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BusyLizzy runs a wide range of fantastic postnatal fitness classes (that you attend with your little one), stimulating baby classes and relaxing pregnancy classes. With 11 different weekly sessions, the team offers loads of choice. Classes have no more than 12 attendees, run by postnatal qualified instructors. For the fitness classes, BusyLizzy provides a play mat in the middle for the babies, and instructors are on hand to help out so that mums can focus on their workout.
Classes are held in the stunning studios at Fresh Ground and the amazing martial arts room at Battersea Sports Centre. There is plenty of room for buggies and baby change facilities are available. Classes include relaxing Mummy & Me Yoga, strengthening Pilates, and a more cardio-based Bootcamp class. They also run pregnancy Yoga classes and their expert instructor will guide you through a strengthening and toning session whilst also providing some ‘you’ time.
Cost: There are 3 membership options: 4 class credits per month for £46, 8 class credits per month for £74 or £109 per month to attend as many classes as you like. Credits roll over to the next month if not used, and you can also cancel attending a class up to 2 hours before it starts without losing your class credit.
Special offer! Zero Joining Fee saving members £50. This deal is running until midnight on 31 January 2020.
NappyValleyNet readers will also receive £10 off their first month’s membership by quoting ‘Nappy Valley’ when registering.
There’s also a FREE trial class to anyone who would like to give it a try.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8858 0015
Dog House is a boutique class-based fitness studio in Balham and offers multiple classes daily, seven days a week from 6:30am until 8:15pm. They offer ‘ride to the beat’ Spinning, boxing-inspired HIIT classes and Conditioning classes including Barre and Stretch. The Dog House team want to offer local residents with busy lifestyles the chance to book sessions and workout without the hassle of expensive 12 month fixed gym memberships. This format allows the trainers to adapt to the changing fitness world by bringing in new exciting classes so clients always have a fresh workout.
The group classes, aimed at all levels of fitness, are held in a dark studio environment, allowing clients to focus on themselves, the music and their own workout. Instructors and their range of music playlists are key to inspiring clients and leading them through fun but tough classes.
Classes offer a great mix of cardiovascular health, strength and conditioning, from Spin – 45 mins of a dirty, fun, sweat-fest on the bike using resistance bands with varied tracks and movements that will challenge your entire body, pushing you out of your comfort zone – to Barre, which combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, yoga and strength training.
Cost: Single class – £18 valid 1 month; 5 Credits – £80 valid 3 months; 10 Credits – £150 valid 6 months; 1 week unlimited – £40 valid 1 week from date of purchase; 1 month unlimited – £125 valid 1 month from date of purchase.
Special offer! New Year intro offer – 3 classes for £25
Contact: 07393 596491; email@example.com
Brigo Personal Training are body transformation coaches for women who are busy, don’t have much time and often feel tired. They help mums incorporate exercise and healthy eating into their routine at home or their work space. The team address the needs of clients who want convenience and flexibility by fitting in sessions around their schedule and a personalised service and experience to easily incorporate fitness into their routine.
Tailor-made for women who want to look and feel better, get in shape and tone up, clients will benefit from an all-in-one fitness package that includes one-to-one workout sessions, nutrition coaching, daily accountability and bespoke workouts (to do outside of PT sessions). Plus there’s a money back guarantee on all services – but Brigo PT have loads of success stories of the results given to clients, so it’s unlikely you’ll need that!
Cost: There are three packages on offer: Kickstart, Get In Shape, and Transformation (designed to deliver maximum one-to-one accountability to get in shape). The difference between the three would depend on how often you want a weekly session for maximum motivation. Please contact Brigo PT for further price information.
Special offer! Free personalised nutrition coaching worth £200 when you choose any one of the three packages in January and February.
Contact: Visit brigopt.com to book a free taster session.
As one of the longest-running, trainer-led facilities in Wandsworth (next to Wandsworth Common and the station), The Train Station are proudest of the relationship they have with members. Offering both personal, tailor-made 1:1 workouts and functional group fitness (with an emphasis on sweat and giggles!), their commitment to you as you cross the threshold is second to none.
