Fit Pregnancy Classes
This class is suitable for beginners and experienced exercisers for all trimesters, and your midwife / doctor have said that you are ok to exercise.
Fit Pregnancy classes are designed to help keep pregnant women physically active and be fit for birth, helping you:
Classes involve moderate intensity exercise specific to trimester, with cardiovascular, strengthening, upper body toning, prenatal Pilates based core, lower back, pelvic floor, deep breathing exercises, prenatal stretch and relaxation.
Fit Pregnancy classes are perfect if you want to keep exercising during pregnancy but unsure what exercise is safe to do in each trimester and also want time out to focus on yourself and your unborn baby.
Join us and feel the benefits of keeping fit throughout your pregnancy and feel stronger when it comes to birth, encouraging a smooth delivery of your baby.
Classes are lead by Versha.
Bringing you a class a week, plus you get One Class FREE with your FIRST Booking.
At: Neve Shalom, Avenue Road, Clarendon Park,
LE2 3EA, Leicester
Please Note there are NO classes running:
Book your place now, see information to book below.
How to book
-These are 8 consecutively running classes
- £56 for 8 weeks with one free - (usually £64).
That's 1.10 hour a week of You time and Exercise (this includes one free class) for first time bookings
Cancellation of bookings is £10.
To book please complete the form:
A screening form will then be sent on email to you. Your health and well being is important to us, so asking a few questions helps us ensure the class is right for you.
Further Benefits of Exercise in Pregnancy
Exercising during pregnancy is just as important for the body as exercising when you are not, in fact the need increases. Studies have shown (and I can also vouch for most) that there are many benefits to exercise during pregnancy, so many that we should be shouting about these to all pregnant women! Here's some of the benefits; relieving aches and pains, pleasant experience of pregnancy, feel good from the endorphins released - no depression, keeping pregnancy conditions like gestational diabetes and high blood pressure at bay, create strength and stamina essential for labor and an uncomplicated birth, speed up postpartum recovery and make friends as well as looking after your bump! Oh and you're likely to get improved sleep too.
There are lots of safe exercises you can do to varying degrees during pregnancy which will depend on what your exercise levels were before pregnancy. Don't be afraid of exercising, just make sure you have found out what is safe for each trimester, always ask a pre and postnatal trained exercise instructor or ask your GP - I will be giving lots of tips and exercises you can do in my blog.
How long should you exercise? - It is recommended pregnant women exercise for at least 30 minutes daily, and if you have exercised previous to pregnancy you are safe to exercise in your first trimester to the same levels you have been doing so. If you have not been very physically active before pregnancy you are fine to exercise during pregnancy, at a moderate level, gradually building up your time of exercise. Take lots of breaks and keep hydrated, also ensure you have had a meal at least 1 hour before. Your aim in pregnancy exercise will be to keep healthy and strong, not to be increasing your fitness levels.
Getting Motivated - it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get out and do exercise whilst pregnant, but once you start and you feel the benefits you won't want to stop. I find having a single big motivating factor can drive you to do anything (mine is managing stressful and unexpected situations much better!). Ask a friend to join you on brisk walks or try some gentle exercises at home. Take a look at my free pregnancy exercise guide download to help you (available from the classes page). And remember exercise is great preparation physically and mentally for labor and delivery of your baby.
So in summary the benefits to exercising through pregnancy are huge, these include; warding off bouts of depression, reduces chances of complications in labour and birth, strengthening and preparing your body for birth not to mention managing weight gain over your nine months.
Have fun keeping fit and healthy!
What We Do in Class