faqs

faqs

What should I wear to a session?

You should wear loose fitting, comfortable exercise clothes and a good pair of running shoes.

What do I need to bring with me to the session?

•    A bottle of water
•    Yoga mat or towel
•    Sunscreen and hat/visor
•    A smile!

Who looks after my baby at the Prams sessions?

There are no child carers on site at any of Babes with Babes Sessions, at the Pram Sessions your babe remains your responsibility, at all times.

What happens if my babe cries or gets upset during a Pram session?

No problems! All of our Babes with Babes Trainers are Mum’s so we know and appreciate that babies will cry from time to time. During the sessions we try to keep you and your pram moving to help avoid the babes getting too agitated.  And there will be times when you will need to attend to your babe – we just ask that when this happens that you join back in as soon as your babe has settled.

What happens if it is raining or very hot?

Sessions are held rain, hail or shine and we will find a suitable spot undercover or in the shade when necessary.  You will be advised prior to the session if the meeting spot has to be changed due to the weather.

What if I miss my normal session, do you offer makeup sessions?

Yes, we offer makeup sessions on any session each week.  Makeup sessions are to be completed in the same month that they were missed.

What if I am running late for a session?

If you are just a few minutes late, then you can simply find us and join in the warm up.  We try to stay near the meeting point for the warm up of the session. If you will be more than 10 minutes late we ask that you contact your trainer directly for the best advice.

What happens if I begin to feel unwell during a session?

Should you experience any of the symptoms below, during or following a session, please stop exercising and advise your trainer immediately:
•    Abnormal fatigue
•    Sharp muscle aches and pains
•    Dizzyness or faint
•    Cramping
•    Nausea

Is exercise advised if I have abdominal separation or pelvic floor issues?

Yes. Our Trainers will always offer variations of exercises so that Babes can choose the intensity level that suits them. Your trainer will ensure that you stay away from any abdominal exercises that may make separation worse (e.g. crunches & sit ups).
Babes with Babes Trainers will also work with your GP,  Physio or other health professional to ensure any injuries or post partum conditions are managed correctly.  Our Trainers are very specific with attention to correct form when exercising, and this will limit any risk of injury.

What age are babies able to attend the Pram sessions?

Our Pram sessions cater for Mums with babes aged from 6 weeks to 12 months.  Mum’s must have completed their 6 Week Post Natal Checkup prior to attending their first Babes with Babes session.

Can I attend Babes with Babes session’s if I am currently pregnant?

Yes – as long as you have no pre-existing conditions that prevent you from exercising, or have a history of miscarriages. We’ll make sure you take it nice and easy during our sessions and always recommend our pregnant Babes wear a heart rate monitor to ensure your heart rate is kept below 150bpm.  You will be provided with further exercising while pregnant guidelines on registration.

Do you run any classes that provide childcare?

Yes – child care is available for our 9.30am sessions.  Child care is provided for our sessions by qualified carers at Little Rascals Play Centre in Brookvale.

For more information, contact us at info@babesfitness.com.au

What payment options are available?

Invoices are emailed out at the beginning of each month and payment can be made via Direct Debit into our bank account.

Where will I find Babes with Babes Fitness on Facebook?

Right here!  By following us on Facebook you can keep up to date with all the latest news, get lots of motivational tips, nutrition tips and other interesting articles.

I was training just one day a week but then when a few of the other girls from the group told me about another class they do, I decided to join them. I’ve also brought my own friend along. I love the social aspect of the babes training and also the different trainers who bring their own personal skills and style to their particular class. I also love being outside and particularly enjoy training on the beach (sand and all).

Pru

Freshwater

I have been training outdoors with Babes for 2 1/2 years. I love that my “gym” is a park bench, the fresh air, sunshine. The trainers are always aware of your fitness levels and every exercise has a modification, if you are newly back into exercise, pregnant or even injured, their is an option to suit everyone. I started out one session a week, gradually increasing to two (and sometimes three) ~ the energy and motivation from the small group sessions far outweigh a run on the treadmill or a sweaty gym class. I have made some great friendships and always enjoy the “adult” time away from the kids, looking after myself so that “mum” is getting fit and strong, being a great role model for my three children to follow.

Renae

Eleanora Heights

I started training with Babes with Babes halfway through my second pregnancy. Thanks to the care and support of my Babes trainers, I was still able to continue training up until 35 weeks. I returned to training doing pram sessions with my bub from 8 weeks – getting out of the house and training in the sunshine was truly a lifesaver in those intense early months and was a highlight of my week. Now my baby is older, I have graduated to the sessions without prams and feel fitter and stronger than ever. I’ve never done the same session twice and have been able to work at my level, with appropriate guidance on how to challenge myself further. Throughout pregnancy, post-natal recovery, and beyond, all of the Babes trainers have supported and encouraged me and I could not recommend them more highly.

Angela

Allambie Heights

Babes with Babes is one of the most encouraging, enjoyable and motivating organisations I have ever had the pleasure of training with.  Every session is filled with challenge, fun and a sense of having achieved more than I thought possible.  I always look forward to my training sessions and leave feeling fulfilled and proud of my achievement.  Everyone is so friendly and non-judgemental – we all work at our own pace and level.  The trainers are supportive and so knowledgeable.  Training outdoors is a great way to really appreciate the beautiful surrounds in which we live and far more enjoyable than being stuck in a stuffy gym!  The option of childcare is a great incentive too.  With a huge variety of class times I feel I have NO excuse to get myself feeling fit and fab!  Thanks Babes…don’t know what I would do without you!

Jacqui

Nth Balgowlah

Having trained throughout my pregnancy I was a little concerned how I would be able to manage an exercise class once my little one arrived, having no family locally who would be able to babysit. I was so excited to learn that Babes with Babes ran regular training sessions offering either a babysitting service, or ‘pram sessions’ where I could bring my son along. I loved joining the outdoor pram sessions, Nicky and Sonya kept me motivated to work hard and I enjoyed meeting other new Mum’s too. Now that my son is older, I happily leave him at home with Dad while I join one of the regular Saturday sessions and enjoy the peace and quiet!

Claudia

Narrabeen

Loooovvveeeee sessions with Nicky. Almost down to pre-baby weight. It is good on every level. Fitness, endurance, weight loss and laughs. Great combo for a healthy & happy life!! (Oh and a happy pelvic floor of course!)

Hilda

Frenchs Forest

I always enjoy my Babes Fitness sessions. No matter how tired I am I always know that after a Babes session I’ll feel great! The trainers are knowledgeable, caring and motivating.  I love that each session is different and there is great variety with the exercises that are offered as well as the areas of the body that are worked. The trainers are always thinking about YOU and alter exercises depending on each individuals circumstances, whether it be a minor niggle, an injury, pregnancy or post-birth. Babes offers Mums their own time to think about themselves, get some fresh air, take in some exercise but also a chance to socialise and network with other Mums. Babes Fitness has been a great motivator for me to get strong, fit and healthy after the birth of my two children.

Carla

Dee Why