When can I start?
You may join a buggyfit class as soon as you have had your GP check (usually at 6-8 weeks postnatally) and they have given you the okay to exercise.
I haven’t attended a fitness class before - do I need any previous knowledge or experience?
My classes cater for all levels, so don’t worry if you’ve not done any training before! You’ll be joined by lots of other women and new mums starting the classes for the first time so you won’t be alone. The exercises will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated so don’t worry if you don’t get everything right first time. Classes are structured and personalised to support you and help you to achieve your fitness goals.
Have I left it too late to start a postnatal fitness programme?
It’s never too late to start exercising! We welcome all parents to our classes, whether you’ve just had a baby, are a couple of months into parenthood, or have a toddler and beyond, I have a number of different classes to help you strengthen, tone and reach your fitness goals even if you have never had children. All females and Fitness levels are welcome.
What if my baby cries during the class?
It’s normal for babies to cry at some point in the class! It’s absolutely your decision if you want to stop and comfort them and of course you can step aside to feed or change the baby whenever you need. It’s good to be prepared by bringing along your change bag plus some milk / food and toys to keep them happy. We’d also advise making sure you have a rain cover / sun shade for the buggy as we exercise in all weathers!
Do I need a running buggy to take part in Buggyfit classes?
No special equipment is needed for these classes. We want to make them accessible to everyone. We never run with buggies and try to stay on paths or grass.
What should I wear?
You need to wear appropriate sports gear to classes including trainers and a supportive sports bra. Dress in layers as you’ll warm up during the class! It’s usually a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket with you just in case.
Do I need to Book?
Yes, at the moment all session has to be pre-booked due to COVID restrictions. This can be done up to an hour before the start of each session via my website. www.parkmum.com
What if I need to rearrange or cancel a session?
Once you have made your booking, I send out a booking confirmation email with all my contact details on if you need to reschedule your session or cancel please just get in touch.
What do you need to bring?
An exercises Mat or towel
Snack for baby/toddler
Toys/ books to keep them entertained
Lastly a returned health screening form (sent out with your first booking confirmation)
What if it rains?
Buggyfit & Parkmum operates in all weathers (unless the Met Office issues a warning) so come prepared.
Remember “There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing!”
Remember rain cover or sun shade for buggies as well as warm cloths and blankets as we might be moving but they are not.
Can I come without a buggy or Child?
Absolutely everyone is welcome and a buggy is not essential, in fact you will be able to complete the entire session without the need to stop to tend to your child. Buggyfit and Parkmum is a friendly welcoming group or Personal training and with or without children is fine.
If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact me Email: email@example.com