This Mum Can Fitness is a gym-free personal training company based in Sale, South Manchester.  The focus is on getting women & Mums back to fitness through group training sessions at the same time and place every week, 1:1 personal training and group training sessions at a time and place suitable to you.

This Mum Can Fitness Running Club has been developed to help people start on their running journey and then improve/enhance their running ability.  The aim is to create a running community in Sale for women

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Flexible Approach

Life with kids is extremely busy so This Mum Can Fitness has been created to enable Mums to incorporate a fitness plan into their weekly routine– with the ability to train with your babies/toddlers present.  This Mum Can Fitness is for both the novice exerciser as well as experienced one, with all sessions tailored to individual client’s needs.

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Each session will focus on improving your fitness levels, working the core muscles and having fun!  I want to not only help Mums on their fitness journey, but also help them to meet new people, make new friends, get some support and get active.

My Aim

Is to make personal training affordable to everyone and help Mums recognise their potential.  The whole ethos is about making Mums realise they can do anything, be anyone and surprise themselves.  I also want to impart my love of running on others as I’m a huge believer in the idea that everyone can run, as long as they have the right tools and training #thismumcan

Facts About Me

In terms of the facts for you – I’m a Level 2 qualified trainer specialising in pre and post-natal fitness who is working towards Level 3 as I type!  I offer a range of services to Mums – group training sessions at the same time and place every week, 1:1 personal training and group training sessions at a time and place suitable to you.

“From personal experience, getting out and doing some exercise can really improve your mood and help you through the craziness which ensues when a newborn baby arrives!”

My Story

My name’s Becca and I live in Sale, Cheshire and I’m a Mum (and wife!) with 2 kids and a very mental dog!! I’ve become a personal trainer to help Mums get back to fitness after having their little ones. After going through my very own battle back to fitness after having both babies, my aim is to now help others Mum’s with their journey.

I put on a LOT of weight with both babies – can’t really tell you why (cake had a little to do with it!) but I have managed to lose all of it – twice! It was no walk in the park (literally!!). A little part of it was down to my personal determination, but primarily it was the way I did it.

12 weeks after having my daughter, I joined a fitness class and this was the start of my journey. I took me 9 months but I finally got to my pre-pregnancy weight and fitted back into my jeans and I was hooked with the exercise bug! I have even learned to love running (it took a while…) but it’s now one of my favourite things – that and drinking wine!! (I’m a huge believer in everything in moderation!!)

I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my 2nd baby and I decided to use it as an opportunity to do something that I love and am really passionate about. I now want to help Mums on their own fitness journeys and meet their own goals and at the same time, give them the opportunity that I had – to be able to meet new people, get some support and get active.

Prices
My aim is to make personal training affordable to every budget and I hope my pricing structure reflects this. For each person, I will do a detailed goal setting session prior to starting out as there’s no point in training if you don’t know what you want out of it. After working out your goals, I will then design you a tailor made programme which will get you to hit your targets

I have come up with the idea of offering group training sessions for 2-6 people. This can either be groups of people that already know each other for example some of your antenatal/NCT group or just friends going through the same thing the same time, or I can put similar, like minded people into groups with similar goals to yourself.

If you want any further information on pricing, please just get in contact and I’d be happy to discuss everything in more detail

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1:1 Training

One off session – £35 per hour
5 sessions – £160 (£32 per hour)
10 sessions – £300 (£30 per hour)

Group Training

2 people – from £25 per person
3 people – from £20 per person
4 people – from £18 per person
5 people – from £15 per person
6 people – from £12 per person

Classes

£4.50 per session or 5 sessions for £20

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"I certainly wouldn't be (nearly) back into my pre-baby wardrobe if it weren't for this class and being able to take my little one along"

Ellie, Mum to Rufus

"I cannot believe that in the last 7 days I've run 18.13km. I could not have done this without the motivation and support from Becca and the support from all the lovely running group ladies who make it so much fun"

Debbie, Beginners Running Club

"Last night, in the cold, I ran for 25 minutes straight and then didnt drink wine. This is a huge achievement for me! Thank you so much Becca, you rock"

Kirsten, Running Club
Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Davyhulme Park, Urmston

Canterbury Road, Urmston, M41 0RA

Monday – 9.30 – 10.30

The park is situated just on the outskirts of Urmston town centre off Crofts Bank Road. There is ample free on street parking around the park. The class meets by the pond inside the park.

Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Worthington Park, Sale

Broad Road, Sale, M33 2FR

Tuesday – 9.30 – 10.30

The park is situated on Broad Road close to the centre of Sale. There is plenty of free on street parking around the park. The class meets at the bandstand in the middle of the park.

Ladies Only Exercise Class @ Sale Sports Club, Sale

Clarendon Crescent, Sale, M33 2DE

Wednesday 7.15 – 8.15pm

The Sports club is on the corner of Clarendon Crescent & Dane Road and there is ample free parking available.  Dependent on the weather we will be outside on the tennis courts or inside in the function room of the clubhouse.

Mum and Baby Exercise Class @ Stamford Park, Altrincham

Stamford Park Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8HR

Wednesday- 10.00 – 11.00

The park is situated just on the outskirts of Altrincham town centre towards Hale close to Altrincham football ground. There is ample free on street parking around the park as well as a small car park in the park. The class meets by flagpole by the pond in the middle of the park.

Beginners Running Club

Just £30 for 10 weeks

NEXT 10 WEEK PROGRAMME BEGINS ON 26th June in Sale, South Manchester.  

For just £30, I am offering a trainer led 10 week Couch to 5K programme.  This is a beginners running class to get you well on your way to running 5K.

On Week 1, you will be given a detailed 10 week programme which will consist of 3 x 30 minute workouts per week – 1 of which you will do with me in a group and the other 2 sessions you can fit into your own schedule.

Every Monday, we will meet at the main gates of Worthington Park, Sale and together we will complete the first run of the week.  This will be round the streets of Sale and the session will last 30 minutes.  Each weeks session will be different and primarily involve the walk/run method which gradually increases your endurance levels.

By the end of week 10 you will be able to comfortably run for 30 minutes plus and be well on your way to being able to easily complete 5K.

5k Smash and RunFit

£5 per week or £15 per month (4 weeks)

You’ve got to 5k but you want to increase your pace and endurance then this is the class for you.  We will run alternate weeks of 5k Smash and RunFit thoughout the year every Monday evening from 8.15-9.00pm.

5k Smash  Interval training to increase your current pace.  This will be tempo training to build up your speed and endurance

RunFitMix of running and toning exercises to build muscle strength and endurance.

5-10k Running Club

Just £50 for 8 weeks

NEXT COURSE STARTS 4TH JULY 2017 

For just £50, I am offering a trainer led 8 week 5-10k programme.  This is a running class suitable for those who can already run 5k to get you well on your way to running 10K.

On Week 1, you will be given an 8 week programme which will consist of 3 workouts per week – 1 of which you will do with me in a group and the other 2 sessions you can fit into your own schedule.

We will meet at the main gates of Worthington Park, Sale at 7.30pm every Tuesday and together we will complete the first run of the week.  This will be round the streets of Sale and the session will last between 40 and 60 minutes.  Each weeks session will involve the walk/run method which increases your endurance levels.

By the end of week 8 you will be able to comfortably run for 60 minutes plus and be well on your way to being able to easily complete 10K.

FAQ’s

When can I start?

If you’ve had a natural delivery, you can start exercise from 6 weeks postnatal and if you’ve had a C-Section, it’s 10-12 weeks post. It really important that you have had your 6 week check with the GP prior to starting any exercise (or with the Health Visitor if the GP isn’t an option for you) but mum’s can join in at any time you feel ready to start

How do I join?

For the exercises classes in the parks, you don’t have to book in but if you are coming for the first time, if you get a chance please just get in contact with me first as you need to fill out a pre-screening questionnaire prior to your first session
For personal training (group or 1:1), please get in touch with me and we can discuss all the different options available to you.

How much does it cost?

For the weekly classes, it’s £4.50 per session or £20 for 5 (£4.00 per session)
Prices vary for group and 1:1 personal training – please click here for more information

What if it rains? (we are in Manchester after all!)

We do the workouts come rain or shine – unless the weather man tells us to stay inside or if it’s snowing (no-one’s that keen, surely??!!) so please make sure you come prepared for both yourself and the baby – lightweight waterproofs and pram rain covers are essential. There are areas under tree cover which we can move to which give a little extra protection from the elements

What to bring?

