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Intro


Hey, Girl!

Your health and your fitness starts here.

Westmeadows Outdoor Group Fitness

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Intro


Hey, Girl!

Your health and your fitness starts here.

Westmeadows Outdoor Group Fitness

Scroll down to learn more.

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Gaining 30kg onto my already 'unhealthy' body during my first pregnancy and not losing much before my second pregnancy was a massive wake up call for me.

Midnight feeds, chasing an active toddler, sleep deprivation and a body that wasn't in any shape to be up to the task really took its toll on me. And, natch, I had a 'light bulb' moment while up doing an overnight nappy change. 

I didn't have to keep giving up my body and my health for my children. In fact, they NEEDED me to look after my body and my health.

In fact, I got to have a little chat with the ABC’s Penny Johnston about all of this on her Babytalk podcast!

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So, the very next day, that's exactly what I set out to do! 

I took the VERY SCARY first step into a gym class. I set myself up in the very back corner so that no one could see me. But I kept it up. And slowly I started to actually enjoy it. I started to make friends in the class. Suddenly, I wasn't the only Mum going through what I was going through. There were others!

Since that first, daunting class, I've stepped back onto the netball court, back onto the tennis court, completed a half-marathon, done the long Run For The Kids Course and many obstacle courses. The world of activity is now my oyster and I love every minute of it!

And I want you to get to experience the same. I will help you rebuild your strength, rebuild your body's function and rebuild your confidence. Together, we can do this!

 

 

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"Theresa Prior is a Westmeadows mum and passionate about your health and fitness. She gets it!

Finding time for your own health and fitness is so important during the first few years (and beyond) of motherhood. But so often we put ourselves last. It can be hard to find a suitable time and environment for exercise as a mother of young children.

At a Theresa Prior Personal Training Outdoor Group Fitness Session, the focus is on you and your health! We meet at the Westmeadows Community Centre (Ardlie St) and at the Harricks Crescent Reserve (near Westmeadows PS) and children of all ages are welcome along. Our sessions encompass all aspects of postnatal (and beyond) exercise needs - from core strength + conditioning and promotion of postnatal abdominal rehabilitation, to cardio and functional training.

But most importantly, our members are mums and women - just like you!"

Theresa Prior is a qualified Personal Trainer (Cert III + IV: Victorian Fitness Academy 2013) with a specialised qualification in Post-Natal Assessment + Functional Exercise Prescription (Burrell Education, 2017).

She is also a qualified Outdoor Education teacher (B. Ed. (Outdoor Education): Victoria University 2004).

She is a registered exercise professional with Fitness Australia - rest assured that all professional industry standards are being met at all times.

 

The latest on Instagram @theresapriorpt

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Testimonials


Our Mums say:

Testimonials


Our Mums say:

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Awww thanks Theresa, you make it easy to be enthusiastic as your so encouraging and just such an inspiration. You are a wonderful trainer...
— Sheridan, Westmeadows
The most supportive and fun training environment. Going to one of Theresa’s sessions gives you the confidence to push yourself
— Sandra, Craigieburn
Theresa mixes things up and is soooo motivating love love my sessions and all the ladies are welcoming.
— Julie, Gowanbrae
Thank you for your encouragement. It’s what keeps me going. Loved this morning.
— Deanne, Gladstone Park
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Thank you for being such an awesome trainer!
— Kathie, Keilor
Thank you! I really enjoyed it! And surprised myself that I managed to pretty much keep up. Look forward to next week. Thanks again.
— Melinda, Westmeadows
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FAQs


FAQs

FAQs


FAQs

Starting something new can be daunting, and nothing more so that starting with a new fitness group for the first time. I hope I can allay some of your concerns here <3 

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Do I need to be fit to start?

The short answer here is a very firm NO! Think about it this way - you wouldn’t get a trim BEFORE going to the hairdresser, and you certainly don’t need to be fit BEFORE starting group fitness. If you are just beginning your fitness journey, may I suggest you try my Fresh Fit sessions at 9.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays - these are low-impact and great for all physical considerations. But if those times don’t work for you, don’t worry - everything can be modified to suit your needs in all my other sessions.

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Can I bring my kids?

Yes, yes and YES! Children are most definitely welcome at all sessions - nothing is more impeding to women’s health in our community than gyms with expensive creches or gyms that simply do not allow children at all. I just ask that your children remain your responsibility at all times.

What’s even better, is that EVERY 9.30am session has an extra adult on board, at no cost to you, to help with the children. Of course, your children are your responsibility - our team of babysitters provide additional, not complete, supervision. We set up a playpen at all outdoor 9.30am sessions and our indoor 9.30am sessions have an enclosed playground at the back of the building.

Where are you located?

I have three Westmeadows locations: both the Westmeadows Reserve and the Westmeadows Community Centre are on Ardlie St - simply enter via the driveway opposite the Westmeadows Tavern. Both these locations have toilets. My third location is Harricks Crescent Reserve, right by the Westmeadows Primary School. This location does not have toilets.

Do I need to book?

