Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! In addition to the required qualifications a personal trainer needs I have completed extra study in Pre and Postnatal training. I’m also currently in the middle of my third pre and post natal qualification now.
I strongly believe in continuing education (especially for personal trainers) and I always have a list of qualifications I would love to complete.
Of course! We understand what it’s like trying to exercise and not wanting to pay creche fees or a babysitter.
We have a designated baby/toddler area, completely safe and in view at all times.
We have age appropriate toys for all ages, as well as a TV that can play children’s shows on Netflix.
Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. You should also bring a water bottle, towel, and any referral notes from your GP, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Chiroporacter, Myotherapist etc.
Please note if you are pregnant or within 12 weeks of giving birth a medical clearance is required from your GP before starting exercise.
I carry out training sessions in blocks of 45 minutes.
While no evidence exists for an upper limit to exercise duration during pregnancy, it is not advisable to extend exercise duration beyond 60 minutes per session, unless the intensity is relatively light.
You are more than welcome to bring a friend and do a group training session together.
However before participating in exercise they will be required to complete an Initial Assessment session so I can determine their individual requirements.
Definitely! I will cater to you, no matter what fitness level you are at.
If you are pregnant or have given birth in the last 12 weeks a medical clearance is required from your GP prior to starting exercise.
No, while my passion is training Pre/Postnatal women I am happy to train other clients too. I recommend getting in contact so that we can further discuss and see if we are a good fit for each other.
If there are no health or pregnancy contraindications, you should be encouraged to participate in regular aerobic and strengthening exercises. Importantly, there is no evidence to suggest that regular exercise during a health pregnancy is harmful to the woman or her baby.
Guidelines from the RANZCOG suggest being physically active on most, preferably all days of the week with a duration of at least 30 minutes at a time, with an accumulation of 150-300 minutes for the week.
If you are currently inactive or overweight start with 3-4 days per week on non-consecutive days, and 15-20 minutes building up slowly.
Prior to training with me I require a medical certificate from your GP if you are pregnant or have given birth within the last 12 weeks.
Labour requires stamina, focus and determination. The fitter you are the better equipped you will be for the toll labour can take on your body.
New findings also show that prenatal exercise can help make labour shorter and lower the chance of complications, as well as reduce the need for a cesarean delivery, and can mean fewer neonatal complications.
For more information on exercising during pregnancy please see our Prenatal Training page.
Exercising after having a baby will probably be the last thing on your mind, especially with the lack of sleep you will now be getting. However exercising can help recovery in so many ways!
Please refer to our Postnatal Training page on the full benefits:
You can start certain exercises immediately post birth, such as pelvic floor muscle training and breathing exercises. Please see a Women’s Health Physio or a qualified Pre/Postnatal Personal Trainer for guidelines on exercises you can do.
Before the start of any other exercises you should get a medical clearance from your GP.
As a personal trainer I can provide basic healthy eating information and advice which follows nationally endorsed nutritional standards and guidelines. The information I can provide you will educate and support you on how you can implement healthier eating at home for you and the whole family.
As a personal trainer what I can not do is prescribe you with diets/meal plans for specific requirements (E.g. individual energy, macro/micro nutrient needs) Or prescribe a diet to follow for medical conditions (E.g. diabetes).
If you would like something more specific/comprehensive I can give you a referral to an amazing woman who can provide expert nutrition advice for adults and children with a focus on preventative nutrition.
Yes we do. If you are attending casual sessions you are more than welcome to pay via card or cash on the day.
Otherwise we have direct debit available for a more convenient option.
No lock in contracts at all. If you are on a direct debit we just require a minimum of 4 weeks notice to cancel.
For those that are pregnant special consideration will be provided.
I understand when you have children that it is sometimes difficult to give advance notice. However your session time is valuable and has been reserved specifically for you. If you are unable to attend I require 24 hours to change/cancel so I can offer the spot to another client who may be wanting that time.
If there is less than 24 hours notice a partial session fee of $30 will be incurred.