Stretch out and relax
I recently started going to the Mums & Bubs class at BodyMana Pilates & Yoga in Whitby.
It is a class for mums of young children where you are able to take the kids along to play while you stretch and strengthen your body, and it is great.
Sarah, the instructor and owner of BodyMana, has the perfect mix of energy and experience, making the class both fun and physically worthwhile. She has a range of qualifications in health, psychology, fitness and nutrition, and 10 years of experience in the industry, so you know you are in safe hands in her classes.
Sarah’s enthusiasm for pilates and yoga is infectious and she is very passionate about helping people to improve their strength and mobility.
The class sizes are small, just five mums in the Mums & Bubs classes, which means Sarah is able to keep a close eye on everyone ensuring they are performing the exercises safely and correctly to get their optimum benefit.
The class is specifically tailored to us as parents of small children, focusing on strengthening the muscles we use daily, particularly when lifting and carrying children. It is also fantastic for helping with past injuries or problems brought on through pregnancy, such as a sore back and hips.
It is a different type of relax- ation to one of Sarah’s other classes where there are no children, but I always find myself leaving the class smiling and less stressed.
The kids generally play happily with all the toys and it is nice to have a chat with the other mums.
Contact Sarah at sarah holloway@ gmail. com.
Your first class is free at BodyMana so you have nothing to lose in coming along to a class to see whether it is for you.
BodyMana is located in Whitby where Sarah offers her Pilates/ Yoga Fusion classes throughout the week. All classes are $10 per session or $80 for a 10-trip pass.
Sarah is also available for private classes and personal training. You can find out more information at pilatesyoga. co. nz or com.
For more information on child friendly cafes and activities in our region see toddlerintow.co.nz