Bodybump was set up to meet the needs of pregnant and post natal women on the Mornington Peninsula. Jo Ford, the founder of Bodybump, wanted to use her own experience in pregnancy as a building block to help support other women who were looking to enhance and maintain their fitness in pregnancy. There are many mixed messages about how much exercise is suitable and the safety of certain activities. We provide evidence based advice that is supported by local and national guidelines. All our instructors have undergone specialist training in pregnancy exercise to provide you a safe and personalised program to suit your needs.
We are aware that many first time mums have work commitments and many others mum to be have other children at home. This is why Bodybump and Bodybump Aqua are evening classes.
Exercise needs to be fun, and through Jo's teaching experience we focus on your goals whilst creating a fun and social experience. Many of our mums come back to bring their babies and share their stories with other members of the group. Another vital part of pregnancy wellbeing is to feel connected with your baby. Each aqua class finishes with some quiet 'floating' time to allow you to relax and focus on connecting with your baby.
Pregnancy-specific qualified instructors
A great way to meet other local mums to be
Aqua and gym-based
A fun and social environment
Pelvic floor exercises
Cool down 'float' time to focus on your baby
Jo Ford is a primary school teacher and personal trainer, specialising in pregnancy and post natal health and fitness. She has trained as an aqua aerobics instructor with WETS (Water and Exercise Training Services) and qualified as a pregnancy meditation practitioner in 2003 at the Perth Meditation Centre. Jo ran pregnancy meditation classes for two years before relocating to the Mornington Peninsula.
Jo had two rather difficult pregnancies - both physically and emotionally. She suffered with hyperemesis and gestational diabetes. Although debilitating, she was able to control these to a certain extent with the help of regular exercise. She gained a substantial amount of weight during both pregnancies - 22 and 24 kg! With the help of a personal trainer, strict exercise routine and sensible nutrition, not only was she able to lose that extra weight, but look better than before she got pregnant.
Jo participates in a range of exercise classes, including Pilates and yoga. She particularly enjoys bootcamps, running, TRX, boxing and all high-intensity, short interval workouts. Jo loves challenges such as Tough Mudder and Tough Bloke Challenge!