(First written and posted August 2015)
As you may already know, after four years break I recently returned to the gym a few weeks ago. I’ve been having a wonderful time because the gym has always been an important part of my pre-children lifestyle. My local gym began running a campaign which made joining affordable so I enquired about the terms. Upon enquiry I found out monthly membership entitled me free crèche for up to two hours. I’m now a happy gym member again. I’m enthusiastic about keeping fit and losing weight. To maintain the momentum, I like mixing up my regime. So, I was delighted to receive a bulletin from Tots100 regarding a keep fit event. As it turns out it was a #newmumfitness event which was collaborative venture with Kimberly Wyatt (former Pussycat Doll and reigning champion of Master Chef UK) , with Instructor Live and Kiddicare.
The New Mum Fitness Campaign
I’ve found Kiddicare to be a brand that strives to support parents to be the best they can be. Their blog is full of useful information about various aspects of parenthood. Kiddicare’s #newmumfitness campaign is no different. It provides information from getting started, to gym kit, to jogging buggies and more. On the day of the #newmumfitnesss event, bloggers, magazine writers and editors were invited to trial Instructor Live’s workout with Kimberly Wyatt and Glenn Ball. The 24 minutes workout packed a punch!
I was relieved when Angelo (who attended with me) needed a toilet break. Nonetheless I thoroughly enjoyed the session. It had a dance element to it which I quite liked. I prefer to have fun while I workout. It feels less of a chore. Please view the video clip below for a taster of what attendees experience on the day. We also share our thoughts on the programme.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
After the workout showcase, we attended a Q&A session. On the panel were:
- Luke Walker, co-founder of Instructor Live
- Kimberly Wyatt on Mum On A Mission
- Dan Cartner, Marketing executive at SportsShoes.com
- Mike, Marketing executive at Asics
- Postnatal fitness instructor Margarita Bennett
- Lynn Coates, Head of Commercial at Kiddicare
It was beneficial to hear from Postnatal fitness instructor, Margarita Bennett’s, experience about the ‘injuries’ that some mums sustain from pregnancy and childbirth. She stressed the importance exercise to the healing process. It was driven home that new mums must get the all clear from the GP before starting a regime and then take it slow at first. I felt Kimberly was passionate about getting the idea across that mums should do what’s best for them at their own pace. She says ‘do you’ and have fun with it.
Dan Cartner from SportsShoes.com spoke about having the appropriate gym gear to fit the regime and new body needs. It’s necessary that new mum’s body has the appropriate supportive clothing. Here are few images from the #newmumfitness event. You can find more on The Tiger Tales Facebook page.
Additionally, for more information on Kimberly Wyatt’s #mumonamission campaign click here for her Q&A with Kiddicare. Instructor Live was described as the Netflix of keep fit. You can register for 10 days trial free, cancel anytime. Monthly subscription cost £5.99.
Instructor Live allows registrants to select what the programme they want. Choose from: lose weight; sculpt and tone; general fitness and more. You can get social and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. They post motivational quotes workout quotes, mini workout, competitions etc Although the event was called new mum fitness, the routine is suitable for all whom who want to keep fit and physically fit to do so. It’s always advised to speak to you GP before starting an exercise programme.
Many thanks to Kiddicare, Kimberly Wyatt, Instructor Live for a wonderful keep fit experience. Special thanks to Tots100 for keeping parent bloggers in the know.
First written and posted August 2015