POSTNATAL ‘PUSHY’ PARKFIT

PARKFIT WITH THE BUGGIES!

TUESDAYS 10AM

MEET AT PITTVILLE PUMP ROOMS, PITTVILLE PARK

WHAT DO I BRING?

Bring your baby in a buggy or the car seat – we will be travelling around with the baby in a pushchair / pram / buggy and at times you can leave the baby and go walk / run for short distances while the instructors watches over the babies.

Bring some WATER and, if wet, a water proof cover for you and your baby.

 

WHEN CAN I START?

You need to have had your 6/8 week postnatal check by your GP / midwife to start.

I HAVE HAD NO SLEEP, CAN I STILL EXERCISE?

Yes, you can. We advise you to take it easy and to come along to get some fresh air. Exercise can make you feel better and can lift your spirits. Plus, the other mums will help you with the chatter and you can always ‘sleepless’ night stories.

I DON’T HAVE A ‘RUNNING’ BUGGY. CAN I STILL COME?

Yes, some people come with a buggy, others with the babies in the car seats (this is the most popular form). If you are worried, then give Kirsty a call on 07787 406 552.

 

KIRSTY’S BLOG ABOUT POSTNATAL ‘PUSHY’ PARKFIT….

It is a great way to bond with your baby to get outside in the fresh air and have some exercise,  time with the baby and to meet other lovely mums. Parkfit with the Pushchair means that you can exercise during the day, the baby can have some fresh air and you can relax as you are not having to leave the baby in order to get some exercise.

The session is planned around your needs. In this class, Kirsty will ensure you feel at ease and comfortable in whatever you are doing. Having had two children, Kirsty understands fully the pressures of having small children and of the need to exercise after pregnancy, but that we all need to take it to different levels.

Come and meet Kirsty on a Tuesday 10am. Contact Kirsty for details of where to meet as in extremely wet weather, there will be  an indoor alternative!

Call Kirsty 07787 406 552 or email trainwithkirsty@gmail.com

THE SESSION!

The objective of every session is to strengthen our bodies and  to slowly develop our cardiovascular fitness. There is always a range of abilities from the power walker to the runner.

Today’s session started off with a gentle jog followed by a stretch (this is what I call a ‘chatty jog’ and the girls jump at the chance of having a catch up with the other mums).

We then started our conditioning by working on our legs! During pregnancy, our legs and joints are put under more pressure through added baby weight we carry, the production of relaxin loosening our joints. We want to re strengthen to avoid injury or unecessary pain. The group starts off with some walking lunges, followed by static lunges and then at intermitted intervals throughout the remainder of the session we return to an array of squats and lunges to target the legs.

After some leg work, we went to power walk/jog/run! Intervals are a great way to burn calories – everything is done at your own level, from power walking to running. An ideal way to improve cardiovascular fitness.

Then as we journey about the park, we focus on strengthening our core and our arms using resistance bands, body weight and the buggies!

This session is designed to meet the needs of Postnatal Mums – for the beginners to fitness to the fitness enthusuastic giving everyone the oportunity to train safely and to enjoy it!

Come and join us in the Park for a Postnatal workout!

Contact Kirsty 07787 406 552 for more details :)

 

READ ON FOR KERRY’S JOURNEY! :)

I started with Mondays Pushy Parkfit session & loved it … It was tough of course as I was carrying weight & felt very unfit but as the concept is designed for new mums just like I was – it was perfect ! Firstly, it was brilliant being able to take baby along while you do various circuits & exercises in the beautiful outdoor setting of the park …

You can take the activities completely at your own pace  – early days I was power walking when others ran – we do squats, lunges, ab works, bits of interval training – arm & back exercises – in all, a type of circuit training for new mums! I thoroughly enjoyed the group banter & lighthearted atmosphere – Kirsty has a wonderful way of encouraging you but not making you feel awkward or uncomfortable – having been a mum twice before she fully appreciates what it’s like to get active again after childbearing! I was then hooked & hugely enthused by Kirsty’s infectious training techniques I signed up for some personal training sessions with her twice a week at the fabulous facility run by Dan Fivey – ‘The Personal Training Studio’ above Up & Running.  Its a great location with parking directly opposite – the studio uses Vibrogyms – many other fun, out of the ordinary training methods & has a great atmosphere. Most importantly babies get to come too. My little girl happily sits on the gym mat playing with her toys or watching us train – fantastic. Now Kirsty runs a Thursday pushy Patkfit I do that too! So that’s four really awesome sessions I do with  her every week and I absolutely love it! Kirsty helps with food dairies  & weigh ins too so you get a whole package & lots of support in your mission… I love it have a lot to thank her for! Im pleased to say I have now got back into my old clothes,  finding all the exercise addictive & so much easier … I even had 3 compliments from the girls at yesterday’s Pushy Parkfit regarding my shape change since I started – get in!! Thanks Kirsty

SOME PHOTOS OF PUSHY PARKFIT, CHELTENHAM…

 

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