postnatal

Joe Wicks Recommends Buggyfit!

Oooohh thanks Joe Wicks The Body Coach for encouraging parents and carers to come along to our Buggyfit postnatal classes!

Join us with your little one on Wimbledon Common every Tuesday morning at 11am for a powerwalk, strength training and some core workouts.

Wimbledon Buggyfit is the ultimate fitness class for new Mums. We've been training postnatal ladies in SW18 and SW19 for nearly 14 years!

Our classes are:

- Suitable for all levels of fitness, from the complete beginner to experienced exerciser

- Great for shifting post natal weight

- Ideal for toning your tummy, arms, bum & legs

- Convenient as baby comes too

- Safe as our instructors are all qualified & experienced in ante/post natal fitness

- Sociable and a great way to meet other new mums

- Not just a walk in the park!

Get in touch to organise your free trial :)

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Class Update

Just a quick reminder that, as usual, there are NO classes on Bank Holiday Monday.

Due to the team being away, there will also be NO Buggyfit class on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday.

We've got a full timetable for the rest of the week, so that you can burn-off some of the weekend excesses!

- Wed: 6.15am Wimbledon Park
- Thu: 6.15am South Park Gardens
- Thu: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thu: 11.00am Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 6.15am Wimbledon Park
- Sat: 7.45am South Park Gardens
- Sat: 9.00am South Park Gardens

Everyone is welcome to join us at all of these sessions. It's half term, so why not bring the kids along too?

See you in the park soon!

Heather and the HA fitness team x

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Mum and Baby Cardio Tone BootCamp

Our trained jazz dancer and fitness instructor, Laura, is back with a new course for Spring 2019! We’re delighted to offer our first specialised indoor post-natal workout for both Mum and baby, allowing mums to exercise to music whilst also giving baby a sensory and fun adventure at the same time!

Join us for…

  • Resistance work using bands and mat-based body weight exercises to strengthen muscles and address postural imbalance

  • Core work to strengthen deep abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor

  • Low impact, high intensity cardio intervals to encourage sustainable weight loss

  • Gentle stretching to ease muscle tightness

Babies can join mum and/or play on the mat nearby.

You will need to bring your own mat. Please feel free to bring a bouncy chair, bumbo or similar along with some toys and a towel or muslin for baby to lie on. Please note your baby remains your responsibility throughout the session.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course will be suitable for babies up to one year/walking. Once they’ve worked out what their legs are capable of, they may be keener to run at our Fit In The Park (FITP) – Family classes and join in the action there!

What are the benefits?

  • Low intensity exercise will help you feel less tired.

  • Exercising boosts your energy levels and releases wonderful feel-good endorphins.

  • You are able to get fit and entertain baby at the same time!

  • A small group setting - with space for just 8 clients (and their babies) there will be the opportunity to discuss post-natal fitness with Laura and set a goal or focus over the course so that she can cater to each of your individual needs.

Whilst we cannot promote the benefits of outdoor fitness enough, this particular course during the changing seasons will keep baby warm without a speck of mud in sight!

Where: The Gooseberry Bush Studio (above the café) 115 Kington Road, Wimbledon SW19 1LT.

The Gooseberry Bush Cafe is a lovely welcoming place which is great for socialising afterwards as well as offering excellent baby changing facilities.

When: Every Wednesday for 5 weeks from 24th April to 22nd May 2019.

Time: 9.30-10.30am

Cost: £65 for the 5 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of HA fitness’s regular Fit In The Park classes.

Places are limited due to space and so please book soon to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries, please do drop us a line.

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Kicking our way into Spring at Buggyfit in Wimbledon!

Who’s joining us at Buggyift in the sunshine on Thursday?

Meet us in South Park Gardens at 9.30am and then at 11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

Free trials to all newcommers! Just message us for all details first.

(Sunshine not guaranteed)

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Happy New Year from WIMBLEDON BUGGYFIT!

We’re back in the park from tomorrow (Thurs 3rd Jan) for some great postnatal workouts with your little ones.

If you’re new to Buggyfit, we meet every Monday and Thursday at the following times:

9.30am in South Park Gardens
11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

We've been running Buggyfit classes in Wimbledon for nearly 13 years now, so we know what we're doing when it comes to getting new mums back into shape again!

We offer FREE taster sessions. And once you've tried us out, you're then welcome to drop-in to any of our classes with no prior booking required. We have a really flexible and reasonably priced class pass system. We have no joining fees or monthly contracts. Perfectly suited for the unpredictable lifestyle of a new mum!

Want to find out more or join us for a free trial? Just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you with all the details.

