Postnatal Fitness

8 Week Fitness Block: Gym & Aqua


Physio & Fitness now offers Physiotherapist-led small group postnatal exercise sessions (both in the gym and in the water), which aim to improve your overall recovery post birth! 

These sessions are suitable for ANYONE who has had a baby (8 weeks – 12 months). The classes will challenge you, build your fitness, strength, and tone you! We also cater for any one experiencing any issues such as pain, incontinence, prolapse, or abdominal muscle separation. You will need to have had your 6 week check-up from your GP/Obstetrician prior to your initial assessment.


Why are we different from many other Postnatal Exercise options?

  • Our sessions are led by a Physiotherapist trained in postnatal fitness. Our exercises are PELVIC FLOOR FRIENDLY.
  • We offer pool based and gym based fitness classes!
  • Our Aqua fitness incorporates a baby “Introduction to Water” program at Above & Beyond Swim School.
  • All participants need to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist who is qualified in screening for any bladder, bowel, pelvic floor dysfunction or musculoskeletal issues. You will be taught how to correctly activate your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. This ensures that your workout will be individually tailored to your needs and you will lower the risk of doing exercises that may potentially cause harm.
  • You will be provided with pertinent postnatal information over the 8 week course.
  • The group sessions are small, so we can better cater for your individual needs and ensure you are doing all your exercises correctly.
  • You may be able to claim back on your Private Health Insurance for the class fees.

What are the specific details?

GYM BASED FITNESS

  • Course duration = 8 week block
    • 2 x 45-60 minute Mums & Bubs circuit style classes each week (Physio-led)
      • Monday 11.00am
      • Thursday 11.00am
  • Class Fees
    • Initial Assessment = $105* (Private Health rebates may be available)
      • Package Gym 8 week block, 2 classes per week = $350
      • Casual rate = $24* (need to commit to an 8 week block)
      • Gym + Aqua Combo = $70 per week for 3 sessions = $560 for 8 weeks
  • Crèche
    • Although there is no specific crèche with child minding, your babies are welcome and there will be a child friendly area allocated for your children. Please note that your child is under your care and should they be upset or need attention, you will be expected to stop your workout and attend to your child.

* As these classes are run by a Physiotherapist, you may be eligible to private health rebates. If you pay casual rates, you can claim on the spot through the hicaps machine at Physio and Fitness. If you pay for the 8 week block, an invoice will be provided at the end of the block, for the sessions you attended. You can then take this to your private health insurer.


AQUA FITNESS + ‘INTRODUCTION TO WATER’ PROGRAM  

  • Course duration = 8 weeks:
    • 1 x 20 minute ‘Introduction to Water’ program, led by the amazing instructors at Above and Beyond (*insert link to their website here)
    • 1 x 45 minute aqua fitness class (Physio-led), while your baby is cared for poolside
  • When: Tuesday 12.30pm-2.00pm
  • Where: Above & Beyond
  • Class Fees
    • Initial Assessment = $105* (Private Health rebates may be available)
    • Class fees =
      • Package Aqua 8 week block, 1 class per week = $230*
      • Casual rate = $30* (includes pool entry)
      • Gym + Aqua Combo = $70 per week for 3 sessions = $560 for 8 weeks
  • Crèche
    • Although there is no specific crèche, after your baby has had his/her stimulating water familisarisation class, you can use our facilities to change and feed your baby then generally they sleep in their prams. We will have a staff member available to mind the babies in their prams. Please note however, that your child is under your care and should they be upset or need attention and the carer is unable to settle them, you will be expected to stop your workout and attend to your child.

* As these classes are run by a Physiotherapist, you may be eligible to private health rebates. If you pay casual rates, you can claim on the spot through the hicaps machine at Physio and Fitness. If you pay for the 8 week block, an invoice will be provided at the end of the block, for the sessions you attended. You can then take this to your private health insurer.

What is the ‘INTRODUCTION TO WATER’ PROGRAM?

This is an educational and stimulating water familiarisation program that will promote bonding, movement, and social, emotional and physical development in your child. This is as much an educational program for parents as it is for the babies, as we will teach you a number of simple exercises that you can do at home, to encourage and develop your child’s love of the water.


What will the initial assessment involve?

This assessment will be booked in for 30 minutes. Your Physiotherapist will ask you all about your pregnancy and labour and identify if there are any risk factors or if you have any current issues with how your bladder, bowel and pelvic floor are functioning. 

She will assess if you have any abdominal muscle separation and will assess your pelvic floor function. This can either be done using non-invasive real time ultrasound (probe placed on your lower tummy), or through a vaginal examination of your pelvic floor muscles (your Physiotherapist will discuss when we would recommend the vaginal examination).

Please note, this is a pre-screen to attend our exercise classes, and if you have some underlying issues that require more time – you may be asked to book in again with the Physiotherapist for further assessment and treatment.


Interested?

Please contact our reception staff to book in for your “Postnatal Exercise Assessment” and your exercise sessions.

Our next 8 week block commences on Monday 12th October. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

For any questions, or to be considered for mid-course enrollments, please call our admin on 07 4972 3244.

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