AMC - Newsletter January 2024

January... Happy New Year!!

Hello, its great to have you on board with the Active Mums Club, and an extra special welcome to all of our new members!

New Year often brings feelings of new beginnings and optimism, no more so than for expectant or new mums! We hope you can join us in something new this year.

Whatever stage you are at during your pregnancy or post natal journey, we hope that we are able to help you make informed choices about what, how and when you can be active.

We want to provide you with safe and trusted information about being active and to connect you to local sessions in your area. Visit our website for the latest information about sessions in your area, or other ways to be active - www.activemumsclub.org


What's happening this January ๐Ÿคฉ

WOW 2023 was ๐Ÿคฉ We loved meeting so many of you at our walks last year, we hope to see even more of you this year!

Rain or shine we've been out and about and long may it continue.

We've got busy 2024 lined up, with move classes and walks a plenty ๐Ÿ˜† We are so excited to see as many of you as possible at a session.

Make time for you during this busy month. We have quite a variety of activities coming up, so you may notice some colour coding ๐Ÿ˜†


Black = Active Mums Club walks

Green = Walk Leader lead walks

Pink = MOVE Events


Buggy Walks- A great incentive to just get out of the house!

The Active Mums Club buggy walks are a great place to meet other new mums and mums-to-be, and the conversations both during the walk and after have been so valuable to many mums. The walks are pushchair friendly and have a cafรฉ near by for that all important cuppa. We are also open to suggestions of new places to walk in the county, so if you have any great ideas, please let us know!

The walks are free to join and will be happening throughout the winter. In the case of inclement weather, a decision will be made on the day if the walk will continue. However we will always meet for a cuppa at the start/end point so even if the walk cannot go ahead please come and see us for a brew and a chat.

Click here to register your interest in joining our walks.

All walks can be found on our events page or facebook events page

January Buggy Walks Overview:
All sessions begin at 10am

Mon 8th - Brocks Hill, Oadby
Thurs 18th - Everards Meadows, Enderby
Mon 29th - Whitwick & Coalville Leisure Centre
Tues 30th - Hinckley Leisure Centre
Weds 31st - Welland Park, Harborough


Active Mums Club Army

Visit our events page

Kelly successfully launched her 1st walk last month, she is back on the 9th of Jan.

๐Ÿ“† Tuesday 9th of January
โฐ 1pm
๐Ÿ“ Gorse Covert Community Centre.
They will then be every second Tuesday of the month, same time, same place.

Jasmine starts her 1st walk on Friday the 5th of January in Blaby ๐Ÿคฉ.

๐Ÿ“† Friday 5th of January
โฐ 1pm
๐Ÿ“ Bouskell Park, Blaby
They will then be every 1st Friday of the month, same time, same place.

Check out the Active Mums Club website events page or Facebook events page for all dates.


Join our team

Could you be our next walk leader in your community?

Walk Leader inquiry

Do you have what it takes to join our new Active Mums Army?

In order to continue our walks in 2024 we are looking for new volunteer walk leaders who can deliver walks on behalf of the Active Mums Club. Mums, Grandma's, Dads even. Anyone who can support our mums to be active and sociable!

What does it entail?
Becoming a walk leader is quite simple! You will be required to take part in a 1 hour workshop which will enable you to have the knowledge needed to deliver a good walk. You can then decide when and where you want to deliver your walking group. Every week, fortnight or month, the choice is yours! All we ask you to do is give us notice so we can help to promote.

How do I inquire about becoming a walk leader?
Click the inquiry button and send us a message if you have any additional questions or want to be involved!


MOVE Events

Sign me up

Our MOVE fitness classes have been a huge hit, so we are back with more in 2024 -

Active Mums Club presents - Mytribe fitness with Jo
๐Ÿ“† Friday 12th January
โฐ 1:30pm
๐Ÿ“ The Parish Hall, Leicester Forest East, LE3 3JE
This class will be free ๐Ÿคฉ
There are 12 spaces.

๐Ÿ’• Mummy Tribe is our 45 minute INDOOR mum and baby postnatal circuit fitness class suitable from 6 weeks (10-12 weeks c section). Each class has a different theme including boxing, total body conditioning and core. Classes are moderate intensity: we exercise for 30 seconds at a time before moving on to the next exercise. Exercising in this way allows your heart rate to raise and recover, increasing your fitness levels, stabilising and strengthening your body, leaving you feeling amazing.

Pre registration is required for this session - Sign up here.

About MOVE classes - These are are great opportunity to test out a mum and baby class without the commitment. We do more structured exercise but, most of all have fun. Babies are welcome, if they need attention, picking up, feeding, cry, it is not a problem. We want you to be in a relaxed atmosphere where you can get some movement in between the babies schedule.

If you have not had your 6 week check (recommended for 9 weeks post c-section) or you have any pregnancy complications unfortunately it is not suitable for you. But if you are unsure at all please just ask us ๐Ÿ˜Š ask here

Can't make it? Don't worry!
We are working on bringing to you a series of other MOVE sessions so keep an eye on our website or social media accounts for something coming near you soon.


