BusyLizzy Family club launched in Crawley and Horsham in April 2016 and has got off to a fantastic year. This Autumn, they are launching their first ‘Baby lets Workout’ campaign, giving non-members a chance to experience their popular ‘Mummy&Me Fitness’ classes before considering club membership. BusyLizzy focuses on tailored flexible fitness classes at affordable prices, providing a stimulating, supporting and nurturing environment for both parents and children between 6 weeks and 4 years of age. Class types include; Baby Boogie, Mummy&Me Yoga, Baby massage, Mummy&Me Buggy Fitness, and Baby Picassos- which is more arts and crafts centered.
This is Our Town Crawley and Gatwick sat down with mum of 1 and BusyLizzy owner Katie Hamnett to learn what inspired her to bring this unique, fun and flexible service to her home town.
We asked Katie what inspired her to start a BusyLizzy franchise, “I decided to bring the club to the area as I felt there was a lack of postnatal fitness classes for Mum and baby – Everything seemed to be about our little ones only. I was fed up of paying for termly fees for baby classes when life sometimes gets in the way and you can’t make that 10am class every Tuesday. With BusyLizzy all of our classes are booked and cancelled via our smartphone app. You have up until 2 hours before the class starts to cancel without losing the class credit and you can book on to a class up to 30 mins of it starting so its really flexible. Our main focus is postnatal fitness class, Mummy&Me Yoga, Mummy&Me Pilates, Mummy&Me Aerobics, Mummy&Me buggy fitness and bootcamps”.
Do you bring your little boy to your classes?
“Yes. I bring my son to the toddler classes- I can’t believe how much more he participates after 4 months of attending. Mini Dancers is his favourite”
What is your favourite part of running BusyLizzy?
“My favourite part of running the club is definitely getting the chance to meet such lovely, appreciative and happy mummies, and being able to look after my son as part of my work’
and finally, a lot of your classes start with the title ‘Mummy&……”, are Daddy’s also welcome to join in?
‘Yes of course! I always encourage dads/ partners/ grandparents to attend the baby and toddler classes as much as possible. We even have one dad that brings his son full time!”
Mummy&Buggy Fitness: Classes are often taken out into the park during the summer months!
BusyLizzy work across 5 venues between Crawley and Horsham, and run up to 5 classes daily Monday- Friday, including The Hawth, the Maidenbower Pavilion and Pavilions Leisure Centre in Horsham. A fantastic incentive to encourage an active lifestyle for new parents and growing families, BusyLizzy is just the sort of club Crawley and Gatwick need for residents in the local area.
Throughout September BusyLizzy are running the ‘Baby let’s Workout’ campaign. It is an invitation for all non-members to come along and experience one of our Mummy&Me fitness classes as our guest. This is a great opportunity to renew fitness routines, get back into pre-pregnancy shape and meet other like-minded mummies.
Why not try Pilates or Yoga to tone and strengthen, Aerobics, Buggy Fitness or Bootcamp to up your cardio. The choice is yours! The best part? Your little one can come along too, so no childcare or creche required. The perfect Mummy Fitness classes.
There really is no catch… all you have to do is complete the form on our website, and choose which class you would like to attend so BusyLizzy can reserve your place. Demand is expected to be high and class spaces will be limited, so a minimum of 48 hours notice is required. BusyLizzy will confirm your booking back via email.
BusyLizzy is already receiving incredible feeedback from its customers, here are just some of them!
Emma Walkner said “Busylizzy classes are the best thing that I could have possibly done for my son and I! They gave us a reason to go out and about and a chance to meet lots of new people. The classes are all brilliant and my son absolutely loves the music classes. The mummy and me fitness classes were exactly what was needed to get back to feeling like yourself again! Thank you for months of fun”!
Jen Evans wrote “BusyLizzy has completely revolutionised our week! I used to try to get out and about and do things each day so I wasn’t stuck in the house which would often leave me feeling down. Since joining Busylizzy as an unlimited member, I attend 3 baby classes and 3 fitness classes almost every week”.
Claire Robinson reviewed ‘The classes are great and it has motivated me to finally start my post pregnancy diet.
Fantastic way to meet other Mums, get fit, and wear your baby out!
Well done to Katie and her team for getting everything set up and running so smoothly in such a short space of time’.