Postnatal Personal Training

Kate offers both pre and postnatal personal training

Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for a newborn baby can all be both physically and emotionally demanding. Returning to exercise post birth can have many benefits, however this is something that should be gradual and after a satisfactory postnatal check-up by your GP or midwife, which typically occurs around 6-8 weeks post-birth, longer following a C-section, 8-12 weeks. Everyone is different, and although you may be physically ready to resume exercise, it may take some time before you feel psychologically and emotionally ready, so don’t beat yourself up or push yourself to begin before you’re good and ready!

Exercise during the postnatal phase can provide women with a variety of physical and psychosocial benefits, including:

  • Correction of muscle imbalances
  • Improved posture
  • Improved core stability
  • Increased strength and endurance for performing functional tasks
  • Increased energy – reduced fatigue
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Reduced risk of postnatal depression
  • Greater emotional well-being
  • Reduced stress level
  • Enhanced confidence and self-image.

Although there are many benefits to exercise in the postnatal phase, there are a number of absolute contraindications where returning to any form of formal exercise would be deemed inappropriate. For your information and to be aware of, these include:

  • If there is still bleeding, particularly if this is bright red and persists for several hours
  • If there is pain, whether this is abdominal, pelvic, back or other
  • If there are any signs of infection; exercise increases circulation, which can spread the infection to other bodily areas
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Poor healing, discomfort
  • Gross diastasis of rectus abdominis
  • If there is a breast abscess or painful, engorged breasts

Postnatal personal training sessions can be delivered at a time and place to suit you, whether that’s in the comfort of your own home, at a local park or green space. Exercise programmes and workouts are tailored to fit in with your daily routine, lifestyle and surroundings. You can also bring along your little one/ones for moral support too! Childcare can be a reason not to return to exercise, and that doesn’t have to be the case. Kate is very good with babies and toddlers and has lots of experience looking after little ones, including two very cheeky nephews.

Alternatively you can come to train with Kate at Riverside Health Club in Rawtenstall, again babies and toddlers more than welcome to come along here too. Gym programmes can be devised and included as part of personal training packages, delivered during your PT session or in your own time.

Portable exercise equipment and everything that you need for your PT session will be provided. All you need to bring is a towel to mop your brow, water bottle to keep well hydrated and PMA to give each session your all! And if you’re bringing your little ones, something to keep them entertained, snacks, drinks, toys, all they will need to cheer you on from the side-lines.

If you have any questions about postnatal personal training, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kate:

Call Kate on: 07875584383

Email Kate: hello@brooks-fitness.co.uk

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