Having time for yourself is a rare thing when you become a mummy! With little ones in your life, simple things like having a shower (or dare we say it – going to the toilet!) can become huge luxuries. So having some time for yourself to exercise probably gets pushed to the bottom of the list of priorities – if it makes it on the list at all! Your fitness however, doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) something you compromise on.
Movers & Shapers in Queen’s Park recently underwent a revamp and launched an exciting new timetable of classes. The new focus at the boutique studio is not just about providing a fantastic fitness experience for pregnant women or those with babies or pre-schoolers; but also to create a safe fitness hub where mums can make local friends, have some ‘guilt free’ time for themselves and boost their wellbeing, both mentally and physically. The studio manager Charlotte has been a Pilates instructor for many years and is passionate about helping women work on their posture and core muscles during pregnancy and/or post-natally.
Fitting in time to exercise as a mum is not only hugely beneficial for re-strengthening your core muscles (which in turn can help with back issues and posture) but is also vital to nurturing your mental health. Exercising can also boost energy levels, and when you’re sleep deprived that can only be a good thing!
The classes are relaxed and friendly aimed at getting you back into shape and increase your fitness during pregnancy or after having your baby. Movers & Shapers now offer safe and effective Pre & Post-natal specific classes targeting those problem areas whilst also reconditioning your core and pelvic floor and the best part… baby comes too!!! Bring your bundle of joy along in their buggy, car seat or use one of Movers & Shapers special baby seats. If he/she decides they need a feed or sleep mid class – don’t worry – you can stop what you’re doing, see to your little one and carry on. You’ll be amongst other mums and within a safe, warm setting.
Whatever your pre & postnatal stage, or even if you’ve been a mum a while now and just want to get fit and make some friends, Movers & Shapers in Queen’s Park has a small group class that will suit your needs and will be delivered by one of their qualified trainers. So give yourself a break from playgroup sing songs or coffee shop catch ups and do something different that really puts your fitness back on that list of priorities.