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MAMS ON THE MOVE

A gentle push in the right direction!

In November 2018, Active Northumberland was awarded a Sport England grant to help new mams get active.

As a new mam, you might be unclear about the type and amount of exercise that is appropriate during and after pregnancy, or about the benefits that exercise can bring. Here at Active Northumberland we are keen to help support and encourage new mams to take part in exercise.

We offer a range of low cost ante natal and post natal 'Mams on the Move' classes which are specially designed for mams-to-be as well as new mams and are supervised, FUN and very sociable!

See below for class timetable, prices and more information about our Mams on the Move classes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING OUTDOOR AND ONLINE POST NATAL MAMS ON THE MOVE CLASSES ONLY FROM MONDAY 24TH AUGUST 2020. PLEASE SEE OUR TIMETABLE BELOW.
MAMS ON THE MOVE

Outdoor Class Timetable

Activity When Where Price
Mams with Prams* Mondays 10.30-11.30am
 
Meet at Dave Stephens Centre,
Blyth Beach
£2.00 
per session
Please pre-book via our Active Northumberland App
Mams with Prams* Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am
 
Hirst Park, Ashington
(Meet at the main gates/entrance)
£2.00 
per session
Please pre-book via our Active Northumberland App
Mams Class*
Thursdays 6-7pm
 
Meet at Dave Stephens Centre,
Blyth Beach
£2.00
per session
Please pre-book via our Active Northumberland App
Mams with Prams* Fridays 11.45am-12.45pm
 
Meet at Dave Stephens Centre,
Blyth Beach
£2.00
per session
Please pre-book via our Active Northumberland App
Core Stability
(6 week online Class)
Starts Saturday 3rd October - Saturday 7th November Delivered via Zoom. Link will be available upon receipt of payment. £20 for 6 week course.
Not bookable by the Active Northumberland App. Please email Jemma Burt to book at: jburt@activenorthumberland.org.uk


*Before taking part in this class, all new mams MUST:

1 - Be 6 weeks post natal (or 12 weeks after a c-section)
2 - Have had an 'all clear' 6 week postnatal check
3 - Call our Contact Centre on 01670 620 200 to arrange enrolment with Jemma Burt before your first session.

Please note that Mams on the Move sessions will not run on Bank Holidays.

KEEPING YOU SAFE:

We've put a range of measures in place to help keep you safe:
 
  1. Each class will be limited to 15 women max. The guidelines for outdoor exercise are 30 participants.
  2. We will NOT be using benches and equipment. All work will be body weight exercises. You can bring a water bottle or your own personal hand weights/ resistance bands if you wish.
  3.  We will be operating at a 2 metre separation between all mams using spatial awareness and the markings on the floor outdoors.
  4. You must pre-book via our Active Northumberland App. For more information please see out 'HOW TO BOOK' section below.
  5. Staff have completed the Covid 2020 training and are up-to-date with guidelines.
  6. Please refrain from attending any of our clases if you have experience any of the following symptoms: a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your smell or taste.
  7. Although we have put the above measures in place, we would also encourage you to bring along your own personal hand sanitiser (although hand sanitiser will be available at each session).

HOW TO BOOK

To make booking onto our Mams on the Move classes easier, you can now book via our Active Northumberland app following the simple steps below:
  • Contact jburt@activenorthumberland.org.uk to receive enrolment forms (if you're new to Mams on the Move classes).
  • Download the Active Northumberland app.Select the 'register' tile and then register as a 'pay as you go' membership.
  • Receive your 2 welcome emails afterwards which include your log in details.
  • Log in and book classes via the 'Mams on the Move' Book a Class tile.

Please also feel free to contact Jemma through our 'Mams on the Move' Facebook group HERE

Mams with Prams

Our 'Mams with Prams' class allows you to work at your own pace, so it’s perfect for ANYONE wanting to increase their fitness whilst having fun at the same time.

Focussing on cardio and toning exercises, Instructors will keep you right with the correct safety advice and tips for your individual stage postpartum.

There's no worries about child care as you can bring baby along to the session with you!
Mams with Prams

Mams Class

Our 'Mams Class' is the perfect opportunity for some 'me time'.

As it's an evening class you can enjoy some much needed time to yourself while baby is asleep!

We will focus on cardio and toning exercises while having fun at the same time.

All our sessions are led by qualified post natal instructors.

