Buggy Fitness in the Park

Thursdays, 10am - 11am

No childcare? No problem!  Our parent and child Buggy Fitness classes are a great way to spend time with your little ones while getting fit and meeting new people in the beautiful surroundings of Dalkeith Country Park. 

Classes are tailored to support postnatal recovery and contain exercises specially selected to burn fat, build cardiovascular fitness, while strengthening and toning muscle groups, all of which enable us to cope with the demands of parenthood.

Whatever the weather, we will be training and enjoying the physical and mental benefits of being outdoors. This is a great way to reduce social isolation and help manage anxiety or postnatal depression, which can affect men as well as women. Best of all, no childcare is necessary as your baby joins you in their buggy!

This is an open to all class which includes power walking, cardio games, toning and strengthening segments. You are welcome to join once you have had your six-week check from your healthcare provider. We meet at the entrance to Fort Douglas – just look for the buggies. Please bring a water bottle.

Socially distant and bodyweight exercises only, no equipment, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID 19. No need to wear a mask.

About the teacher

Our Buggy Fitness class is run by Suzanne Maynard, a qualified and knowledgeable pre and postal coach and personal trainer.  Suzanne is a mum to two young boys and understands the impact having children has on mental and physical health. Her classes are a place to meet others at a similar stage in life, while staying active or safely returning to exercise.

All postnatal women attending class for the first time will be offered a check of their abdominal muscles for separation, known as Diastasis Recti, which occurs in all pregnancies as the growing baby pushes outwards.

Please let Suzanne know beforehand if you have any injuries.

Cost & Booking

This Buggy Fitness class is £10 drop in or £36 for 4 classes. Choose a single class or discounted block of four.

Please book and pay for your class via MINDBODY below. If you have any problems please email

Additional Information

Socially distant and bodyweight exercises only, no equipment, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. No need to wear a mask. However, please read the following:

In order to take part in any Fitness classes you will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) which will be sent to you by email prior to the class.

Everyone takes part at their own risk and although following the strict health & safety standards and rules minimises these risks, they cannot be completely eliminated.

Please do not attend classes on site if you, or someone you live with, has within the last 14 days had:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
• a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
• any cold/flu like symptoms
• felt unwell
• recently travelled outside of Scotland (including UK countries)
It is extremely important that we all remain diligent in protecting the spread of the virus, particularly for vulnerable populations.