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If you’re keen to get back into shape after having a baby, there are a number of exercise classes to which you can take your baby. Buggy Fit is one such class offering a safe and effective postnatal workout with qualified postnatal fitness intructors. The class takes place outdoors with your buggy, and involves both cardiovascular and resistance elements to burn fat and tone up after your pregnancy. Various options are given depending on your fitness level so you can power walk or jog some sections, and resistance bands are used for targeting all muscle groups and helping you tone up. Classes take place in Queen’s Park in the Southside of Glasgow come wind, rain or shine! Mothers and babies often meet up for a coffee and a chat afterwards.
Where: Queen’s Park
When: Tuesdays at 10.30am and 12.30pm; Thursdays at 10.30am
Who: Contact Paula on 07922568960
Website: Buggy Fit website
The next block of jogging classes for new parents run by Culture & Sport Glasgow will start at the end of August. Sessions consist of brisk walking/jogging with your buggy, exercises such as squats, gentle pushups and exercises with bands. Classes are run at Bellahouston and Kelvingrove Parks.
Mondays at 9.15am from 31 August 2009
Wednesdays at 9.45am from 2 September 2009
Classes cost £18 for the 6-week block. No booking required, simply pay the instructor on arrival. For further details, phone the Women’s Jogging Network on 0141 287 5079.
For other exercise options for new parents in Glasgow, visit glasgowbaby.com’s Exercise page.
If your new-year’s resolution is to get back into pre-pregnancy shape, Glasgow offers a host of fitness classes for new mums. And no need to book a babysitter, because you can take your baby along. Take a look at some of the options in the new Exercise section of the Glasgow Baby website. One or two of Glasgow’s maternity hospitals also run weekly ‘Get Fit’ classes for new mums. Ask your health visitor for details.
Nothing better than Pilates to get your abdominals and pelvic floor back into shape after having a baby. The next block of SJ Fitness’ postnatal Pilates classes will start on 16 September 2008 at 12pm. Classes are held at the SJ Fitness studio at 12a Sandyford Place in four-week blocks, and you can take your baby with you. For further information or to book, visit the SJ Fitness website, or watch this video on postnatal Pilates by Sarah-Jane, who runs the classes. Note that you should have had your six-week postnatal check before attending the classes.
Just had a baby and thinking about getting back into exercise? The Women’s Jogging Network run 10-week courses for new parents and their babies. The instructor, Irene McDonald, has over 10 years’ experience in coaching, and is a UK Athletics Level 2 Group Event Coach specialising in endurance running. Sessions focus on brisk walking/jogging with your buggy, and exercises such as squats, gentle pushups and exercises with bands. Classes are run at Bellahouston and Kelvingrove Parks. For further details, phone the Women’s Jogging Network on 0141 287 5079.
If you’re based in Paisley, a similar scheme – called Mams ‘n’ Prams – is run by Jogging Buddies, Paisley’s jogging network. Visit their website for more details.