Mums and mums to be
If you're expecting a baby or are a new mum, we have activities specially for people like you (and your baby).
Classes are taught by an instructor who is qualified and experienced in ante-natal and post-natal exercise, so you know you're in safe hands. Please see your midwife or health visitor before starting any new exercise class or activity.
Exercising before and after having your baby helps improve your health and gives you chance to meet other mums and mums-to-be like you.
Yoga in pregnancy
Yoga is is a gentle way of maintaining or gaining fitness while you are expecting your baby. Practicing yoga while pregnant can also improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth. For mums-to-be over 16 weeks.
This class is held at our Queens Park Sports Centre.
A gentle, water-based class especially for mums-to-be over 14 weeks pregnant. This class is held at Queens Park Sports Centre.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first class to fill in a health questionnaire with your instructor.
This class is held at our Heathy Living Centre, a gentle aerobic session for you and your baby, giving you a cardio workout without any awkward movements or extra strain on your body.
Stay active during your pregnancy with our studio based class that helps boost your health, and your unborn baby's health too.
Move it mums
Get back into shape after having a baby with our fun and supportive classes, where your baby can come too.
You will try a mixture of activities tailored to your own level to help you get back in shape, tone up and feel great!
We’ll provide a space and toys for your baby or toddler to play but children will remain the responsibility of the parent throughout the class.
This class is suitable for new mums who have had their post-natal health check. If you are unsure please check with your midwife, health visitor or GP before commencing any exercise.
Suitable for babies and pre-school children up to the age 4 years.
When and where?
See our exercise and fitness guide to find out more about mum-to-be and new mum class times and prices.
The buggy walk meets by reception at Queens Park Sports Centre for a 45 minute walk round the park with other parents and carers, then it's back to the cafe for drinks and a chat. This session is FREE and open to all parents and carers.
It runs every Monday, meeting at 10.15am for a 10.30 start.
Please note adults are responsible for their child at all times.
Swimming is one of the safest forms of exercise. It is low impact, it provides good cardiovascular benefits and allows expectant mums to feel weightless in the water. It also poses very low risk of injury.
If you swam regularly before pregnancy, you should be able to continue as normal. If you didn’t swim or exercise at all, you should still be able to exercise, but check with your midwife, GP or health visitor first. You’ll need to start slowly, don’t over-exert yourself, and remember to stay well hydrated.
See our pool timetables for session times.