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These Mums Do Fitness is a gym-free personal training company based in Sale, South Manchester.  The focus is on getting women & Mums back to fitness through group training sessions at the same time and place every week, 1:1 personal training and group training sessions at a time and place suitable to you.

The These Mums Do Running Club has been developed to help people start on their running journey and then improve/enhance their running ability.  The aim is to create a running community in Sale for women

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Flexible Approach

Life with kids is extremely busy so These Mums Do has been created to enable Mums to incorporate a fitness plan into their weekly routine– with the ability to train with your babies/toddlers present in the days or when they’re tucked up in bed in the evening.  These Mums Do is for both the novice exerciser as well as experienced one, with all sessions tailored to individual client’s needs.

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Each session will focus on improving your fitness levels, working the core muscles and having fun!  I want to not only help Mums on their fitness journey, but also help them to meet new people, make new friends, get some support and get active.

My Aim

Is to make personal training affordable to everyone and help Mums recognise their potential.  The whole ethos is about making Mums realise they can do anything, be anyone and surprise themselves.  I also want to impart my love of running on others as I’m a huge believer in the idea that everyone can run, as long as they have the right tools and training #thismumcan #thesemumsdo

Facts About Me

In terms of the facts for you – I’m a Level 2 qualified trainer specialising in pre and post-natal fitness who is working towards Level 3 as I type!  I offer a range of services to Mums – group training sessions at the same time and place every week, 1:1 personal training and group training sessions at a time and place suitable to you.

“From personal experience, getting out and doing some exercise can really improve your mood and help you through the craziness which ensues when a newborn baby arrives!”

My Story

My name’s Becca and I live in Sale, Cheshire and I’m a Mum (and wife!) with 2 kids and a very mental dog!! I’ve become a personal trainer to help Mums get back to fitness after having their little ones. After going through my very own battle back to fitness after having both babies, my aim is to now help others Mum’s with their journey.

I put on a LOT of weight with both babies – can’t really tell you why (cake had a little to do with it!) but I have managed to lose all of it – twice! It was no walk in the park (literally!!). A little part of it was down to my personal determination, but primarily it was the way I did it.

12 weeks after having my daughter, I joined a fitness class and this was the start of my journey. I took me 9 months but I finally got to my pre-pregnancy weight and fitted back into my jeans and I was hooked with the exercise bug! I have even learned to love running (it took a while…) but it’s now one of my favourite things – that and drinking wine!! (I’m a huge believer in everything in moderation!!)

I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my 2nd baby and I decided to use it as an opportunity to do something that I love and am really passionate about. I now want to help Mums on their own fitness journeys and meet their own goals and at the same time, give them the opportunity that I had – to be able to meet new people, get some support and get active.

Award Winning!

I am extremely proud to announce that I won the Raring2Go Altrincham & Sale Award for the best pre/post natal class in the area – as voted by you!

After such a short time in business I am overawed to have received this.  I’m so pleased you enjoy my classes and running clubs and cant wait to continue to get the ladies of Trafford fit and active!

Prices
My aim is to make personal training affordable to every budget and I hope my pricing structure reflects this. For each person, I will do a detailed goal setting session prior to starting out as there’s no point in training if you don’t know what you want out of it. After working out your goals, I will then design you a tailor made programme which will get you to hit your targets

I have come up with the idea of offering group training sessions for 2-6 people. This can either be groups of people that already know each other for example some of your antenatal/NCT group or just friends going through the same thing the same time, or I can put similar, like minded people into groups with similar goals to yourself.

