VIDEO: ‘Put the baby in the pram and go for a walk’- Ireland’s Fittest Mum’s tips for new mothers
The star of TV3’s Ireland’s Fittest Mum has revealed that she recognises how difficult it is for women to find the motivation to exercise after welcoming a new baby.
Louise Quinn (35) is mum to Jordan (16) and said she realises how hard it can be for new mums to find the time to get to the gym once they feel ready to get back in shape.
“For new moms it’s really really hard to be making time to get to a gym or get to a class but there’s loads of home work outs you can do.
“You can put the baby in the pram and go for a walk. There’s so many ways that new moms can get back exercising,” said Louise, who runs her own fitness business.
The fit mum will open up about the loss of her five-week-old son Ashton during tonight’s episode, and said not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of him.
Baby Ashton passed away in 2008 after contracting a rare bug at less than two months old.
“It never gets easier and it never goes away.
“There’s never a day that goes by that I don’t think about him, that I don’t miss him. I know we only had him for five and a half weeks but I miss him every day.
“It feels like yesterday for me. When it comes up to his birthday and anniversary it’s just so raw,” she said.
The mum revealed that the gym offered her a lifeline and has helped her move on after the tragic loss.
“Fitness changed the way I was able to cope with things and maybe that’s what sticks me and Jordan together. It’s the reason why I’ve gotten through all of this,” she said.
Ireland’s Fittest Mum starts on Monday at 8.30pm on TV3