Mommy and Baby Fitness and our team of certified fitness professionals have created fun, fabulous and unique warm ups that we do with baby! We lift them, dance with them and utilize them as weights to choreographed routines with great music you know and love! After our Mom and Baby warm up, we put our babies down beside us (either back in their car seats or strollers, or on mats provided) so they can watch us (or sleep or play!) and continue our “mommy only” workouts. We use a variety of equipment supplied by the gym to optimize a full body workout each class, intense but easy to follow and always post natal. We will bring our babies on to the mat with us for our core strengthening, stretching and “mommy mediation”. The next 30 mins. is devoted to baby with our famous infant stimulation portion: songs, rhymes, fingerplays, knee bouncers, parachute songs and bubbles! So both Mom and Baby benefit from our programs!
I have heard about classes that you do with your baby in a "snuggly" or front or back carriers but my baby is heavy and it is hard on my neck and back......do I have to "wear" my baby?
With Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play – we interact with our babies, we warm up with our babies, we offer infant stimulation to include our babies. Everything in our classes are modifiable, using a “snuggly” or baby carrier is totally optional. We generally do not use them as part of our program- but they are certainly optional and welcome for you to bring.
I have heard about some kind of separation in my tummy area..........what is this? Am I OK to exercise if I have this? How do I know if I have this?
Pregnancy and labour can cause significant changes to your body. Pelvic Floor muscles are intimately involved in the child birth process. It is very common to have an “ab separation”. The correct terminology is called diastasis recti – “diastasis” means separation, “recti” refers to your ab muscles called the “rectus abdominis”. We have been educated and trained to assess you and offer the proper and correct forms of core strengthening to help you accordingly.
I would like to join your Aquaplay program but I cannot swim and my baby has never been in a pool before?
You do not need to know how to swim for our Aquaplay programs. We are in the shallow part of the pool at all times. The water is extremely warm and salt water pools. We start at babies around 4 months of age. We will work together with you to teach your baby water skills – back floating, use of floatation devices, front floating, dunking (optional!), and so much more while we add a mild water workout for Mom!
Mommy and Baby Fitness Workout and Play ™ will refund your payment minus a $50 administration fee only within 24 hours after your first class.