If you want any further information on pricing, please just get in contact and I’d be happy to discuss everything in more detail

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1:1 Training

One off session – £37 per hour
5 sessions – £170 (£34 per hour)
10 sessions – £320 (£32 per hour)

Group Training

2 people – from £25 per person
3 people – from £20 per person
4 people – from £18 per person
5 people – from £15 per person
6 people – from £12 per person

Classes

£5.00 per session or 5 sessions for £20

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"I certainly wouldn't be (nearly) back into my pre-baby wardrobe if it weren't for this class and being able to take my little one along"

Ellie, Mum to Rufus

"I cannot believe that in the last 7 days I've run 18.13km. I could not have done this without the motivation and support from Becca and the support from all the lovely running group ladies who make it so much fun"

Debbie, Beginners Running Club

"Last night, in the cold, I ran for 25 minutes straight and then didnt drink wine. This is a huge achievement for me! Thank you so much Becca, you rock"

Kirsten, Running Club
Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Davyhulme Park, Urmston

Canterbury Road, Urmston, M41 0RA

Monday – 9.30 – 10.30

The park is situated just on the outskirts of Urmston town centre off Crofts Bank Road. There is ample free on street parking around the park. The class meets by the pond inside the park.

Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Worthington Park, Sale

Broad Road, Sale, M33 2FR

Tuesday – 9.30 – 10.30

The park is situated on Broad Road close to the centre of Sale. There is plenty of free on street parking around the park. The class meets at the bandstand in the middle of the park.

Ladies Only Exercise Class @ Sale Sports Club, Sale

Clarendon Crescent, Sale, M33 2DE

Wednesday 7.30 – 8.30pm

The Sports club is on the corner of Clarendon Crescent & Dane Road and there is ample free parking available.  Dependent on the weather we will be outside on the tennis courts or inside in the function room of the clubhouse.

Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Stamford Park, Altrincham

Stamford Park Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8HR

Wednesday- 10.00 – 11.00

The park is situated just on the outskirts of Altrincham town centre towards Hale close to Altrincham football ground. There is ample free on street parking around the park as well as a small car park in the park. The class meets by flagpole by the pond in the middle of the park.

Beginners Running Club

Just £30 for 10 weeks

NEXT 10 WEEK PROGRAMME BEGINS on Monday 7th January and will be based in Sale, South Manchester.  

For just £30, I am offering a trainer led 10 week Couch to 5K programme.  This is a beginners running class to get you well on your way to running 5K.

On Week 1, you will be given a detailed 10 week programme which will consist of 3 x 30 minute workouts per week – 1 of which you will do with me in a group and the other 2 sessions you can fit into your own schedule.

Every Monday, we will meet at the main gates of Worthington Park, Sale and together we will complete the first run of the week.  This will be round the streets of Sale and the session will last 30 minutes.  Each weeks session will be different and primarily involve the walk/run method which gradually increases your endurance levels.

By the end of week 10 you will be able to comfortably run for 30 minutes plus and be well on your way to being able to easily complete 5K.

5k Smash

£5 per week or £20 for 5 sessions

You’ve got to 5k but you want to increase your pace and endurance then this is the class for you.  We will run various different sessions every Monday evening from 8.15-9.00pm.

We will do Interval training to increase your current pace, Tempo training to look at speed, Fartlek (speedplay) training to build up your speed and endurance and various other fun methods.  I also run some sessions mixing running and toning exercises to build muscle strength and therefore endurance – this is fabulous cross training and a definite for all runners of any ability – only pre-requisite is you need to be able to comfortably run 4k.

5-10k Running Club

Just £50 for 8 weeks

NEXT COURSE STARTS in January will be training for the Cheshire 10k @ Arley Hall in March

For just £50, I am offering a trainer led 8 week 5-10k programme.  This is a running class suitable for those who can already run 5k to get you well on your way to running 10K.

On Week 1, you will be given an 8 week programme which will consist of 3 workouts per week – 1 of which you will do with me in a group and the other 2 sessions you can fit into your own schedule.

We will meet at the main gates of Worthington Park, Sale at 7.30pm every Tuesday and together we will complete the first run of the week.  This will be round the streets of Sale and the session will last between 40 and 60 minutes.  Each weeks session will involve the walk/run method which increases your endurance levels.

By the end of week 8 you will be able to comfortably run for 60 minutes plus and be well on your way to being able to easily complete 10K

FAQ’s

When can I start?

