Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Gemma is a mum of 2 and author who found it really hard to exercise when her children came along so she wrote a book to help other mums in the same position. As a mum Gemma understands that you don't have time to go to the gym so incorporating 5 or 10 minute exercises within your day really helps with your mental health as, well as helping you to feel better about yourself.
Gemma is a qualified yoga teacher, relationship coach and author with over 14 years experience practicing yoga. She found yoga on a backpacking trip around the world trying to save her relationship while in Thailand in 2007. Since then, she has been hooked on it and got her yoga teacher qualification in 2013 while pregnant with her first child. BEE FIT (Baby Enhanced Exercise Fitness) Bee Fit book is about incorporating exercise and yoga poses with your baby. Gemma says as a parent of two, I understand that time to work out or going to the gym is mostly non-existent.
This book will give you tips and advice on how to work out using strength training and yoga incorporating your children into your workouts either at home or in the park. This is by means of baby wearing in a wrap/sling or using the buggy.) This book will transform the way you think about exercise when you have little ones. There are 45 different exercises and yoga poses within the book including walking or running with the buggy, planks, strength training, lunges, arm stretches etc.
It's for mums who are time poor (we all know about that as being a mum myself there is no way I could get to the gym) and who want and need little exercises in and around the home or in a park. Its for post partum mums from 12 weeks or whenever the doctor has given you all the clear. When I was weaning both my children, while they were sat in the high chair, I'd end up feeding them and doing squats in between each mouthful. They are so used to me doing exercises around the house now. Another great one was doing a plank while there were in the bath or using the bath as an upward row press up. It makes exercise fun and funny for them.
There is a nutrition plan, and nutrition advice and also information on Diastasis Recti, relaxation and meditation and the exercises and yoga poses themselves. Included also is a four week yoga exercise training programme. The book incorporates different levels of that specific exercise or yoga pose so if you fancy just a gentle stretch then go ahead and if you fancy more of a stronger stretch do the advanced part. Each exercise and yoga pose has tips and advice for wherever you are in your exercise journey. Each one also states whether that particular yoga pose or exercise is baby wearing, in a buggy or a blanket next to you. You don't need any fancy equipment, just yourself and your baby.
We have just purchased this book to give to a friend as a new mum. We are really impressed with it, from the inviting front cover, to its layout and format. It is such an easy but informative and concise read. It is beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs showing all the moves and positions. They generate an energy coming off the pages with some of the various multiple photos printed in sequence to illustrate a complete exercise. The chapters are relatively short, enabling the book to be picked up and put down whenever time allows. There is an excellent chapter detailing a suggested four-week yoga exercise training programme, which could easily be adapted to suit the user's preferences and favourite exercises. We also liked the chapter on Meditation and relaxation, again designed to be used when time allows in small or longer time periods. We think this book is ideally suited to new mums, who will love it, for its creativity and informative but easy read. It will hopefully provide an escape from the pressures and stress of becoming a new mum. The author has beautifully communicated her experiences as a mum with her love of yoga. When we were wondering what to buy our friend somebody suggested this book and we were immediately impressed with it. We are sure our friend and others will love it.
Gemma's superb yoga teaching is reflected in the book as her strong foundation and knowledge for yoga and general health and fitness really shines through. The book is perfect for parents of babies or young children and anyone getting back into fitness or starting from scratch. The book is especially ideal for new parents who are short of time or who feel they are unable to get back into exercise due to the restrictions of having a baby or lack of child care when completing a workout. Gemma has cleverly adapted carrying a baby or using a buggy into the workouts and these can be done from home or outside anywhere with no other equipment required making it accessible for everyone. She adds in modifications for injuries and mentions specific coaching points for each of the exercises as well as giving a fitness plan to complete. You can complete as much or as little as you want and the book allows for this flexibility as well as supporting new parents and those getting back into fitness and onto a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Buying this book as a gift, the cover alone makes you want to open it! For novices or experienced yoga ladies or just those wanting to give some time to themselves this book collates fitness and healthy living in a descriptive and relatable way. Beautifully illustrated and fun, an all in one book for new mummies.
For more information contact Gemma via her website www.easyoga.co.uk or find the book on Amazon, just search BEE FIT Baby Enhanced Exercise Fitness Book.
So go ahead and order it now. It will help change the way you feel about yourself and your family. Follow the link to order.
You can also order it from any bookshop with the ISBN number which is 978-1-8382885-0-1
Happy reading, happy exercising and happy bonding.
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