Unique to the area, the team offer all of what you’d expect and a bucketload more. Group sessions of HIIT, Strength, Kettle Bells, Yoga, Spin, and a NEW Boxing class. There really is something for everyone. And if they don’t have it, they’ll look at putting it on.
Benefits of any physical activity are numerous and well-documented. The benefits of doing that activity with The Train Station are that you are looked after by a team of trainers with one sole purpose – providing effective, efficient, enjoyable exercise.
Over 20 year’s experience working with a multitude of abilities and briefs means that the group planning and organisation has been tried and tested on close to 100,000 hours of activity. So trainers can safely say that they are industry leaders and cater for all. Whether you are a professional sports star, stay-at-home star or star in your parents’ eyes, they can look after you!
Cost: Prices range according to your number of visits but if you set aside £100/mth, it’ll be the best £100 you spend!
Special offers! Always ones to offer something special, there’s currently an evening PT deal on your first 10 block – £40 off!
F C Gym in Balham combines combat disciplines with dedicated strength and conditioning training, including Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, HIIT and Yoga. Each of these arts is taught by award-winning, world-class professional athletes who are all masters of their chosen speciality, many of whom have fought in some of the biggest venues around the world. The range of instructors put a key focus on building up your body holistically, working on both your mental and physical health. Classes are suitable to all levels, whether you’ve done any combat sports or fitness classes before or not.
Members can choose from group classes, one-to-one personal training or individual workouts in their own time. All take place in their specialised fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment including an 18ft professional boxing ring, a variety of boxing and kickboxing bags, caged matted area, functional training area with a multifunctional training rig, tyre flip, functional track with sled, and full free weights area in the basement.
There are kids’ classes in each of the martial arts disciplines for ages 5 to 15, and women’s only classes in Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The mum and baby class is taught by our pre/post-natal specialist.
Cost: Various pricing options including £18 single class, £100 per month for unlimited access or 20 pack of classes for £280
Special offer! January Intro offer – 3 classes for £20; Single class trial £10; Mum & Baby – First Class Free; 10% off all class packs / upfront memberships (Nappy Valley exclusive)
Contact: Balham@fcgym.co.uk; 020 3150 4252
Open Air Fit is unique in the SW London area in that it offers outdoor fitness for the whole family, from 18 months upwards! It is run by founder and director Mel Capleton, former professional football player, with a team of personal trainers and sports coaches providing training for adults, teenagers and children, group fitness sessions, family fitness sessions, football classes for women (and kids), teen circuits, popular kids’ holiday camps, toddler classes, after school clubs and – last but not least – kids’ parties.
Mel and the team pride themselves on creating sessions that ensure your goals are achieved. Exercising outdoors brings greater benefits to mental health, and being outdoors means they can take a more holistic approach to all classes.
All sessions, whether they’re 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour, offer a mix of strength and conditioning, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, and they also run 45 minute Teen Fit Circuit sessions, which incorporate all of the above, back every Saturday from 18 January.
Unlimited Monthly Circuits & 45 Minute Burner pass £65/1 session a week £45pcm/drop-in £12 per session
Early Morning HIIT 3 x a week monthly pass £125/2 x a week £90 pcm/drop-in £15 per session
30 Min Quick FIT (Mon & Wed) £45 pcm/drop-in £10 per session
Women’s Football Monthly deals on the website/drop-in £12 per session
Teen Fit 9 sessions – £75/drop-in £10 per session
Special offer! For the remainder of January, new users pay £25 for a pass to cover all circuits, early morning HIIT, classes, 30 min QUICK FIT and Friday’s Women’s Football Fitness. Use the code NVN2020 when booking. We also offer 3 for 2 Personal Training sessions (for new clients).
