What is Kangatraining?Kangatraining is a dance based choreographed workout that is perfect for mothers to socialise, exercise without the need to find a babysitter and enjoy all the health benefits without going to the gym! Whether you want to get back into shape post pregnancy, have a laugh with friends, or just get out of the house, you can enjoy a safe workout with a qualified trainer, while your baby relaxes and enjoys being close to you.Kangatraining means a total body workout while your baby can relax and enjoy being close to you. Our qualified trainers take you through a specifically designed program that focuses on re-strengthening your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, as well as the correct posture while carrying your baby. When can I commence classes?You can start Kangatraining from 6 weeks post birth (or 12 weeks after a caesarean) and the exercises can be modified for those who have any health concerns, making it a safe and gentle exercise program for mums. Our trainers will ask you to complete a health questionnaire to highlight any concerns so that they may modify the exercises in the workout for you.Is there an age limit for babies?There is no age limit as long as you can wear your baby comfortably and safely. I have a toddler too- Can I bring them along? Yes! Toddlers are more than welcome at Kangatraining classes - we don't want you to have to worry about childcare! You may find that your toddler joins in the "dancing", and that is perfectly fine too. If they have favourite toys please bring these. If they enjoy wearing their dolls to "join in" this is also encouraged!Is my baby carrier suitable and what if I don’t have one? You are welcome to bring your carrier which our trainers will assess as to its suitability for the class. We will also assist you in getting the best fit and comfort for you and your baby. There will be demo carriers available at each class to try out or rent on an ongoing basis. Our carriers can hold up to 20kgs.Come along and give it a go!What can I expect at Kangatraining? We begin with a gentle aerobic warm up exercise while holding baby in our arms, then we move on to floor exercises, where baby is either part of the exercise or lying on the mat next to Mum. Next we place babies in the carriers for choreographed cardio dance, arm & barre work ending with repeaters. The session concludes with pelvic floor exercises, a gentle stretch, and an open discussion session where mums get to chat about a topic of interest and share our stories.Duration: 1 hour Location: This booking is for a trial class at our Parkdale venue**Hire carriers available to use for free during classClasses are held on the following times/days:Monday 12-1pm Chelsea Heights Monday 2-3pm ParkdaleTuesday 1:15-2:15pm AshburtonWednesday 10:30-11:30am CheltenhamFriday 10-11am Highett**An introductory class can be booked if you have not been to classes at any of the above locations before. If you have previously been to a class at these locations please select 'Kangatraining - Single class".Check out our Facebook page: @kangatrainingkingtson for more information!
Im a Nutritionist with a passion for early childhood nutrition, womens health, allergies/intolerances, & general health and wellness. I conduct at home and Skype consultations so that my services can be more accessible to families. I also run Baby and Child First Aid Sessions as a #Parentmedic Ambassador for WWC Education. I cover Mornington, Kingston, Bayside, and other locations in Melbourne on request. This stems from my interest in allergies and children's health and I am passionate about empowering parents and caregivers to manage emergency situations with confidence. The Parentmedic Movement was founded by Nataly Tormey, from Melbourne, Australia. It is a global movement that empowers health professionals passionate about empowering families and parents with education to provide their knowledge with the support of a community dedicated to education. All Parentmedic Movement Ambassadors (aka educators) have completed specialised education in Baby & Child First Aid, and participate in regular assesments of knowledge and delivery standards. This is the only program available globally that ensures that educators meet certain standards. We invite new members to The Parentmedic Movement. In addition to the above I am also a Kangatrainer! Bringing movement back to womens lives after having a baby. Kangatraining is a complete workout during which both cardiovascular endurance/flexibility and muscular capacity/strength are enhanced. Unlike traditional exercise classes, new mums need not worry about finding a babysitter or minding an unsettled baby during class because the babies are worn on them and get to be part of the action! As well as the physical benefits, the opportunity to meet other local mums in a fun, relaxed environment boosts their emotional wellbeing. The pelvic floor and abdominal muscles as well as correct posture are given special attention. Kangatrainers are also trained in babywearing best practices and can help mums ensure the safest and most comfortable carrying positions for their babies.