Buggyfit Chiswick is part of the well-known postnatal fitness brand, Buggyfit. Since 2003, it has been helping thousands of mums regain strength and mobility after giving birth. It is run by qualified pre- and postnatal trainers like me so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Buggyfit workouts are pelvic-floor safe and help you to regain core strength as well as heal any abdominal separation (diastasis recti).
If you are about to try a Buggyfit class for the first time, here is what you can expect:
️-Demonstration of good breathing technique
-Focus on correct posture and body alignment throughout the exercises
️-Pelvic floor exercises
️-A long warm-up to activate the whole of the posterior chain ie your back body including the calves, hamstrings, glutes and main back muscles, and your deeper abdominals
-️Exercises to open up your chest and mobilise your mid-back (both common areas of tightness in new mums)
️-A full-body low-impact workout using your body weight as well as a resistance band
️-Cool-down and stretch to help you relax and recover faster
More than anything, Buggyfit is about building a community of mums who come together to move their bodies, share baby tips or ask for advice while having fun. This is one of the best classes you can do as a new mum - looking after your physical and mental health - so that you can look after your baby.
You can learn more about the national Buggyfit brand here.
Buggyfit classes run three times a week during term-time:
Mondays at 9.30am (Barnes Green)
Tuesdays at 10am (Ravenscourt Park)
Wednesdays at 9.30am (Chiswick House and Gardens)
>>Buggyfit on Turnham Green returns in April 2022.
Resources for new mums
One of the best things about being a new mum these days is that there is a WEALTH of helpful resources out there - from online education to books and practitioners. Below is a selection of LOCAL help and I'll be adding to this on an ongoing basis:
Women's health physios:
Jade Rodham at Chiswick Physio
Mummy MOT at One Body Clinic
Claire Maguire at Babies with Claire
Baby massage/baby yoga/sling support:
Caroline Barber at West London Babies
Rachel Bryant at Chiswick Breastfeeding Support
9 Devonshire Street, W4
A range of activities for children as well as speech therapy, therapy and nutrition
Caroline Lamont at Great In Great Out