I live in Moston and have 2 children – 5 year old Noah and 6 month old Jacob.
I used to take part in exercise classes regularly, but it became harder to fit them in when I had children and I couldn't take my baby with me!
What exercise do you do?
I do Buggy Bootcamp classes and yoga with Jacob. I felt nervous going along the first time, but soon realised that everyone was in the same boat and like me, others felt a bit self-conscious after having a baby.
The classes are great as I can do some activity and Jacob can come with me too!
Being a new mum can sometimes feel a bit isolating, but getting out to these classes always makes me feel better as everyone's really friendly and I can chat to other mums and share any concerns.
Even though I don't always feel like going (especially if we've had a bad night!), I'm always glad I have afterwards as it's good to get out of the house; meet other mums and do some exercise.
What advice would you give to others?
Everyone's there for the same reason – to get out and about, and to do something for yourself, as well as seeing other people, so give it a try.
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