Four months after having Sophie and I am just starting to feel ready and motivated to lose the remainder of my
cake baby weight. I think you really have to give yourself a bit of time and space after having a baby before you are ready to start thinking about getting your pre-baby body back. The amount of time it takes for each woman obviously varies but for me, I feel healed and relatively rested and therefore ready to get my fitness levels back. Summer is round the corner and that means letting it all hang out in a swimsuit so for me, there is no better motivation to get stuck into a healthy eating and workout routine. I don’t want to scare people on the beach after all!
Just like magic, as soon as I had decided to start exercising, an email landed in my inbox from Hey Workout – an interactive Yoga and fitness studio, offering me the chance to try out their online classes. I had never heard of Hey Workout before but after using their services for around four weeks, I am completely hooked! There are several different options for working out which I will list below but my favourite part is that you can work out at home, in total privacy. This is such a big bonus for time stretched, self-conscious Mama’s like myself!
Hey Workout provide the following services:
Workout classes of different lengths
Some of the classes are as short as ten minutes and so you don’t ever have an excuse not to get a quick workout in.
Choose between Live or Recorded Classes
Live classes are great, you can choose to share your webcam with the instructor (don’t worry nobody else can see you!) so that you can receive help and feedback in the same way you would with a normal exercise class. If you can’t make the time of a live class or it’s really not your thing, then you can still follow along at a later date to a pre-recorded class in your own time. They are easy to follow, no complicated steps and no expensive equipment is needed.
One of the most useful features for me is the specific post-natal exercise classes which are separated out into different post-natal time frames.
There are classes recorded for:
- Weeks 6-12 Post-natal
- Months 3 – 9
- Months 9 – 36
This is really helpful, particularly if like me, you have no idea where to start and what is safe to attempt after having a baby. The instructors ease you back into your fitness with a lot of focus on your pelvic floor and core muscles.
Each workout focuses on a key muscle group or objective such as:
- Core toning
- Abs, Thighs & Bum
- Fat Burner etc
This is great if you are looking to tone up a particular area of your body. If you are pregnant and your doctor has given you the go ahead to continue exercising, then there is a brilliant section of classes of prenatal yoga as well as the postnatal classes.
Whilst I have found the postnatal section of Hey Workout the most useful, there are plenty of other workout videos on there for all abilities.
All in all, I would say that with memberships starting from as little as £8 per month, this is a really good value service and a particularly great way to get back into exercising after having a baby.
Hey Workout are offering my readers a chance to win one months free membership – all you have to do is enter the competition below.