As if running isn’t hard enough already, classes are popping up in parks around London and the UK for “Power Pramming” – this is a class where parents can take their babies and toddlers along in the push chair and exercise at the same time.
Exercises consist of running along using the pram as resistance or weight, lunging and squatting using the handles as support as well as using resistant bands and weights if you have them.
A lot of women can be nervous about starting exercising again after child birth so the general guidelines for a natural birth is usually around 6 weeks after and 10 weeks for a c-section. However, if you are unsure whether you are ready, it’s always best to check with your GP.
This type of exercise isn’t just for women though. Whilst some friends and I were out enjoying the sun last weekend we spotted several “Man Prammers” in full running gear, pounding the pavements of London, complete with buggy and giggling baby. Quite an unusual sight but hopefully one we’ll see more of this summer.
Running with resistance can be harsh on the calf and thigh muscles, so make sure you check out our wide range of supports in our Support and Braces section on the website. And GOOD LUCK if you’ve got twins!