Looking for an exercise class where kids are welcome? Lou from Strong Mums in Gosford runs group fitness and personal training sessions where children of all ages are free to join you while you work out. Even better, these classes take place at a beautiful outdoor location with a kids’ park nearby which means older children will have plenty of space to run around and play while you exercise! Term 3 classes are starting on 11th July and Lou’s offering trial classes for just $10! Click here to take advantage of this great deal and to book your spot.

Know why else we love them? Lou is a Pregnancy and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a MumSafe Trainer so her classes are perfect for mums-to-be as well as new mums wanting to get back into fitness. No matter what stage of motherhood or fitness level you’re at, Lou at Strong Mums can help you safely return to exercise and restrengthen your body so that you start to feel like you again!

We love all the options she provides too. From 1:1 personal training to Buddy PT, you’ll find a mode that suits where you’re at in your motherhood and exercise journey.

Want to know more? Read on to get all the details on Strong Mums‘ group classes, plus her 1:1 and Buddy PT sessions.

Strong Mums mums ‘n’ bubs Group Classes

Lou runs her Strong Mums group classes for women at every stage of motherhood. Whether it’s been 6 weeks since you had your baby or 6 years, Strong Mums exercise classes cater to all fitness levels and focus on helping you to become fit enough, healthy enough, and strong enough to keep up with your little tribe!

Group classes are held outside in the fresh air at Gosford Waterfront and the great news is that you can take your kids with you! While there is no nanny service available, you’re quite welcome to have your baby with you in their pram or on the rug next to you while you train. Or if you’ve got older kids, there’s a play park next to the training area with plenty of space for them to run around.

These classes are a brilliant way to safely return to exercise after having children and there’s absolutely no pressure to keep up with everyone else because you’re encouraged to go at your own pace and you can stop to attend to your little ones whenever you need to.

When: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30am-10:30am. Plus 5:30-6:15pm on Tuesday (perfect for mums who have returned to work!)
Where: Gosford Waterfront (Mason’s Parade), in between Gosford Sailing Club and Gosford Olympic Pool.
Cost: Trial class, $10 | 1 x 60-minute training session, $28 per week | 2 x 60-minute training sessions, $48 per week.

Strong Mums works closely with Women’s Health Physiotherapists

Lou at Strong Mums works closely with many women’s health physios on the Central Coast so that her clients can have access to specialist services to support their pregnancy or postpartum fitness journey. So whether you’ve got pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal separation, tailbone pain, sacrum or pubic bone pain, sore wrists, back or knees, or leak when you run/jump/cough/laugh, Strong Mums can help.

To find out more about how Strong Mums fitness training incorporates any rehabilitation work recommended by your women’s health physiotherapist, visit the Strong Mums website.

1:1 Personal Training with Strong Mums

Returning to exercise and feeling as though you need a little more 1:1 attention? Or maybe you don’t feel ready to join in a group fitness just yet? Lou at Strong Mums has you covered with her 1:1 Personal Training sessions. These sessions are perfect if you’re overcoming any birth-related injuries and want to include your specific rehabilitation exercises in your workout.

During your first session, you’ll receive:

+ An assessment of posture, thoracic and ribcage mobility, abdominal separation, and overall strength.
+ An in-depth chat about pelvic floor functioning.
+ Assistance with goal setting and connecting you to a women’s health physiotherapist (if you don’t already have one).

Each session thereafter is focused on working towards your individual goals alongside any rehabilitation work recommended by your women’s health physiotherapist.

If this sounds like exactly what you need, get in touch with Lou by emailing [email protected].

Cost: $80 for a 45-minute PT session.

Buddy PT

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Keen to start training but don’t want to go it alone? Ask a friend to tag along for Buddy PT and share a personal training session! It’s a fantastic way to get the specialist coaching you want and at half the cost. Sessions go for 45 minutes and are focused on your individual needs, preferences and goals.

Oh, and it’s totally okay if you and your friend are at completely different fitness levels. At Strong Mums, you’ll always be coached within your range of individual capabilities.

You can try out Buddy PT before you commit to it too. Book a one-off buddy PT session by contacting Lou.

Strong Mums Central Coast

Where: Lion’s Park, East Gosford, NSW (in between Gosford Sailing Club and Gosford Olympic Pool).
Contact: Email Lou at [email protected]
Website: www.strongmums.com

Looking for baby classes, activities you can do with your newborn, or postnatal services on the Central Coast? You’ll find a heap of information in our Newborn and Postnatal Services Feature.


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