When can I go back to exercise after having my baby? This is a question that we hear a lot, and our answer is always, “there is no rush”. When it feels right we are here. There is no set rule, and many varying factors to consider.
There are so many ways new Mumma’s can start moving after birth, some are appropriate and some are not. Knowing where to start can be confusing as each women’s healing journey is different, that’s why we offer a Women’s Wellness Check and a range of postnatal classes in Dorchester to ensure we get every woman moving to suit her body.
We offer a range of expert led Postnatal classes that support each woman from the moment she is ready to join us, in a way that feels right for her body. There is no rush.
From 1-2 weeks Postnatal it may be possible to enjoy a Postnatal Massage.
From 6 weeks Postnatal, it may be possible to enjoy a progressive Postnatal Exercise class, dependant on screening and healing, every woman is different.
Every client is screened before attending class, and if we aren’t comfortable with the screening, we will support advise, or make referrals to the NHS or privately.
Being a new Mumma deserves a little special treatment, so each Friday we host our FREE Natter & Nurture postnatal support group run by Lactation consultant Lucy Ruddle IBCLC. There are monthly drop-in’s from specialist providers, and a warm welcome. Book in, for free, online to reserve your space. Open to all women, wherever they are on there feeding journey.
6 Weeks of wonderful Holistic Core Restore® movement, nutritional support and education with this gold standard pelvic health & fitness program with award winning coach Sammie Mcfarland.
Bespoke exercises are delivered by our expert coach after full screening. Enjoy weekly group sessions, homework videos to practice in-between class & deep education that will last a lifetime.
Full Program £159.00
Come & make friends at our FREE support group for new Mumma’s run by the lovely Lucy Ruddle, our Feeding Support Specialist. Pop along for a warm welcome to see a friendly face, drink tea, make new Mumma friends and have a natter. Lucy is on hand for feeding support and there are regular professional visitors to the group who are available for a chat, support & info. See you soon, the kettle is on!
Please book your FREE space to avoid disappointment.
A blend of modified classic pilates exercises with Cassie Carter, providing challenge without strain establishing breath and rediscovering the way your body can move. A gentle mat based class suitable for new Mummas who are both new and familiar to the Pilates method. Special attention and care will be given to encourage your pelvic stability after one of the most physically demanding tasks. It’s a class that is focused on steady readjustment, strengthening, precision and relaxation.
Block Booking £60
Join our friendly group for a sociable for a heart raising walk and a natter.
Expert led outdoor postnatal fitness class for mums and babies in pushchairs, a great chance to meet new Mummas, get some fresh air, and some fabulous postnatal support.
Are you returning to exercise after birth or pregnant? Are you looking for expert led instruction? Would you like to work out with women like you?
MummaVibe is our fitness class for women that are ready to move, lift, and sweat in a way that is appropriate for their body.
This dynamic and functional fitness class welcomes BOTH postnatal women from 6 weeks, and Pregnant Mummas.
FREE creche space is included.
Vent some steam with pre & postnatal specialist coach Mel Mitchell and bust some stress in our perfect fusion of cardio, agility & weights. This class is guaranteed to make you sweat and Grrrrrrrrrr.
Block Booking £48:00
Vent some steam with pre & postnatal specialist coach Mel Mitchel and bust some stress in our perfect fusion of cardio, agility & weights. This class is guaranteed to make you sweat and Grrrrrrrrrr. Please note this class is not suitable for early postnatal.
A 6 week course that incorporates baby massage, baby yoga, gentle yoga stretching and toning for Mum and fun yoga together. Small group sizes, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For babies from first check to pre-crawling. Led by experienced Yoga teacher and Nursery Nurse Beverley Welch.
Enjoy 4 weeks of baby massage with Sue Clutterbuck, N.N.E.B & previously a community nursery nurse with the health visiting team, to promote positive touch & relaxation.
The course includes;
Baby Massage Oil
Pocket Book of Baby Massage
Weekly Hand Outs
Develop positive skills and a deeper awareness of your babies cues to improve confidence and support bonding.
Weekly support and the opportunity to make new friends.
Block booking £45.00
If you aren’t sure which class to choose, you can;
Book in for a 30 minute Woman’s Wellness Check is available to all new Mumma’s over 6 weeks. The appointment includes a gentle ‘hands on’ tummy check, as well as a postnatal alignment assessment, and provides the opportunity to ask any questions about your appropriate next step in returning to exercise after birth.
Book a 60 minute Nurturing Mumma Postnatal Massage which. gives time to relax & reconnect as well as discuss the appropriate next steps for movement. This massage concentrates on realigning the postnatal body & alleviating aches & pains and assists with the closing of the tummy gap, opening rounded shoulders ,easing aching lower backs & c-section scar discomfort. Using a bespoke combination of massage & Holistic Core Restore® skills the massage will be tailored to your body’s needs and may include some scar work. This massage will bring you back to your body and make you smile.