Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 UPDATE 17TH JUNE 2020
We are returning to face to face classes on Monday 22nd June with strict hygiene, social distancing and group numbers (max 20 including kids) in place. The following processes will be in place:
- Babies and Toddlers are still very much welcome at our classes, however social distancing requirements will be in place and trainers will no longer be able to hold or rock babies if they are unsettled. This may lead to some disruptions to your workout but we will work with you to ensure that you still get the most out of your session, even if you’re rocking your pram or your toddler won’t let go of your hand!
- Group numbers will be strictly limited to a maximum of 20 (this number includes kids, even though they are not training). As some attendees are school mums with kids who come during the school holiday, we may find that our numbers quickly surpass the maximum. This may mean that we will revert to Zoom classes during school holidays but members will be consulted before any decisions regarding this are confirmed. This will change as the NSW Government relaxes restrictions on group numbers.
- In the event of wet weather we will be using Zoom to conduct our classes from home.
- The following strict hygiene practices will be in place:
If you are feeling even the slightest bit unwell, we would respectfully request that you do not come to class
In the event that I am unwell, I will also be following this protocol and will revert to online classes until I am well again
While in class, a distance of 1.5m must be kept between attendees at all times. This means setting up your (and your children’s) mats at an appropriate distance from each other. This also means that I won’t be able to hold anyone’s baby 😢 but as always, my classes are a judgement-free zone, so if you need to stop temporarily to cuddle/feed or if your baby is a bit noisier than normal, that is absolutely OK!! There are also loads of modifications we can make to keep you moving with an unsettled baby.
Please wash your hands before coming to class and avoid touching your face during class
Please sanitise your mat before starting class (I will not be able to provide spare mats for the time being)
Any equipment will be sanitised before use and programs will be set up so that we don’t swap equipment during class without allowing the appropriate time to re-sanitise
Please assist with sanitising any equipment used at the end of the session
Sanitise your hands at the end of the session and wash them with soap and water as soon as you are able
Can I bring my baby and toddler with me?
Of course! All of our ‘mums and bubs’ sessions are child-friendly, and a number of clients bring both (or in some cases, all three) of their children to their classes. We do have a few classes on the timetable that are ‘baby and child-free’ so please check out the timetable page for details.
How many ‘mums and bubs classes’ do you offer?
We have at least one session on every week day throughout the inner west. Please check out our timetable for details
Are the babies included in the exercises?
No, babies are not included in any of the exercises. This is for their safety as well as yours. To keep them busy throughout the session so you can get your workout in, we recommend bringing their favourite toys, snacks and books to keep them busy along with a picnic mat for them to sit on.
How long do your mums and bubs sessions go for?
Our sessions are scheduled for 1 hour. This gives us plenty of time to do a thorough warm up, the main session followed by a cool down and stretch at the end. It also gives us a little time buffer if you need to stop and feed or cuddle bubs along the way
What happens if it’s raining or cold?
One of the good things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we’ve all become more comfortable with online options like Zoom. This has led to a decision to conduct classes online in the event of wet weather going forward. We all still get to workout together, without dragging ourselves through the rain. Notifications will be set out to attendees by 8.45am to confirm if class will be held online and will depend on the severity and timing of the rain activity. But what about when it’s cold? Let’s be honest, we are so lucky with the weather here in Sydney and even our coldest days are usually pretty amazing! So classes will go ahead on the rare occasions that it’s a really cold day. Make sure you come wearing layers so you can peel them off as you warm up and rug baby up nice and warm…you’ll be surprised how much they love being out in the cold! Similarly with hot weather we still train, however the program for the day will reflect the conditions of the day.
I haven’t exercised since I fell pregnant – will I be able to keep up?
All our classes offer options and modifications that are suitable for recently post-natal mums all the way through to mums who have been training for years – everyone is included!
When can I get started?
Once you’ve had the all clear from your obstetrician to return to exercise, get in touch! This is usually at the 6-week mark for vaginal births and 12 weeks for caesareans. (Please refer to section about abdominal separation/pelvic floor)
My abdominal separation is pretty wicked and my pelvic floor is very weak – can I still train with you?
The short answer here is yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. If your abdominal separation is of a standard size and your pelvic floor strength is normal for your post-partum status, then we’re generally good to go. Our classes are designed to ensure that we progressively strengthen your whole body including the core and abdominals.
If you aren’t within the standard parameters, we highly recommend you see a women’s health physiotherapist to get individual, professional advice on how to repair your separation/pelvic floor. Get in touch for some recommendations in the inner west. That all said, we think it’s a great idea for all post-natal mums to see a women’s health physio regardless of the size of their separation or if their pelvic floor feels fine as their skills and knowledge will ensure that you have the best possible care and advice for your circumstances.
How many people are in each class?
We like to keep our classes small so we aim for 8-10 attendees which we feel is the perfect number to ensure that everyone can be looked after in the best possible way.
Do you provide babysitting/a nanny service?
No, we don’t provide childcare at our classes (which is reflected in our reasonable prices). That said, all our sessions are conducted with the babies and toddlers right next to us, so they are under their parent’s watchful eye at all times 😊
I find it hard to commit to specific days each week – do you have an option for casual classes?
We don’t offer casual memberships at this stage
Do you accept upfront payments?
All membership payments are via fortnightly direct debit with the exception of the two week trial fee ($20)
How long do I have to commit?
Our program is an initial six-week commitment. Our experience has proven this a perfect time frame for mums to set and achieve their goals from the early post-natal days through to their return to work and beyond. This also allows us to format the perfect program for the varied fitness levels of clients in each class and keep sessions personal, interactive, safe and enjoyable for all our valued clients. Continued membership following the initial 6-weeks is on a rolling fortnightly basis.
Is it ok if I get there late because my baby was sleeping/eating/crying/needed a nappy change?
We get it, these things happen, but please be aware that you will still need to complete a warm up before joining the session and the class will still finish at the scheduled time, so we don’t encourage lateness as standard.