The Crèche Fit Story
My name is Louise, a qualified personal trainer and busy mother to Joshua, born in 2016. Early in my pregnancy, I realised that there were very few opportunities for mums to exercise without the need for expensive childcare. My local leisure centre had recently closed its crèche so using the gym there was difficult. There were a few baby yoga classes, postnatal Pilates and outdoor ‘mum and buggy’ classes but nothing that offered that little bit more: the feeling of safely working up a sweat in a family-friendly, clean, indoor environment, of giving mums the satisfaction that they’d actually done something, all with their little ones by their side. And, with that, the Crèche Fit concept was born.
In order to make Crèche Fit a reality, I gained my the pre- and postnatal certification to allow me to teach pregnant and new mums and searched for locations for classes. Crèche Fit was launched in July 2016 with a two week free trial. Seventy Six mums immediately signed up to take part and the response to the initial classes was overwhelming. By the time I went on maternity leave, I had had to take on two extra instructors to cope with demand and provide cover for the time I would be away.
The baby-friendly nature of the classes meant that I was able to return to work very soon after Joshua's birth. As well as being able to run the business from home, I was able to teach 1-2 classes and, of course, I didn't need to pay for childcare to do so. Even now, Joshua comes along to the odd class during half term and holidays and happily joins in with the workouts and keeps the little ones entertained!!
Since the launch, the classes have continued to grow and, at the beginning of 2019, opened up in a second location. Classes in two more new locations are planned for 2020 and I have also launched my new online portal, offering virtual classes and online postnatal programmes, bringing Crèche Fit to mums across the UK!
What Is Crèche Fit?
Crèche Fit offers a unique mix of postnatal fitness classes and programmes all run by Pre and Postnatal Personal Trainers with a passion for helping mummies return to exercise safely and without the worry of childcare. We offer a complete holistic approach to postnatal exercise and nutrition by way of online programmes, fitness classes, virtual classes and social events.
More Than Just A Postnatal Exercise Class
Crèche Fit is more than just an exercise class. We offer nutritional support and guidance through our 8 week Feel Great In 8 programme and have recently launched an online fitness portal which includes virtual group exercise classes. We also offer all new mums a Diastasis Recti check to see if there is any separation of the stomach muscles post baby or guide you on how to check this remotely. We also provide home-based core restore and pelvic floor programmes both face to face and virtually to help new mums reconnect with their core and recover post-birth.
Our Physical Classes
Our face to face exercise classes are 45mins (with an extra 15mins beforehand to settle your child before class), are suitable for all levels and are run to the latest music incorporating bodyweight and various equipment. Our sessions consider the limitations and important factors that many mums face - especially new mums in the postnatal period - and focus on core strengthening, post baby fat loss, body toning & conditioning and general fitness.
We even welcome mums to be to our classes! You must however be in your 2nd Trimester (14 weeks +) and have a healthy pregnancy to date.
Please check our Locations page for full details on session days and times as well as our Prices page for details on costs and discounts.