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My Leicestershire based Mama HIIT classes are high intensity interval training sessions designed specifically to suit mums - they work you very hard but treat the body kindly! Mama HIIT is a tough mix of cardio and resistance work using body weight and kettlebells to get the heart pumping and to boost the metabolism. Mama HIIT will

  • Give you a fantastic workout in only 45 minutes
  • Work the entire body - upper, lower and core
  • Boost your metabolism helping your body burn energy more efficiently
  • Be kind to your joints and pelvic floor by being low impact but high energy
  • Help you build muscle mass so that you burn calories day and night!

When the days are long and the weather is good, classes will take place outdoors like a sort of Mama HIIT bootcamp!


Courses start in January, April, July and September and run for the duration of term time (apart from the summer course) on Monday evenings at 8.15pm: this enables me to progress the exercises over the period (yes, that means work you harder!) and it also ensures that I am aware of any medical restrictions (back trouble, joints, postnatal complications etc.) that people might have on the course, as everyone fills in a confidential medical screening form beforehand.


My Leicestershire MamaHIIT takes place in the lovely new Woodhouse Community Hall, LE12 8TZ, set in beautiful countryside just south of Loughborough.


How Much


The cost of each MamaHIIT course depends on the number of weeks the course is running for. A 10 week course costs £60 and for this you get:


  • A friendly group setting where you are looked after as an individual, catering for any individual problems such as back or joint pain, as well as post-pregnancy separation of the abdominals (if relevant)
  • A complimentary natural cotton shopping bag filled with information about, and special offers from, lots of interesting products and services
  • A newsletter with lots of information, tips and recipes
  • An optional organised evening out each term



Mama HIIT is fantastic. After my third child I was keen to start doing a class for me, to help me get back in shape but I found most mainstream fitness classes too high impact for my postnatal physique! Since starting Mama HIIT my fitness has improved, I feel better in myself and am really enjoying exercise again. Jo works you hard, but with expert knowledge on what exercises are best for postnatal bodies. It's a hard workout, but perfect for those of us wanting to push ourselves in the right way. Come and give it a go!



Sign up for Mama HIIT

I do hope you like the sound of Mama HIIT. To sign up simply:


  • Click on “registration form” which you will find in the menu down the left hand side of this screen
  • Fill in this online medical screening form
  • Click “submit registration”
  • Sit back and wait for me to get in touch with you to give you all the information you need before coming along to your first class

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does the next course start?
A. Go to Timetable and Availability


Q. May I start part way through a course?
A. It depends on whether or not my course is full. Check here to see if spaces are available.


Q. I suffer from back pain. Is Mama HIIT suitable?
A.  It probably won't be suitable for you, even though it is low impact. It is quite fast and energetic and this does not necessarily lend itself to back pain, where exercises need to be performed with great care and precision. i would suggest trying my Pilates4All classes.


Q. I struggle following choreographed routines. Will Mama HIT be complicated to follow?
A. No, this is not a “choreographed” class with a routine. We work through a series of exercises for short, sharp bursts of time and then have even shorter recovery periods. You will get help adn advice with technique.


Q. I have heard that you specialise in pregnancy and postnatal exercise. I am neither pre nor postnatal. Is this class suitable for me?
A. Yes, although it's called Mama HIIT, the fact that it works you hard whilst being low impact makes it suitable for far more people than many classes which involve a lot of jumping around.


Q. I have had a baby in the last 6 months. Am I OK to join this class?
A. If it's 6 months since your little one was born and you have been building up your fitness levels, then you can pop along and give the class a go. However it shouldn't be the first form of exercise you do postnatally. This is very much a class to build your way up to and come to at least 6 months postpartum.


Q. I am pregnant. Can I do Mama HIIT?
A. If you have a very high level of fitness, have exercised uninterruptedly pre-pregnancy and into early pregnancy and are 100% well with no contrainidications, then you might be OK to do a gentler version of Mama HIIT. It is low impact which will make it a better option than, for example, going to standard bootcamps and HIt classes. However, for the majority of women this is nto going to be the right form of exercise in pregnancy.


Q. What should I wear to Mama HIIT
A. Make sure you've got your gym gear and trainers with you, and your outdoor clothes just in case we do an outdoor session in the summertime and bring lots of water!

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