Exercise and fitness classes
What is Aqua-Yoga?
Aqua-Yoga is a gentle yet effective form of exercise in a warm swimming pool which combines stretching, breathing and relaxation. Aqua Yoga at Chessgrove Swim follows the Birthlight programme, and the sessions are great for easing the aches and pains often associated with pregnancy. Classes are designed to help you stretch, relax, meet other Mums-to-be and switch off from the distractions of every day life. Classes are taught by Birthlight-trained teachers in our luxuriously warm pool, and are approved by our local midwives.
The benefits of Aqua-Yoga
These classes are particularly beneficial to pregnant ladies as the resistance of the water helps them to stretch and tone muscles ready for birth but without the risk of overstretching and straining. The exercises can also help to alleviate some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back ache, swollen ankles and pelvic pain. And the buoyancy that the water provides allows a moment away from the “heavy” feeling of later pregnancy.
Tel. 01527 821978 Email
Exclusive Bumps and Babies
Exclusive Bumps and Babies classes are specifically designed for pre and postnatal mums, specifically designed by a very highly qualified and experienced trainer, with specialist knowledge into pregnancy fitness and postnatal fitness.
The pregnancy classes are based around keeping your body moving while pregnant, with light cardiovascular workouts with weighted exercises and pelvic floor and work to keep the back and pelvis strong during pregnancy.
The postnatal classes are designed for mums 6 weeks post birth (12 weeks after a c section) to help rebuild core strength, along with cardiovascular work with a fun circuit based class, using your baby as your weight.
The classes are kept to a small number so the mums can really get the specific help they need. It’s a great chance to meet other new mums, and take part in some exercise to help you feel good about yourself!
The classes are based at Exclusive Gym, a small independent run gym located 5 minutes from Worcester Hospital. The gym is run by husband and wife team, Phil and Martha, and the classes are run by Martha herself. We have space for you to have a cup of tea or coffee and feed the babies after your session, with baby changing facilities and ample free parking, and a great walk around the brook for after your class if you wish.
Call Martha on 07989597623
Carrie Kidman Beeson Fitness Classes
Our classes are specifically designed for mums-to-be and postnatal mums and are taught by highly trained ante and postnatal instructors.
During the antenatal class we work on strength, stamina and endurance in the muscle groups traditionally weakened during pregnancy while releasing muscle tensions which will help to counteract all those niggles, aches and pains. It will also set you up for the physical demands of late pregnancy, labour and those early days with a little one.
Our postnatal classes help ladies to rebuild their strength and body shape in a safe way. We have a free Creche at all daytime classes so you can see your baby and know they are safe whilst you exercise.
A fantastic opportunity to meet other mums/ mums-to-be. Following your class you will leave feel relaxed, energised and revitalised!
Colwall and Malvern
Call Carrie on 07990 658743
Bumpylicious at The Wheel of Life Centre
Bumpylicious is an ante natal fitness and well-being session that delivers specific exercise instruction for pregnancy and labour, plus relevant nutritional and lifestyle advice." Ruth Heatley is a highly qualified ante (and post) natal fitness instructor, personal trainer, health advisor, registered nurse and nutritionist, as well as Mum and athlete.
Tel. 01684 565586
An amazing water workout with Alice our midwife/aqua-natal instructor, often personally tailored to help any specific twinges or aches developing for individuals.
This is followed by a hot drink and chat (if you wish) with other new mums/mums to be and Alice on hand to help answer baby queries anyone might have.
Term-time Fridays 9.15 am —10.15
Tel. 01789 751016