Exercising with a new baby or toddler can be tricky to coordinate, but for new mums, getting out of the house and moving can be essential for physical and mental wellness. Fortunately, Kangatraining ticks all the right boxes, with safe, specially designed post-natal exercises you can do with baby close to you.
Kangatraining is recognised worldwide, and was the 2016 Best Pre/Postnatal Activity in Australia through What’s On 4 Junior National Awards. Special attention is given to the restrengthening of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles as well as correct posture. Movements are specially designed for postpartum recovery, while keeping baby safe and close in the carrier.
Owner and Instructor, Brooke is fully certified and insured, having completed a training course in Melbourne, her Certificate 3 in Fitness, first aid certifications, and exams in anatomy, postnatal health, and babywearing safety.
“Kangatraining is seriously the best part of my week – such lovely, supportive mummas, and fun exercise! I cannot recommend enough.” – Caitlin and baby Ginny
Why Do Kangatraining?
- Exercise WITH your baby (From 6 weeks to 2+ years)
- Total body workout that is safe AND effective
- Promotes mother and baby bonding
- Positive outcomes for postnatal depression
- Meet other like-minded mothers
- Relaxed and fun environment
- Creates a support structure
- Promotes healthy mind and body
- Promotes safe and healthy baby-wearing
PreKanga – Pregnancy Prenatal Class
Brisbane’s first PreKanga prenatal exercise class is now accepting sign ups! Ideal for mums at any stage of their pregnancy who are looking for a fun workout that is specially designed for their bodies during an incredible time of transformation.
PreKanga is a very gentle workout that focuses on strengthening and maintaining healthy body movement throughout your whole pregnancy, as well as preparing your body for labour, birth, and life after your baby is born. You can begin PreKanga once you’ve been given approval from your health professional to exercise. This is anywhere from when you discover you’re pregnant, right up to your Estimated Due Date.
Classes are low impact, gentle, and will have participants feeling like they are ‘working’ but never to the point of ‘too hard’ or ‘challenging’. The class incorporates a myofascial release, a functional warm up, light and easy aerobic ‘dance-based’ exercises, modified planks and side planks, safe squats, gentle arm work without the use of weights, further specialised leg and buttocks strengthening exercises, concentrated pelvic floor muscle training, and the appropriate use of breaks and a cool down period.
Why do PreKanga?
- Maintain your fitness safely
- Easily adapt the intensity to your comfort level
- Enjoy variety with stretching and dance-based moves
- Prep your body for labour, birth, and beyond
- Have fun!
- Socialise with fellow expectant mums
“When I do PreKanga with Brooke, I feel 100% safe, with exercises at just the right intensity level for me. The stretching feels sooo good too! I also love the social aspect – catching up with other expectant mums and chatting about our experiences is something I really look forward to.” – Angela
Babywearing offers amazing benefits to both parents and the child, and is an effortless way to meet the needs of a newborn baby, as well as older toddlers. As an extension from the knowledge she obtained through Kangatraining, Brooke now runs her Babywearing Education business and online Baby Carrier store, ‘Brooke Maree’. A proudly 100% family owned and run business, she is thrilled to stock one of the largest range of baby carriers available online in Australia as well as offer expert advice to new parents wanting to learn more about how babywearing can become such a valuable parenting tool in their life. Brooke is a qualified and insured Brisbane Babywearing Consultant having completed her Baby wearing Consultancy Foundation Course through the Die Trageschule Babywearing School in February 2016.
Shop Brooke’s fantastic range of ergonomic high quality carriers online, or book a consultation to sit down at her studio in North Lakes and discuss your baby wearing needs in person. She can tweak your existing carrier, demonstrate how to use a new carrier, or fit a baby carrier for maximum comfort. AfterPay is available on all purchases, with free express shipping on orders over $150.
“I highly recommend purchasing a carrier through Brooke to anyone looking for great personal service!” – Morgan
Location & Pricing
Kangatraining North Lakes runs from JAM Performing Arts in North Lakes. Classes are morning and evening and start from just $10! No lock-in terms, come and go casually or buy a flexible pack of classes to save money! Register for your first class today: https://brookemaree.com.au/collections/kangatraining/products/first-trial-class