Mums to be and new mums
We offer a range of specialised classes and sessions to enjoy, all led by fully trained instructors.
New mums Post natal exercise class
Work out with you baby in a fun and varied class.
Move it mums: classes for women… and baby comes too!
Get back into shape after having a baby with our fun and varied classes.
Supportive, friendly classes for you to get back to fitness where your baby or toddler can come too. 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.
You will try a mixture of activities tailored to your own level to help you get back in shape, tone up and feel great!
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.
Classes are taught by an instructor who is qualified and experienced in ante and post-natal exercise. Suitable for babies and pre-school children up to the age 4 years.
Healthy Living Centre
Every Thursday: 10am to 11am £2.80
Every Friday 11am to 12pm
Tel: 01246 345666
Queens Park classes
Yoga in Pregnancy Monday 17.00-18.30
Mother & Baby Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm
Aquanatal Tuesday 6.45pm-7.30pm
|Antenatal Health Screening Questionnaire||(pdf 81 KB)|
Exercise in pregnancy has many benefits. It improves your muscle tone, strength and endurance. If you are used to keeping fit, you may find it easier to adapt to pregnancy than someone who is out of shape. Regular exercise will:
- help you to manage your weight during pregnancy
- prepare you for the physical and emotional challenge of pregnancy, labour and birth
- make it easier to get back into shape after your baby is born
- help you sleep better and feel less fatigued
Complete the antenatal health screening questionnaire.
The ideal exercise in pregnancy gets your heart pumping and keeps you supple without causing you or your baby any physical stress. Most activities you are currently doing are generally fine, though you will need to modify your regime as your pregnancy progresses. If you are new to exercise, there are plenty of options to get you started. Exercises recommended by health professionals are safe for you and can be adapted to suit the last few weeks of your pregnancy.
To be safe, always talk to your midwife before starting an exercise regime.
Our yoga class and feel good in pregnancy classes have been designed for women over 16 weeks pregnant and are an ideal way to improve and maintain your health and well being. The pregnancy and yoga course is a friendly and relaxed class catering for all ages, body types and abilities.
We have weekly classes suitable for new mums (following their health check) and babies until they can walk.
Queen's Parks Sports Centre: Tuesdays 1.15-2.30pm
Swimming is one of the safest forms of exercise. It is low impact, it provides good cardiovascular benefits and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds added by pregnancy. It also poses very low risk of injury. If you swam regularly before pregnancy, you should be able to continue without much modification. If you didn’t swim or exercise at all, you should still be able to exercise, but check with your midwife or doctor first. You’ll need to start slowly, don’t overexert yourself and remember to stay well hydrated.
|Queen's Park Sports Centre|
|Monday||10.30am||Buggy walk from Town Centre Children's Centre, Boythorpe Avenue|
|Tuesday||1.15-2.30pm||Mother and baby yoga|
|Healthy Living Centre|
|Thursday||10am - 11am||Post-natal studio class: bring your baby|