Pregnancy & Prehab
Wednesdays, 6.30-7.45pm, Moor Pool Hall, Harborne, B17 9DY
Being fit and active during pregnancy has well documented benefits for both mom and baby, but knowing how to safely adapt your workouts to your changing body, or knowing where to start if you weren’t particularly active before pregnancy, can be challenging. So can understanding the complexity of your core and pelvic floor.
My pregnancy class is a mixture of cardio, strength & conditioning work designed with your core and pelvic floor in mind. Combined with stretches and release work, it will help to keep you active and better able to cope with the demands of pregnancy, labour and day-to-day life as a mom.
Plus you'll join an amazing community of strong women for support, advice, encouragement and friendship - always able to ask any question on your mind in an open and safe space.
Suitable from 12 to 40 weeks pregnant and for all abilities, please feel free to book yourself a trial class.
Revive & Thrive - Core & pelvic floor friendly circuits and HIIT training
Mondays, 1.15-2.15pm and Wednesdays, 10.15-11.15am at Moor Pool Hall, Harborne, B17 9DY
Most women have some element of weakness in their abdominal muscles or pelvic floor after having a baby and the additional challenges that come from sleep deprivation, postural issues, C-section recovery and lingering pregnancy hormones can make getting back to exercise a daunting experience.
Take the stress away by joining my specialist class which combines appropriate cardio, strength and conditioning work with stretches and releases to support your recovery, to help you regain & progress your fitness post birth and to help your restrengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles.
Suitable from 6 weeks post birth (if you had an uncomplicated vaginal birth) or 10-12 weeks post caesarean, my inclusive classes will help you to get back into exercising safely and effectively (even if you weren’t particularly active during pregnancy).
Full body bootcamp (previously known as Tough Mutha)
Wednesdays, 8-9pm at Moor Pool Hall, Harborne, B17 9DY
How does the on demand bit work?
You can either book a trial class first to check it's right for you or just jump straight in to the monthly membership.
Our members area houses recordings from classes which you can follow at your own convenience, as well as...
- a release and mobility library designed to help ease tension and facilitate better movement.
- regular posts, tips, challenges and information focused on fitness, wellness and nutrition (and a large back catalogue that you can search at your leisure)
- plus you get access to our all important community of strong women for support, advice, encouragement and friendship.
Q. What kit do I need / what should I bring with me?
As Covid-19 guidelines prevent us from sharing kit as we used to, we’re using resistance bands (with dumbbells being optional) in class to add variety and challenge to the workouts. And so you can keep up the good work at home!
If you choose to buy the bands from me I offer a set of two longer bands (one with more resistance and one with less) and a mini band loop for £15. But you can source them from all sorts of places (notably Amazon)
It's also advisable to bring your own mat with you (although I have spares), a water bottle and to come changed ready to exercise - see the 'Covid-19 guidelines' link above for further detail.
Q. Where can I find your price list?
My live booking system is the best way to see the cost of of my various offerings, so either click the relevant buttons above or this link here...
Q. Is there a PAYG option for classes?
Both classes and the online group run on a monthly subscription service, which you're most welcome to trial. If this causes you a problem, please get in touch so we can discuss your needs.
Q. What happens if I join partway through a month or if baby arrives?
The subscription renews exactly one month from your original payment so you never miss out by joining partway through a month and any credit due to baby arriving will be honoured when you feel up to exercising again post baby.
Q. What's your cancellation policy? What happens if I can't make my class one week?
Thanks to the joys of technology members can either join online from home or watch the recording at their own convenience.
Please give as much notice as possible with class cancellations though to allow other people to book in to these popular classes.
Trial class cancellations require 24 hours notice to be rescheduled please.
Q. Where can I find reviews about your class so I can hear what others have had to say about them?
Google My Business reviews: http://bit.ly/FemaleFitnessMatters
(follow the link and click on reviews in the top right hand corner.)
Facebook reviews: https://www.facebook.com/pg/femalefitnessmatters/reviews/