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! Each class is a full body workout designed to meet the needs of the postpartum body.
Learn strategies to incorporate exercise into your life after baby, get support on all topics related to early parenting and all things baby. 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 11:30am @ Harmony Martial Arts Pickering Unit #15
Wednesdays 11:30 am @Chrome Dance Studio Oshawa
Thursdays 11:30am @ Harmony Martial Arts Pickering Unit #15
Fridays 10:30am @Chrome Dance Studio Oshawa
FITMOM STROLLER STRENGTH
Our outdoor FITMOM Stroller Strength classes are designed to MOVE you! We complete circuits designed to accommodate all fitness levels, so that you can work at your own pace, while building strength & stamina. Each class is designed to meet the diverse needs of our members and support you in your postpartum recovery.
We keep our littlest members happy when we engage with them and keep them moving!
We use the landscape to keep things interesting for you. Hills, park benches, stairs, walls, body weight, resistance bands and other fun things help build your strength and keep you motivated and excited for each class.
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 You!
This class is suitable for moms & babies 6weeks+. Running is optional for those individuals who have met recommended Benchmarks and have a strong desire to move in this way. Read this blog post to read our best practices on resuming higher impact exercises like running 🙂
What should I bring to a FITMOM+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+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!