Why join the FIT Mamas Postnatal Class?
We’re here to help clear up the confusion about what exercise you should or shouldn’t be doing in the early weeks + months after baby arrives.
We’re also here to support you as you return to exercise after giving birth.
Fitness can be tricky to manage after pregnancy. Finding time to take care of you once baby arrives is often bumped down the list of priorities.
But no more!
Led by an experienced, fully qualified pre + postnatal instructor, our FIT Postnatal Exercise Class is a specialised modern postnatal exercise class for mums wishing to exercise safely + effectively for their level of postnatal recovery.
Joining our fun, friendly class will help you:
- Return to your pre-pregnancy fitness levels
- Get back into shape (on your terms – no rush)
- Tone up + strengthen for all the lifting you’re going to be doing as a new mum
- Perform core exercises safely to re-engage your abdominal + pelvic floor muscles – we’re a “crunch-free” zone!
- Understand key nutrition for new mums
- Meet other new mums to make friends so that you’re part of a supportive community
How is the FIT Mamas Postnatal Class different?
As with everything I create, this is a truly holistic postnatal class to serve new mums. It’s based upon The FIT Movement’s 4 integrated elements of flex, move, nourish + restore, which form the foundations of all of my programs.
Before your first class, you’ll be invited to a short telephone consultation so that I get to know you + understand your current post natal needs + concerns.
Class members also receive access to our client-only Facebook group, where they’ll find additional resources and of course, I’m on hand to answer any questions you may have in there.
The FIT Mamas Postnatal Class includes:
- Simple release + mobilisation techniques to help you relieve those aches + tension hotspots that you can also practise at home
- Gentle but effective functional exercises that mirror your everyday movements to get you fitter + stronger for the job of motherhood
- Protocols that help you develop an optimally integrated + functioning core + pelvic floor
- Access to the FIT Movement Academy postnatal course and exercise library
We also share regular postnatal tips + advice, as well as keep in contact with you via our Facebook group in-between sessions.
Looking for specific help with diastasis healing + pelvic floor? Please click here for further information.
Each weekly class is 60 minutes and you’ll work at your own pace.
A typical class will include:
- A gentle, but thorough, warm-up with mobilisation exercises so that you’re ready to exercise
- A combination of cardio, resistance training + toning exercises for strengthening your body
- Incorporation of appropriate abdominal + pelvic floor work for those essential muscles
- A thorough cool down to finish
Before coming to class, you may wish to feed baby in case s/he becomes hungry, leaving you able to participate more in the session. Of course, if you need to step away to tend to baby during class, please do.
Please note: we do not use babies as “exercise equipment” in class.
Please also refer to the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
How do I sign up?
Online classes run 9.30am-10.30am Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time. Four-week class passes are available – you can select either 1 or 2 sessions per week. Single sessions are also available.
Use the “Enrol Now” button below to go through to make your purchase via our online booking system.
Once you’ve made payment, you’ll be directed to book your first session and complete the online pre-screening health questionnaire to ensure that this class is right for you. This must be submitted before you attend the first class – no exceptions. Note: if you have previously submitted your pre-screening health questionnaire and there’s no change in your health since, you can skip this part.
Please ensure that you read the FAQ section below before buying.
I started the FIT Mamas 'n' Buggies class 8 weeks after having my daughter and having not been able to exercise much during my pregnancy, I wasn’t sure where to start. Wendy was amazing at guiding me through what exercises I could do safely at each stage postnatally and gave really helpful nutrition advice. She’s helped me to achieve my goals, fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and regain my previous fitness levels. I’d definitely recommend Wendy’s classes to anyone.Katy
Really enjoy the Mamas 'n' Buggies class ... It's really good fun. Hard work, but oddly enjoyable! Wendy's encouragement and support are full of enthusiasm and really helpful.Helen
Due to the energy and time that goes into creating The FIT Movement community and making sure that everyone is taken care of, we do not offer taster sessions. We hope you’ll enjoy spending time with us and become part of the FIT Movement. However, there is no obligation for you to renew beyond your initial commitment. If you want to know what other women think about our classes, please check out the testimonials on our website and Facebook page.
You are welcome to join the class after your GP check (this normally happens 6-8 weeks post-birth), subject to completion of the online pre-screening health questionnaire. Please do mention to your healthcare provider that you will be attending a postnatal exercise class and check if they have any concerns.
Yes. You will work at a pace to suit you.
You will need a good fitting sports bra and well fitting trainers.
You may want to layer up so that you can remove layers if you get too warm.
If you have it, please bring weights (eg dumbbells or what you have available) and/ or a resistance band. If you are working out on a hard surface, a mat is also advisable. If you don’t have any kit, let us know and we will suggest alternatives for those on the live class. Please also bring water with you.
If someone else is looking after your baby during this time, you are welcome to come on your own.
You’re purchasing a 4-week class pass. Sessions are non-refundable but if you are going to miss one, you will receive a replay of the class to catch-up at your convenience.
Got further questions? Please contact Wendy at The FIT Movement here.
Meet Your Instructor
Founder and Director of the FIT Movement, mum of one and always up for a new physical challenge, since 2014 Wendy has dedicated her practice to working with pregnant, postnatal and peri-to-post- menopausal women. The FIT Movement’s purpose is to help women get curious about their health and to learn how to look after their bodies through education, better movement and good nutrition. You can find out more about Wendy here.