Next course starts: January 11th 2024
Pregnancy is the most powerful time to implement fitness & wellness into your life!
We welcome pregnant birds to all our classes, this includes safely modifying exercises during class to ensure you are moving at the right pace to support your growing & changing body. We do however understand the anxieties which come up surrounding exercise while pregnant so we have formulated our prenatal intensive Bumpin' 5wk Course: An Empowered Pregnancy. This is extra special , just for you, your bump & other bloomin' birds.
Bumpin' is a specialist fitness & wellness course designed to empower you along your pregnancy.
Fitbirds collaborate with prenatal & postnatal specialists to bring you the most important information & support you need during your pregnancy & 4th trimester.
BUMPIN' 5WK COURSE
AN EMPOWERED PREGNANCY
Our intensive Bumpin' 5wk Course is held quarterly throughout the year. Our course content has been curated for you, no matter what trimester you are in. You will be provided with the foundations of how to move safely & effectively along your journey & into birth. We even guide you into your most vulnerable & powerful 4th trimester rehab.
The first 3 workshops focus on the themes: pelvic floor, strength training & 4th trimester - all of which are here to serve you in giving yourself a strong body & intuitive mindset during your most precious ride yet. We will debunk common myths surrounding exercise in pregnancy & so you are able to join traditionally 'non-prenatal' classes or train independently with confidence. Each workshop will be split into two parts, the first conversation & the second part movement.
Here at Fitbirds, we adore your pelvic floor. Within this course we will teach you how to truly connect with your incredible pelvic floor musculature network. Using our Core Method we use correct breathing to bring you into a calm, present space. We use breath work to physically strengthen & lengthen your pelvic floor muscles & your deep core. By tapping into your diaphragmatic breath we can help prepare your body for the physical, mental & emotional journey of pregnancy & birth. This workshop will discuss the pelvic floor anatomy, it's functions & help you to understand how to effectively strengthen & how to effective lengthen your pelvic floor muscles. We will also navigate a clear path into the safe & effective core exercises you need to be doing throughout your pregnancy.
Strength training is our top priority through life, especially for women & especially during pregnancy. We move in safe & effective ways to strengthening your body for a strong, fit & pain-free pregnancy. Strength & resistance training will increase endurance for birthing & support a quicker recovery postnatal. We will educate you on why strength training is a non-negotiable & lay out the benefits. We will teach you modifications & variations so you can continue to exercise throughout your pregnancy without any worries of training incorrectly. Exercises include compound & functional strength exercises, LIIT (low impact intensity training) & Pilates techniques.
During these important few months you are giving every ounce of yourself to your baby. Navigating your way into mama hood during the 4th trimester is a beautiful intense ride. One which requires endurance, strength & compassion, both physically & emotionally. You will need to rest & recover from birth & allow your body to begin it's journey into rehabilitation. This workshop is here to provide you with 5 fundamental tools to connect back to your body, paving the way for a positive postnatal rehabilitation.
Vikki Warham, aka the Fairy God Nurse is quite simply magic. The Fairy God Nurse is a paediatric nurse, a lactation consultant, a tongue tie consultant & is a cranial sacral therapist (latter in training). During this workshop Vikki is here to harness you with powerful practical feeding support to guide you on those first precious months of your baby's arrival.
Jo Onley has been at the helm of 4 of our trainers births. The Playful Doula will host a workshop on retaining your power in your birth, owning your choices, trusting your intuition & the steps you can take to ensure you come away with a positive experience, however that may look.
Suggested bird feed reading for you along your journey: Pregnancy: Regaining our Empowerment, An Empowered Birth Story - Meet Rocky, Katie's Baby Journey, Birthing in a Pandemic - A Positive Birth Story
Fitbirds signature class recommendations: We welcome our pregnant birds to attend any classes, although our top picks are Bendy, Booty, Band Camp to keep you feeling your best throughout your pregnancy.
Bumpin' 5wk Course dates:
Thursday 11th January
Thursday 18th January
Thursday 25th January
Thursday 1st February
Thursday 8th February
BYO mat, water, journal & pen
Location: our indoor nest, Friends Meeting House. BYO mat, we provide all other props & equipment.
Investment for full 5wk Course £199
3 x 90min weekly workshops with founder Shani Yeend
1 x 90min workshop with The Playful Doula
1 x 90min workshop with The Fairy God Nurse
a Members Club subscription giving you unlimited Fitbirds classes throughout the 5 weeks
A comprehensive Bumpin' ebook which covers all the content of the course workshops
Whats App group to build you community with your Bumpin' birds
Ongoing support from your Fitbirds trainers & community
We understand you may not be able to make all 5 sessions so we have a single session purchase option too (£35/session).
If you have any questions please reach out here
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