Postnatal Exercise Classes
Group classes contain a maximum of 20 people dependent on venue
- Class goes for 45 minutes
- Includes warm up and cool down
- Includes Resistance Training, Balance, Coordination and Pilates Movements
- Includes intensified core work based on Pilates Techniques using the floor, Swissball and Gymstick dependent on your recovery.
- Gymstick/Pilates and Circuit Training available
- Child Friendly
Exercise is important
Postnatal classes now combined with the pregnancy classes are a combination of low to advanced Resistance Training and Pilates based movements to re-strengthen the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. A combination of group classes and safe cardio training will challenge your body to get you back to your prenatal shape quicker. These challenging workouts motivate you to lose weight, strengthen and tone your muscles to a different degree, regain and increase your energy and minimize the chance of postnatal depression. Research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine highlights ‘exercise as an effective means for preventing decline in physical function and emotional health for postnatal women’
Designed by a qualified personal trainer and Midwife, you will achieve maximum results including health and fitness.
Every new mum whom comes to Fit For 2 at any stage postnatal post their 6 week check will complete a face to face or phone consultation. It is important to discuss your pregnancy, birth and recovery period to date. If you have any incontinence or separation of your abdominal muscles we will refer you to our Women’s Health Physio for a full check up and create a safe Return to Exercise Program for you.
Postnatal Exercise Guidelines
It is important to check with your doctor, midwife, physiotherapist or continence professional before returning to sport or exercise after the birth. These general guidelines give you a starting point to plan your return to postnatal exercise safely.
In your first 6 weeks post birth we recommend walking, pelvic floor exercises, postnatal abdominal muscle bracing and wearing the SRC Recovery Shorts to protect you while you recover.
Benefits of exercise
Exercise has the following benefits for postpartum women:
It helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles
It boosts Energy
It can reduce postnatal depression
It promotes better sleep
It relieves Stress
And helps with breastfeeding
SRC Recovery Shorts
Would you like to bounce back quicker post birth?
SRC Recovery Shorts aid mobility and provide stability to the back, abdomen, pelvic region and upper legs. The patented design is vital for support and post birth healing, especially if you have a vaginal tear or episiotomy, pelvic floor weakness, and also help to support caesarean wound to aid in healing.