After discovering Mummy Workouts and being able to exercise in the home I have gained some confidence. There are many different reasons that I have found getting back into exercising hard. The main one being that I’m breastfeeding Ava and so can’t leave her for any stretch of time. I have been looking for ways that I can exercise outside now the weather is finally starting to improve and think I have found the ideal solution. There are some Buggyfit classes locally to me that fit in with pre school timings that I’m going to start going to. I’m hoping that by putting that down here, it will make me do it. The website says that you don’t need a special buggy to do the classes. However I’m hoping to also, when I get a bit fitter, be able to go for the occasional jog around the lake at the local country park. If I have a buggy that is suitable for doing this then that would be even better as I could take Ava with me. No worries about feeding or childcare.
I’ve been looking for a new buggy as when I got the seat unit down from the loft for the one that we currently have it has a broken part. Now that I’m looking for one that I can also use when exercising, the Baby Jogger buggy would be ideal.
Looking through the buggies that they make, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT stood out. I really like the 3 wheel design and it comes in a beautiful Crimson colour which I love.
The other plus points of the Baby Jogger buggy for me are;
- It has extra wide, deeper, taller and deeper padded seats to give Ava a more comfortable ride and to make sure she can’t feel the frame through the fabric.
- The deeper footrest is great for older kids, meaning it will last us for a few years.
- The bigger wheels (8.5 inches) make the GT even more durable, ensuring a smoother ride, which is really important when using it during exercise.
- The adjustable handlebar makes the GT easier to push for taller parents, so it will be comfortable for James to use too.
- The hand operated parking brake also sounds really useful and not as fiddly as my current one where I have to use my foot.
- Having a vented seat recline with retractable weather shield means it will be comfortable in all weather.
- A peek-a-boo window, so that I can see Ava and she can see me.
- An adjustable 5-point safety harness so that I know she is secure when I am pushing the pram, either walking or jogging.
- The reclining seat. A must as Ava isn’t quite 6 months.
- Having a Storgae bag available to protect it when travelling and in storage.
- The seat back storage compartment meaning that I don’t have to take a bulky bag with me when using it during exercise.
Now I just need to convince James that we need a new buggy!