Infinity Grown Ups & Me - Bub Classes
Bubs Gym Class - 6m to 1 yr
- Mums/Dads and Bubs - 30 - 40 mins
Keep your little bundle of joy entertained as you work out and get fit. Your bub is lifted and danced with, in this playful fitness class.
This lesson will focus on stretching and strengthening your muscles whilst working especially on your core strength. It is designed to ease fatigue and energise the body. Your little bundle of joy will be stimulated, massaged and cuddled throughout the class, providing a delightful opportunity to connect and bond.
Learn gym skills, dance skills and bench press your bub. Cuddles turn into lunges; tickles turn into bench pressing baby. Speed up your metabolism with light aerobic exercises.
Include bub in some much needed “you time”!
Mum and Bub:
All women, no matter what age, shape or fitness, experience incredible physical changes during pregnancy. It takes some time to return to your pre-pregnant fitness level and shape. Regular exercise after your pregnancy can help you to return to your pre-pregnancy weight more easily, reduce back pain, improve or maintain muscle tone, reduce leg cramps, swelling and constipation and improve sleep patterns. Women who exercise regularly often feel better about themselves and can cope more easily with the demands of motherhood.
When the baby is 6 months old, you can increase the intensity of your exercise program as you feel able to, provided you do not experience any pain or discomfort.
It is very important that your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles have regained sufficient strength before you recommence sport, aerobics, running or heavy lifting.
You should not experience any back pain, pelvic or vaginal heaviness or urine loss during or after exercise. If you do, slow down or reduce your intensity level. If pain or discomfort persists, consult your doctor.
Women often incorrectly believe sport and other high impact exercise will take care of their pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor exercises take care of the pelvic floor actually. The muscles that make up your pelvic floor provide support for your pelvic organs and help prevent poor bladder and bowel control and incontinence. These muscles are stretched and weakened during pregnancy and childbirth. After you have had your baby, your pelvic floor muscles may be weaker and harder to feel.
Keeping up your pelvic floor muscle exercises and exercises that strengthen your core body, will help you to stay strong and to prevent any problems developing with further pregnancies or as you get older.
After pregnancy your stomach muscles are stretched and do not protect your back as much as usual. Your lower back and pelvis need to be supported and stabilised by muscles to protect your spine from being injured when lifting, moving and carrying objects, including your baby.
Your deepest abdominal muscle layer is like a living corset. It helps to stabilise your spine before any movement or action. This is known as the Transversus Abdominus (TA) muscle.
Since the TA muscle stretches during pregnancy, it is necessary to work this muscle after a birth to return it to normal function.
Strong abdominal muscles support your back and help prevent the development of low back pain.
- Always wear a good supportive bra in class.
- Your coach will ensure that you always maintain correct form and posture during the class.
- Nothing should hurt! The class should make you feel good, gently increase your fitness and be fun. If any exercise causes pain, stop it immediately or advise the coach.
- Take care not to overdo it! The disruption of your sleep pattern due to your baby means you are often tired before you start to exercise. Don’t push yourself. Have a rest during class if you feel you need one. Remember to work at your own pace.
- Always bring a water bottle with you. Drink small amounts of fluid regularly before, during and after exercise.
Dad and Bub:
Studies show that fathers who put in the time and effort with their babies certainly bond closer. Most research suggests that keeping close will encourage a good relationship with your child as she gets older so basically every cuddle and every game of "peekaboo" is an emotional investment for the future, building trust between you. Sharing fitness and playful fun can be a wonderful way to provide rest time for mum and have daddy and bub time.
Research suggests that fathers tend to specialise in different types of contact. The father’s role tends to involve more physical playfulness and babies love this. You are the "fun parent", the one who does the piggy-backs, the flying baby, the raspberries.
Further to this dad’s need to feel good about themselves and working out builds self-esteem and moves good energy around the body. Fitness classes revitalise one’s mood and who thought that playing a simple game of aeroplane can become a fantastic bicep and tricep workout.
- Change the baby’s nappy prior to the lesson
- Wear clothes you can be comfortable and move freely in.
- Bring a drink bottle and keep yourself and the baby hydrated
- Dress the baby in light clothes so they don’t feel overtly hot
- Bring your favourite playlist to share with the class
OUR DANCE CLASSES
We combine the grace and skills of classical ballet training, include various styles of dance, folk dance, lyrical jazz, modern, and contemporary. Infinity Gymnastics and Dance in Melbourne initially began as a platform for Rhythmic Gymnastics training from Glen Iris and has since developed into an interdisciplinary program offering a range of classes including training in ballet, hip hop, lyrical jazz, modern, contemporary, stretching & flexibility.
Hip-hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music, that evolved from the hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking.
Jazz dance is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance that became popular in the early 20th-century.
Ballet is said to be a combination of choreography and art, scenic design, lighting, costume, graceful movements and usually solemn music.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, dance and emotional content of humor, love and anger.
Tap dance, style of dance in which a dancer wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps sounds out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor or any other hard surface.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of severaldance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
INSTILLING A LOVE OF DANCE AT OUR INFINITY STUDIO
At Infinity Gymnastics & Dance, we strive to integrate all disciplines to perfect coordination, musicality, flexibility, strength, and stamina and believe learning dance should be FUN! Behind the scenes, our programme has been carefully crafted to ensure little dancers are fully prepared for a life of the purposeful movement.
We provide strong foundations of dance, without harming little bodies, and we aim to broaden the love of dance and music in young children by exposing them to a wide range of dance and music. Infinity is the perfect introduction to the world of dance for toddlers and preschoolers!
Your kids will love the chance the explore rhythm and movement in the variety of fun dance classes offered at the Infinity Gymnastics & Dance located in Oakleigh. Kids ages 3-16 years can choose from Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics or Hip-Hop. Also, for our youngest of dance lovers, join us for the new Little Gym - Bubs class with live music and fun gymnastics & dancing for children ages 4-12 months accompanied by mum or dad. All classes are taught in our spacious dance/gym studio.