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Exercise with a newborn

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Orangeseed Sat 23-Sep-17 19:11:38

After an unhealthy pregnancy I am ready to get fit again, I was bedbound for months with hyperemesis and SPD and I am now 6 weeks post c section.
I was wondering how I can find time to exercise?! I am already walking for around an hour a day with the buggy and active around the house cleaning etc, I would love to swim but have no one to watch the baby. Has anyone ever taken a 6 week old to the gym? I'm wondering if it would be OK to work out while he sleeps in his car seat beside me? Would a gym allow that? Obviously only if he was asleep and settled.
Anyone have any other suggestions? I don't have space at home for exercise (or much spare money e.g for a personal trainer)
Thanks in advance

fieryme Sat 23-Sep-17 19:16:32

I highly doubt a gym would let you take in a newborn.
Pramercise is great, do you have any classes in your area?

fieryme Sat 23-Sep-17 19:17:35

You could download the MINDBODY app, and search for the class

starsinyourpies Sat 23-Sep-17 19:20:10

Crèche at my gym takes them from 4 weeks. I did swimming in between feeds building up to running. I LOVED having an hour to myself.

TheChineseChicken Sat 23-Sep-17 19:20:15

Buggyfit classes can be good but do just be aware that the trainers often aren't properly qualified so may have you doing things you shouldn't

Ummmmgogo Sat 23-Sep-17 19:20:26

do you have any of those gyms in the park near you? you could leave your baby in the pram and work out there but I think an indoor gym would complain of you brought your baby with you sorry.

Orangeseed Sat 23-Sep-17 19:27:08

There aren't any gyms with a crèche in the area ( I wish there were) I didn't think baby would be allowed in the gym, I was just clinging to a bit of hope really as during school holidays I have seen children at the back of spinning classes playing on iPads while mums worked out (probably about 5-10 years in age range).
About half an hour drive away I can find an outdoor bootcamp run by an ex marine but worried it might be too intense 6 weeks post section😕

Ummmmgogo Sat 23-Sep-17 19:29:36

this is what I meant. bootcamp sounds too extreme to my mind, but I would never willingly do a bootcamp!

gruber Sat 23-Sep-17 19:29:57

Boot camp is probably too intense. Why not see if there is a Parkrun nearby? They allow buggies, you can walk or run or jog it as you feel able. Then you could build up your walking to running.

Thataintnoetchasketch Sat 23-Sep-17 19:34:50

There are no gyms near me with crèches but I recently found an exercise class run in one of the local church halls which has two sessions a week with a crèche included. It wasn't well advertised so maybe worth asking on a local mums FB group to see what other people do?

Nolim Sat 23-Sep-17 20:07:22

I used to go to a "mums with buggies" fitness class. Definitely recommend it.

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