FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some of our most asked questions are answered here.

  • When can I start?
  • Is Buggy Bootcamp just for post natal mums?
  • Does BOOTCAMP mean that it’s army style super hard exercises with an instructor yelling at me to work harder and do more?
  • Do I need to register?
  • Do I have to book?
  • What kind of pushchair do I need?
  • What do I need to bring?
  • What do I wear?
  • Do I need to bring any equipment?
  • How long is each class?
  • Can I pay as I go or do I have to buy a block?
  • Can I bring my other children during school holidays?
  • Do I have to attend on the same day each week?
  • I’m not very fit will I be able to keep up?
  • Do I have to run?
  • Does my baby, child or toddler have to stay in the buggy?
  • What happens if my baby or child starts crying?
  • Can I come along without bringing my children?
  • Is Buggy Bootcamp still on if it’s raining?
  • Can I bring more than one child to each class?
  • Can I still attend Buggy Bootcamp if I’m pregnant?
When can I start?

You can come along to Buggy Bootcamp 6 weeks after a normal birth and 12 weeks for a caesarean. You will need to complete the online health questionnaire first. Lots of mums find they need much more time than this though.

Is Buggy Bootcamp just for post natal mums?

Buggy Bootcamp is for ALL mums. Whether your baby is 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years it doesn’t matter when you start.

Does BOOTCAMP mean that it’s army style super hard exercises with an instructor yelling at me to work harder and do more?

No not at all it couldn’t be further from the truth. You work as hard as you want to. If you’ve had a sleepless night with baby then just take it easy. Buggy Bootcamp is much more about meeting other mums and having a chat. The exercise is just a reason to get together!

Do I need to register?

Before starting buggy bootcamp you must complete the online health questionnaire. This will highlight any issues that you may need to return to your GP or another health professional for and also details any injuries or health issues that I need to be aware of during class. You will find the link on this website.

Do I have to book?

Your first class needs to be booked but after that you can attend whichever session you want.

What kind of pushchair do I need?

The classes aren’t based around running so just a normal pushchair or pram is perfect as long as it’s in good working order. You can even use a double buggy. The classes are circuit based so we tend to park the buggies and put mats out and exercise around the children.

What do I need to bring?

Plenty to drink and snacks for mum and baby , suncream, sunshade, buggy raincover, toys, books and a picnic mat (waterproof ones are great) or exercise mat.

What do I wear?

Loose comfortable clothing with suitable trainers and a good sports bra. Layer up if it’s cold and make sure your baby, toddler or child has suitable clothing. Remember they are much smaller than you so get cold much more quickly.

Do I need to bring any equipment?

All exercise equipment is provided although you do have the option to purchase resistance bands to have at home.

How long is each class?

Every class is approximately 1 hour long although if it’s very wet or cold I do make them shorter.

Can I pay as I go or do I have to buy a block?

The classes are paid for per term with the option of attending one, two or unlimited classes. You don’t have to attend the same class each week and if you miss a class you are welcome to make it up within the term. If you have holidays booked please let me know in advance as I will adjust the payment accordingly. You can start at anytime within the term as payments are adjusted. Please note there are no refunds given for any reason.

Can I bring my other children during school holidays?

Yes! The more the merrier. It’s so important for our children to see us exercising.

Do I have to attend on the same day each week?

You can come to any or all of the regular classes on which ever day you like. It’s super flexible to fit in around busy baby and children lives so you just attend the classes that fit in with you. If you would like to attend a PLUS class please let me know as they really aren’t suitable for beginners.

I’m not very fit will I be able to keep up?

The classes are aimed at post natal women onwards. They are tailored for all fitness ability and around the issues that we are often left with after pregnancy such as diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. There are always low and high impact exercises available and lots of adaptations and progressions to keep everyone safe. If you want to work harder though do let me know!

Do I have to run?

Not if you don’t want to! It’s really important that you work at a pace you are comfortable with. Power walking is perfect and if you choose to start running later on then that’s fine but it’s also fine to always walk.

Does my baby, child or toddler have to stay in the buggy?

Not at all. You can hold baby or have them on your picnic mat and the little ones can run around and join in. We use body weight, resistance band exercises and some dumbells.

What happens if my baby or child starts crying?

Join the club!  Your little one comes first and because of the pace of the class there is always time to feed, soothe or fit in a nappy change. We are breastfeeding friendly! It’s easy to incorporate the buggy into the class if your little one needs to be on the move too, although no running with the buggy before baby is 6 months old.

Can I come along without bringing my children?

Yes absolutely and many of our mums do either as a one off or on a more regular basis. You just need to be aware that there will be other children and noise!

Is Buggy Bootcamp still on if it’s raining?

Classes continue whatever the weather – rain, shine, snow and anything in between! If classes are cancelled I will contact you via what’s app group and post on Facebook so watch out for notifications. If it’s particularly cold or wet then I keep the class duration down to approximately 45  mins.

Can I bring more than one child to each class?

Yes absolutely! Lots of mums bring more than one child, it just means you have more chasing to do!

Can I still attend Buggy Bootcamp if I’m pregnant?

Yes of course you can. The exercises are all tailored especially for you to keep you safe during each trimester so as long as you have been active before you were pregnant and your doctor has no objections then you can attend the classes for as long as you feel that you can. Several of our mums have been on second and third pregnancies and have actually attended to exercise gently past their due date!



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If these FAQ’s do not answer your queries then feel free to contact me.

CALL

07896 040084

EMAIL

info@buggy-bootcamp-bedford.co.uk

VISIT

Russell Park, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3SA