Kids Fitness Made Fun!

My name is Sarah and I am passionate about keeping children fit and healthy, and making it lots of fun!

I’ve been working as a Personal Trainer for a few years now. Prior to that, I was a teacher and a Deputy Manager of a nursery. So for me, combining my two passions to specialise in children’s health and fitness, seemed perfect!

As well as after school clubs in various local schools, and sessions in some local nurseries, I also teach lots of kids classes at Basingstoke Sports Centre. Junior Bootcamp is on a Thursday and Friday after school, Junior Pedal (indoor cycle classes with disco lights!) on a Wednesday after school, and a Mini Movers session on Wednesday mornings for toddlers and pre schoolers.

I’d love to see some new faces and meet more children who are as excited about keeping fit as I am. Throughout the school holidays I will be running taster sessions for all my classes, so please send your children along!!

Have a look at my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/insideoutkid for the latest information.

And for the grown ups, check out www.facebook.com/insideoutresults, where you will find details of my adult classes and food plans. Mention you saw me on NHM and I will happily offer a discount.

Thanks for reading!!!!
Sarah

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Ready Steady Mum’s – FREE Buggy Walk

We run 3 in different areas of Basingstoke. City centre, Tadley and Beggarwood.

More details are available on the posters below. Even though the classes have already started, you can still join them using the contact details in the posters.

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Kids Kan Dance: Father’s Day Class

Kids Kan Dance Present………

A Special Class for Daddies and their Daughters or Sons. Come and experience a Kids Kan Dance class with a special Fathers Day Twist !!

Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June – @ Moniton Trading Estate, Basingstoke.

This hours class is just £6 per child and will be a fun packed hour of dancing, games and FUN FUN FUN !!!!

Superhero and Princess Fancy Dress encouraged (for the kids, or daddies too if you wish!) Mummies also welcome!!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL @
https://www.kidskandance.co.uk/join-us
Please complete the form and select ‘Fathers Day Dance’ in the class options.

Happy Dancing everyone x

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Fitness Classes with Childcare

I recently asked the Friends of  my “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook if anyone could help this NHM reader with their question: “I am struggling to find any fitness classes that are in the weekday mornings with creche facilities for babies and toddlers. Any chance you can do a post and see if there are some?”

These were the responses I received. They are in no particular order

NHM Readers recommend fitness classes with childcare

Mary said: The aquadrome has a creche but I am not sure of the details.

Rebecca said: Fonseca Fitness is brilliant for this 🙂

Jason said: Beechdown

Vicky said: MummaBFit

Kelly said: Marie FitMama Behenna

Helen said: I have had similar issues, and I work part time, so I turned to signing up to Les Mills exercise classes online (body balance/ body combat/body pump as famously known in gyms). It’s a relatively small monthly fee and you can do the classes whenever you want & download to whatever device TV/iPad etc.

I know this doesn’t directly answer the question, but for a Mum like me whose partner works away I can’t get out to the things I used to love doing so have effectively bought the gym into my living room. Hope this helps

Pat said: People take their babies and kids to Fitness Flex. The classes are 45 minutes and is brilliant

Sarah said: Studio 41 Marie FitMama Behenna. You can take your little ones to the class. X

Peta said: I second this – Marie FitMama Behenna gives a great workout and with children of her own, she gets the work/family juggle. She also offers PT sessions if you would find that easier 🙂

Aimee said: Studio 41 in the Basepoint centre in Chineham. You can take your babies to all of the daytime classes (they can sit in their pushchairs or car seats in the studio)….it is run by Marie FitMama Behenna who knows all there is to know about pre and postnatal exercise and nutrition so she will ensure you get back to fitness safely. Hope that helps x

Louise Nhm Smith responded: I spoke to the lady about this and she is really looking for classes that have creche facilities as she has an 8 month old and 2 year old who won’t sit still whilst she’s working out!

Peta said: I sometimes take all three children with me to see Marie FitMama Behenna – aged 1, 4, 5. I take food, water, entertainment (colouring in, etc). hope this helps.

