Frequently asked questions...
When can I start?
We advise that you wait six weeks for a vaginal birth and twelve weeks for a ceasarean. We also advise that you consult your doctor before you resume exercise.
What will my baby do?
The youngsters really enjoy the interaction with the other mums and babies and seeing the world go by from their buggy. Toddlers can get out and about while we are at the different stations, while others enjoy their snacks, books and toys from the comfort of their ride.
What happens if my baby cries?
The babies' needs come first, and because of the pace of the class, there is ample opportunity for breastfeeding, nappy changing and soothing cuddles. Remember, we are all going through the same thing!
What if my toddler won't sit in the buggy for an hour?
You will be amazed at how entertained your lively toddler will be, just being around so much action and so many other mums and children. There is also time for them to get out and have a quick run around when we stop for our resistance exercises. During class we sing songs and interact with the children as much as possible- they are, of course, part of the class themselves! At the end of class, we aim to provide an activity or go to a play area so that they feel that each time they come there is a treat at the end to look forward to. Also, their favourite toys, books and snacks help entertain them while in the buggy.
What do I wear?
A good pair of trainers, a good sports bra and layered, comfortable tops and trousers.
What kind of buggy do I need?
Any style of buggy, pram or pushchair will be suitable as long as it is in good working order. If you would like some advice on jogging or running buggies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can I use a double buggy?
Absolutely! It will make the workout more intense as you will have more weight to push!
Do I have to run?
Not if you don't want to! It is important to start exercising slowly and we suggest you begin by power walking and if you want to, you can just keep power walking! It is important that you work out at a pace that you are comfortable with. We will push you if and when you are ready!
What happens if there is bad weather?
The class takes place in most weather - rain or shine. You will be emailed if class is cancelled.
What do I need to bring?
A drink and snack for Mum and baby, some toys and books, sun cream, sunshade or raincover! Also, bring a blanket or mat for the abdominal exercises and stretches at the end of class.
How old does my baby need to be?
Babies can join us from 6 weeks. Should you be a mum of two, toddlers are just as welcome!