Have you had a baby recently? If so you may be interested in either my online postnatal classes
- Postnatal Pilates Recovery – for strengthening your core and pelvic floor muscles
- Postnatal Fitness – circuit based fitness class that helps you to build your strength and stamina. Ideal for those who are ready to move on from Recovery.
My postnatal classes are designed for new mums who want to get back to their fitness levels safely and effectively.
You can start to attend classes once you are 6 weeks post vaginal birth or 8-12 weeks post caesarean.
Benefits of Coming to Postnatal Classes
- help regain your fitness
- heal and strengthen stomach muscles and pelvic floor
- strengthen and stretch muscles affected by pregnancy
- meet other mums
- non-competitive atmosphere
- no need for childcare
- helps prevent postnatal depression
- exercises specially selected to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction
Mums, Tums and Buggies
An outdoor postnatal fitness class with buggies.
The classes are designed to help you get back your fitness levels safely and to strengthen you for your daily mummy activities!
What does the class involve?
The session is an hour long and varies every week. We warm up with a brisk walk around the park, working on our posture. We then park the babies up for the main workout. This involves a mixture of cardio drills and strengthening and toning exercises. We’ll finish with a cool down walk back to the start and a well-earned stretch.
We exercise whatever the weather so make sure both you and baby are prepared for all eventualities!!
I provide all the equipment necessary so you don’t need to bring anything other than water.
11am – Heaton Moor Park
Here’s an interview I did with “Canalside’s The Thread” about Mums, Tums & Buggies – should give you an idea of what goes on in class!
Postnatal Pilates Recovery classes
Postnatal Pilates Recovery is designed to specifically address healing of the postnatal body after the changes from pregnancy and birth. We work on:
- posture and alignment
- restoring the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
- and strengthening you for you daily mummy activities!
“If I could describe Sarah's postnatal Pilates in three words I would say relaxing, effective and fabulous. I was looking for a class that would work on my mummy tummy but be less intense than buggyfit. I wanted a gentle class which would help me tone up and this was pefect. I have gone from having quite a wobbly midsection to having a flattish tummy with my 'duo abs' - not quite a six-pack but you can see there are two sets of abs there now! I believe it has helped me loose some weight too as it has got me back into a healthier lifestyle. The exercises are tailored for mew mums and really focus on tummies, legs, strengthening your core and working your pelvic floor. You can take your babies and Sarah will rock them if they get unsettled and so you can actually get some exercise done without worrying. In essence it is a brilliant class to help you get your body toned, mind relaxed and meet some nice mummies too.”
What is PFitness?
- Postnatal Fitness class – very baby friendly and a great social feel to classes
- Pelvic Floor friendly fitness – work hard at your level so you feel good during AND AFTER the class
- Pilates and Fitness combined – helping to ease aches and pains and strengthen your core
Here’s what mums have found from coming to class
- help achieve fitness goals
- feel stronger
- more confident
- more motivated
- feel more like myself
- great start to the week
The class still works on posture and pelvic floor and core strength. But we also include a circuit of exercises for strengthening further
I’ve never done Pilates before, does that matter?
This is not a regular Pilates class – the focus and purpose is different. So it won’t matter if you’ve never done it before! I’ve had many mums attend who have never done Pilates before and they loved it so much they continued into my regular Pilates classes once back at work! All the movements are done at your own pace so you won’t feel like you’re being left behind. And you can choose your own range of movement so you work to your own level.
When can I start exercising again?
You can start my postnatal classes once you’ve had your 6-week check up from the doctor. For a Caesarean it’s 8-10 weeks. This is just a guideline to starting. It doesn’t mean you should go straight back to running/your previous routine straight away. Best to ease yourself in, start from the inside out and make sure you feel well in yourself. Any stitches should have healed and bleeding stopped.
What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. No need to splash out on gym gear if you don’t have it – most mums wear legging and a T-shirt. Layers are good, so you can stay comfortable throughout the class – you always cool down a bit when you come to the floorwork. We exercise in bare feet so no need to wear trainers. Socks are fine, if they have some grip on them that’s even better!
Use the button below to book in for your free taster session and ask any further questions. I look forward to hearing from you!