 
Mams Class

NEW 6 WEEK CORE STABILITY CLASS

Why not join our new 6 week online Core Stability class from the convenience of your own home...with or without baby! 

The 6 week class works on regaining core stability and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles nd is suitable for all postnatal women especially if anyone has a diastasis recti.

The course will be delivered by Rachel Rafiefar Antenatal Educator and Chair of the Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Teachers. Guaranteed to be fun and interactive whilst being tailored to your individual post pregnancy exercise needs.

TO BOOK in the first instance please email Jemma Burt at jburt@activenorthumberland.org.uk
NEW 6 WEEK CORE STABILITY CLASS

Baby Total Tone

Baby Tone is the perfect starting out class to kick start your fitness.

This fun and gentle exercise class takes you through all the toning exercises giving you the chance to bond with your baby and tone up at the same time!
Baby Total Tone

Mamas Core Stability

After you've had your little one it's important to ease back into exercise and seek professional advice.

This class runs over 6 weeks and works on regaining core stability and strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.

We slowly introduce the basics within this class and tailor the exercises to your individual needs. Suitable for anyone with diastasis recti.
 
Mamas Core Stability

Buggy Walks

Ease back into fitness with our Buggy Walks for postnatal mams and their babies.

Walks are led by walk leaders and give women the opportunity to meet other mams in a relaxed environment.

Walks are FREE and some are followed by refreshments (cost £3) where you can socialise with other mams. Booking not required. 
Buggy Walks

NEW Mamas Pilates™

Mamas Pilates™ is a great way to prepare you for being a mam! These classes will help you:
  • build strength
  • relax
  • learn great breathing techniques
  • stretch
  • with your pregnancy aches and pains 
  • look after your physical and emotional health 
You will have the chance to meet other women who know exactly how you feel and learn how exercise can also help you get ready for your baby arriving. 

Rachel Rafiefar who delivers the sessions is the creator of Mamas Pilates™ and offers fun, interactive and friendly classes. She is also an Antenatal Educator so she can answer any concerns you may have or signpost you in the right direction. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come to these classes, it’s so much more than Pilates!
NEW Mamas Pilates™

NEW Mamas Birth Preparation

If you are having a baby and finding everything a little overwhelming and would like to learn more about pain relief, birth positions and how to breathe when you are having a baby, then this course is for you!

In the Mamas Birth Preparation 6 week course you will learn how to:
  • breathe to help you relax and use during your baby’s birth
  • move in labour and find birth positions that work for you
  • make a birth plan, considering the choices for birth and the choices available to you
  • pain relief options available to you
  • stay healthy during pregnancy
  • look after your emotional and mental health 
  • different types of birth 

Rachel Rafiefar is a Childbirth Educator and is passionate about childbirth and helping women feel confident during childbirth and getting ready to have a baby. Partners are welcome to attend the sessions.
NEW Mamas Birth Preparation

Mams HIIT the Spa

Our Mams 'HIIT' the Spa class is especially designed for all mams looking for some ‘ME TIME’! Get put through your paces with 30 minutes of high intensity interval training followed by some well deserved chill time in Ashington Leisure Centre’s luxurious Tranquillity Spa. Includes use of jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, monsoon showers, foot spas, heated benches and ice feature. 

Come out feeling relaxed, revitalised and like a new mam!
Mams HIIT the Spa

Monday for Mams Offer!

Introducing our Monday for Mams offer...

Enjoy a Scone and Hot Drink with your little one in our cafe for ONLY £2! 

Did you know we also offer FREE softplay at our centre for UNDER 1's?

Valid for mams with a child (3 and under) on Mondays ONLY. Applies to Term time only (excludes
Bank Holidays).

Offer valid only at Blyth Sports Centre and Ashington Leisure Centre Cafe's!
Monday for Mams Offer!
Further Information

Further Information

If you'd like any more information or need to chat anything through, please contact our wellbeing co-ordinator, Jemma Burt.

Jemma leads all the 'Mams on the Move' classes and will be very happy to discuss anything to do with the programme.

You are also welcome to join the 'MAMS ON THE MOVE' FACEBOOK GROUP where you will find out information about the classes and join in the conversation with other mams!

CONTACT: Jemma Burt, Wellbeing Co-ordinator, 01670 622178
jburt@activenorthumberland.org.uk

Before completing physical activity with us, we will ask you to ensure you have read in full our Health Commitment Statement, available here, and our PAR-Q, available here.

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