All you need to bring a bottle of water – especially if you’re breastfeeding as you’re more susceptible to dehydration and then a snack like a banana (wouldn’t advise cake!!) for the way home in case you need an energy boost.
Also, for babies, it might be advisable to bring them a drink and snack to see them through the hour. Their favourite toy could also be handy too to keep them happy!

What do I need to wear?

  • Trainers – proper footwear is essential. You need trainers which will support and cushion when doing exercise. Good trainers will reduce your injury risk, especially if you’ve not done exercise in a while.
  • Sports Bra – your breasts change so much during and after pregnancy, it is essential that you support them correctly when doing exercise – and this is even more important if you are breastfeeding. It’s advised to feed before doing exercise so you are more “comfortable”!!
  • Light layers – we all know how changeable the weather is. It’s best to wear a few light layers so you can easily remove then during the workout

Becca Broadbent

07525790704

becca@thismumcanfitness.co.uk

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This Mum Can Fitness – a year in pictures

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To celebrate a fabulous first year, I’ve pulled together a montage of pictures to celebrate all that has been achieved this year and to laugh at some fabulous memories!!

(and yes, in answer to your question, this did take me forever to pull together but in my opinion, the end result is definitely worth it!!)

Enjoy 🙂

x Becca

This Mum Can in partnership with David Roberts Physiotherapy

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Got some very exciting news This Mum Can ladies…I’ve partnered with the fabulous David Roberts Physiotherapists in Sale to offer everyone a discount on any treatment that they need.

Obviously the ideal is to not get injured but as we all know, that’s a little bit impossible!!  Therefore, I’ve been in contact with David Roberts Physio and they are very happy to offer a 10% discount on physiotherapy assessment and follow up treatment sessions. The discount would take a 30 minute session to £30.60.

All of their physiotherapists are experienced in the treatment of all sports injuries but also have a special interest in running injuries, sports rehabilitation and, strength and conditioning which works perfectly with all the different training that This Mum Can offers.

It is so important to get any injuries checked out and as I tell all my runners and clients, nothing should hurt during any exercise – some things twinge and obviously aching is normal but nothing should actually hurt.  If it does, then something needs to be done about it and physio is a great option.

The other great part of seeing a physio when you are injured is for the amazing advice that you will receive on common running injuries, not only will they treat the injury, they will offer some tips on rehabilitation and more importantly prevention techniques so that once the issue you have is resolved, you have everything in place so that it (hopefully) wont reoccur!

David Roberts also have massage therapists who offer a variety of different types of massage including sports, Swedish, Indian head and reflexology. The session costs for massage are £25 for 30 minutes and £38 for 1 hour. Unfortunately they cannot offer a discount off these services.

Here’s the contact details for David Roberts Physio:

Address – 45 Northenden Rd, Sale, M33 2DL

Telephone: 0161 962 0491

Email: sale@drphysio.co.uk

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm

This Mum Can and Red Sky Yoga…the perfect combination!!

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I hadn’t tried yoga before until I was pregnant with my 2nd baby Harry and before doing it, I didn’t really understand it or realise the huge benefits that it can have.  Yoga is fantastic.  It helps develop muscles, strength, flexibility and balance as well as help you to relax and therefore in turn reduce stress (always a bonus in my book!!)

A lot of my antenatal friends did pregnancy yoga the first time round and raved about how great it was for aches and pains and also for how much it helped them during labour with the breathing techniques that it teaches, etc so I was definitely up for trying it when I was pregnant with baby number 2!  This is when I found Red Sky Yoga in Sale.

My yoga teacher was called Phillipa and she was so lovely – just calming even to be around her!! I did a Saturday morning pregnancy yoga class pretty much religiously from 14 weeks pregnant till the end – even going when I was overdue (god I was massive then!!)  It was brilliant.  For me, it was a great way of exercising and staying active as I personally didn’t like running when I was pregnant.

The hours session was a fabulous bit of “me and bump” time without having an almost threenager by my side!  It was genuinely one of the only times I was every alone too as I was working 4 days a week at Kelloggs then and my day off was spent running after Chloe and the weekends were busy doing family stuff – you know how it goes!

