Note: these “Mums and bubs” classes do change often so please check on the website or with the venue before attending your first one!
Optimal Pregnancy Class –The Pregnancy class has a focus on safe and specific exercise to keep you fit and toned during your pregnancy. Sessions involve swiss balls, free weights and resistance bands. Classes are conducted in a comfortable and safe environment and there is focus on preparing you for that big day.
Core connect course An eight-week postnatal course with a big focus on restoring pelvic floor function, pelvic stability and postural alignment. The classes cater to individual needs and are designed so you can bring your little cherub. Also, due to the format of the classes you get to know the other attendees quite well over the eight weeks and we do what we can to facilitate camaraderie and support. We have found over the years for this to be very beneficial for people physically, emotionally and psychologically.
Group Personal Training Babies are included in the workouts, so there’s no need to worry about childcare! The SO Active, Group Personal Training program is designed to continue increasing your fitness through various training methods and an increased intensity, bearing in mind individual needs as much as possible. You will continue to shape, sculpt and create a healthy body while building on the supportive friendships you have formed with other mums and their babies in the previous course. For more information, visit So Active.
Check out our regular events page for details of weekly and monthly buggy walks..
City Fitness in Johnsonville does a great ‘buggy fit’ class, for mums and bubs. More information: CityFitness.
The new functional training facility in Lyall Bay offers Mums and Bubs classes where new mums or mums with toddlers can come and get a full body workout involving cardio, gymnastics and weight training. The specially designed classes ensure that the mums can have a good workout while being in close reach of their children. The gym facility is set up so the children can play safely and with supervision from our trainers. More information: Mums and Bubs.
Mums and Bubs WOF Crossfit
Based in Porirua, this ‘mums and bubs’ class is held on Tuesday and Fridays from 09:30-10:30am and cost $15 per class. Suitable for any fitness level any shape, and you can bring more than one child. For more details, check out WOF Crossfit.
Parents on the Move, Tawa
Perfect for mothers, fathers, grandparents & caregivers of children under 5 years. Any fitness level & any age group are welcome AND you are encouraged to bring your child to class. You’ll find yourself running, jumping, leaping, lunging, crawling and generally manoeuvring yourself after your child. You will be educated on training that incorporates your child, that can be done at home using limited time, space and equipment. Bonus sessions include buggy tyre change sessions, group ‘buggy walks’, the occasional shared morning tea and spot prizes. Classes are held Wednesdays & Fridays 10:30am – 11:30am at the Athletes Village, 10 Surrey Street Tawa. For more information, visit Athlete’s Village.
Rags 2 Fitness
Get a full body workout by building endurance, regaining core strength and improving posture, flexibility and muscle tone with a combination of strength training, cardiovascular, abdominal exercises & stretching. Petone, Central School Hall , 16 Britannia Street, Every Tuesday & Thursday – 11am-12pm. $10 per session or $90 for 10 sessions sessions. More info: Rags2Fitness.
Xtend Barre is Pilates and dance amplified. It brings in elements of dance, ballet and Pilates to create an adrenaline-fueled workout that strengthens, lengthens and chisels the body. Throughout the year they run mums and bubs classes and have studios in Petone, and Te Aro. For more information, visit Xtend Barre.
Move Body Mind
Move Body Mind’s Shelley McCarten offers a whole body approach to address pelvic floor and core function for pregnancy, postnatal recovery and women’s health. Private sessions can be arranged at Shelley’s home studio, or at the client’s home, as well as online classes and Skype sessions so that you can exercise with your baby or toddler in tow. She also offers group courses and workshops. Please visit www.movebodymind.co.nz or contact email@example.com.