There is nothing stronger than a woman who has rebuilt herself
Having a baby is like going into battle. We have to be focused, it takes a toll on our mental and physical strength and without doubt, there will be blood. Our body goes through a lot and is totally different when we come out the other side. Our body has served us well but it can take a lot of getting used to; we may not be able to do the things we once so easily could, it’ll look different and it’ll feel different. And that’s amazing. These classes are all about getting to know our new body, feeling for our limits, challenging it and regrouping our mind and body.
A bad personal experience at a post-natal fitness class led me to start up my own postnatal fitness classes in Islington. My ethos is to provide safe fitness for mums and babies, in an environment which promotes friendship, confidence-building and fun. Society has led us to put pressure on ourselves to return to our ‘pre-baby’ body and we’re risking our health by jumping back into fitness before we’ve properly repaired our weakened muscles.
There’s a lot of pressure on mums to feel like they have to ‘bounce back’ to their pre-baby body. Whilst I won’t guarantee your ‘old’ body back, I can promise you a body which is best equipped for long-term health and one which is prepared to help you lift, carry and move with your growing baby.
More about Mum Strong:
Best suited for: Women who are looking to move strong. It’s low-impact, but we will start to test your body more, incorporating more challenging exercises. For those who are after more of a challenge or are keen to get back into exercises such as running, I can provide alternatives which involve light introduce impact.
The focus is on:
Strengthening – time to repair that muscle loss! It can be a shock at how weak we feel after birth but these tailored exercises target the muscles which need the most strengthening.
Cardio – re-building heart-healthy aerobic fitness
Shaping & sculpting – we don’t leave any part of the body out! Legs, bums, arms and tums all get attention in these classes.
Whilst there’s no jumping or running in these sessions, it helps to be aware of your ‘form’ and technique to ensure safe exercises. I’ll be watching everyone with an eagle eye though. I am good at spotting when mamas aren’t breathing or holding themselves properly!
These classes are held outdoors and in all weathers (!) so please dress yourself and your baby appropriately.