It's tough exercising at the best of times, but add a child into the mix and it seems an impossibility. Not anymore. With this pick of local classes all will get you fit, make it fun and you can take the tiny tot along too. So do it, make your choice and take the plunge.
MUMMY & CHILD EXERCISE
Sweaty Mama is a unique and effective way to exercise whilst you bond with your child. No need to organise childcare to get to the gym, Sweaty Mama allows you to spend quality time with your child whilst you undertake the workout. Exercises are adapted to suit all ages & development of the child as well as suit the fitness level of the Mama. Over the course of sessions, you gradually build up your fitness level and strengthen your core & posture to rehabilitate your body after having a child. A fab, fun workout to upbeat music both you and your child will love! With classes taking place everyday of the week, in Marlow, Cookham, Maidenhead and Burnham.
When & Where: classes take place five days a week in Marlow, Cookham, Maidenhead & Burnham
THESE MUMS CAN CIRCUITS
'These Mum's Can' is a great class for busy Mum's. Get together and train in a circuit style class with Louise and have a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. This is a very popular class, so booking for the block is advisable.
There is also a small (free) play crèche for under 4’s. Spaces are very limited. This is not a specifically postnatal class so all 'Mum's' welcome
When & Where: Wednesday 10am - 11am Cookham
Crèche Fit is a unique exercise class in Windsor and Maidenhead run by Pre and Postnatal Personal Trainers with a passion for helping mummies return to exercise safely and without the worry of childcare. The classes allow you to take your baby with you whilst you exercise, providing hassle free fitness as well as a social group for local mums.
When & Where: Classes take place Mon - Thurs in Maidenhead & Windsor
What better way to get fit than in the great outdoors. With groups nationwide, you'll be able to find a class near you. The exercises are specially selected to strengthen and tone particular muscle groups to enable mum to cope with the demands of motherhood. Classes take place in Windsor, Marlow, High Wycombe & Beaconsfield
Sarah at Go Figure runs a Mumilates and Let's go Mummy! The classes are all about making exercise accessible to you without the need for child care. During the sessions you will be guided through a combination of exercises which will, tone, strengthen and allow you to burn some calories along the way.
Ros and Wendy are two mums with a passion for helping others mums get out and run with the kids in tow.
They have set up a free, friendly buggy running group, led by a guide and in differing locations each week. The runs are for those who can already run 5K but differing speeds are very much welcomed. If you dont yet have a running buggy these can be hired for the session. Just make sure you book in advance.
When & Where: Every Thursday in varying locations. Check the website for details
Ideal for women at any level of fitness, Barre tones, creates muscle definition and sees weight loss. With each exercise adaptable to your individual fitness level it's perfect for new mums.
Toys and mats provided for the babies.
Lots of different moves to stimulate and relax your baby. Using your body as playground for the babies not only develops your own core strength but enhances baby’s spatial awareness, confidence and muscle tone. Playtime without the toys, tummy time without noise and a strong body for you to see you through these growing years! Tara teaches this fun, stretching and nurturing class for mother& child.
The Reformer gives you all the benefits of Mat Pilates and more. The springs and pulleys on the reformer give you far more resistance than you can achieve with just your body weight on a mat, so you'll improve posture, overall strength and flexibility.
Babes in arms to crawlers can join you with play pens, doughnuts and toys provided.