Postnatal Exercise Classes

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Postnatal 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
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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’

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All information provided is backed by Pelvic Floor First www.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au and Continence Foundation of Australia www.continence.org.au

Initial Consultation

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.

GYMSTICK – The best home fitness tool

The Gymstick is a very portable, easy to use fitness tool, from Finland, that enables you to do all the resistance exercises you can do a in a gym plus it gives you a good cardio workout at the same time.

It costs less than a 3-month gym membership and doesn’t take up any space. The Gymstick is Anita’s favourite exercise tool for home exercise.

Gymstick helps improve:

  • Muscular strength & endurance
  • Fat loss and toning
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Core strength & joint stability
  • Posture, mobility, balance and flexibility
  • Gymstick is a safe tool to use at any stage of your conceiving, pregnancy and post birth journey as you can change the resistance daily and it helps support your body and posture as your exercise.

I highly recommend starting with a Blue Gymstick and building up to a black.

Therefore I recommend to purchase a Blue Gymstick plus a black band so you can interchange with your exercise program.

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