At the Melissa Coupe Luxury Wellbeing Clinic, the team want to give people permission to reclaim their “Me Time” and enjoy a new sense of wellbeing. The clinic offers a holistic approach, with specialist treatments which help to detoxify, rejuvenate and transform the skin, face and body, alongside exclusive DNA testing specifically designed to help clients meet their health and wellbeing goals. The DNA testing offered here is different to most, because it is not purely focused on diet, but includes specifics regarding a person’s detoxification ability, stress and sleep resilience and responsiveness to certain types of exercise, so clients can make informed lifestyle decisions, in order to proactively improve their own health and wellbeing.
Melissa and her team also offer results-driven aesthetics treatments and prescription facials, along with organic body wraps, scrubs, detox baths and bespoke massages, to offer a hybrid experience of relaxation and treatments that really deliver.
In keeping with Melissa’s luxury, high performance values, she also prescribes skincare that contains high concentrations of corrective and anti-ageing ingredients, that have been scientifically proven to help correct problematic skin, resolve pigment concerns and reverse premature ageing, bringing your skin back to optimal health.
Cost: Prices vary according to the treatment. Please visit the website for further details.
Special offer! Book in for a FREE consultation this January to understand a better approach to looking after “Me”. There’s also 20% off health and wellbeing DNA testing. Get 50% off a detox bath when you book any organic wellness massage.
Contact: Visit melissacoupe.co.uk or call 020 8672 2111
Four Sides is a team of physiotherapists who believe in rehabilitating beyond the injury to move, feel, live stronger. They offer four key services: Physiotherapy, Pilates, Women’s Health and Strength and Conditioning.
The Women’s Health team are specialists in the assessment and treatment of all things pregnancy and pelvic-floor related, specialising in pregnancy and postnatal exercise aiming to restore peak health, fitness and wellbeing for all mums and mums-to-be.
At this cool space on Northcote Road, there is a choice of classes. If you’re not sure where to start and are keen to join a Pilates or Strength and Conditioning class, first try a Four Sides Intro session. They also offer Ante and Postnatal MOTs, both of which are whole body assessments and babies are welcome to all classes with the exception of the DRAM rehab circuit class.
The website also offers a Four Sides Pregnancy Pilates Method and Four Sides Post Natal Pilates Method, online physiotherapy-led Pilates programs guiding you through your pregnancy and the postnatal period in the comfort of your own home.
Cost: Intro sessions from £65
Mat Pilates classes and mum and baby classes from £18
Reformer Pilates classes from £31
Online Pilates exercise classes from as little as £5
Special offer! Ante/Postnatal MOT includes one-month access to the online program most appropriate to you. Pilates Intro – includes free mat class. S&C for Mums Intro – includes a free S&C class. Enter code NappyValley20 at checkout for 20% off online programs.
reCentre health is an award-winning clinic and studio in Balham. Their clinicians are experts in treating pain and injury (physiotherapy, osteopathy and massage) as well as the mind and emotions (psychotherapy, counselling and mindfulness). Classes and workshops in their beautiful studio offer an opportunity to engage in regular, health-enhancing activities such as Pilates and yoga and their community of experienced complementary therapists treats a wide range of conditions.
reCentre offers unrivalled support for women through the different stages of life, from the teenage years through to the 90s, and the team includes some very experienced, well-established practitioners who specialise in women’s health and the treatment of babies and children.
There’s also a full timetable of yoga and Pilates classes, including pregnancy, mum and baby and rehab classes.
– 10% off Postnatal Mot: click here
– 10% off 1-hour pregnancy massage: click here
– 10% off 6 class pass (for yoga and/or Pilates): click here here
Please mention this offer or enter the promo code NVN20 to receive your discount.
Valid until 29 February 2020. One discounted purchase per person.
