Postnatal Fitness Classes

My postnatal fitness classes are designed for new mums who want to get back to their fitness levels safely and effectively.  All classes are baby friendly, so you don’t need to find childcare.  You can workout in a relaxed environment, knowing that you can tend to your baby whenever you need to. Babies attend in buggies for the outdoor workout.  For the indoor workout they can stay in car seats, buggies, bouncy chair or on a playmat.  I even have a travel cot for the more mobile babies! Make sure you’ve had your doctor’s approval to recommence exercise (normally 6 weeks for a vaginal birth, 8-10 weeks for a caesarean).  After your check you are then welcome to join us as soon as you feel up to it!

If you have any questions about my classes, please fill in the form opposite

Benefits of Exercising in a Postnatal Fitness Class

  • help regain your fitness and lose baby weight
  • 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 injury

Mums, Tums and Buggies

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An outdoor postnatal fitness class with buggies.

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.

Class times:

Tuesday, 11:00am – Lyme Park, Disley

Wednesdays, 11:00am – Vernon Park, Stockport

Wednesdays, 1:00pm – Heaton Moor Park

Fridays, 11:00am – Vernon Park, Stockport

Fridays, 1:00pm – 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!

 

Rachel B
Mums, Tums and Buggies
I've always enjoyed exercise in some form or another.  When I had Francis I was keen to keep fit but thought my options would be quite limited. I initially took up the buggy class with Sarah as it was a chance to take part in an exercise class that you could take your baby along to.  It was also an ideal way to train outside in the fresh air.  What I enjoyed most was the chance to socialise with other mums and their babies. Sarah always made everyone in the class feel welcome and there was always a friendly atmosphere within the class.  Sarah made the classes really fun and motivational... even in the cold weather! Francis really loved the classes too - he loved being outdoors and taking in the scenery and the occasional giggle at mummy looking a bit silly!  It was definitely one of my favourite classes I did on maternity leave. Being able to talk to Sarah and the other mums in the class about similar experiences and feelings about their fitness and postnatal body concerns was reassuring.  This, along with Sarah's encouragement, definitely helped me to feel better about myself.

Postnatal Pilates

postnatal pilates

An indoor postnatal fitness class

What does the class involve?

The session is an hour long and varies every week. We spend time in standing working on releasing tight muscles and improving posture.  We strengthen muscles needed for day to day mummy activity and improve the stability of the pelvis.  We finish with matwork and a selection of exercises to safely strengthen and repair the pelvic floor and abdominals.  If all the babies are happy we may even get a little bit of relaxation in!

I provide exercise mats and all other equipment necessary.  Make sure you bring mats for baby and things to keep them amused!

Class times:

Mondays, 10:30am and 12:00pm – Christ Church, Reddish

Kimberley
Postnatal Pilates
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.