Antenatal and postnatal classes

Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing

Pregnancy is a life changing event

When you're pregnant, you CAN train but it is more about steady, gentle training. Specific, relevant. You're not trying to loose weight or keep up with everyone else. You don't need to progress, your fitness. You're progressing a pregnancy!

You have two hearts to look after 💜💜

Maintaining good physical, emotional and mental health is important at every life stage. During the four trimesters your body adapts to the differing demands place upon it.

Avoid starting a new exercise regime. Instead get professional tailored guidance. You're focus isn't "to feel the burn", get delayed onset muscle soreness or lose weight now!

Take the time to get clued up about what exercises are the most appropriate and what to avoid. It's strongly advised that you factor in your postnatal health too as time really does fly by!

I am qualified, insured and experienced

Training clients with targeted pre/post-natal exercises, Exercise Referral, Postural Stability focus or Pilates, requires a higher level of knowledge, qualifications and more importantly, experience to prepare relevant and specific exercise.
Postnatal exercise offers the right level of coaching and considers the varying stages of postnatal recovery each woman goes through. I incorporate pilates, yoga and a total body conditioning approach to functional training for mums. We even practice crawling like a baby!

Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing

Pregnancy YogaPilates

A trimester tailored active workout with relaxation to finish. Suitable for complete beginners and, experts. Courses have five 75 minute sessions and are £50. The first 50 minutes are exercise and relaxation focused. Using a perfect blend of relevant Pilates and Yoga you'll be feeling strong, less achy and more motivated towards looking after your body at this special time.
Each session offers a relax. Using mindfulness techniques such as visualisation, personal ritual/intention setting, progressive muscle relaxation or music.
Purchase includes closed fb group pregnancy support, one Buggyfitness taster and my specialist guidance on hand to answer your questions. You're also invited to join us at the termly Bump to Baby Cafe events for free cake, a cuppa and expert advice on pregnancy and postnatal fitness. What more could you want!
Midwife clearance is essential. Classes are suitable for first time mums and experienced mothers, from 14 weeks till baby arrives.

Buggyfitness is pregnancy and postnatal exercise

An outdoor exercise group where baby, toddlers and children can come too. High intensity training can cause long term damage to pelvic joints or put pressure on already weakened back tummy and pelvic floor muscles which desperately need restoring at this time. Exercising too intensively, too soon when your body is not fully recovered can cause long term internal damage. Some mum's just need to learn how their bodies work before they head into challenges. Some mums need to deeply recondition themselves. That's where my experience comes in!
I train YOU. It's not a one size fits all approach! Not two humans are the same!
Feeding and baby changing friendly. Varied equipment and fitness styles act as tasters for your future exercise diary. You get also get 1-2-1 technical coaching on request. If you're not sure what you should be doing, I'll point you in the right direction. If you were already training before baby, there are ways to get you started again whilst ensuring you are both educated and having fun!
Suitable from 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery and 10-12 weeks depending on your recovery after a cesarean.

Term time Thursdays 9.30-10.15am Rhos on Sea Promenade Colwyn Bay

Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing

A message to the mums. As a mum..I'm on your side

I know how hard it can be to make time for yourself. Getting out of the house. Packing enough for outcomes a-z. Shopping and eating at the same time. Doing your hair whilst hosting breakfast. Sorting washing, tidying up. Then doing it all over again. Meal prep, activity planning, socialising your littlens and falling asleep whilst reading bedtime stories. You're not the only one to feel like this. We've all been there!
As a mother of two, I've experienced two traumatic labours and suffered postnatal depression. I can relate to you. I understand what your mind and body goes through during pregnancy and beyond. That's why I offer free events supporting women during this magical life stage. 😊

Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing

Adapting exercise for antenatal postnatal groups

Working with women's health is part and parcel of what I do. I help clients who have high blood pressure, back pain and sciatica, pelvic girdle pain and symphysis pubis dysfunction, rectus diastasis (natural abdominal muscle separation post pregnancy) and pelvic floor considerations. I'm an Exercise Referral Professional. If you have a health condition and your doctor has given that important cue to 'go head and start exercising'.
I'm happy to help! Interested in an antenatal 1-2-1?

Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing
Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing
Antenatal and postnatal fitness & wellbeing

1-2-1 Booking information

In addition to the standard 1-2-1 booking benefits multiple bookings from this category include free programme revamps at any time and free Buggyfitness sessions for the duration of your booking once a week (seasonal sessions run after half term February-half term October)

Whilst some enjoy one-off sessions to update, refresh and move on from plateaus, block bookings are suited to clients who are ready to make a commitment. From my experience, clients feel more motivated towards their health when they are in a routine. It helps maintain focus on eating right and tracking fitness goals more effectively.

Exercise with confidence

I'm experienced in modifying and progressing exercise. Your programme will be based around you and your baby. I'll work with you and your health visitor if need be to plan a safe and effective (more importantly enjoyable) and educational exercise programme especially, for you.

In the meantime if you are interested in any of the work I do, please join the Facebook group 'Mums and Little Ones' to keep up to date. Or call me to discuss your interest 07919131516.