Contact: 020 8672 4455; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Wake runs studio and online classes, specialising in pre- and postnatal exercise, as well as Pilates, rehab and barefoot training for everyone. Jane has created her own workouts that even have a celeb fan base, including Jane Wake’s Pilates Flow and The Barefoot Workout
There’s a programme of really rounded classes to choose from: Antenatal Pilates – a functional class that draws on the principle of Pilates but includes lots of strength moves that also have a cardio effect; Postnatal Pilates – rehab for postnatal women and an absolute must first step for anyone who has had a baby; MamaFit – a great cardio and strength workout for mamas where you can exercise in a safe environment with your baby; Pilates Flow Fundamentals – a back-to-basics class and great for anyone who is injured or starting anew, and it’s great for postnatal women too; Pilates Flow – an original class created by Jane which includes yoga and martial arts moves as well as Pilates; Pilates Flow Express – a sped up version of the above; The Fit Circle – it doesn’t matter where you are starting from, this class suits all (you could be menopausal, be recovering from knee surgery or planning to train a marathon, each person works to their own abilities yet with the camaraderie of a group and the expertise of a trainer who has vast experience); The Barefoot Workout – a great all-round HIIT training workout but we do it all barefoot so your strength will improve like never before.
Cost: The average is £16 per class but membership is around 30% cheaper
Special Offer! 10% off with the code NVNTEN valid until 14 February 2020.
Jane Plan delivers to the door all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks – deliciously healthy food that is portion controlled to help you meet your healthy eating goals – and lose weight too. Started by nutrition and weight loss expert Jane Michell in 2010, Jane Plan has now sold over 16 million meals and has helped thousands and thousands of people reach their goals. Loved by celebrities, chefs and health professionals as well as Nappy Valley households, according to Trustpilot Jane is the UK’s favourite healthy ready-meal delivery service. With over 70 to choose from, dishes include breakfasts such as Pecan and maple granola, Smokey Bean Chilli pot for lunch, Aubergine lasagne for dinner and gluten free lemon shortbread for a snack. Not only do you receive a selection of tasty meals, you are also allocated your own nutritionist who is in touch each week to help and support you.
Most clients come to Jane Plan to lose weight, and clients have lost from just a few pounds to over 10 stone. However, we also have clients who use Jane Plan for pure convenience and healthy eating. We deliver directly to the door, so no need to shop, we prepare all the meals, so need to chop. All you have to do is heat and eat and because everything is portion controlled, you don’t have to count calories or worry about what you are eating. In essence it saves time, head space and delivers the results you want.
Cost: Prices start at just £99.50 for the first month
Special offer! First month half price for January. Save an extra £25 – quote NVNJP20
Contact: 020 3489 4770; email@example.com
Milo and the Bull is a boutique fitness studio located moments from Clapham Junction. At Milo and the Bull, the team have a simple, honest and holistic approach to fitness. They believe that their innovative low impact Rowing classes not only make the hard work fun and exciting, but when combined with Strength, Circuit, Yoga and Pilates classes, they really do provide everything you need to revel in your journey to improve your health and fitness. Personal and small group training is available too.
Their aim is to build and not break you. Whether your goal is to improve body composition, increase strength or flexibility, this range of workouts can be tailored to meet everyone’s individual goals. The 45-minute long, high-intensity classes are capped at 16 people per class, and the 1-hour long Yoga and Pilates classes are capped at 12 people, so you’ll always get the attention you need.
Located 200m from Clapham Junction station, classes and sessions are held in two beautiful light studios. Showers, towels and toiletries are all provided as well.
Cost: £160 per month for unlimited classes. £180 for 10 class pack.
Special offer! 2 week unlimited trial for £49; Postnatal Pilates, Friday at 10.30am (babies welcome in the studio) – first class half price at £10, 8 classes for £100
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 7228 3885
Windfall Natural is an independent, upscale, natural goods store. After 21 years in Chiswick, when being natural and organic was still very fringe, the shop has now expanded to bring their concept to other parts of London.
Run by a small, passionate team who are crazy about health, nutrition, and sustainability, the shop offers the highest quality, unique natural goods of all that’s out there. Pop by the store and chat with one of the qualified nutritionists about your supplements, or anything wellness and nutrition-related (everyone is helpful and extremely knowledgeable).
Enjoy discovering the range of eco products, natural foods, living drinks, CBD products, natural beauty, and much more! And for all the mums out there, check out the dream children’s department of supplements, organic foods and skincare ranges.