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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.

 
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Class Timetable (Postnatal)

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We offer a variety of classes for post natal mams and their babies across South East Northumberland including Ashington, Blyth and Morpeth. All classes are led by fully qualified post natal trained instructors. Get back to being active after having your baby, meet other mams and have FUN!

We are also running online classes for ante natal mams led by Antenatal Educator Rachel Rafiefar. Please see our ante natal timetable in the section further below!

*Please ensure you've enrolled first by emailing Amy Fenwick our Wellbeing Co-ordinator at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk before booking a class. Please note this only applies if you haven't attended a Mams on the Move class previously.*
 
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Activity Class Type When Where Price
Monday for Mams Indoor Every Monday
11.30am
Ashington Leisure Centre
(Hive Cafe and Softplay)
£4.00
Includes hot drink, scone and softplay.
Must pre-book via the Active Northumberland App. 
BLYTH
Mams with Prams Outdoor Mondays
10.30-11.30am
 
Meet Dave Stephens Centre, Blyth Beach £4.00 per session
Must pre-book via the Active Northumberland App. 
MORPETH
MamaTone Outdoor
Wednesdays
2-3pm
 
Morpeth Riverside 
Lesiure Centre
£4.00 per session
Must pre-book via the Active Northumberland App. 
Core Stability
6 Week Course
Indoor Wednesdays
12.30-1.30pm
Starts Weds 10th November
Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre £25 for 6 week course.
Please email Amy Fenwick to book at: MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk
 


PLEASE NOTE: Before taking part any of the above classes, 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 - Enrol with Amy Fenwick before your first session by emailing MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk

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

Class Timetable (Antenatal)

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We also offer ante natal classes as part of our Mams on the Move Programme so you can join in from the comfort of your own home.

*Please ensure you've enrolled first by emailing Amy Fenwick our Wellbeing Co-ordinator at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk before booking a class. Please note this only applies if you haven't attended a Mams on the Move class previously.*
 
Activity Class Type When Where Price
Mama's Antenatal Pilates™  Online
Wednesdays
6-7pm

 
Delivered via Zoom. Link will be available upon receipt of payment. £4.00 per session.
 Please email Amy Fenwick to book at: MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk 

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

HOW TO BOOK

To make booking onto our Mams on the Move classes easier you can book via our app by following the steps below*:
  • Contact MOTM@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 Amy through our 'Mams on the Move' Facebook group HERE
* Please note that Buggy Walk Ashington is not bookable via the app and must be booked by calling Ashington Children's Centre.

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 2020/21 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).

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.

TO BOOK in the first instance please email Amy Fenwick at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk 
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NEW MamaTone

Our brand new MamaTone class is perfect for mams looking to tone up after having a baby.

MamaTone is a full body workout  with a focus on toning all major muscle groups with some gentle cardio exercises throughout. Tone using hand weights and your own body resistance during simple but effective exercises.

Please note this is an outdoor class. Please bring a blanket and own weights / tins / water bottles to use as weights. Baby welcome of course! 

Instructors will keep you right with the correct safety advice and tips for your individual stage postpartum.

TO BOOK in the first instance please email Amy Fenwick at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk
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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. Pre-booking required. 
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Mama's 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.

*Please ensure you've enrolled first by emailing Amy Fenwick our Wellbeing Co-ordinator at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk  before booking a class. Please note this only applies if you haven't attended a Mams on the Move class previously.*
 
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Online Mama's Antenatal Pilates™

We are now taking our popular Mamas Antenatal Pilates™ sessions online! These online classes led by our Antenatal Educator Rachel Rafiefar, will help you feel more confident for your baby’s arrival by helping you to: 
 
- build strength 
- relax 
- learn breathing techniques 
- stretch out your pregnancy aches and pains 
- look after you physical and emotional help 

Take a look at our testimonials HERE

TO BOOK in the first instance please email Amy Fenwick at MOTM@activenorthumberland.org.uk
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Online Birth Preparation Workshop

If you are having a baby and finding everything a little overwhelming, would like to learn more about pain relief, birth positions, breathing techniques and more, then this workshop is for you!

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn:
  • breathing techniques
  • how to make a birth plan
  • stages of labour
  • active birth positions
  • pain relief options 
  • generally preparing you and your birth partner for labour and your baby's arrival!
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.

Take a look at testimonials HERE from other mams-to-be!
online birth preparation workshop

Monday for Mams

'Monday for Mams' offer at Ashington Leisure Centre.

Grab a hot drink and scone in their new Hive Cafe and let your little one run wild in the softplay for only £4!

BOOK via the Active Northumberland app under the 'Mams on the Move' tile.

Offer valid every Monday (excluding bank holidays) at 11.30am.

Valid for mams with a child 3 and under.
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further information

Further Information

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

Amy leads 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:Amy Fenwick, Wellbeing Co-ordinator at MOTM@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.

Download the app and get active!