Staying active during your pregnancy has so many benefits – from keeping fit, to relaxing and distressing, to making new friends with other mums-to-be, to discovering new sport types and hobbies you might adopt long after you have given birth.
The fact that your body is going to change is inevitable. With the help of gentle exercise, you can avoid muscle ache and even achieve some pain relief during labour.
The below classes are just a few of the wonderful opportunities London has to offer to new and expecting mamas.
Bumps and Burpees, Lomax, Chelsea - Bumps & Burpees is a dedicated pre-and post-natal space housed within Lomax in Chelsea. Run by a team of professionals, experienced and passionate about helping clients with all aspects of their pregnancy and being a new mum, you can train in your own private space with everything you need to hand. Lomax has lift access perfect for prams and babies are more than welcome to come along to all sessions, so there’s no need to worry about childcare.
Maternally Fit, Slice Studios, Fulham - Maternally Fit is for pregnant ladies and new Mums. Fit for Birth is an exercise class specific to the needs of pregnant and post-natal women, consisting of cardiovascular fitness and also strength and core training. All classes are taught by Physiotherapists. The studio also offers amazing ‘mum and baby’ boot camp, as well as ‘mum and baby’ yoga and Pilates classes, leaving you spoilt for choice!
pre + postnatal, triyoga, Chelsea – Nourish yourself, your body and your baby. triyoga provides a space for you to stay healthy in mind and body during your pregnancy and postnatal phase with yoga, Pilates and treatments designed by the best teachers and therapists. Mums-to-be and new parents become part of a community, sharing this amazing process with others. Nourish yourself in order to lay the foundation for giving your baby the best start to life.
Barre and Baby, ballet for Mamas-to-be, Notting Hill - At any time of life, exercise will help with your physical wellbeing. However, it’s even more important during pregnancy and after you give birth. A stronger, more flexible and healthier body can help you to have an easier labour and quicker recovery. Your unborn baby also benefits, with her foetal cardiac system growing stronger and healthier as a result of Barre & Baby workouts.