MEGA Mum’s & Bub’s Group Class - Group Exercise Program in ACT

Finding time for yourself as a new mum can often be difficult.
Trying to get back into a regular exercise routine can sometimes seem impossible.

If this is you, Mum’s Exercise Group Australia (MEGA) might just be what you are looking for!

MEGA provides all mothers and mothers-to-be, access to affordable exercise options and health care to help encourage Mum’s & Bub’s to get out and about in the community and live a healthier lifestyle.

At EmPower, we pride ourselves on having a Team that both values and understands the importance of supporting a woman’s health throughout the lifecycle. Menstruaration, Pregnancy, Post-Preganancy and Menopause all impact women differently and require specific consideration when it comes to exercising and maintaining optimal health. This is why our Team of Women’s Health Exercise Physiologists have joined forces with Canberra based Mum’s Exercise Group Australia, MEGA, to deliver our Mum’s & Bub’s group class. An accessible way for all women to utilise Allied Health Services, post partum.

Our Mum’s and Bub’s classes are fun, inclusive and delivered in a social and supportive environment. All abilities are welcome as we guide you through a group circuit under the supervision of one of our female Exercise Physiologists. In this class, be prepared to expect something different each week, specifically created to nurture and assist postpartum recovery, with the added bonus of a coffee catch up either before or after class at Sweet Bones cafe which is conveniently right next door to our boutique Scullin-based gym at the Scullin shops.

Our Scullin studio has a variety of strength and functional equipment, and our Exercise Physiologists are highly trained and experienced to help test your limits while developing your functional capacity for both life and motherhood; with the added bonus of being able to bring your little one along too!

Benefits of our MEGA Mum’s & Bub’s Group Class:

  • Improved pelvic floor and overall core strength
  • Assistance with weight management
  • Physical support for nursing and carrying baby
  • Education on the role of exercise postnatally and beyond
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • All sessions delivered by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

MEGA provides all mothers and mothers-to-be, access to affordable exercise options and health care to help encourage Mum’s & Bub’s to get out and about in the community and live a healthier lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals. We specialise in the prevention, treatment and management of injuries and/or chronic disease through exercise prescription. The aim of Exercise Physiology interventions are to restore one’s optimal physical function, health and wellness. These interventions are evidence-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. In addition, we can also assist athletes with sporting performance, strength and conditioning, as well as injury prevention techniques.

Medicare, DVA Health Cards (Gold & White), NDIS, Workers Compensation and Private Health rebates are available for Exercise Physiology services. We have HICAPS for on the spot claiming for your convenience.

You may be eligible to be referred by your GP to receive up to 5 Medicare rebated sessions every calendar year

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied-health professionals with Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector. They have completed a 4 Year University Degree and are accredited with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Exercise Physiologists specialise in graded exercise therapy and lifestyle interventions for persons at risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Personal Trainers are members of the sport and recreation sector. They are required to complete a certificate III & IV in Fitness, which enables them to work with general healthy populations. Personal Trainers are qualified and insured to design and deliver fitness programs to persons of low risk and provide ongoing motivation and support to assist with reaching fitness goals.

In general, your consultation will include the following:
• An initial assessment to understand your current health, capabilities and physical status
• Assessment of your exercise history
• An explanation of how exercise can assist with treating or improving conditions/quality of life
• An opportunity to determine and discuss goals relating to health and exercise, with strategies to achieve these goals
• Development of an individualised exercise program, home or clinic based, in a group or individual setting
• Discussion and instructions on how to complete the prescribed program, instructions on correct techniques, intensity and frequency of the exercises in your program
• A detailed written report back to your referring GP, specialist or other health practitioner
• Discussion of your goals, regular monitoring in the clinic or periodic reviews and program upgrades

Anyone is welcome to make an appointment with one of our Exercise Physiologists. All patients under Medicare, DVA, Workers Compensation and CTP claims will need a referral prior to attending an initial consultation to receive a rebate. Rebates are available through private health insurance, no referral is needed for this.

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