Being at home full time with my little one, it gets tricky trying to fit exercise into my schedule. I do a lot of walking to keep fit but I’m in need of more variety. On a recent walk in Footscray park, to my excitement, I discovered newly installed exercise stations along the river. It occurred to me that the equipment is perfect for parents such as myself. My little one can crawl around and play on the grass while I get a workout in the beautiful open air surrounds. There are three stations set up along the river with a new track leading to them to complete a circuit. With three pieces of equipment per station there is heaps of variety with rowing, step and cycling machines included.
Since that trip to the park I was inspired to find more exercise opportunities that I can bring my baby to. Classes or groups are great as they get me out of the house and its good to have an opportunity to connect with other people now that I am no longer at work. Here are the results of my search, check them out if you are like me and craving a bit more exercise. Alternatively, I might even spot you at the park. Who knows? Perhaps this could be the start of a Mums, Dads and Bubs Footscray Park exercise group.
West Footscray Neighbourhood House run a Pram walking group tuesdays at 10 am. Its a great opportunity to catch up with others and get fresh air. It is free and all walkers are invited to stay on for coffee and a chat afterwards.
Bay City Strollers provide structured workouts for mums with qualified trainers in the park. Sessions include walking with strollers as well as strength training. The classes are designed to involve your baby as much as possible and there are also post-natal classes available. Classes cost $20 per for a casual session or $18 dollars if you buy a 10 Class Pass. They meet every monday and thursday at 9:30 am at Fearon Reserve in Williamstown.
The MAC provides classes for new mums on mondays at 11:30. Babies are welcome up to 12 months of age. Casual classes cost $14.50.
Mumma Afro offers African Dance classes you can bring your bub to. The classes are in held at the Kensington Scout Hall from 10:30 – 11:30. Alternatively register your interest for her class running next term at the Yarraville Community Centre.
West Footscray Neighbourhood House run a pram walking group tuesdays at 10 am. Its a great opportunity to catch up with others and get fresh air. It is free and all walkers are invited to stay on for coffee and a chat afterwards.
Do you know of any others? We would love to know about them, if you are thinking of forming a local group, don’t forget to let us know and we will add it to our event calendar.