Best wishes for 2019!

Heather x

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Lovely feedback from one of our Wimbledon Buggyfit mums

We received this lovely message last week from one of our mums:

"I can’t say how important these Buggyfit sessions were when on mat leave with my two boys. They made me get up and out, get fit and feel motivated. Always followed by a coffee and a cathartic mum-moan, they became one of highlights of my week. The friends I met there are still friends and I have even kept up with the lovely trainers for personal training sessions. Book in or turn up, you won’t be disappointed 👍. They will be there rain or shine!"

If you're a new mum and would like to try out a class for free, meet us here every Monday and Thursday:

9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park

All levels and abilities will be made very welcome!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Friends With Benefits!

Our Friends With Benefits campaign starts today!

This means that you can bring up to 3 friends along to any of our Buggyfit or Fit In The Park classes in December, for FREE!

You can bring 3 separate friends or the same friend 3 times. All we ask is that you have a valid HA fitness Class Pass (either 10 or 20) and that your friend has not come to any of our classes in 2018.

If they are an old client, who has come to classes in previous years, then bring them back into the fold, we'd love to see them again!

If they are brand new to HA fitness, then now is definitely the time to introduce them to the great stuff we do!

There's no need to register beforehand, just come along to the class with your friends. They will need to complete one of our Health Forms before the class starts (you can download one here)

They are welcome to join you for FREE at any of the following classes, up until our last class on 22 December 2018 (please note, this does not include any of our Mince Pie Burn Offs, BootCamps or PopUp sessions):

BUGGYFIT:

Mon - 9.30am, South Park Gardens
Mon - 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
Thu - 9.30am, South Park Gardens
Thu - 11.00am, Wimbledon Park

FIT IN THE PARK:
Mon - 6.15am, Wimbledon Park
Mon - 8.00pm, Holy Trinity School Hall
Wed - 6.15am, Wimbledon Park
Thu - 6.15am, South Park Gardens
Sat - 7.45am, South Park Gardens
Sat - 9.00am, South Park Gardens

Have you got a friend that wants to exercise, but there's always an excuse?

Have you got a friend that wants to exercise, but there's always an excuse? Well, with a chance to join us for free, the benefits outweigh the excuses. And they can get fit before Christmas!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Drop-In Sessions

Did you know that you can drop-in to any of our Fit In The Park and Buggyfit classes without purchasing one of our passes?

Our drop-in rate for these sessions is just £10, giving you complete flexibility to train when and where you like. You can either bring cash on the day, or purchase online via paypal.

But if you'd like to commit to your training and save a bit of cash at the same time, our HA fitness class passes are very reasonably priced:

10-class pass: £75.00 - Ideal for 1 class a week.

20-class pass: £130.00 - At £6.50 a session, this is perfect if you're doing 2 or more classes a week.

Both the 10 and 20 class passes last for 12 weeks, and the expiry starts from the date of your first class.

Head over to our Purchase page to buy your pass or drop-in today!


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

NCT Big Push On Wimbledon Common

Looking forward to The Big Push tomorrow on Wimbledon Common with NCT Wimbledon & District!

Why don't you join us us for a 5K buggy walk this Sunday to raise money to develop and improve mental health services for parents?

Tickets are just £5. AND if you enter as part of our Buggyfit team, you’ll also receive a FREE BUGGYFIT T-SHIRT to wear on the day plus 2 CLASS PASSES!

Unfortunately, many parents suffer in silence and don’t get the support they need, often reaching crisis point. When a new mum or dad suffers from any form of mental health problem, the effects can be devastating for the whole family.

The Wimbledon and District Big Push event is in support of the NCT's Hidden Half campaign, which is fighting for a change to the six-week postnatal checks making sure that new mothers are not overlooked, and that any mental health problems get picked up sooner. Some of the funds raised will also go to each participating branch so they can support perinatal mental health issues in their local area.

All you need to do is register online here

If you'd like to donate to this excellent cause, head over to the justgiving page:.

Hope to see lots of our Buggyfit Mums there tomorrow. We'll be meeting at the Tea Rooms at 9.30am for a 10.00am start.

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Ready for Action!

Happy New Year!

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It's that time of year when your inbox is full of "Unleash The New You" and "New Year, New You" emails. Well, here's another one, but it's short so do bear with us...

We're kicking off 2018 with our 6.15am Fit In The Park class in Wimbledon Park tomorrow morning. Why don't you join us? It'll be fun and you'll burn loads of calories, we promise.

If you can't get to that one, we're in South Park Gardens at 6.15am on Thursday, so no excuses!