If you’ve had a natural delivery, you can start exercise from 6 weeks postnatal and if you’ve had a C-Section, it’s 10-12 weeks post. It really important that you have had your 6 week check with the GP prior to starting any exercise (or with the Health Visitor if the GP isn’t an option for you) but mum’s can join in at any time you feel ready to start after this.

How do I join?

For the exercises classes in the parks, you don’t have to book in but if you are coming for the first time, you will need to fill out a pre-screening questionnaire prior to your first session. Fill out questionnaire online here, or if you get a chance please do get in contact with me.

For personal training (group or 1:1), please get in touch with me and we can discuss all the different options available to you.

For the running clubs, for beginners and the 5-10k clubs, they run in fixed time programmes so please get in touch for the next start dates and for the Monday evening running club its complete drop in, just again let me know if you’re coming for the first time. You will need to fill out a pre-screening questionnaire prior to your first session. Fill out questionnaire online here.

How much does it cost?

For the weekly classes and the drop in run club, it’s £5.00 per session or £20 for 5 (£4.00 per session)

Prices vary for group and 1:1 personal training – please click here for more information

What if it rains? (we are in Manchester after all!)

We do the workouts come rain or shine – unless the weather man tells us to stay inside or if it’s snowing (no-one’s that keen, surely??!!) so please make sure you come prepared for both yourself and the baby – lightweight waterproofs and pram rain covers are essential. There are areas under tree cover which we can move to which give a little extra protection from the elements

What to bring?

All you need to bring a bottle of water – especially if you’re breastfeeding as you’re more susceptible to dehydration and then a snack like a banana (wouldn’t advise cake!!) for the way home in case you need an energy boost.

Also, for babies, it might be advisable to bring them a drink and snack to see them through the hour. Their favourite toy could also be handy too to keep them happy!

What do I need to wear?

  • Trainers – proper footwear is essential. You need trainers which will support and cushion when doing exercise. Good trainers will reduce your injury risk, especially if you’ve not done exercise in a while.
  • Sports Bra – your breasts change so much during and after pregnancy, it is essential that you support them correctly when doing exercise – and this is even more important if you are breastfeeding. It’s advised to feed before doing exercise so you are more “comfortable”!! For more information on good sports bras, I highly recommend the website www.boobydoo.co.uk who offer a fab range including maternity ones.
  • Light layers – we all know how changeable the weather is. It’s best to wear a few light layers so you can easily remove then during the workout

Becca Broadbent

07525790704

becca@thesemumsdo.co.uk 

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Guest Blog – Claire from Claire S Physio

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So the lovely Claire who runs Claire S Physio took some time out of her busy schedule to have a natter with me over a cup of tea and answer some all important questions!  Read on to find out more about Claire, her business, what you can expect from a session with her and what she can’t live without…

  1. What’s your name and where are you from?

Claire, originally from Hong Kong but I moved over to Manchester to study Physiotherapy in 1998 and have lived here ever since.

  1. Tell me some facts about you…

I am a mum to Annalise who is 4 years old and a wife to Rick.

My favourite things are running, yoga, Pilates, going on holiday and gin!

  1. Tell me about the business…

I have been a Physiotherapist for 18 years now and have decided to set up my own business so that I can be more flexible to my own family needs but also to the needs of my patients as we all have different but hectic lifestyles. I am based at clinic locations in Sale, Cheadle and Bowden and I offer assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal and sports injuries as well as Pregnancy and post-natal issues (I now offer the Mummy MOT). I also teach Pilates classes and offer 1-2-1 sessions.

  1. What motivated you to set up your own business?

I wanted more flexibility and felt that I had the experience and confidence to run my own business without the support of a large company set up (I was part of the management team so I know what needs to be done to deliver an excellent physiotherapy service to patients!)

I also wanted to connect more with the local community that I live in and teaming up with Becca on some of her running groups has been such a motivation for me. It has been great to be part of something encouraging and positive that gets so many women out exercising and making friends.

