Kangatraining is a specially designed, full body workout for postnatal mums and Bubs. As bub is worn on mum for most of the class, there is no need to find a baby sitter or use a crèche. Kangatraining involves a warmup, floorwork, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance training. Special attention is given to Pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, as well as correct posture. The classes are a relaxed, fun environment, and are a great place to meet other local mums.
You can start after receiving your all clear from your Health care provider. This is at least 6 weeks for a non-complicated Vaginal birth, or 12 weeks (compulsory) for a caesarean section birth. Please be mindful that a caesarean section is considered major abdominal surgery and an early return to vigorous exercise can impede natural recovery and cause further injury. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and waiver before you start class to highlight any health concerns or injuries and, if necessary, exercises can be modified for you.
Of course you don’t have to start at 6 or 12 weeks, some people are ready and eager to go and others may not be ready until 6 or more months. There is no right or wrong here, just what is right for you and your bub.
Of course! Classes are very relaxed, if you need a break, have one. The last thing we want is mums going home exhausted and unable to care for their kids. Take it easy and work your way up to it! Remember you have just spent 9 months growing a baby, don’t expect to bounce straight back. The beauty of Kanga is that you can pace yourself or push yourself depending on where you are at in your journey. You can start with shallow squats, smaller steps, less arm movements and as your strength and fitness improve you can push further and go for longer.
In most instances, yes. If you have seen a physio, let them know that you plan on starting Kangatraining, I am more than happy to have them contact me to discuss what we do and how exercises may be modified for you. I check all mums for abdominal separation before their first class, and certain exercises will be alternated in for those who have one.
I have carriers for use in class for a small weekly charge. They are limited so a class fee/term fee deposit is required to secure one for you. All used carriers are washed after class.
If you have your own carrier, please let me know, and we can discuss its suitability for use in class. Bub must face mum and offer adequate support through the thighs and back/neck. We cannot allow ring slings/other one shoulder carriers, anything stretchy, narrow based carriers or anything that doesn’t meet the T.I.C.K.S guidelines.
Classes are about one hour long. Please arrive early, to ensure enough time to feed and change bub and to go over any health concerns before class starts.
Of course! Please feed bub before class starts to ensure both yours and bubs comfort during class. If you need to arrive early and feed bub at the hall, please do.
Older children are welcome at class, they may like to dance beside you or play to the side. Feel free to bring them books, toys etc. to keep them occupied.
Unfortunately, Kangatraining was not designed for tandem wearing, however you are welcome to bring dad/grandparent/aunty/ uncle/ friend along to wear your other bub.
Unfortunately not, Kangatraining is specially designed as a safe postnatal work out. If you find out mid term that you are pregnant, please advise me straight away. Congratulations on your impending arrival and we would love to see you back in class once bub arrives.
If you do not wish to sign online, I can print your information for you to sign in class, or if you do not wish to complete them online I can email you a PDF copy or have a paper copy for you in class. Jotform complies with the European standards of security to keep your information safe.
Kangatraining Kids helps grow a love of movement and exercise for a healthy lifestyle as they grow. The children are given opportunities to express themselves freely within a framework of routines.
The only limit is that you cannot participate in a Tinys class if you are pregnant.
The only thing you need to bring is a yoga mat for Tinys and a drink bottle for you and your child in either Tinys or Midis.
Please note that food is not permitted during a session.