Parenting can be like a contact sport sometimes. Varied and fast paced physical demands, keeping your eye on the ball (?) and working as a team. But where is the specialised physical and mental training to support parents?
I am talking about training to help with the lifting, bending, twisting, running, hopping, jumping and juggling that makes up a regular day looking after kids. The training to breath deeply first rather than react. And if your kids are past the ‘pick me up’ phase what about being able to model a good active lifestyle for them? It’s a lot to do!
This is why I have created a six-week Pilates mat series especially for parents. This is more than just an exercise class, it is a conditioning program designed with the sport of parenting mind.
The focus is on time for you to relax into your body and ease into gentle movement connected to your breath to connect mind and body. We will develop core strength to help with lifting particularly while tickling and reduce wear and tear on the lower back.
We will encourage good gluteal and hamstring coordination or firing of the leg muscles for leaping up stairs, launching your self off the floor, dancing around the lounge room and doing the lighthouse walk whenever you can squeeze it in.
Special attention will also be given to the shoulders to support good arm muscle strength for being a human swing, getting into the surf and neck alignment to reduce tension and for uninhibited cuddles!
You will get a lot out of each hour-long class, designed to support all the essential movements for parenting. Clients leave feeling strong, energised and sometimes a little taller, ready to meet their little ones at the gate with a smile.
The series will run on Thursdays in Kingsley Street from 2-3pm. Series starts on 31 October through to 5th December, every Thursday 2-3pm. At $90 for six weeks this is great value and yes, there are limited places. Click here for more info and booking.
For bookings and more information click here or call me (Brigid) directly on 0404459605, I look forward to hearing from you and getting you moving to support your life as a parent. Give this to yourself, give it to your family.
Brigid Pearse is a Pilates and Movement teacher in Byron Bay and Ballina. ‘My passion is to help people find functional movement through Pilates.‘