Dad Bod Fitness

It is quite common for fathers to gain weight during the ante and post natal periods of their partner’s pregnancies. The journey for a father is a challenging one, having to deal with the additional responsibilities that come with being a father, whilst juggling the everyday tasks of the working man.

Our Dad Bod Checklist. Do you...

  • Skip breakfast on your way to work?
  • Rely on caffeine and a pastry from the coffee shop to get you through the morning?
  • Scoff down a LARGE lunch that has been bought from a convenience store or lunch cart?
  • Snack on sugary snacks and more caffeine to get you through the afternoon?
  • Get home and relieve your partner of all child care responsibilities, meaning you both eat dinner post 7pm?
  • Unwind with an alcoholic drink in the evening once the kiddies are in bed?
  • Sleep (if you’re one of the lucky ones) and repeat?

If you tick one or more of the above criteria, you, like so many other dads, are on the way (if not already there) to achieving a DAD BOD.

What’s a DAD BOD? A dad bod, to put it bluntly, is described as an overweight dad! Putting the light hearted name aside, there are some serious health risks associated with having such a physique, mainly the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits. Some of the risks are listed below:

Overweight - Short Term Effects

  • Fatigue/lethargic
  • Breathlessness
  • Increased sweating
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty doing physical activity
  • Joint and back pain
  • Low confidence and self-esteem
Overweight - Long Term Effects
  • High Risk of Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Increased risk of having a stroke
  • Increased risk of developing some forms of cancer
  • Depression

Our training programme

It is our aim to quite simply help fathers live a healthier lifestyle, so that they can live longer and watch their families grow.

  • Phase 1: Returning to exercise - 2 weeks of 15-minute home workouts using body weight based routines.
  • Phase 2: Moderate intensity - 4 weeks of 15-30 minute home workouts using body weight based routines.
  • Phase 3: Intermediate intensity - 4 weeks of 30-45 minute workouts for the home, park or gym using body weight, resistance and free weight routines.
  • Phase 4: Intermediate/high intensity - ongoing programme of 45-60 minute workouts for the home, park or gym using body weight, resistance and free weight routines.

    Why choose Nurture Health?

  • We have experienced and qualified trainers delivering safe, personalised training plans and sessions that are tailored specifically to you.
  • No childcare? No problem? Play pen & toys available on request.
  • No time to exercise? We offer a range of time slots to suit you and your family’s needs.
  • If transport is an issue, we will come to you!
  • Want to work out with a friend or your partner to inspire each other? We offer a variety of services from one-to-one personal training to group sessions and programming.
  • We offer great value for money.

Meet the trainers


Sarah is a fitness instructor and ante/postnatal trainer with personal experience of pregnancy! She became a mother in 2015 and so has first-hand experience of staying in shape during pregnancy, as well as getting fit again during the post-natal period.
Read more about Sarah's pregnancy and fitness story


Lee is an experienced personal trainer with over 10 years' experience working with clients to achieve their fitness goals. He understands the challenges of fitting in exercise around family life and is passionate about helping his clients achieve their fitness goals.
Read more about Lee's experience

Want to find out more?

Call Lee on 07756198586 or Sarah on 07713957093 or email us at to discuss getting and staying fit.