  1. What can someone expect from a session with you?

I want my sessions to be relaxed and you will find that I am very approachable and understanding of issues and limitations for injury rehabilitation (not everyone can get to the gym every day!). I always treat the problem rather than just the symptoms so that it is less likely for symptoms to recur. I will always explain what is causing pain or dysfunction in terms that my patients understand as I believe it is really important for them to know what is happening and why they need to carry on with their exercises or self-management techniques. My treatment approach is very hands on and I have been an acupuncturist for nearly 15 years so often use this as part of the treatment.  I also use a lot of yoga and Pilates based exercise in my rehabilitation.

  1. What’s the most common injury you see in Mums & do you have any handy hints/prevention methods?

Most Mum’s will develop neck and back pain from lifting and bending down to small children! I also see a lot of general muscle strains especially when Mums make the fantastic decision to return to exercise after having a baby.

And the best thing for prevention-stretch, stretch, stretch! Or get to a yoga or Pilates class. It is so important to make sure you don’t get too stiff so make sure to stay active and stretch as much as possible.

  1. What’s your top tips for new Mums who are getting back to exercise?

The best advice I can give is not to be too hard on yourself…. It’s always a shock to the system when we return to doing any type of exercise that we haven’t done for a while especially if also sleep deprived! It will get easier and its always worth persevering with because the benefits of exercising are so important. Returning to exercise after having Annalise gave me more confidence, allowed me to meet some lovely new friends, and gave me some much needed ‘head space’.

I think that diet is really important too. I don’t mean any kind of restrictive diets, just eating enough food that is also healthy (with a good helping of treats too). I bet like me you spend loads of time preparing healthy and nutritious food for the kids so just eat as much of what they eat as you can and it shouldn’t be too difficult!

Lastly don’t put up with pain! Just because we are Mum’s, it doesn’t mean that our health is not important so booking in for treatment or a massage if you have pain or discomfort is even more crucial than ever.

  1. Let’s talk pelvic floor…what’s your advice to anyone who’s experiencing issues?

As a pregnancy and post-natal Physiotherapist, I am obviously very keen on encouraging regular pelvic floor exercises and general core strengthening. But this strengthening needs to be functional so don’t just do your pelvic floor squeezes whilst you are sat down, try to build them into your daily routine especially if you are lifting (a child) or pushing (a pushchair)! Also breathe….. relaxed breathing is so important for muscle control as tense muscles do not work very well. So try to do your pelvic floor contraction on a slow out breath, I promise it will feel a lot easier and more effective.

  1. What’s your personal favourite type of exercise and why?

Running, Yoga and Pilates. I also love horse riding but haven’t managed to do it for a while!

  1. What’s your best piece of advice to new runners? And what’s your best to experienced runners?

New runners need to remember not to get hung up on speed or distance and some days your run will feel easier than others but if you have a bad run then don’t let it put you off! Try again next time and it will probably feel better. And also run with friends as much as possible as it takes the pain out of getting off the sofa!

I think that experienced runners need to have a goal and a plan! I often realise that I am in a running rut and just go out and plod for an hour but not really feel the physical benefit (I still get the mental benefit of ‘me time’). When this happens, I book a race and plan how many weeks I have and what time I want to run it in so that I know that I have to push myself just a little bit harder. Also its never too late to start foam rolling! Even the most experienced runner might not be doing it enough (or at all?) but it really does help.

  1. What can’t you live without?

My family! And a regular dose of chocolate.

  1. I feel most at home…

At home on the sofa! With Rick and Annalise (and a G&T)

  1. How would your friends describe you?

Organised! And probably emotional.

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things (not people!!) would you take and why?
  • Music (my phone!) and headphones- I love listening to music!
  • My bed- I really love sleeping but don’t get enough of it these days.
  • A bumper pack of maltesers

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If you have any injuries or pain then do not live through them – there is so much that can be done to help you.  You don’t have to live with any pain unnecessarily.

Claire’s contact info:

Mobile no – 07580161002

Email – info@claresphysio.co.uk