If you want to get fit and know that baby is safe and happy PowerprammingTM is the way to go! I set up PowerprammingTM in November 2004 after I had my first baby because I wanted to be able to get back to my pre-pregnancy shape. As I did not want to do this alone I invited the girls from the local Mother & Baby group to get fit with me.
Within a few weeks we had a real routine going and the number of Mums joining in just grew and grew.
There are now PowerprammingTM classes throughout South London and a fitness DVD. You can also book me to start a PowerprammingTM class near you at a time convenient to you.
No. Your usual pram will be just fine. As long as it is well padded and comfortable for baby and the handles are the right height for you it will be fine.
If baby cannot hold his/ her head stable I advise that you use a head guard like the ones you get in car seats.
A sports bra, trainers and comfortable clothes.
All Powerpramming instructors trained with fitness training leaders, the YMCA, in Ante and Postnatal Exercise. We are also trained in First Aid at Work and are insured.
If you breastfeed you may also be interested to know that I am a trained Breastfeeding Peer Support Mother. So I can also help you if you have breastfeeding problems/ questions.
We start with a warm up and then progress onto the main workout which is a mixture of fast walking or jogging for those that have been coming to the classes for a while.
If you don't feel fit enough for a jog don't worry as you can Power Walk.
We then park up the prams and do a workout infront of the babies that will tone you up and work your heart and lungs.
We work the legs, bum, tummy, shoulders and arms.
When we have finished we have a cool down and stretch.
We then head off for a refreshing drink and some lunch.
The older babies seem to find PowerprammingTM fascinating and hilarious watching carefully as Mum works out.
The younger ones tend to find the movement makes them sleepy and they often stay in the pram throughout the workout.
The older babies often get out of their prams when we are stationary and have a kick about on a blanket or a crawl or toddle around.
Don't worry, all babies cry and we are all in the same boat!
When we park up for the main workout you can get baby out of the pram for a cuddle or a feed if you feel that is what is needed.
I advise that you feed baby before the class if you think he/ she may get hungry.
If baby is a little older and on solids bring a little snack for them.
No. We find as much shelter as possible and still have a great workout.