Claire said: Tadley Boot Camp x

Amelia said: Beechdown

Wendy said: Beechdown, Hampshire Court, the Aquadrome have creches. I haven’t used these but I have used others in the past where you take baby in and understand you need a creche for children between 18 months – 3 1/2.

Mandy said: Beechdown Health Club https://www.facebook.com/BeechdownHealthClub/ xx

Victoria said: Beechdown is fabulous! Have so many facilities, Creche for under 3 and Beehive for over 3’s. Xx

Helen said: Hampshire court hotel has classes in the morning and crèche facilities and a pool plus kids pool 🙂

Rachel said: Beechdown; although I pay for gym and crèche and still don’t go! Oops!! X

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Pilates for Tummy Restoration

Pilates Body after Baby core restoration.

Struggling to get your tummy back in shape?  Pilates is an effective way to restore those core muscles after having a baby (no matter how long it has been).

Core Power Pilates classes take place every Monday 7-8pm.(except Bank Holidays) at Everest College in Basingstoke  (just off Popley Way).

Only £7 per class pay on the door to give it a try and see a difference.

Yes its hard but boy is it worth it.

https://www.yogawithgloria.co.uk/pilates

Nameste

Yoga with Gloria

0758 462 1857

yogawithgloria@gmail.com

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Review 2017: MummaBfit Post Natal Fitness Classes

Thank you very much to the NHM Writer for today’s Secret Review!!! Fantastic job!

MummaBfit Post Natal Fitness Classes Review

About

The Facebook page can be found here… MummaBfit

“Postnatal Exercise Classes; for mum and baby to escape the house, have a gentle workout and meet new people and enjoy a cuppa tea and chocolate buttons afterwards”.

Having used Vicky Tidy as my personal trainer, I jumped at the chance when she asked me if I would like to join her MummaBFit sessions to see if they worked with a toddler, not just a baby.

I think I possibly speak for lots of mums, whether that be first time mums or if you are doing it second or third etc time over; It’s hard to get out and about with a little one, especially meeting new people and some groups I have gone to have been a bit cliquey. I personally have really struggled, and being a “bigger” lady I was all too aware that I would probably be the biggest there! I needn’t have worried! We were in a small group, 4 mums, 3 babies and my little man!

Everybody was lovely and friendly.

The workouts always begin with step ups on an aerobic step to get your heart pumping.

The workouts are well geared up for new mum’s who have not long given birth and Vicky encourages everybody to stop if it’s not comfortable for you.

During my first 6 week course we have done a variety of exercises from press ups to lunges, using weights to planks. We have also used different equipment and have been shown how to use it properly.

When babies need feeding or even just a cuddle with mummy (or Vicky!) then you just do what you need to do, no problems with stopping workout.

I was worried that having a toddler with little babies would be a nightmare, however Vicky kindly set up a playpen with toys and an iPad with Peppa Pig on for my little boy. If he’s not happy I do get him out and he has a wander around the room but obviously always watching near the babies. There has never been any problems at all.

Vicky is now including toddlers into courses, so please do have a look and see which session would suit you.

In short, I have found this to be a great way to work out with my son being around and also a great way to meet other mums. I have gained much more confidence and stepped totally out of my comfort zone and have had very positive results. So positive in fact. that I have now signed up for a 2nd round of the course!

Tips

  • Wear appropriate workout clothes.
  • If you are breastfeeding ensure you can still do so whilst in your workout clothes.
  • Bring water with you, you’ll need it.

Food

There are biscuits and a cup of tea supplied after the workout where we sit and have a chat.

Parking

Monday 12.30pm course – This is currently the downside: Parking is on the narrow country road outside Oakley’s St Leonards centre.

There are plenty of other sessions on various days at various times throughout Basingstoke so have a look and pick one that suits you.

Prices

Prices on application. 

Rating

I give this 5*

Disclaimer: This post is a review of MummaBfit. My experience was supplied free of charge for the purposes of the research for Vicky to see if it was entirely doable for mothers with toddlers to attend. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

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FREE Sports Taster sessions – ages 11 to 17

There is still time to sign up for our fabulous free sports taster sessions for ages 11 to 17.

