I’m sure you’re full of questions. If there’s anything we missed, ask your question using the form below.
I’m not due until next year, can I put my name down?
Yes, you can register your interest by filling in the form at the bottom of the homepage, Phase One page and Upcoming Groups page and the system will email you when a class is added that matches your requirements.
How do I book a place in a Phase One group?
Choose your location and programme date in the Upcoming Groups page, you will then pay a non refundable 50% deposit. An account will be created for you in which you need to complete the online medical and declaration form before the start date of the programme.
Can I pay cash instead?
If you can’t pay via the online system we do accept cash, however you will need to get in contact with Bodyfit Mums directly.
Do I have to bring my baby to the programmes?
No it’s completely optional. The option is there to allow mums to be able to exercise without worrying about childcare.
Can I bring my other children, as well as my baby?
Yes - Bodyfit Mums enables you to participate in exercise programmes & classes without worrying about childcare for all your children! However, you must inform Bodyfit Mums on your declaration forms (made available after checkout). Bodyfit Mums takes no responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of children throughout the programme.
What happens if my baby cries?
It’s inevitable that at some point your baby will cry or be restless, we don’t expect them to be quiet for the entire 6 weeks, so don’t panic! To ensure you get the best out of your training, the instructor will help to push prams or adhere to upset babies whilst still coaching! As mums ourselves we understand what it’s like to have your hands full!
Can I bring toys, bouncers, play mats, food etc.?
Feel free to bring anything you need to keep the little ones entertained!
Can I stop to feed my baby? Is breastfeeding welcome?
Most definitely! Bodyfit Mums is a breastfeeding friendly zone and always will be! Babies need feeding so you can just join in after they’ve finished!
When can I start Phase One after having my baby?
The recommended guidelines are 6 weeks after a natural delivery and 12 weeks after a caesarean section with GP clearance.
How many mums are in each group; can you take on more?
We keep it to maximum of 8 mums to ensure you still get that 1 on 1 feeling whilst training.
What happens If I miss a session?
We will try to slot you into another group to make up a session if possible, however due to the progressive stages of the programme this may not always be possible.
Do I have to get my measurements & pictures taken in Phase One, who will see them?
It is completely optional to get these taken, although it is highly recommended to do so! It’s amazing to see how far you come in 6 weeks. These will be added to your own personal online account so only you will see them!
I’m not fit or I have never been to the gym before, will I be able to do the programme?
Yes of course! Phase One is specifically designed to cater for all fitness and ability levels. It includes a full technique session in week 1 to ensure everyone knows how to move safely and effectively. The programme progressively builds in intensity as the weeks go by and all workouts are modified for every mum and their own fitness levels.
Can I go straight into Phase Two without doing Phase One?
No. The programmes have been designed to progressively get harder from week 1 of Phase one to week 6 of Phase Two. So everyone must start with Phase One in order to complete core retraining, perfect techniques and increase fitness levels before commencing Phase Two.
How can I book Phase Two?
During week 4 of Phase One, the system will automatically notify you that Phase Two places are now available to purchase via your online account.
I have Diastasis Recti (DR), can I still participate in Phase One and Phase Two?
The programmes have been specifically designed to cater for, and in fact help restore and strengthen the core of, mums who have DR. Modifications will be applied to suit every individual and their needs throughout both programmes.
I have a pelvic organ prolapse, can I still participate?
We strongly advise any mum to see their GP or specialist physiotherapist if they think they may have a pelvic organ prolapse. This is to ensure that they are properly diagnosed and managed appropriately. The programme is suitable for those who have mild-moderate prolapse with the focus on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. As always, exercises will be modified to suit individual needs as appropriate.
Can I start before the recommended guidelines?
Every mum’s recovery process is different, but GP clearance is always recommended especially if the participant wants to start slightly earlier. However, we suggest that every mum waits inline with our guidelines (6 weeks after a natural delivery and 12 weeks after a caesarean section).
What happens if I can’t get GP clearance?
Unfortunately, not all GP’s will give a 6-8 week postnatal check up! However, you will need to sign a health declaration stating that you are fit, healthy and that you’ll be the required number of weeks postnatal by the start date. You must take full responsibility for your health when you join the Phase One program. Any health concerns must be stated on your submitted forms before the programme begins.
Any other questions?
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