Sling fit has been a great weekly session to work on my fitness and posture and to meet other baby wearing mums. My baby seemed to enjoy it with initial looking around the room, followed by sleeping for most sessions. It’s a great way to get post natal mums off the sofa and exercising, without having to put baby in the corner.
I like the Informal nature of class, so we are encouraged talk to other participants. As a first time mum I have learnt lots from other mums experiences and also distracts from exercise fatigue. The small group size is good so you can learn everyone’s names and feel comfortable feeding or nappy changing babies if needed.
I am very blessed to have been pregnant with Marilena, my second baby girl. And I knew the changes to my body would take time to adjust to but I nonetheless found it hard to feel confident about myself and to feel comfortable in getting out the house and trying to accept those changes.
One of my lovely friends talked to me about Slingfit….and suggested I try it out. I wasn’t certain at first because I didn’t have a proper sling, and Marilena didn’t enjoy being in it. However Aimee reassured me that I need not worry about that and just enjoy my experience there. And I didn’t need to worry! Marilena played happily on the playmats with all the toys whilst I did my exercises. There was no expectation or pressure to use a sling if wanting to participate in Slingfit. And the banter-well there was always plenty and you could guarantee that it was there every week. And the atmosphere is very relaxed even though you’re doing exercise!
As an instructor, Aimee is encouraging, supportive, understanding, funny and welcoming. I know I don’t go there anymore now that I’m back at work and Marilena attends nursery but Aimee has always made me feel welcome to come for one off sessions in the future. Every time I went, I left feeling better about myself and feeling more confident in getting out and about. And what’s more, Aimee, along with my friends, supported me when I decided to break the news to them that I was planning on doing a half marathon! And since then, Aimee has continued to offer support through recommended training plans and words of encouragement. So I would want to say thank you for making me feel welcome at Slingfit, and for boosting my self esteem and giving me the motivation and confidence to take part in the half marathon.
I would highly recommend this session…so if you’re debating whether to give it a go, just try it out on a one off and take it from there.