Frequently Asked Questions
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We’ve compiled a handy list of frequently asked questions below.
When should I start FitRight exercise classes?
You can commence FitRight’s Bump&Me pregnancy fitness classes at any stage of pregnancy, as long as you have the all clear from the health professional (GP, obstetrician, midwife) looking after you. We recommend you attend these classes during your second and third trimesters and you are welcome to attend right up until your due date!
You can commence FitRight’s Baby&Me postnatal exercise classes after your baby has had his or her 6 week immunisations, as long as you have been given the all clear from the health professional (GP, obstetrician, midwife) looking after you. Please note you will also be required to attend a FitRight initial assessment before we can confirm your booking.
If your youngest child is over 6-8 months old, you might prefer FitRight’s more advanced postnatal exercise classes (MumTime, Toddler&Me). If you would like to attend these more challenging classes when you are earlier postnatal, please note that we will need specific clearance from your specialist physiotherapist that did your FitRight assessment.
Do I need a referral to attend FitRight exercise classes?
You do not need a referral as such, however you will need to sign off on our registration forms that you have received the all clear from the health professional (GP, obstetrician, midwife) looking after you.
What does a FitRight initial assessment entail?
For information about FitRight’s initial assessments please visit our FitRight Initial Assessments page.
Are FitRight classes covered by my health insurance?
If you have private health insurance, it is highly likely that you will receive a rebate for FitRight classes as all our classes are delivered by qualified physiotherapists. The amount that you get back will depend on your level of cover, and how much you have already used, so you should check your individual circumstances with your health insurance provider.
For pregnancy fitness classes please quote code 595 for ‘antenatal exercise’ or for mums and bubs post natal exercise classes quote code 596 for ‘postnatal exercise’. Please note that these are PHYSIOTHERAPY codes, they do not come under ‘pilates’ as part of extras cover.
Please also note that receipts for private health rebates are sent at the end of each six week course. We cannot provide a claimable receipt for classes that have not been attended.
What do I need to bring to a class?
Water bottle – it’s important to keep hydrated!
Classes involving baby massage require you to bring a towel and some baby massage oil.
If you are bringing your baby to a postnatal class (and we are happy for you to do so!) please bring them in a pram to make it easy for the volunteers to care for them.
What do I need to wear to a class?
Comfortable clothing such as leggings and a t-shirt are ideal. Most of the time we exercise in bare feet or socks, but if you have knee or foot issues that are helped with suuportive footwear, please bring these along for the standing portions of the classes.
Where will my baby be while I exercise?
The babies will be looked after by the volunteers in very close proximity to where you are exercising. You will be able to hear and see whether the volunteers need assistance with your little one.
Who are the volunteers?
The volunteers are lovely members of the community who have offered their time to make it easier for you to return to exercise after having a baby. All volunteers require a Working With Children Check before commencing volunteer work with FitRight.
What if I cannot attend a class due to illness, holiday etc?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the six week course system, you will still have to pay for all of the classes in the block that you have booked for. Remember that one class in every course is free, and therefore your first missed class will appear as $0 on your receipt.
Also, because of the fact that many classes are fully booked, and also that the physiotherapist instructors get paid a commission based on bookings for the whole course, please understand that we do not do make up classes at other locations or days.
If there are exceptional circumstances, for example you give birth to your baby midway through a block of pregnancy exercise classes, contact us to put that credit towards some postnatal classes.
Got another question?
Please send us an email!