Let Latrobe Leisure’s new parent and baby class ease you back into a fitness routine

Posted on 27 August 2018

 

An innovative fitness class aimed at new parents and their babies is now available at Latrobe Leisure Centres. The program is designed as a low-impact, social connectivity session to help new parents regain strength and lost fitness.

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Darrell White, said the classes specifically met the needs of new parents in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

“We know that a new baby in the house can disrupt all your routines – sleep and fitness alike. It can be a tough time, especially that first baby. But we also know that keeping fit and socially connected is important to overall health and wellbeing. These classes have been designed to gently reintroduce an exercise routine that suits the needs of new parents.

“New mothers are affected physically by the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth on the body, and new fathers are affected in different ways, so the classes are open to both parents. They focus on regaining lost fitness but also on building social interactions with other new parents,” Cr White said.

“Feedback from our customers has highlighted a gap in provision of classes for new parents. This class also aligns with our objective to enhance accessibility to active living opportunities for all community members and provide further options for those in our community that can find it difficult to re-engage in physical activity.

New mum Kelly Watson has recently signed up for the classes. “There are so many benefits this class offers. Not only is it great for the mind and body, it’s affordable and for me personally it’s not having to rely on others to watch William while I try to get to the gym. It’s so much more than just an exercise class.” 

Cr White added that at just $5 a session, the classes were affordable.

“The exercise is specifically low impact, non-judgemental and fully inclusive - your baby stays with you throughout. Other siblings are more than welcome and the classes are small in size so as not to feel too crowded,” Cr White concluded.

Classes are held in the group fitness rooms at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough, Latrobe Leisure Morwell and Latrobe Leisure Churchill. There is a maximum class size of ten parents and ten children. Fathers are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to your local Latrobe Leisure Centre or visit www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/leisure



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