Well it's been a little while since I managed to sit down and find the time to put a few words together. There has been lots happening since Christmas, which is the last time I sent out a post! So, here goes....
I have been trying to arrange a NEW Aqua Fit session in Solihull, which is suitable to all... Yes not only to pregnant ladies, but both ladies and men, all age groups (16+). I have been allocated an early time slot with Georges Swim Academy, Solihull on a Wednesday morning, but unfortunately it appears that most people are looking for a later session time. So I have decided to run my current Monday evening slot, which has been solely for pregnant ladies and open this to a ladies only session. So if you are female and would like to join us... then please feel free to contact me to see if the timings could work for you.
I have been running my Coventry Aqua class as a mixed group (ladies only) since January, and the feedback has been great! The mixed group has worked really well, I have managed to give appropriate exercises to all within the group!! Again as the sessions have been successful I have been allocated a later time slot to run a later session on a Tuesday evening at West Coventry Academy in Coventry, which will run as a Mixed group (this session will be available to men and women) so if you are interested then please get in touch, or register your interest online.
Pilates seems to have hit its high!! I have received a lot of interest to these classes, which has resulted in me running a later class, following on from my earlier session on a Wednesday evening. Pilates has many benefits during pregnancy and beyond. The stretches are aimed to build strength and stamina for the duration of your pregnancy but also for during labour and once your little one arrives! With the added benefit of relaxing during the duration of your session, a great way to calm the body and mind.
It has been fantastic seeing a couple of my Antenatal ladies return to join me to continue their Pilates sessions!!
And the 'baby' which has been taking up a lot of my time has been organising a 'Pregnancy Event'. I started to look into this last year and approached a couple of local businesses to see if they may be interested in joining me to host a small event for ladies within the local area, to showcase availability f services. The interest I received from a couple of emails was amazing... what started with the possibility of hosting 6-8 stands, has now turned to 30+ stands. This is absolutely amazing... but this has been hard work. I have been very lucky to have met some great ladies along the way, (who have become very good friends) who offered their help and services to help me organise this event. I certainly wouldn't have been able to get here with 19 days to go without their help and dedication!!
The Event 'Midlands Mummies' will be held on 7th April 2019 (11-4) at The Best Western Manor Hotel in Meriden. Local businesses will be showcasing their businesses with some great on the day offers. You will be provided with all the necessary information available to you for during your pregnancy and beyond, all under one roof!! This is a FREE event, and lots to gain. All businesses will be donating a prize which can be won with our raffle. All donations raised, will be split between the local hospitals (Coventry, Warwick and George Elliot) and a charity, which is close to my heart 'MCADD'. This is a metabolic disorder, which can be found in Newborn babies. A blood spot test will be offered to all babies on 'day 5', which will be looking at numerous metabolic and inherited disorders, one of which is MCADD. If the disorders are picked up early, then management plans can be put in place, with the support of Professionals, many of these rare disorders are life long, however most can lead a normal life. These charities work with families and children who are living with rare disorders but they need help to continue their amazing support.
Please 'Like and Share' our Facebook Page @Midlandsmummies and you will be entered to win a hamper!
Some of the Exhibitors who will be hosting at the event;
Blissful-Babies (Fitness - Aquanatal, Pilates and Baby Yoga)
Baby Barn Pram and Furniture
Tummy2Mummy (Private scanning)
Moulds and casting
Tropic skin care
Mini First Aid
Antenatal and Postnatal support
Silver (keeps sake)….. and many more
You will have the opportunity to see some live demos, talk to the experts and meet Midwives and Health Visitors to ask any questions during the day!!
Come and meet us on the day, no need to book your place, i'll look forward to hearing from you