't sure if 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 buggyfit, Helen is fantastic and really makes you feel welcome.

    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 🙂

    8 months ago
  • Rebecca M. Avatar
    Rebecca M.

    If you have had a baby (my eldest is almost 3, youngest has just turned a year), and you fancy some quality exercise classes with somebody who is postnatal qualified and knows what she is talking about, then I highly recommend Helen.

    I first met Helen when my second child was a few months old, I attended a buggyfit class and had a check carried out on my stomach. Helen let me know that the gap in my stomach (diastasis) was between 2 (top of my stomach) to 3 centimetres (naval area) and soft. Having had a slight diastasis with my first (1cm) I actually at that point didn’t think too much about it and wasn’t too horrified, naively I assumed this would just right itself over a period of time. After finding this out I went about things as normal, as you do, completely oblivious to the damage I was causing myself. 3 months later I saw Helen again and the diastasis had worsened, I was now 3 to 4 centimetres and my stomach was doming and completely soft. I could have cried and was absolutely horrified, it honestly seemed to me I had damaged my stomach beyond repair.

    Determined to rectify some of the damage done, I joined one of Helen’s first Fit Tum’s classes. A small class of six, where we could open up to what we had been through (if we wished). Helen taught us many exercise techniques that target reestablishing core strength, concentrating all exercise around your breathing and pelvic floor area. The four week class was fantastic, my diastasis started to decrease and the area underneath began to strengthen. Following this class, we received homework and I have found I am able to incorporate all the new techniques into everyday life and feel a million times more confident with what I am doing, knowing I am no longer causing myself damage. My diastasis has dramatically decreased the only area I really have an issue with now is above my naval, but I am no longer doming. All thanks to Helen!

    9 months 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!!

    10 months 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
  • 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!

    10 months 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.

    11 months ago
  • Liz B. Avatar
    Liz B.

    I started running again last year after having my 2nd child. I'd had a long break from running and BRM was just what I needed to get me motivated. It's great to run with other Mummies and I've made lovely friends and got a bit fitter too �

    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.

    11 months ago