Our Buggyfit classes are back in the park this Thursday too. Meet us in South Park Gardens at 9.30am and then 11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

Check out our full Buggyfit and Fit In The Park timetable, and then head over to our purchase page to buy your passes online.

If you've been tempted by our January HIIT Boot Camps in Wimbledon Park  and South Park Gardens, but haven't signed up yet, do it now!

Going skiing? Join our Ski-Fit Boot Camp to get the most out of your trip, reduce your risk of injury & be more confident on the slopes.

If you missed out on a place on our BoxFit Boot Camp, we are hoping to add another class to our timetable starting next week. Reply to this email and let us know you want to hear about it first.

Lots and lots and lots more to come.

Wishing you & your family a fantastic 2018!

Heather & the HA fitness team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

The Pelvic Floor (and a little prosecco)

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Wimbledon Buggyfit (that's us), APPI (amazing physios in the Village) and Cake & Kale (highly qualified Wimbledon dietitian) are collaborating with Wimbledon & District NCT to bring you this informative evening.

This is a night of fun, wisdom and education for women of every stage:

  • What is your pelvic floor and what happens during pregnancy
  • How to train your pelvic floor and what exercises work
  • How to restore your core and what abdominal exercises you can safely do
  • The importance of exercise during pregnancy, post-natal and beyond
  • Top tips on optimum post-natal nutrition

Date and Time: Monday 2nd October 8.15pm - 9.30pm

Place: Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BA

Cost: £10 (includes Prosecco and nibbles!)

Book your place today!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit - Free Trials Until The End Of June!

We're celebrating this lovely weather offering free trials at our Buggyfit classes until the end of June. Come and give it a go!

Wimbledon Buggyfit has been coaching SW19 postnatal mums back into shape for over 11 years. And we’ve got pretty good at it!

Join us with your little one and you’ll get great results through dynamic and effective workouts, specifically designed for the postnatal woman. We’ll help you to burn off any unwanted excesses as well as strengthen and tone your whole body.

All of our classes can be adapted to individual needs or fitness levels. You’ll be encouraged to workout at your own level (whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced athlete).

The best thing is, you can bring your baby along with you to enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings. It’s also a great way to make new friends too!

We’re offering free trial sessions until the end of June. Once you’ve tried us out, you're then welcome to either join us on a drop-in basis or purchase one of our class passes (from £6.50 a class), offering you complete flexibility with no joining fee or commitment. Our class passes can be used at any of our classes including our general Fit In The Park sessions.

Which one will you try out?

- Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
- Mon: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Thurs: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

Drop us a line to book your free trial!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

A Good Read For All Our New Mums At Wimbledon Buggyfit

I've just read this great blog article about returning to exercise after a cesarean. It's a good read for all our c section mums, but is also useful for any of our Buggyfit mum's getting back into exercise: Returning To Exercise After A C-Section.

Pregnancy and birth, especially a c-section, and all that twisting and carrying with a baby once it's been born, all take a huge toll on your body and it's important to get back into exercise in a safe and measured way with experts to guide you (even if you think you feel 100% and are desperate to lose your baby weight!!) You are postnatal for a full year after giving birth - this takes into account how long it takes the body to return to a 'normal' state.

With 11 years experience in Wimbledon, we run our Buggyfit classes using 'safe' exercises for our new mum's and offer some advanced/challenging variations for our more experienced Buggyfitters who have exercised with us over a number of months and are ready to pick up the pace a little to see ongoing progress.

We spend a long time planning our sessions so that we can help our post natal ladies rebalance their posture and regain their core strength, lose weight and get fitter - all wile having fun!!

We are experienced in helping ladies with specific post natal issues - diastasis recti, sore joints thanks to relaxin, weak pelvic floor, sleep deprivation to name a few.

We also have some great women's physiotherapists we recommend to any of our ladies who we think may need a little more intensive care to get back to normal and we make sure we help incorporate any physio into our Buggyfit sessions where appropriate.

Please always feel free to ask any of us questions about your post natal body and exercise, we love to help!

We run 5 Buggyfit classes a week across SW19 and SW18 including Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park and South Park Gardens. Check out our timetable for all the details. We have a very flexible class pass system. No contract, no sign-up fee and no commitment. You can drop-in or buy one of our class passes to save a bit of money. Head over to our payment page for all the details.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Wimbledon Buggyfit - Postnatal Fitness Classes

At our Wimbledon Buggyfit classes, we have been coaching SW19 postnatal mums back into shape for the last 11 years. And we’ve got pretty good at it!

