Mums fit and fabulous
MUMS are coming together each Tuesday and Friday morning for playgroup with their little ones at Lions Park, but instead of chasing after their toddlers and pushing swings, they are doing boxing, sit-ups and sprints.
The exercise enthusiasts are taking part in Emerald local Alena Bidgood's class Mum-e-Fit.
The class - which has just celebrated its one-year milestone - has seen plenty of women shed the kilos while they have fun in a child-friendly environment.
"I started doing it with a couple of close friends from our mothers' group looking to get back into exercise, and it has grown from there," Alena said.
"We have about 20 people at each session, and they bring the kids down to play in the park."
Alena has completed a Certificate 3 and 4 in group fitness and personal training and said she tried to make the classes fun.
"I try to run classes where you can learn things and get amazing results," Alena said.
The class has nearly finished its 10-week challenge which set goals to meet along the way.
Alena said she had already seen some amazing results.
"Some have nearly dropped two sizes, and are back in their pre-pregnancy clothes," Alena said.
"I gave them a bit of an eating plan and a schedule to do at home. At least if they can't make class, they can do things at home.
"We've got such a great group of ladies; we all have a chin wag.
"We've had a couple of ladies say it's changed their life.
"They tell me they look forward to it each week, and that people are noticing they're happier.
"I love it. It's my passion."
Mum-e-Fit is on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Lions Park from 9am.