The best way to get fit? Get outdoors!
Olivia Johnson has been running her hugely popular outdoor buggy fitness classes for 5 years in Dubai and is really excited to now bring her classes back to her home town of Witney and to Shipton-under-Wychwood.
Bring your little one too and you will both benefit from getting outdoors: the fresh air, the Vitamin D, being in nature will all add to your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing.
You can expect your cardio fitness, strength, tone and flexibility to all improve as we include power walking or jogging depending on your fitness levels.
We use your body weight and surrounding items (trees/benches) to tone and strengthen the body with squats, lunges, press ups, tricep dips, and great exercises to strengthen the core. We will finish with stretching to improve your flexibility so bring a towel or mat to lie on.
Olivia knows what your body should be doing so expect low impact if you have a younger baby, no crunches... but safe, FUN and effective exercises for mums.
Make friends too as there is always time for a cuppa at the Coffee Shed (for Witney classes) or the Wychwood Inn (for Shipton classes) afterwards!
Suitable to attend from 6 weeks after a vaginal birth or 10 weeks after a Caesarean, once your GP has given you the all clear. There is no upper age limit to the babies who come along!
“Who would have thought I would be this attached to you and your classes? After 8 years I’ve started exercising again thanks to you. Thank you for inspiring me” Basak and little Jack
“Thank you for leading me back to exercise. You motivated me so easily – every lesson was such fun!!” Caro and little Louis
“.. not only do I feel fitter and stronger, but also happier and more confident, and this is all down to you. You have created an amazing group... we have become friends, even family to each other” Shelly, mum to Harry and Jacob
“You have really made such a positive impact on my life. You introduced me to fitness! You helped me when I needed it the most... Right after the failed IVF when I piled on the lbs you were there to guide me. A year later 17kg down !” Anonymous , a happy and proud mum to her adopted daughter
Dates/times for 2019
Classes take place every Monday morning from 9.30 - 10.30. There is the opportunity to go for a coffee afterwards if you want to.
Classes take place every Friday morning from 11.00 - 12.00 till the 24th May. From June 3rd, the classes move to a Monday from 11.30 - 12.30. There is the opportunity to go for a coffee afterwards if you want to.
Sign up for five sessions in a six week period for £30, and then take it from there with Olivia. This is a rolling programme, so you can join any time you want to. When you book, simply click on the first date you want to come along, and the booking system will then bill you for 5 sessions. You can take those sessions in the six weeks following the initial class, so if you have to miss a session one week for whatever reason, you can make it up the following week. If you want to keep coming after your first six weeks, you can pay as you go directly to Olivia at a rate of £7 per class.
The Wychwoods classes are held outside at the New Beaconsfield Hall, Station Road, Shipton-under-Wychwood, OX7 6BQ. There is lots of free parking at the hall.
The Witney classes are held on the Leys Recreation Ground in Witney (OX28 4BX). There is plenty of free parking on the Leys or in the nearby Sainsburys car park.