*Kangatraining North Lakes is currently on Maternity Leave as Brooke welcomes her new joey into the world. Classes will resume late October 2017 or until further notice*
YOUR BEST WORKOUT • TOGETHER
Kangatraining is the ORIGINAL and THE BEST postnatal babywearing exercise program! Join us for some fun exercise WITH your baby and our welcoming group of mums at Kangatraining North Lakes, North Brisbane.
Tuesday: 10.00am-11.00am (all levels)
Friday: 10.00am- 11.00am (all levels)
All classes are held at: JAM Performing Arts, 3/30 Flinders Parade, North Lakes QLD 4509. A booking is only required for your first class so a health questionnaire can be completed. Book by paying online (Brooke will then email you to follow up your start date), email email@example.com or call 0409269719.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER- FIRST 3 CLASSES FOR $30 (New clients only)
$10 for your first class
$18 for a casual class
$80 for a five class pass ($16/class)- valid for 3 months
$140 for a ten class pass ($14/class)- valid for 6 months
$200 for a twenty class pass ($10/class)- valid for 6 months
Babycarrier hire is available- free for your first class, and $2 per class for all proceeding classes. Purchase HERE.
Eftpos is available at all classes.
As with all Kanga classes, a booking is only required for your first class so relevant paper work is ready, then no further bookings are required for classes. Come and go as you please paying casually, or buy a pack of classes to save money with 3-6 months to use your class pass pack.
Kangatraining is a complete workout during which both cardiovascular endurance/flexibility and muscular capacity/strength are enhanced. Unlike traditional exercise classes, new mums need not worry about finding a babysitter or minding an unsettled baby during class because the babies are worn on them and get to be part of the action! As well as the physical benefits, the opportunity to meet other local mums in a fun and relaxed environment, boosts their emotional wellbeing.
The pelvic floor and abdominal muscles as well as correct posture are given special attention. Kangatrainers are also trained in babywearing best practices and can help mums ensure the safest and most comfortable carrying positions for their babies.
The name ‘Kangatraining’ comes from ‘Winnie the Poo’ where by the Kanga mother dotes on her playful and energetic baby joey Roo!
*If you fall pregnant it is advised you immediately transfer to PreKanga. Your current class pack will be honoured in PreKanga. Kangatraining is not harmful to your unborn child but is a class designed strictly for postnatal mothers and our insurance provider does not cover this area in Kangatraining.
As mums of young children themselves, Kangatraining instructors understand that embarking on a post-baby fitness program can be daunting. All instructors are fully certified, having completed a training course in Melbourne, first aid certifications, and exams in anatomy, postnatal health, and babywearing safety.
Brooke Allen-Rhodes is the Kangatraining instructor for North Lakes on Brisbane's Northside. She is a huge lover of babywearing and has worn her little joey from when she was only a couple of weeks old. Brooke had always enjoyed doing mums and bubs activites but craved something that allowed her to dance, sweat, and conqour a challenge. Her joey and her didn't like being away from eachother for very long so there had to be an activity that involved both of them. That's when Brooke discovered Kangatraining. Brooke loved the dance based workout program and her joey, Elanor, closed her eyes and slept everytime, so she loved it too!
When to start
You can begin Kangatraining once you have been given the “all clear” from your health professional to resume exercising postpartum. This can be anywhere from 6-10 weeks or slightly longer following a caesarean section. Our Kangatrainers will ask you to complete a health questionnaire to highlight any concerns so that they may modify the exercises in the workout for you. To see results sooner it is advised to attend a Kangatraining class once a week and workout with the DVD at home twice a week!
You don't have to be coordinated or super fit to do Kangatraining. There are levels to suit everybody & Kangatraining is completely safe for postnatal mums.
Without a doubt, safety is the number one consideration when using a baby carrier. Many popular carriers, although not posing an immediate threat, are not optimally designed to support the natural development of baby’s hips and spine. Babies should be worn in a carrier that ensures that their legs are supported, in an “M” position with knees splayed out, and facing inward towards the wearer.
You are welcome to bring your carrier that our trainers will assess as to its suitability for the class. We will also assist you in getting the best fit and comfort for you and your baby. There will be demo carriers available at each class to try out or hire on an ongoing basis.
So come along and give it a go, you and your baby will love it!
Benefits of Kangatraining
- no need for a babysitter
- total body workout
- promotes mother and baby bonding
- positive outcomes for postnatal depression
- social, meeting other like-minded mothers
- relaxed and fun environment
- creates a support structure
- promotes healthy mind and body
- promotes safe and healthy baby wearing
What are people saying about their experience at Kangatraining North Lakes?
"I feel like I found my soul sister mummas at kanga. I have never felt judged and I've always walked out of a class 100 times happier! Brooke you do such a fantastic job and I can't thank you enough for letting me find all these amazing women " - Rachael and baby Abi
"Kangatraining is my favourite part of my week. I get to do something for myself without leaving my baby. He sleeps, I work out happy mumma = happy baby. Not to mention the amazing friendships I've made with like minded women" - Liz and baby William
"Kangatraining is seriously the best part of my week - such lovely, supportive mummas, and fun exercise! I cannot recommend enough " - Caitlin and baby Ginny
"Where do i begin Kangatraining is amazing. I have been doing it since amelia was 6 weeks now she is 10months old. I never liked doing any exercise but i hang out for kanga each week. Highly recommend it even if you are uncoe i was in the beginning and i am still doing it. Brooke is so so helpful and answers all our crazy questions. " - Laura and baby Amelia
"Kanga training has been an absolutely amazing experience for Lucy & I. From the positive energy to the friends & playmates for Miss Lucy I wouldn't miss it! It's safe & it's fun & it's effective! It also ensures that no matter what our week is, at least we have Kanga to bring our spirits up and have a chat to other mums in a caring environment. We LOVE it!" - Kristy and baby Lucy
Health: All participants must pass their post-natal check up with their health professional prior to participating in class. All participants must be at least 6 weeks postpartum or 12 weeks postpartum if they have had a caesarean.
Participants must disclose all medical and physical conditions relevant to the class to the instructor and notify the instructor of any changes during the program.
Carriers: All baby carriers must be approved by the instructor prior to participating in any class. The instructor reserves the right to refuse participation for any carrier deemed unsuitable for the class. Carriers are available for hire at a minimal cost & are subject to availability.
Facilities: Please respect the studios rules/belongings and leave everything in a tidy manner. Please take all dirty nappies & rubbish off the premises for your own disposal. The studio, Kangatraining & your instructor do not take responsibility for the loss or damage of your property, so please do not bring any valuables with you nor leave them in your car.
Payment: Preferred method of payment is online, cash, or eftpos.
Cancellations: Once payment is received, no refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations/change of mind. You may sell your class pack to another participant through a private arrangment. Cancellations may be approved in extraordinary circumstances & are at the discretion of the trainer. If approved a $10 administration fee will apply.