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Buggy workout in Leicestershire


This exciting new postnatal-tailored fitness class is launching the week of 24th April 2017.





How Much


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Frequently asked questions



My Leicestershire based BuggyHIIT classes are outdoor Postnatal-friendly Intensity Interval Training sessions designed specifically to suit mums with babies - they work you pretty hard but take into consideration what the body has been through during pregnancy and birth! BuggyHIIT is a balanced mix of cardio and resistance work using body weight and resistance bands to get the heart pumping and to boost the metabolism. BuggyHIIT will

  • Give you a fantastic postnatal workout in only 45 to 50 minutes
  • Work the entire body - upper, lower and to a lesser degree, the 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!


Courses start in January, April, July and September and run for the duration of term time (apart from the summer course) on Friday mornings at 9.30am: this enables me to progress the exercises over the period (yes, that means gradually 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 BuggyHIIT buggy fitness classes takes place in Beacon Hill Country Park, meeting in the lower car park.

How much?

The cost of each BuggyHIIT 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 weekly newsletter with lots of information, tips and recipes
  • An optional organised evening out each term
  • The possibility of catching up on missed classes by coming along to classes at other times and days/evenings of the week (space permitting).


BuggyHIIT is launching soon and testimonials will follow…

Sign up for BuggyHIIT

I do hope you like the sound of Buggy 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 my very lovely and efficient assistant, Jayne, who will get in touch with you to give you all the information you need before coming along to your first class


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


Q. May I start part way through a course?
A. Yes of course – get in touch with us to see if spaces are available.


Q. I suffer from back pain. Is BuggyHIIT suitable?
A. It might not 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 postnatal Pilates BoucingBack classes. You are, of course, welcome to come along and test BuggyHIIT to see how your back feels both during and after the session.


Q. I struggle following choreographed routines. Will BuggyHIT 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 and 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, just so long as you don’t mind the fact that most people will have a baby in a buggy with them! The fact that BuggyHIIT 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 just had my 6 week postnatal check-up. Am I OK to do BuggyHIIT?
A. If you had a straightforward vaginal birth and you were active throughout pregnancy then you can ease into BuggyHIIT over the coming weeks, starting off at a more gentle pace and gradually building up. However, if you have had a C section, have had a long period of physical inactivity, have quite severe diastasis recti – abdominal separation – or a damaged pelvic floor, then I would strongly suggest starting out with my postnatal Pilates class – BouncingBack and my BuggyBabies workouts.

Q. I am pregnant. Can I do BuggyHIIT?
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 BuggyHIIT initially. It is low impact which will make it a better option than, for example, going to standard bootcamps and HIIT classes. However, for the majority of women this is not 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 outdoor gym gear and trainers with you. Waterproof trainers are ideal for this class. Remember to bring lots of water with you.


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