PRE & POST NATAL
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t exercise whilst pregnant and there have been many recent studies which show that exercise can be extremely beneficial, as active women are less likely to experience problems in late pregnancy and during labour. Anya makes it her aim to help you reach your due date with as much function, strength and mobility as possible.
After having a baby, it is incredibly important that you ease yourself gently back into exercising. It can be very tempting to rush back to the gym after giving birth, but you run the risk of doing permanent damage to your pelvic floor and core if you’re exercising incorrectly.
Pre-natal and post natal sessions are designed around building up your strength so you can easily cope with the physical demands of being a mum such as lifting and carrying car seats, pushing loaded up buggies and carrying heavy toddlers for long distances when they refuse to walk! Clients are also coached on how to be aware of good alignment and movement patterns, not just when they’re exercising but through the various physical tasks that make up the day for example, squatting to pick up the baby from the floor or deadlifting the baby into the cot.
If you’re a new mum you’re more than welcome to bring your baby along to the session should you need to. Anya has undertaken two courses specialising in training pre and post natal clients and is also a mum herself so understands any difficulties that might be faced, from a personal point of view.
BABY BODY REBOOT
Baby Body Reboot is a 6 week course for post natal women, helping them to rebuild their core & pelvic floor, reconnect with their body and return to exercise.
Courses are run in Tooting, with a maximum of 4 people in each class so that Anya can give each mum, the care and attention they need.
Anya set up this course because she had been concerned at the number of new mums turning up to Rec-Xercise (the fitness class she runs 3 times a week) at 8 weeks post partum, very keen to exercise but their bodies just weren’t quite ready to jump straight back into the kind of exercises they were doing pre-pregnancy. Baby Body Reboot is a rehab course, a bridging gap to help mums get to where they want to be with their bodies so that they can return to their favourite fitness class.
As well as rebuilding their core and pelvic floor, Baby Body Reboot will also improve mum’s strength, body confidence and teach them how to be aware of good alignment and movement patterns when training but also in day to day life.
What you’ll receive when you book on:-
Diastasis recti check
Pelvic floor guidance
Nutrition advice to help healing and restoration
Weekly home exercise plans
Resistance band to keep
You’ll also get a complimentary 30 minute pre-exercise personalised screening, which will be carried out before the course starts, either in person or on the phone.
These 6 week courses run throughout the year, so if you’re interested feel free to message Anya to find out when the next course is running.