9th April 2016
Unless you’re a parent you might not find this blog very interesting, but even if you are not, don’t stop reading, you never know it might be something you consider for when it is time for you to start making your own little humans.
What is Water Babies? It helps babies develop both cognitively (their brain development) and physically through safe swimming lessons.
During my maternity leave I wasn’t a big fan of attending any of the mother and baby classes, but the one thing I was determined that Oakley would attend, Water Babies. I wanted him to develop a life skill whilst having fun at the same time.
Oakley started Water Babies when he was about three months old. They are split into ‘chapters’ (terms) and each chapter is 12 weeks long consisting of one 30 minutes session a week. Your Water Babies experience can last up to four years.
From Oakley’s very first lesson I loved going just as much as he did. The instructors are brilliant and when it comes to putting your child underwater for the very first time they guide you through any worries and concerns you may have.
Oakley is currently in the middle of his third term and his instructor is fantastic. Oakley has learnt so far to hold on to the bar without being held. He knows the words of command that will mean he is going under underwater, he is learning the emergency hold on so that if he was to fall in the water he knows what to do. He is learning how to kick his legs in the water, and my favourite underwater swim that I like to call dolphin training, where he swims through a hula hoop.
So other than what he has learnt so far, what are the other benefits of Water Babies?
These are just a few of the benefits that Water Babies has to offer.
One of my favourite things so far has to be the underwater baby shoot that Oakley had done in his first term. The photos were brilliant and a great way of remembering his first few months of being a Water Baby.
This blog isn’t sponsored, I just genuinely believe that this is one of the best classes that you and baby can do. If you think that it might be the class for you and you want to go for it then find your nearest Water Babies class here.
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First of all, before I continue my review I must just say a massive thank you to Aishlen for helping me motivate myself back into a health & fitness regime.
I reached out to Aishlen a few months ago, just for some simple tips, advice and information on how I could not only lose a bit of weight but gain fitness and most importantly adopt a healthy food plan. And Aishlen was more than happy to guide me.
She asked me a bunch of questions about my lifestyle without being invasive and made me comfortable to answer honestly and then she tailored the right kind of plan to my day to day needs. Once that was in place, I got the ball rolling. Aishlen would check in on me a good few times a week to see how I was getting on without being pushy, always made sure I was comfortable with the work out plans she had given me to do in the week and see how I was adjusting to the food plans also. She'd also give me her own extra tips on what she enjoys eating without sacrificing all of the goodies we women love to enjoy.
Once a week then she would have me write down my measurements of bust, weight, hips & thighs. And each week I got to see the difference that Aishlen's plan was making in my body shape.
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I’ve known Aishlen now since 2014 and she is the most energetic, outgoing person I know! Having struggled for a number of years with injury and everything that comes with it, I went to Aishlen for help. I initially saw her for individual PT sessions and nutrition and saw and felt a difference within a couple of weeks. Due to work commitments I had to stop going, however, enlisted her help again a month ago for some online personal training. I am now happy with the nutrition side of things but still needed something to follow in the gym. I received a month long programme which I have nearly completed apart from one session and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The sessions are progressive and easy to follow and I am excited about the next month ahead with my second online programme. Aishlen is always on hand to provide advice and guidance where required and nothing is too much hassle for her. If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start the new you for the new year then look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Aishlen takes pride in everything she does and always gives 110%. There is no judgement only encouragement and every programme is tailor made for you and your commitments. Thanks Ash and I look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future.
I loved every session with Aishlen. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make for a great basis and I've felt supported the whole way. Sessions are tailored to you and your goals, I've really enjoyed being challenged and incorporating new aspects into my training. The results speak for themselves, but what is best is how I'm feeling in myself and the positivity the training is bringing to my life. A thank you to Ash, and to anyone considering taking the next step - I encourage you to get in touch.
I started with Aishlen six weeks after having my second baby and loved the fact that she understood how difficult it is to get back into exercise after a c section especially. She helped me break several bad eating habits and made me revaluate what I was eating. I never feel like I'm on a diet or going without, just being healthier. She's always so positive and never makes you feel bad if you have a bad eating day. Would definitely recommend.