Fitness tips for new mums from Claire Mockridge

Fitness tips for new mums from Claire Mockridge

If you missed my article in today’s edition of the Nottingham Evening Post, here’s another chance to take a quick look!


It’s Baby George’s christening tomorrow and the Media is getting really rather excited for this Event.


As an Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert, I’m more focussed on The Duchess of Cambridge and her recovery journey from Baby George’s birth to now.


I think you’d agree, Kate Middleton looks pretty amazing, but what we do need to understand is that she has a team of Experts on hand to ensure she gets back into shape as quickly as possible.


If you’re a new mum reading this, I’d say it’s important that you don’t rush back into the wrong types of exercise post-birth.  If you do something inappropriate like running, or return to your pre-pregnancy regime straight away, you may do everlasting damage to your recovering postnatal body, so proceed with caution.


Here are the best forms of exercise for new mums:


Pilates – This is the BEST form of exercise for new mums to do, due to its focus on safe abdominal/pelvic floor re-strengthening, and postural re-alignment.  Find a Postnatal-specific class or postnatal Pilates DVD.


Buggy walking – Get out and about, set a good example for your newborn by getting active and to be honest, the fresh air does you the world of good.


Join a mum and baby fitness class – Get fit, have fun, make new mummy friends and bring baby with you!


Get up and move – Sitting still for hours on end feeding etc will do your back no favours, so every 30 minutes, move about to stop your body seizing up.


If you follow these tips, listening to your body as you would’ve done regarding exercising during your pregnancy, then trust me – you’re well on your way to a safe and effective postnatal recovery.


If you have any questions relating to postnatal exercise, do get in touch or check out my website for more info on my classes


Bye for now.Claire-9


Claire Mockridge

Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert