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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

    A must read before you start

    Before commencing any new fitness, health or nutrition programme, please consult with your doctor to discuss your individual needs. I’m here to provide general advice within my scope of practice, but you should seek professional help if it is needed.

    If you are diabetic, have an injury or medical condition, are pregnant/postpartum or have a physical disability, please consult your doctor or professional healthcare provider before starting.

    Always consult your healthcare professional before beginning any new exercise programme, as there are some situations where exercise may not be advised. This information should be used as a guide only and should not replace the advice of your medical practitioner.

    How do I sign up to a 14-day FREE trial?

    Simply sign up for your trial and join our community to start feeling better today.

    How do I gain access to LIVE+ Classes?

    We’ve made it easy, sign up to your 14-day free trial and you will be able to access the Members area. Click the Live class button here.

    What device do I need to use to watch live and recorded workouts?

    Any smartphone or computer device, for example: iPhone, iPad or a laptop. Recorded workouts are best viewed in landscape.

    Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

    During the free trial period you can cancel at any time without a charge.

    Once your free trial period has ended you will be charged for the period you selected in full (e.g. monthly, quarterly or yearly) and you may cancel at any time afterwards.

    What payment methods do you take?

    We accept card payments including Visa, Mastercard and American Express along with Apple Pay.

    I can’t find my login code, how do I sign in?

    You would have been emailed a login code for the Members Area. If it isn’t in your inbox, please check your spam. If you still haven’t got this please contact us

    I’ve forgotten my password?

    Please email michelle@motherfit.co.uk if you have any login issues.

    When are the LIVE+ workouts?

    Take a look at our Live Schedule and hopefully you can find a live class which suits you. If not, don’t forget every class is recorded and uploaded to the website within two hours for you to utilise at a time which suits you.

    What time do I need to be online for a LIVE+ class?

    Ideally 5 minutes before, but you can do this earlier if it’s more convenient. You’ll be placed in a waiting room until the class goes live.

    Do people see me in LIVE+ classes?

    It’s entirely up to you. You can have your camera on or off. It’s nice to say hi and I love seeing you all. No one can record the live classes.

    I can’t do the LIVE+ workout times. Is it worth me joining?

    100% YES! All live workouts are recorded separately, which can be watched at a time that suits you. Just log in to your membership area and go to Recorded Classes. There are different categories of work out folders, each with a backlog of classes. Every live session is added to the appropriate workout folder usually within 2 hours of finishing the class. You will find the most recent classes are at the top.

    How long are workouts?

    Pre & postnatal – 20-30 minutes per class
    Express – 20 minutes per class
    All other classes are between 45-60 minutes
    Remember you can STOP, PAUSE, REPEAT

    What are the workouts like?

    I have designed unique and engaging workouts exclusively for you, for every stage of pregnancy and when you become a mother.

    There are x5 live classes per week for all fitness levels, which focus on different areas of the body, so that if you completed all x5 classes, then by the end of the week you would have worked out your whole body in the right way. There are also x4 live pre & postnatal classes, plus, you can join the Mother Fit Reset at any time, which is a 30-day programme of exercise and nutrition. Check out my Workout Categories for more information.

    What equipment will I need?

    My workouts can be completed with little or no equipment. I advise as a basic start, you would benefit from an exercise mat and a set of dumbbells suited to your weight preference. The weights must be heavy enough to challenge you, but light enough to allow you to perform the exercise with the correct form for the duration of the workout.

    The ideal starter kit would be:

    Exercise mat
    1.5kg dumbbells (pair) https://www.physicalcompany.co.uk/neo-hex-dumbbells-pair
    2.5kg dumbbells (pair) https://www.physicalcompany.co.uk/neo-hex-dumbbells-pair
    Loop resistance bands (light/medium/heavy) https://www.physicalcompany.co.uk/supaflex-x-band-loop-pack-4-pack

    If you are an intermediate/advance exerciser and are used to my classes you may want to invest in heavier weights.
    You can try dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags or even a barbell.

    How do I join the Mother Fit private facebook community?

    Once you have started your free 30-day trial, you can request access to the Facebook group

    Where do I find nutritional advice?

