We are delighted to reveal the cover for Charlie Barker’s debut non-fiction, Bumps & Burpees: Your guide to staying strong, fit and happy throughout pregnancy!
Charlie Barker is a personal trainer who specializes in pre-and postnatal fitness, and is the founder of Bumps & Burpees, the go-to community for mums and mums-to-be wanting to stay fit, happy and healthy during pregnancy. With a loyal following on Instagram @bumpsandburpees, Charlie is an expert when it comes to showing mums-to-be how to exercise safely and effectively throughout pregnancy, and has trained many high profile clients.
With her first book Bumps & Burpees, Charlie’s goal is to educate and empower women so they can feel strong on the inside as well as the outside during pregnancy, and into motherhood. A must-have for every expectant mum, this encouraging, practical guide provides all the information you need to exercise safely whilst pregnant, with specially tailored workouts that will help you to stay strong, fit and happy throughout pregnancy.
With years of experience working with mums-to-be, and as a new mum herself, Charlie also wants to reassure other women that it’s ok to feel the wide range of emotions that come with pregnancy and motherhood. During a special and exciting time, Charlie knows it’s not always easy; her holistic approach helps you to take care of your body and prioritise your health and wellbeing, both for your own benefit and your baby’s.
Organised trimester by trimester, Bumps & Burpees guides you through a series of exercises and workouts that are suitable at each stage of your pregnancy, including postnatal guidance for new mums in the 4th trimester. Charlie’s approach focuses on slow and controlled resistance training, so you can improve your strength, flexibility and overall fitness, can carry your growing baby in greater comfort, prepare your body for labour, and recover faster.
The exercises can be done at home, with minimal or no equipment, and are suitable for all fitness levels. Every exercise is fully illustrated with clear, step-by-step photography, with Charlie’s expert guidance to take you through each move and any modifications. With Charlie’s encouragement, complete the exercises that are right for you day-to-day, whether that’s a full workout, or a relaxing, gentle stretch. You’ll also learn how to keep your baby safe when working out, and what exercises you can and can’t do at each stage of pregnancy.
Alongside practical fitness advice, Bumps & Burpees includes plenty of information to help you feel supported throughout your pregnancy. Charlie shares her own honest experiences of conceiving and pregnancy, both the ups and the downs. There is also guidance and support for what to expect during the coming months as your baby develops and your body changes, including the range of emotions you may be feeling, how to tackle and alleviate common pregnancy complaints from morning sickness to back pain, plus postnatal advice to support you once your baby arrives.
A must-have for mums-to-be, Bumps & Burpees will help you stay strong, fit and happy throughout pregnancy and into motherhood, with Charlie Barker’s safe, effective workouts and expert advice.