Trying to get back in to shape after having a baby? You can do it! After all, you just had a baby – there is literally nothing you can’t handle, including a couple of postnatal ab workouts. Check out these top fitness classes for mums, which will make jumping back on to the fitness bandwagon a lot easier than it sounds.
Pre & Postnatal classes at Urban Energy Fitness
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Whether you’re a new mum or a mum-to-be, Urban Energy Fitness holds regular Pre & Post Natal exercise classes, taught by fully-qualified instructors. It’s a low-impact circuit class that focuses on cardio, core stability and functional movement, and the instructors will give advice on which exercises are safe for you to perform. Once you’re ready to move up a level, Urban Energy Fitness also holds Fit Mums classes. Can’t leave your little one? New mums are welcome to bring their babies along to the class!
Where: Kids HQ, in Al Barsha
Cost: AED 85 per class; AED 750 for 10 classes; on the GuavaPass app
Prenatal Pilates at Real Pilates
It may be called Prenatal pilates, but these classes at Real Pilates are designed to be equally as effective as postnatal exercises too. Mums can choose between Mat classes and Reformer classes, or combine both! Prenatal Mat helps maintains strength and endurance using small equipment, while Prenatal Reformer, works with resistance to build strength, relieve back tension and maintain posture.
Where: Real Pilates, multiple locations
Cost: AED 295 for 5 sessions (trial offer); AED 850 for 10 sessions
Mommylates at 136.1
This Mummylates (Mummy + Pilates) class is designed specifically new mums, so you can expect to work on those stubborn areas we all despise. This awesome ab workout not only promises to improve posture, increase flexibility, reduce and prevent back pain, and build core strength, but it’s also a great way to meet other mums. Babies are welcome to come along and play with soft toys while you work out.
Looking for a fun (and quite easy) early morning workout? Here’s one that encourages you to bring your baby along! BuggEFit is a great outdoor class where you can meet other mums, take a couple of rounds around the park, all while pushing your baby strollers as you walk. The classes usually take place at 9am, but check the schedule for details.
Cost: AED 60 per class
Aquabiking at L’Atelier Aquafitness
Aquabiking is a low-impact but high-intensity workout that tones up your arms, legs and abs simultaneously! New mums and pregnant women are encouraged to try out the Regular Aquabiking classes, before moving on to the more advanced classes. This 45-minute class is a combination of water aerobics and spinning, and will leave you feeling energised.
Where: L’Atelier Aqua Fitness, Al Wasl Road
Cost: AED 125 for a single class
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