Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the concept of not having to choose between time with your bubba and getting a healthy and mind clearing workout in, but let’s be candid; the challenges and responsibilities new mother’s face can place self-care on the back-burner. It is for this reason that I was so thrilled to hear about the amazing barre program structured to nurture and safely challenge the pre and postnatal body by BootyBarre creator, Tracey Mallet. I had to get to Melbourne and take the class so I did just that and it was incredible. I have always been a strong believer in the importance of supporting and nurturing the ever-changing prenatal body. This new Baby BootyBarre programme was created with the technique of a Pilates class, the flow of yoga, and the rhythm of a dance class. It’s a uniquely structured class that will allow mums to workout safely whilst meet new people and finding assistance with the changes in the pre and postnatal body. With this, there are special benefits to a new mum.
Maintaining aerobic fitness throughout pregnancy and after baby. Excess weight gain not only makes it harder to lose post-baby, but it also brings about added stress onto the body.
The promotion of strength, muscle tone and endurance. You’ll not only help burn more calories with muscle, but more importantly, you’ll be stronger (which helps to carry you both) and have more energy whilst pregnant and once your little guy or girl arrives.
Improvement in posture. Massively important with the changes in your body during this time.
Reduction of constipation, bloating and swelling. It’s not something many women talk about but constipation during pregnancy can be both annoying and painful.
Reduction in your risk of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), is a maternal hyperglycemia that can come about for about 18% percent of mum’s-to-be around the third trimester. Prenatal exercise has been shown to offer great benefits. Read more here.
Sleep improvement. Though we often hear about no sleep post baby, many mums have difficulty getting enough rest during their pregnancy. Regular exercise and mindfulness has been shown to help regulate sleep and mood.
Labour and delivery preparation. You hear me say it constantly, but conditioning the core is key to a smoother labour experience and overall body health in general.
I am so excited to be offering these classes and cannot wait to meet your little ones and workout in a gentle, but challenging environment that supports your body and the beautiful bond you’re building with your bubba. Thank you, Tracey, for once again, putting wellness at the forefront of your workouts.