Do I need a specialist buggy or equipment?
No, classes run in parks which have paths or pavements so any buggy or stroller should be suitable. I ask that you bring an exercise mat or towel to class with you for floor exercises, you may not need this every week but it is helpful if you get into the habit of bringing it.
I am worried I’ve left exercising too late following the birth of my baby.
It’s never too late to start exercising! Whether your baby is 6 weeks, 6 months or 36 months it doesn’t matter, Buggyfit classes are adaptable, progressive and suitable no matter what your postnatal stage, or beyond.
I’ve never been to any kind of fitness class!
Thats ok ! You don’t need to have any exercise experience to join a Buggyfit class. The only prerequisite is that you are at least six weeks post delivery of your baby and have been cleared to exercise by your GP or midwife. Classes have mums who are all at different stages of fitness but all have young children and enjoy getting together to workout outside.
I’m worried my baby may cry or get upset during classes.
Buggyfit classes are rarely a quiet affair, if its not babies and toddlers making noises its the mums having a giggle while working out. Its absolutely fine to tend to your baby’s needs and step aside to comfort them as and when you feel you need to. Often the little ones enjoy the warm up walk so much they fall asleep which frees you up to workout.
What if my baby needs to be fed during a class?
No problem at all, babies all have different routines and you are welcome to tend to your baby’s needs including nappy changes, feeds and soothing them. I recommend bringing a change bag, snacks for toddlers and milk for your baby. If you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and need to sit to feed your baby, just let me know and I will move the class to an appropriate spot carryout exercises while you nurse your baby. However, due to working outside, this is most likely to be a park bench rather than a fully facilitated change/nursing room.
What should I wear?
Buggyfit classes happen in all weathers so, during the winter lots of layers with a hat and gloves which can be easily removed as you warm up. Comfortable clothing such as leggings or tracksuit bottoms and appropriate footwear, trainers or walking shoes are ideal. If you are breastfeeding it might be difficult to get a well fitting sports bra so I recommend wearing two nursing bras, this should provide you with support but also enables access if you need to nurse your baby. As exercise stimulates feel good hormones, it can sometimes encourage your breasts to let down a small amount of milk, for your own comfort its advisable to double up on pads.
I’m still not sure if its really my thing.
Come and give a class a try and pay the pay as you go price. If you decide you like it and want to buy a class pass at the end of that session, i’ll refund the the difference of the cost per session price on the pass you purchase so you pay the class pass price rather than the pay as you go price.
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