    My nutritional advice can be found in the membership area within the Nutrition section. I am a qualified Nutritional Advisor for Weight Management and have published a book called What Would Mother Fit Eat?. You will find an online version of this within the Nutrition section. You will also find meal plans and recipes. I don’t believe in fad diets, just clean, quick and balanced meals and educating yourself on how much you need to eat for your energy demands.

    What is Mother Fit Reset?

    This is a 30-day programme which you can join at any time, to reset your mind, body and nutrition. Do a month of the reset programme and then incorporate it into your daily routine. This is not a fad diet, this is my clean eating & exercise guide which will change your life for the better. Read my Reset Plan located in the Reset Folder in the Members area.

    Can I do the workouts if I am pregnant?

    Yes, I am a Level 3 Qualified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in pre and postnatal exercise and have developed specific pre & postnatal classes for you, you can find these here. They are available live and On Demand (see Live Schedule). The workouts are organised into trimesters.

    I've just had a baby, can I join the workouts?

    Once you’ve had your 6-8 week postpartum check-up to ensure you are safe to begin exercise, please follow my postnatal 9 week plan and then when the time is right, progress to Express workouts and then eventually you can move on to the more intense classes. If you have had a C-section I would suggest you take a longer period to recover (10-12 weeks) before beginning any exercise. Always seek the appropriate medical advice. I am a level 3 qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer in pre and postnatal exercise and have developed specific pre & postnatal classes for you when you are ready. Find the postnatal workouts here

    What are the benefits of working out whilst I am pregnant or after I have had a baby?

    There are many benefits to exercising whilst pregnant or postpartum. You will benefit from feeling stronger, fitter, it will help with the preparation of labour and the recovery after birth and fueling your body with the right food. And one of the key benefits is mental health. I personally suffered from post natal depression and exercise really helped my mental well-being.

    Are the workouts only for mothers or women in general?

    All women are welcome to join our community. We have classes to suit everyone.

    How quickly will I see results?

    Unfortunately there is no quick fix, if you want to become healthy and lose body fat, this takes time and dedication. It’s a lifestyle change not just a few weeks of exercise. Maintaining consistency in your workouts, trying to progress by adding another rep or increasing the weights you are using, consuming a healthy, balanced diet and keeping focussed on what you’ve gained throughout the process, should ultimately bring the best results regardless of your situation. Check out our existing members’ successes for inspiration.

    Elspeth
    Elspeth
    2021-06-25
    Verified
    Look no further for motivation I was looking to start some strength training with little spare time when I joined Mother Fit and Michelle certainly delivers on variety, motivation and flexibility -everything you need to change up your fitness routine. The community Michelle has built is also great motivation. Highly recommend!
    Joanna Hughes
    Joanna Hughes
    2021-06-16
    Verified
    Fantastic - give it a go! The online community that Michelle has created is fantastic - so supportive and motivating. Michelle really knows her stuff and brings energy and enthusiasm to every workout, and provides loads of variety, options for people who are starting out or recovering, and challenge for those who need it. The live workouts are great to feel connected, but I really appreciate the flexibility of having it all on demand and being able to fit in a session when it suits me. Give it a go! I guarantee in 4 weeks you’ll feel fitter, stronger and more energetic.
    Charlotte Keys
    Charlotte Keys
    2021-06-15
    Verified
    This is such a great way to work out. Michelle is so encouraging. Would recommend to all mummies out there.
    Michelle Liddiard
    Michelle Liddiard
    2021-06-14
    Verified
    Highly recommend Mother Fit! Each workout is different so you are never bored. Michelle is welcoming, supportive and incredibly knowledgeable. I have been doing her on demand classes since March and I am hooked. I’ve found the nutrition section in the members area on the website invaluable, it has helped me transform my diet and the recipes are delicious. I have lost weight since I’ve started and I love feeling fitter and stronger as a result of the workouts. Amazing value for money!
    Brenda W
    Brenda W
    2021-06-14
    Verified
    Great resource for mums Excellent workouts, tough enough to make you sweat but not so tough they can't be done and there is always a low impact option. Workouts vary from day to day and week to week you never get the same one twice! I love the choice I have to do them live in the mornings or catch up later on a recorded class. The members area has all so much information - nutrition, meditation, stretching and expert advice, and the Facebook group is full of friendly people.