Contact Gareth Evans on 01256845685 or email gareth.evans@basingstoke.gov.uk for more information or to book your space.

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Mini Jump Super Hero Week: Jump Factory Basingstoke, 6th -10th February 2017

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We are so excited about The Lego Batman Movie we have decided to have a Mini Jump Super Hero week! Put on your Super Hero costume and bounce.*
 
The best costume of the week will win 2 tickets for The Lego Batman Movie at a time of your choice, subject to availability.
 
Book your Mini Super Hero Jump on line today. We have limited spaces.
*This is for the Mini Jump under 5’s sessions Monday – Friday: 10-11am, 11-12pm & 2-3pm
You can find more details at the facebook event: Mini Jump Super Hero Week
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New Class!!! Buggyfit

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Good for Mums launches Buggyfit classes in Basingstoke which are run by a friendly local mum who is a qualified fitness instructor and specialises in pre and postnatal exercise. 

Why a Buggyfit Fitness Instructor not just like any other Trainer……. I gained a lot of weight before falling pregnant and couldn’t diet once i knew i was expecting. Once my son was born I had around 7 stones to lose to bring me to a healthy weight but going back to an office job didn’t help matters and its only in the past year that I have lost four of the seven stones. 
 
I started a local running group for mums and rediscovered my love for exercise. I found that I really enjoyed running with mummies and love the support other women can bring to each other when going through similar life events. I tried some buggy fit classes while on maternity leave and enjoyed them so much I decided to become a trainer. 
 
I’m just a normal mum, who has sleepless nights, wobbly bits, enjoys a glass of wine but knows how important it is to take time for yourself as a new mum. Buggyfit works so well because the little one comes too but you get the social aspect of being with other mums and the support and skills a specialist pre and postnatal fitness instructor can offer. Classes are designed to be safe no matter what your postnatal stage but also challenge you in the right way.
In addition to Buggyfit I run a baby free circuit class for mums (postnatal and beyond) in St Peters Church, South Ham on a Tuesday evening at 7pm. Please see my website for more information and updates. 
 

Buggyfit classes run all year and at weekends too ! So whether your a working mum, juggling a school run, toddlers, babies or just the chaos that is modern life, there should be a class which suits your busy schedule.

Classes run in all weather so its important to wear layers you can remove if you get hot while working out however, the little ones are not moving around so snuggle them up in a buggy with blankets, hats and gloves to keep them snuggly and warm. 

Its important to remember that your body has been through a lot to carry your precious baby, so treat it kindly, bring water and a snack for both you and the little one. All mums are welcome to join a class as long as you’ve had your six week check with your GP (eight weeks post c’section) and have been given the all clear. 

More information, tips, what to wear, what to bring and what to expect can be found on the Buggyfit Basingstoke Facebook page or www.goodformums.co.uk
Classes are filling up fast so if you want to secure a place please contact via the website or Facebook page to check availability.
Hope to see you at a class soon! 
Helen
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New Class: Kids Yoga Club!!

Kids Yoga Club in Beggarwood Basingstokestarting Wednesday 16th November. Booking essential.

cherryyoga

Hi,

I bet you have heard a lot about the benefits of Yoga! Yoga is great for adults and kids alike, it helps with flexibility, concentration and stress relief.

I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and I regularly teach adult classes. I have 2 kids myself and I have seen first hand how yoga can help children be the best they can be.

I have wanted to start a Yoga club for a while and since I have a small studio at home  in Beggarwood) and I am now DBS checked I would love to open this wonderful world up for as many kids as possible.

Classes are small (4  kids at the most ), they last around 40-45 minutes and they are structured as follows :

  • Breathing exercise
  • Ice breaking game
  • Warm up
  • Main postures
  • Partner work
  • Closing Relaxation

Courses are 5 weeks long and a payment of £25 is due at the first session.

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The next club starts Wednesday 16th November at 4.30 PM and it’s for kids 7-8 years of age:

You can book here: https://cherry-yoga.yogaclassnearyou.co.uk/offers.php?offer=10908  or contact me at marzia@cherryyoga.co.uk  or 07879 339305 for more information.

NAMASTE

Marzia