What is Mums of Steel?
An exercise company that gets mums and babies to enjoy the benefits of exercise together. Classes are taught by qualified post natal instructors and are fun for both mums and babies. It brings mums to a great social environment while still able to bond with baby and get fit!
What Kind of Exercise is it?
We have 5 different types of classes. Each one offers a different atmosphere. All classes have some fundamentals in common including:
During each class students are burning calories and toning up.
Specific exercises focus on stomach muscles and pelvic floor work to suit the needs of the post partum mum.
Classes are available for all levels of fitness.
Mums of Steel instructors encourage you to do your best and work at your own fitness level.
All mums must have approval from their midwife or doctor and be at least 6 weeks post natal for a natural birth or 10 weeks post c section to participate.
How old should my baby be?
Babies need to be at least 6 weeks old and up. If you have had a C-Section you should be 10 weeks post natal. We accept children up to 5 years old. For our outdoor classes where a stroller is involved you will need to make sure baby is content to sit in a stroller for at least an hour. You will need to ensure that the baby has proper neck support if required. For our indoor classes be sure to bring a blanket to lay baby on and for toddlers a favourite toy to keep them busy.
What if my baby gets fussy or cries?
Your baby is your first priority. The beauty of Mums of Steel classes is we are aware of the situation of mums with babies and understand they can become fussy from time to time. We embrace the challenges and celebrate the support that this group environment can provide. If your baby becomes fussy you are encouraged to take your time and soothe your baby. Do not worry about disturbing other class mates we are all mums in the same boat.
Does it run in any weather?
One thing we can never control is the weather. For outdoor classes we will teach during cloud, wind and rain. Remember we go rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and the MET office has issued an official weather warning the class maybe cancelled. Please call Mums of Steel prior to your class to see if it has been cancelled. Keep in mind that during not so nice days you should ensure you and baby are bundled up and there is a wind/rain protector for your pram.
What should I bring to class?
For indoor classes please make sure you bring a mat or towel to lie on, water bottle and sweat towel. You must purchase a starter pack so we can provide you with an exercise band on your first session. We recommend you bring all of the usual necessities for your baby that you would normally take when going for a walk with your pram. For outdoor classes we recommend that you additionally bring sunscreen, a hat, extra layer of clothing for both you and baby. As well you will need a towel or mat in order to do some work on the grass. Please be aware that if you have any questions regarding this to give us a call.