Personal Training in Bristol

Strengthening your body, without pushing too hard

Settling into being a new mum takes time, and it’s important to allow yourself to focus on your baby and adjusting to your new role. Don’t push yourself before you’re ready and definitely don’t worry about getting back into shape just yet. Get out and walk but avoid any running or high intensity exercise and listen to your body. It has been through trauma and it takes longer than you think for the birth canal and tummy to mend.

After six weeks (or 10 if you had a caesarean section) you can get back to some gentle exercise. You will not be strong enough in your core to be doing anything like planks or sit ups or any running though. It is best to get your abs checked and if you have any pelvic floor issues after seven weeks then ask to see a women’s health physio.

As well as one-to-one personal training sessions I run a number of classes for new mums, some of which allow you to bring your baby along so you don’t even have to worry about childcare.


For more information or if you have any concerns or queries, please contact me.