Buggy Bootcamp provides safe, friendly, relaxed and fun outdoor exercise classes specifically designed for postnatal (and beyond!) mums to attend with their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. You are of course more than welcome to come along without your children as long as you don’t mind the noise and that you realise it’s a very much gentler form of bootcamp than the traditional army style bootcamps. During school holidays all children are welcome whatever their age, the more the merrier.
The classes focus on posture, pelvic floor health and regaining your core strength and general muscle tone that has been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. You will work at your own level with appropriate exercises and won’t be pushed beyond your limit. Each session is different and revolves around lots of chatting and absolutely no burpees or tyre flipping!
We meet at The Kiosk café and then walk to another area to exercise. We generally put picnic mats etc on the grass and park the buggies around them and exercise surrounding the children using bodyweight exercises and resistance bands. You can use your buggy throughout the class if little one likes to be constantly on the move, or baby can be in your arms or out on the mat. Toddlers and older can of course run around and they often join in copying the exercises which is lovely. It’s great to be out in the fresh air even when it’s cold and the children really love it. It’s really wonderful to see the children who have been at Buggy Bootcamp for a while grow and develop and seeing you exercising does them a world of good and makes it a normal part of life.