Parent and Baby Aquafit (PABA)
The world’s first aqua aerobic workout for parents with their babies
What is PABA?
PABA is a 30 minute aqua-based workout program for parents and their babies. The aim of the class is to improve parents’ fitness and to introduce little ones to the water.
The program is made up of a series of moderately paced, low impact and fat-burning aqua aerobic exercises for the parents, combined with elements from tried and tested baby swimming programs.
Benefits of PABA
- Enjoyable water exercise class
- Joint activity for parent & baby
- Excellent parent/baby bonding opportunity
- Aqua aerobic exercise class to suit different fitness levels
- Ideal for post-partum mothers
- Promotes a sense of community
CEO of PABA
Julie-Ann James initially created an aqua class where parents can work out with their babies after spending thousands of hours swimming with parents, hearing their concerns, watching them move in the water and realizing that they were already exercising. There was a universal desire to keep fit and regain their figures, but many could not or did not want to leave their babies. Hence this program was created, enabling mothers to engage in a mutually beneficial exercise program with their babies.