Post Natal Pole Fitness
We get a lot of new mum’s (and not so new mum’s) asking about our pole fitness classes. It’s such a great way to get back into or start your fitness journey. But often women jump into exercise that is just too hard for their bodies far too soon after baby is born. With the Fitness World screaming “get back your pre-baby body” or “lose the baby fat” from every social media platform, its no wonder mum’s want to start high impact and high strength training. But at what cost to the body?? The body needs time to heal (9 months to make a baby, 2 years to recover from pregnancy AFTER breastfeeding!!) and the wrong exercises too soon can hinder the healing process, or if you have problems (like separation of tummy, leakage, prolapse or pain) can make them worse. This is NOT the time to be trying to shed the weight as quick as possible, but finding some “you” time and perhaps discovering this new body is actually pretty cool!
Lesley is an 8-year qualified pole fitness instructor, 7 years teaching Pilates, 11 years in physiotherapy and now works in Woman’s Health (you can read a bit more about that HERE) and pregnancy and post-natal physio and exercise. She’s done her extra training in pregnancy and post-natal fitness. But most importantly she’s a mum too. So she has already been down this road.
We are so excited to now offer a post-natal fitness class, or a “mum’s and bubs” class.
When: Tuesday 11.15am - 12.15pm
Cost: $90 for 6 weeks
Next Start date: Tuesday 26th March. Class numbers limited to 6
The class will be split into two parts - the first half focusing on core and Pilates-based exercises all supervised to check your technique is correct and safe. The second half will be pole fitness where we will build strength and endurance each week to learn the basics of spins, climbs and moves. The class is taught in bare feet (but if you want to learn in heels that’s OK too!) by Lesley who will tailor the class to your individual needs (especially depending on how many months post natal you are). The exercises are not designed to leave you sweating and sore (although this is usually the case!) but to introduce your body back to exercise in a safe way, learn some cool pole moves AND have heaps of fun too!
This class will be suitable for anyone 3 months after baby is born, and baby is more than welcome to come to class and have a wee play or a nap while you work out. If you would prefer to have this time away from baby and have an hour to yourself, thats ok too! Everyone will have a Health Questionnaire to complete, and Lesley can check if you body is ready for fitness yet. If not, she will discuss your options with you. A part of the post-natal fitness 6 week block, you also get $15 off Lesley’s Post-Natal Check Up she offers through her physiotherapy! Even if your babies are older, you are still more than welcome to join this class.
Please get in touch below if you have any questions and would like to sign up