Join us with your little one and you’ll get great results through dynamic and effective workouts specifically designed for the postnatal woman. We’ll help you to burn off any unwanted excesses as well as strengthen and tone your whole body.

All of our classes can be adapted to individual needs or fitness levels. You’ll be encouraged to workout at your own level (whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced athlete).

The best thing is, you can bring your baby along with you to enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings. It’s also a great way to make new friends too!

We’re running FREE TRIAL sessions throughout March. Once you’ve tried us out, you can then either join us on a drop-in basis or purchase one of our class passes (from £6.50 a class), offering you complete flexibility with no joining fee or commitment.

We run classes on Wimbledon Common, South Park Gardens & in Wimbledon Park. Which one will you do?

- Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
- Mon: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Thurs: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

Drop me a line if you’d like to book a free trial or if you'd need anymore info.

Best wishes

Heather

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit In Wimbledon

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Did you know that pushing a buggy burns around 20% more calories than walking without one?

So why not join us reaping the benefits of outdoor exercise at our Buggyfit classes in Wimbledon? Meet other mums, burn calories, tone-up & strengthen your core muscles.

It's a sociable & safe way to get back into exercise after having your baby. Workout at a level that suits you & then progress when you feel ready.

No childcare required, simply enjoy the fresh air together!

- Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
- Mon: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Thurs: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

We have a really flexible class pass system. Buy a block of 10 sessions for £75 (you can use your pass at any of our classes) or drop-in for £10.

Find out more on our Buggyfit page or get in touch for more info.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Price Increase Coming Up - Get In Quick!

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Just to let you know, our drop-in rate for Buggyfit & Fit In The Park is going up to £10 on Friday (it's currently at £9). Basically, having a round number will make things a lot quicker at the beginning of the classes, as we won't have to keep handing out £1 coins in change!

Our 20 class pass will also be going up from £125 to £130. We feel that at £6.50 a class, this is still excellent value for money.

The 10 class passes will stay at the same price of £75, so it's worth buying one if you're currently doing a lot of drop-ins.

Our class passes can be used at any of our Buggyfit or Fit In The Park classes in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon Park & on Wimbledon Common. Check out our timetable so see which classes will suit you best.

The class prices will go up at midday this Friday (after Buggyfit on Wimbledon Common).

If you'd like to save a bit of cash, you can purchase either a drop-in or class pass online before the prices go up. Any passes bought online at the current price, maybe redeemed throughout February. We're allowing one pass (at the current price) to be bought per person. So get online & save some money today!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Training In The Snow?

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I'm sooo excited that it may snow tomorrow!

Do we train in the snow? Err YES. It's so much fun (check out the pics from Feb 2015)!

Which class will you come to tomorrow?

6.15am South Park Gardens - Fit In The Park
9.30am South Park Gardens - Buggyfit
11.00am Wimbledon Park - Buggyfit

Don't forget your gloves & raincover for your little one at Buggyfit,

Heather x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit Freebies!

Piccolo Baby food

We're giving out free samples of Piccolo baby food this week at Wimbledon Buggyfit (well it is Christmas)! Pick up your free samples at the following classes this week:

- Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
- Mon: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Thurs: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 11.00, Wimbledon Common

Heather x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Wimbledon Buggyfit Timetable - New Classes!

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Don't wait until January to join our postnatal fitness classes! We have a busy timetable with Buggyfit classes in 3 stunning Wimbledon locations.

Monday:
9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park (New class)

Thursday:
9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park

Friday:
11.00am Wimbledon Common (New class)

Click on the above links for details of meeting points & parking for each location. You're welcome to drop-in for £9 or buy one of our 10/20 class passes. Head over to our Buggyfit page for more info, or drop us a line.

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Our Last Classes Of 2016!

We're running our Fit In The Park and Buggyfit classes right up until 23 December (check out our timetable for the details). We've then got our Mince Pie Burn-off sessions to keep you fit in between Christmas & the New Year!

Our last classes this year will be:

Fit In The Park:
Fri 23 Dec, 9.30am, South Park Gardens

Buggyfit postnatal:
Fri 23 Dec, 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Park BootCamp:
Mon 12 Dec - Fri 23 Dec

We're giving a 1 week extension on all class passes over the Christmas period.

It's a Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd January we'll be back up & running with our regular timetable on 3 January.

As you all hopefully know by now, we've got a very flexible class pass system. You can either pay-as-you-go or save a bit of money & buy one of our class passes. Check out our payment page for all the details.

In the meantime, don't forget to book your place on our Mince Pie Burn-off sessions on 24 and 28 December.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.