The story behind babyweights
After a couple of years in the making, I am proud and excited to see babyweights – bond with your baby through exercise hit the market in June 2012.
As a mother of two, I completely understand the new challenges and priorities that come with motherhood. I know all too well the good intentions most mums have of losing their baby weight, regaining their strength, getting their pelvic floor muscles functioning effectively and regaining their fitness, however putting these goals into action can prove challenging with a new baby. After feeding and settling your baby, changing nappies, doing the housework, doing the food shopping, preparing family meals, possibly looking after your other kids, and juggling everything else that comes with motherhood, all while being sleep deprived, finding the time and energy to exercise is certainly a challenge.
This challenge matched with a career in health and fitness and my genuine interest in the impact pregnancy and mothering has on a woman’s body, prompted me to start a business (mummy and millie) in 2004, instructing postnatal mums and baby fitness classes. While the benefits of these classes were obvious, some mothers found it difficult to commit to set class times due to the realities of motherhood. After 6 years of taking classes, I knew I needed to come up with a way of helping mums achieve their health and fitness goals in a fun and functional way without particular time constraints or time away from their baby. So I began to work on my new baby… babyweights.
Due to my own realities of juggling work and family, it took longer than originally planned but with patience, perseverance and hard work it all came together and is now available in stores. (http://babyweights.com.au/stockists/)
babyweights is a deck of expertly devised exercise flash cards for mothers to perform with their baby, allowing them to get back into shape and providing them both with physical and emotional benefits. It offers upper body, middle body, lower body and stretching exercises to give a well- rounded workout. No expensive gyms. No babysitting. No time away from baby.
- Caters for all fitness levels
- Provides images of real mums performing the exercises with their own baby
- Clear and simple instructions for each exercise
So next time you’re pacing the corridor trying to settle your baby use your time effectively by doing walking lunges* or even squats* or when you are sitting on the floor with your baby and not sure what to do with him/her, try some push up kisses*.
It is the perfect way for mothers to look after themselves and their baby.
*Instructions in babyweights deck