Inspired by a YouTube video of a group of Californian dads in a dance class, grooving to hip hop, all wearing with pride their precious babies in slings, pumping them around the dance floor, babies snoozing and giggling, Jackie Heffer-Cooke founder of YogaBubs is bringing you Norwich DiscoBubs!
A Safe and fun dance based exercise class for post-natal mums
DiscoBubs is a safe, fun, dance based exercise for baby wearing mums, explains Jackie “at least we will start with mums and see if the dads want some action too!”
Mums need to be 8 weeks post-natal and ready for exercise and, although DiscoBubs is not intense physical activity, there is of course a lot of movement, so you do need to feel fit enough to move.
With the idea created by Jackie Heffer-Cooke, the class will be led by YogaBubs teacher Alysha Hudson, a professional dance teacher. The class will be composed of a warm-up, then onto learning a dance, a different one every week from a wide range of genres from street to salsa, followed by a specific exercise to music – to work for example bums and tums – then finishing with a stretch and cool down. It is fundamentally a safe post-natal exercise class dressed up in a baby wearing sling and a LOT of fun!
This is a warm welcoming class
“You do not have to be a great dancer to join in, this will be a fun, simple, easy to follow exercise class, matched safely to post-natal bodies” adds Jackie, “also we don’t want anyone worrying about what they can or cannot do – if your baby needs a feed, or a change of nappy, just do it – this is a warm welcoming class, a community of mums with babies, all in the same boat. Go with the flow of how you, your body, and your baby feel today, the only thing you need to enjoy is great music and have a sense of fun. This is a perfect class for lifting post-natal winter blues!”.
Why not book your place now because believe it… you are still… The Dancing Queen! 🙂
Price: £48 for a 6 week block
Please note: babies must be at least 8 weeks old and have some neck strength. You must be fit enough to attend class (please allow enough time after having a c-section before joining in any exercise, see your doctor if you are unsure when you will be ready). You must provide your own babywearing carrier, wrap, sling or other device and be in charge of your own child’s safety. This class is for dance instruction only, please attend your local sling meet or get a babywearing consultant for advice.
To book your place in our new DiscoBubs class you can click through to our online shop here. Alternatively, please call 01603 631 900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our contact page.