Active Mums Club joins forces with JUST South Leicestershire

Sign up to JUST

The South Leicestershire programme, JUST is back in it's 8th year. JUST Get Involved is a physical activity programme that provides the opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get involved in a range of physical activity sessions across South Leicestershire.

Starting on the 15th January, those living in Blaby, Oadby and Wigston and Harborough districts are able to sign up to access loads of different activities. The best thing is, the more sessions you attend, the more prizes you collect!

Active Mums Club are joining up with the JUST team to bring you an offer for pre and post natal women, alongside other activities you can get involved with too.

Last year JUST helped over 500 women to become more active, will you be part of it in 2024?

Sign up today through the link button.


Let's Get Moving at Home

Active Mums Club 'At Home' series has been created for you to try workouts, exercise routines and stretches at home. We know that sometimes you want to get moving but for whatever reason you cant get out and about that day. The series is designed to help fill that gap for you, some are live follow along video's and some have the instructions on the videos to follow.

They are all featured on our YouTube channel so if there is ever any you missed or want to try again they are all there for you.

Make sure you always warm up properly and stretch after.

Let us know how you find them or if there is any specific style you would like adding ๐Ÿ˜Š


Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Girls Can

LLR Girls Can

Women come in all shapes and sizes, from different background and abilities. Some of us are expert sportswomen, some of us feel we are a bit rubbish ๐Ÿ˜…

It doesn't matter. We're just happy that you're getting active, and if you're still not sure that you can, LLR Girls Can is here to help you figure out a way to get active that works for you.

Our communities host a plethora of broader classes and activities to get involved beyond post natal specialist groups, which have been listed on our website in one place ๐Ÿคฉ There is something for everyone.

You will also find handy guides on each page for being physically active during pregnancy or post birth.

Its important you always listen you to your body and don't rush.

Happy searching!


Your Mental Health Matters

More info

Around 1 in 5 women experience a perinatal mental health problem during pregnancy or within the early postnatal years.

Here in Leicestershire, the Perinatal Mental Health specialist service provides care for women during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. Following an initial assessment, the service can offer various treatments either in homes, community locations, clinics or via video calls. The aim is to help mothers and parents get the support they need to enable their family to live a happy, healthy life together.

For more information about the importance of positive mental health during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby please click the more information box above.

We also have a page dedicated to on our website here.


Are you pregnant and unsure if you should be active?

Take the Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy today!

Being active during pregnancy has many physical and mental health benefits and is generally safe for most women. But knowing whether it is safe for YOU personally still leaves many women confused and even scared.

Pre-screening is an important first step in ensuring safe and enjoyable engagement with physical activities. The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy (GAQ-P) has been designed by the Active Pregnancy Foundation to identify the small number of women who need to consult with a healthcare professional before they begin or continue to be physically active, and to help the majority of healthy pregnant women overcome any concerns they might have about getting or staying active. Ultimately, this self-administered pre-screening tool helps to empower women to take ownership of their health and wellbeing during their pregnancy.


Events

 

Blaby Active Mums Club Buggy Walk

Date: Fri, 5th Apr 2024

Active mums club army walk leader Jasmines leads a walk in BlabyRead More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Walk

Date: Mon, 8th Jan 2024

Active Mums Club buggy walking events. Come and enjoy a steady walk and then a cuppa and a chat after. A great way to get out, enjoy... Read More ยป
 

Kelly's Active Mums club walk

Date: Tue, 9th Jan 2024

Active mums club army walk leader Kelly leads a walk in Charnwood.Read More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Move Event

Date: Fri, 12th Jan 2024

Join us on our Move events. They are a great way to try something new.Read More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Walk

Date: Thu, 18th Jan 2024

Active Mums Club buggy walking events. Come and enjoy a steady walk and then a cuppa and a chat after. A great way to get out, enjoy... Read More ยป
 

My Active Menopause

Date: Thu, 18th Jan 2024 - Thu, 25th Jan 2024 (18:00 - 20:00)

A 2 week programme introducing physical activity for women during and after the menopause. 30% of women drop off from physical activity... Read More ยป
 

Early Years Physical Activity: Movement for Wellbeing

Date: Thu, 18th Jan 2024

This workshop will provide early years educators an insight into how best to support young children's physical, social and emotional... Read More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Walk

Date: Multiple Dates

Active Mums Club buggy walking events. Come and enjoy a steady walk and then a cuppa and a chat after. A great way to get out, enjoy... Read More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Walk

Date: Tue, 30th Jan 2024

Active Mums Club buggy walking events. Come and enjoy a steady walk and then a cuppa and a chat after. A great way to get out, enjoy... Read More ยป
 

Active Mums Club Walk

Date: Multiple Dates

Active Mums Club buggy walking events. Come and enjoy a steady walk and then a cuppa and a chat after. A great way to get out, enjoy... Read More ยป

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