Since becoming a personal trainer and starting the running clubs, I’ve done so much research into the different ways of improving your fitness and various different training methods and time and time again I kept coming back to the amazing benefits of yoga and running together.  Yoga and running to many could see like complete polar opposites but it’s proven fact that they totally complement each other.

Yoga aids in developing muscular strength, balance and flexibility which can not only reduce the risk of injury but it can also improve your breathing efficiency which is essential for becoming a great runner.  The element of cross-training between running and yoga is fabulous.  Yoga helps to strengthen your core, eases pain/injuries and can be a fabulous way of helping you run more efficiently and staying injury free.

Many of us runners have various aches and pains, some of which can be highlighted when running – and it’s no wonder as the average runner strikes the ground nearly 1000 times in a single mile!  The constant “pounding of pavements” can mean that you have issues in your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments and all of these can be strengthened, stretched and improved by doing Yoga.

So I’ll stop blabbering on about the benefits now and get to the point!  When I was doing my pregnancy yoga class, Sophie joined the class and we overlapped by about a month before I had Harry.  After starting This Mum Can, I kept seeing Sophie on social media and quickly realised that she actually owned Red Sky Yoga!!  So I got in contact and requested her as a friend on Facebook.  My thought process was, how cool would it be if two women who run fitness businesses in Sale could work together to complement each other

And that’s exactly what’s happening!  We had a chat (should say meeting really shouldn’t I!! It was more of a chat and play with her two beautiful boys!!) and decided it would be great to offer each other’s clients something so that they can try something different which could complement their exercise routine!

I am offering a free session to anyone who comes down with one of the special flyers that you can pick up from Red Sky’s yoga studios on Washway Road in Sale and on Hampson Street in Sale Moor.  This is for any of my classes – all my circuit training classes as well as my Monday night drop in running club

And…Red Sky Yoga are offering all This Mum Can’ers a 10% discount to any of the yoga classes that are available.  Please give Sophie a call on 07788205662 or drop her an email to redskyyoga@hotmail.co.uk and she will give you a unique code to use online when booking your session!  Let me know how you get on 🙂

I look forward to welcoming some Red Sky Yoga people to my classes in the near future.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

#maternalmentalhealthawareness

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I’ve seen a lot on social media today about #maternalmentalhealth and I think it’s fabulous.  It’s a subject extremely close to me and I really don’t think it gets talked about enough.

It’s one of the main reason that I am doing what I am doing – to help people get through the fog and start beginning to feel like them again through exercise.

When Chloe was about 3-4 months old, I felt like I was drowning, that there was no end to the relentless cycle of a newborn baby and I really really struggled to cope.  I was lucky in that I had a supportive husband, had met some fabulous friends though an antenatal group and had some great close friends who had babies already but I still struggled.  I felt like I shouldn’t have struggled because I had all the above but I still did – and it was the strangest, most horrible feeling and I wish I’d talked to people about it.

It’s so hard to admit to yourself that you’re not ok, let alone talk about it to others

You sit in your house in the middle of the afternoon and think “so many people are coping and doing this, why cant I?” or “everyone tells me this is the most amazing time, why am I not enjoying it?”.  You make yourself feel like an outsider in your own life and that there must be something wrong with you as you should be loving every second and embracing “motherhood”!

Luckily I found something which snapped me out of feeling like this.  For me it was exercise (or maybe it was actually just doing something for me and not for the baby!!) I loved it – the feeling of being normal again and feeling like the old me.  I realised then that I needed to make time to be “Becca” and not “Chloe’s Mummy” and thankfully that realisation for me was the trigger I needed to change things for the better and I did, I managed to battle on.  I’m not saying I don’t get down every anymore, I have just somehow developed a coping mechanism for it now which is mostly running but a lot of the time it’s actually organising to go to the pub!!

I now want to help others who are going through the same (or worse) or maybe even prevent others from going through the same cr*ppy situation I went through.  I think we all need to talk more and I want every new mum to realise it’s ok to say you’re not ok and that as much as people look like they’re coping from the outside, that we’re all totally winging it in life.

Please talk to someone if you’re struggling – I just want you to know, I am always here if you need/want to offload.  Remember – someone is ALWAYS listening you are not on your own.

And finally – just in case you havent heard it today – YOU ARE DOING A BRILLIANT JOB!