It has been a dynamic start to 2015 for one Leeds-based mother and budget gym chain Xercise4Less.
For Leeds mother and marketing executive Sarah Philp, aged 25, her ambition to roll out dedicated gym services for new parents and women during pregnancy within the Xercise4Less venues is quickly becoming a reality. The young entrepreneur is said to personally offer sought-after advice for both new parents and women during pregnancy. Furthermore, Philp will be setting up her own blog titled ‘Xercise4Mums’, a platform for maintaining a healthy lifestyle despite having children or being pregnant. The aim of her ambitious plan is to create a community for a sector of the fitness community who may not be able to train in an accessible environment on a regular basis. The fortnightly blog educates its readers about the journey from bump to birth to new post-baby body. Topics on the digital platform include how to exercise throughout pregnancy and how to prepare for birth, as well exploring the safety aspect post-baby, along with tips and tricks on how to create time to exercise once the baby is born.
The budget gym chain Xercise4less was accredited in the National Parent Guide, a nationwide educational initiative rolled out to help all new parents nationally to prepare for important challenges they face. The club was included as part of the guidance for dealing with the critical role exercise has on the physical and psychological aspects of having a baby.
Mum to 18-month-old Isaac, Philp exclaimed she is ecstatic to hear her proposal to launch her dedicated classes for pregnant women this year across the Xercise4Less gym venues has been given the go ahead.
Commenting on what the class launch will mean to her, Philp said, “Studying for my pre- and postnatal certificate inspired me to launch the new parenting concept, particularly creating new ways to make exercise accessible without the childcare barrier.”