The buggy fitness class will rebuild your fitness and strength in the post natal period with low impact strength and cardio. Once you are feeling stronger and fitter there are high impact more intense options in the class so you can step up a gear when you are ready and some mums find themselves fitter and stronger than they were pre pregnancy!
Buggy fitness is now combined in the HIIT classes in Priory Park
Classes are at the following times (you can use your once a week hiit pass flexibly at any of the classes)
I have undertaken extensive pregnancy and post natal exercise training on an annual basis since qualifying as a personal trainer. I've been working with pregnant and post natal women for almost 10 years and there have been lots of changes in exercise precription and I'm fully up to date with the latest recommendations. I am also a qualified Holistic Core Restore® coach which means I have a detailed knowledge of pelvic floor and diastasis recovery and I'm very happy to advise on specific exercises that are suitable.
I link up with 2 fantastic local Women's health physios and I highly recommend a "mummy mot" before joining a class with either Gemma Pilkington www.gpphysiotherapy.co.uk or Emma Brockwell from www.physiomum.co.uk
I also have two children so I understand the demands of exercising as a busy (and tired!) mum.
- Flexiblility : 2 sessions to choose from each week
- Bring your baby too
- Classes last for 30 minutes
Part trainer, part life coach, part friend: Pip is a fantastic, friendly person to work with who helped me to achieve better results than I thought possible, and taught me so much that I can now exercise safely after childbirth and will never do another sit-up again! Every session was pitched at exactly the right level to really push me, but still be achievable and enjoyable.
Wanted to tell you that I've just bought size 12 jeans. I went up to a size 16 after having my second baby 15 months ago (Aurelia, who comes to some of the classes with me) A combination of your classes, my spinning bike and eating healthily has helped me drop the weight.
The classes have been great to build up strength and power in all those places that seem to be wobbly after a baby! I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight fairly quickly thanks to Pip and was playing competitive netball after 4 months of giving birth. None of this would have possible, in the time frame, if I hadn't gone to classes.
Pip's classes always leave me feeling full of energy and ready to tackle the day ahead. After a course of classes I lost weight and gained stomach muscles!
After exercising throughout my pregnancy I was keen to get back to fitness - joining Pip's buggy fit classes when Elena was around 4 months old was the best way to go round this - I got gently introduced to circuit exercise and built up my strength through many repetitions - while being outside with the little one! It is a lovely way to burn some calories and you get to know local mums which is always a benefit!
I feel much fitter and stronger and am enjoying rediscovering my pre-pregnancy wardrobe! Pip ensures the classes are fun and sociable, and her never ending energy and enthusiasm is contagious - I look forward to each session, even when its cold and wet outside!
I started going to buggy fitness about eight weeks after the birth of my daughter. The classes are pitched at all levels of fitness, so six months on, they are still as relevant, and my fitness has improved heaps!
I had a cesearian, so Pip was careful to check that I wasn't overdoing it in the beginning. I started out walking to the first tree, I now jog across the top of the park and even manage a sprint-finish. Before pregnancy, I'd never done a single proper press-up... I can now do 40 without a single face-plant... Say no more.
A fun class and Pip changes the exercises each week. She is also very good at pushing 2 or 3 buggies to get the babies off to sleep so you can carry on exercising. It is also a great way to meet some other mum's and swap tips
The classes are fun & sociable as well as being perfectly designed to tone & strengthen all the areas needed for day to day life with your little one. Pip is very friendly & approachable and is not at all bothered if your little one gets fractious during the class- it's a very relaxed set up.
The buggy fitness classes have been an excellent way to get back into exercise in a friendly and relaxing environment. Pip is fantastic and her energy and enthusiasm really helps to motivate you. A great way to exercise and tone up without having to leave your baby.
This is a fab class for new mums wanting to get fit. Pip is a really good trainer and you can push yourself or take it easy. Its really nice exercising outdoors and a great way to meet new mums. I really noticed a change in my figure and core muscles starting to find themselves again!
A really fun & friendly class run by a teacher that clearly has experience & enjoys teaching. A good way to get fit & meet people - good value for money too as i sae results after just a few classes. You can take it at your pace too & there is no pressure or competion so all abilities would benefit. Highly recommended.
The class is great - to be able to work out while outside in the fresh air and not having to put my son into a creche while I exercise is the best. He loves to watch me , fantastic entertainment for us both. Pip is very encouraging and willing to help you adapt to get the best out of your session for yourself.
The classes run by Pip are great for all abilities, it's really great being able to exercise without having to find childcare. The classes are great fun although you'll certainly still feel the effects the next day.
Pip is a great instructor- pushes you hard but recognises everyone's limit. The class is very relaxed and fun- no-one feels they 'aren't as good as the others' and Pip gives everyone proper attention.
An excellent class! Pip is so welcoming and the group is friendly. The exercises target all the important muscles, without being too hard core. Pip is great at giving reminders as to which muscles to be using, always remembering the pelvic floor and the core abdominal muscles which are so important post natally.
This class is really good fun and an excellent way of improving my fitness and getting back into shape after pregnancy. It's great to be able to workout with my baby and meet other new mums too.
A great class for toning up post pregnancy. Pip gives individual support and advice and is very friendly. I definitely feel fitter and in better shape since starting the classes and have made a few new friends into the bargain.
Pip’s buggy fit classes are great. They are a brilliant option for me as I don’t have any childcare available. Despite feeling anxious about my lack of fitness and wobbly bits, I really enjoy the variety of exercises Pip gives us and she pushes me to go much harder than I ever would on my own. The exercises she does can be adapted to your level of fitness so there is no shame in needing to start with the less strenuous versions!
I have been going to Pips buggy fit classes for just under four months now and I can honestly say I am thrilled with the results. Not only do I feel fitter and stronger since starting the classes but I have really toned up too which is brilliant. Pip is a great teacher and the class is really friendly too.
My health visitor recommended you and the classes have really helped me to start to exercise again after my 3 stone weight gain! Great to be able to bring the twins with me too.
Your class really helped in ways beyond general fitness. I felt mentally stronger for going. Those early days can be demanding but I'm convinced buggy fit got those positive endorphins pumping. I was always more upbeat for having been to buggy fit. You are amazingly positive and motivating too which really helps. Thank you.
Top tip: Make sure your baby is fed before the session
Hopefully they'll sleep or sit in the buggy in the fresh air!