At Go Mum! we talk a lot about the seriousness of pelvic floor weakness/dysfunction and communicating the importance of addressing such issues before returning to high impact exercise like running and so on. However, what's important to remember is that amongst all this serious body talk, as women we really do love an opportunity to socialise, have fun and share our journeys with each other.....And that's exactly what Go Mum! group classes provide (in conjunction with all the serious stuff!). We thought it might be nice for you to meet some of our Go Mum! mums and hear what they have to say about life, love, kids, and their Go Mum! experiences.
How many kids do you have, and what are their ages?
I have 2 kids; Eva who is 3 and Luxton who is 10 months
What do you like best about being a Mum?
Bedtime! Just kidding! My favourite part at the moment would have to be when Eva turns spontaneously to me and says "I love you Mum"....there's nothing quite like being your child's universe!
Were you nervous about getting back into exercise after having a baby? If so, why?
Yes definitely, I was nervous about juggling two kids, time commitments and how uncoordinated I'd become after having two children!
How long have you been training with GoMum! Group Fitness?
Nearly 6 months of group classes and 3 months personal training.
Before starting with GoMum! what level of understanding did you have about the importance of core & pelvic floor strength for pre and post-natal women?
Probably a 3 out of 10. I knew it was important, but I didn't know how to exercise and strengthen it!
What do you enjoy most about training with GoMum! Group Fitness?
There's a lot to love! It's an incredibly welcoming environment not just for mums but for children too. Each week we're challenged with a variety of exercises that can be tailored to our post natal recovery. I've made some fantastic friends chatting to the other mums who regularly attend and our kids love playing together or copying our moves during class!
What exercises do you least enjoy & why?
Mountain Climbers! For some reason the combination of required upper body strength and cardio action just does not work for me! My coordination has improved tenfold since working with Christine, but these are my pet hate!
What are your main fitness/well being goals for 2016?
I'd like to return to running this year and complete a 5km run.
Do you have any tips or tricks for other mums who might be struggling to get back into some sort of exercise regime post-pregnancy?
Do it for you! It's hard to find the energy, motivation, or time with a Bub, especially when you're sleep deprived. But it's so important for our babies that mum looks after herself too. You never regret a workout once it's done!
As a mum, what are you most grateful for?
Coffee! And of course the opportunity to love two wonderful little people and watch them grow.
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