Finding time to stay fit and finding time to socialize with babies/toddlers can at times be quite a challenge. Besides finding time, it’s also not always possible to have someone look after your baby for you to quickly fit in a workout. That’s where the Mommy & Me Fitness Team comes in! With a program specifically designed for Mom’s and incorporating baby, it’s a great way to get fit, while bonding with your baby and meet other Moms.
Exercise plays such an important role in improving your mood by releasing endorphins, and improving your self-confidence. When you’re busy being a Mom, it’s often easy to forget how important it is to take some time for self-care, which includes exercise. I love the idea that now baby is incorporated into the exercise class, so I can know that I am getting a workout while keeping baby happy at the same time.
The Port Elizabeth branch of the Mommy & Me Fitness Team is located in Miramar and is run by Sharon. I attended a class with her and loved it! It was great to get a workout with other Mom’s with the same fitness level as myself, as well as socialize. The workout was a full body workout that was the right amount of a challenge for it to be effective, but still enjoyable!
Lara fell asleep on the way to our class, and stayed sleeping in the carrier for the first half of the class, so this meant I wasn’t able to do all the exercises (especially the ones that required Lara to be laying down). Sharon was great at adjusting the exercises for me to still do them with Lara in the carrier. Once Lara woke up, I was able to carry on with the rest of the exercises as normal.
This was really an enjoyable experience, and I encourage every Mom to try it out! We will be running a competition on our Facebook page, in conjunction with the PE Mommy & Me Fitness Team where you can win 4 lessons at the PE branch.
For any further information on the classes, you can contact Sharon on: firstname.lastname@example.org.