Yes, and it is super simple to do! Jump on over to the ‘Join The Tribe’ page to find out more.

How do I pay?

Your first class is FREE! Use the code TPPT1st on a TPPT Casual package to claim your first free class.

Online payment options are available via credit card or PayPal. Bank transfer and cash is available by requesting an invoice via email once you have created your TPPT account.

This is all found on the ‘Join The Tribe’ page.

What do I bring to my first class?

Just yourself and a drink bottle! Wear comfy, weather-appropriate clothes and runners. I supply ALL equipment for sessions - including mats and cotton inner gloves for our boxing sessions (you are welcome to bring your own if you wish). You will be asked to fill out a health form at your first session, or you can bring it with you by downloading it here.

I’ve just had a baby. When can I start?

First of all, congratulations! What an exciting time for you.

You will no doubt know about the magic 6-week check with your care provider - and that is a great starting point to assess your health and recovery from a general point of view. But it is an incomplete assessment for your return to exercise.

That is why I ask all new members who are mothers (be it 6 weeks or 6 years post-natal) to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist for a much more thorough assessment of your core function. I work closely with the team at Melbourne Pregnancy and Pelvic Physiotherapy, but you may also have another clinic that has been recommended to you. It is important that you know how well your core and pelvic floor are functioning before you start stressing these muscles with exercise.

So, in answer to this question, if you’ve just had a baby, you can start as soon as you have had your first appointment with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist (and they’ve given you the green light!)

I’m pregnant. Can I join your sessions?

This is another exciting life stage and one that I hope you are able to cherish. The short answer to this question is actually, ‘no’.

I work very closely with the care providers for my existing clients who become pregnant after they have started with me. I am happy to do this as I know the client, I know her fitness levels and I know her health history. I am able to advise her from very early on in the pregnancy as to how we are going to start modifying her programs.

Pregnancy is a time to start slowing down exercise and a time to really listen to your body’s needs. It is not a time to start a new exercise program. That said, there are some great pregnancy classes, such as PreggiBellies or yoga, that would be suitable for you during this time.

What are the sessions like?

Despite the different names, my Dawn Troopers, Motivated Mums, Afternoon Pick-Me-Up and Wonder Women sessions all have a similar programming schedule - these rotate through:

  • Boxing

  • Cardio Queens (running and agility)

  • Bodyweight Basics (we focus on getting the basic moves down pat)

  • Hot HIIT Women (high intensity interval training)

  • Sexy + Strong (strength and conditioning)

These sessions are either 45 or 60 minutes. All sessions start with a warm-up, followed sometimes by a game, and then the main part of the workout. We finish all sessions with a core component and a cool down stretch. As mentioned before, there is no need to bring any equipment, with the exception of boxing liners if you wish. These sessions are published every Sunday on my social media (Instagram and Facebook) pages.

If you are after a low-impact option, then my Fresh Fit sessions are for you! These 45 minute sessions comprise of a warm-up, followed sometimes by a game, and then the main part of the workout. We finish all sessions with a cool down stretch. You will never be made to run or jump in a Fresh Fit session!

Do I have to attend the same day/session each week?

No way! Life is unpredictable, and stuff happens.

That is why my members love the flexibility of being able to choose from ANY of the 12 sessions each week to attend, according to their prepaid package option. For example, someone with a Silver Package can choose to attend ANY two sessions one week, and a different two the next!

What happens if I miss a session?

Don’t worry - I have a very flexible missed sessions policy (download here). You have three chances to make up a missed session - in the week before, the week of, or the week after the missed session. Life happens and I am not here to rip anyone off! If sessions are missed due to illness, a GP certificate must be provided for a credit to be considered. Holiday credits can be offered, as long as sufficient written notice is given.

Are you open on Public Holidays?

No. Family time is incredibly important to me, and we take time over public holiday weekends to do what we love best - go camping. Further information here.

What happens in extreme weather?

With the exception of Fresh Fit and Thursday 7pm Wonder Women (during non-daylight savings time), all my sessions are held outdoors - so be prepared for this. The following exceptions will be made:

  • Rain - sessions will be moved to an indoor location (notified via my Facebook page) if it is already raining, or more than a 50% chance of rain (according to Google weather).

  • Lightning - if possible, sessions will be moved indoors (notified via my Facebook page). The session may be cancelled if an indoor location is not available (refer to cancellation policy).

  • Wind - sessions will be moved to an indoor location (notified via my Facebook page) if winds are exceeding 40km/h (according to Google weather).

  • Cold - ONLY FOR 9.30AM MOTIVATED MUMS. If the temperature is less than 10 degrees (according to Google weather) at 9.30am, then the session will be moved indoors.

  • Heat - sessions will be moved to an indoor location (notified via my Facebook page) if the temperature will exceed 35 degrees during the session (according to Google weather).

Do you offer Personal Training (1:1)?

I am not currently offering Personal Training (1:1).
Regular, small group (4-5 members) personal training can be negotiated with a minimum three month commitment for all members of the group. If this is something that you’d prefer, please email theresa@theresapriorpersonaltraining.net and we can start to get your group organised!