WELCOME TO FITMOM DURHAM
Are you a mom with a new baby and you want to feel fit again? FITMOM Durham classes are a great way to get out of the house, get some exercise and make new friends. An encouraging and supportive environment means that you can work out at your own pace AND tend to your baby when needed. Babies are often fed, soothed or changed during class in between mom’s exercises!
The FITMOM+ Baby Class is the most popular FITMOM indoor class! Shape and sculpt your body using your baby to provide added weight resistance. Each class is a full body workout designed to improve your core strength, burn fat and build muscle. You can expect to see longer, leaner arms, toned and shapely legs and smaller waistlines. Exercise without the guilt, meet other moms in your community and have FUN!
Please bring a structured carrier or wrap to this class. Your baby will love snuggling with you while you wear him in your baby carrier and you will love the extra resistance that wearing your baby provides!
This class is suitable for mom’s +babies 6weeks+
(We welcome crawlers, walkers and tots)
Tuesdays 10:30am Harmony Marshall Arts & Fitness (Pickering)
Wednesdays 11:30am Chrome Dance Centre (Oshawa)
Thursdays 11:30am Harmony Marshall Arts & Fitness (Pickering)
Fridays 10:30am Chrome Dance Centre (Oshawa)
FITMOM STROLLER STRENGTH
Our outdoor FITMOM Stroller Strength class is designed to help you get fit, improve your strength and develop your core. We complete circuits designed to accommodate all fitness levels, so that you can work at your own pace, while building strength, stamina and lean muscle mass – perfect for burning fat. At FITMOM Stroller Strength, we’re not just pushing strollers, we’re using benches, hills, stairs and our own body weight to add variety to our workouts and make it more FUN for mom!
Our FITMOM StrollerStrength classes will return in Spring 2019. Join the FITMOM+Baby classes for some fun & effective indoor fitness classes offered across Durham Region!
What should I bring to a FITMOM and Baby class?
You should bring your baby (of course!), a baby carrier (structured, Mai Tai or non stretchy wrap), a baby toy, a snack (for older babies and toddlers), a blanket for your baby to lie on when babies aren’t in the carrier and a bottle of water for you.
What should I wear to a FITMOM and Baby class?
You should wear comfortable workout clothes, a supportive bra (or two!) and athletic shoes that will properly support your feet. Keep in mind that your feet may change shape or possibly change size during your pregnancy, so it’s important to invest in a new pair of athletic shoes before beginning a fitness program after your baby’s birth.
When is the earliest I can begin classes once my baby is born?
Each mom will have a different postpartum recovery period based on her own individual circumstances. If you’ve had an uneventful vaginal birth and your bleeding has ceased completely, you may be able to begin exercising as early as about 6 weeks postpartum. If you’ve had a more complicated delivery or your bleeding has not stopped, you may need a longer recovery period. Your approval to begin an exercise program after the birth of your baby, should come from your caregiver. If you have had a baby recently, but are looking for some gentle movement that you can include in your day, check out our video here.
What will my baby do during class?
In our FITMOM and Baby class, we try to incorporate babies into our workout and use them as extra resistance during many of our exercises. As your baby grows, he will provide progressive resistance to help you become fit and strong.
What should I do if my baby cries or fusses during class?
We are all moms and are used to hearing babies make noise. You should never feel like you need to leave a class because your baby is fussy! This is a class for you and your baby, so you should feel free to tend to your baby’s needs – whether it’s feeding or comforting. Your instructor will always work to keep the class moving and your baby happy. If that means a little cuddle while you’re getting your workout done, your instructor is always pleased to help!
Will exercising affect my milk supply?
Research shows that, although exercise increases your lactic acid, it’s not a concern for your baby’s health. If your baby doesn’t feed well after you’ve finished a workout, it’s often due to the salty taste of mom’s sweaty breast and not the slightly altered taste of your breastmilk. If this is an issue, bring a washcloth with you to help remove the salty flavour. Also, remember that your level of lactic acid will drop within about 90 minutes of your workout, and as an alternative, you could feed your baby right before you exercise to give your body time to recover and return to a more normal level of lactic acid.
If I have visitors who would like to spend time with my baby, can I attend the class without her?
Of course you can attend without your baby! FITMOM classes are designed to work with moms and fit your needs. If you have a chance to work out on your own and it’s during a FITMOM and Baby class, please feel free to come along!
I absolutely LOVED attending your FITMOM Classes. I have been taking your classes before Alexandria was born (FITMOM2Be) and I started your fabulous classes when she was 6 weeks old (she’s almost 10 months now). THANK YOU for all of your advice and guidance. I think your classes are wonderful and I look forward to taking them when I have my next baby.Allison & Alexandria- FITMOM2Be/FITMOM+Baby Oshawa