AquaNatal is a wonderful form of safe, effective and relaxing exercise during pregnancy giving you both cardio and resistance work without placing pressure on your joints, stressing your pelvic floor, or aggravating back pain. As your bump grows, AquaNatal will give you a lovely sense of freedom.
AquaNatal is onTuesdays from 6.30pm-7.15pm
AquaNatal takes place in the lovely private pool at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, set in beautiful countryside just south of Loughborough.
All Zest4lifeUK Leicestershire pregnancy fitness classes are run as courses that you can start at any point, space permitting:
"I started out with Zest4LifeUK classes in 2012, with Aquanatal when I was expecting my second child. The pregnancy Aquanatal classes were an absolute joy and allowed me to meet other mums-to-be locally.
After his birth, I switched to post-natal pilates classes which were brilliantly sociable and also a great workout, while babies were safely in the room with us. After getting on so well with those classes, I added in the Buggy Babies class too, and had honestly never been fitter as a new mum or even in my life! These classes were always well planned and thought out putting the mums' needs first. I still attend the Pilates4All classes on a Thursday and credit Jo with inspiring me to be fitter and healthier. I couldn't recommend any of the classes I've tried highly enough; they're not in the least formulaic and Jo is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher." Pip
Signing up is easy:
How soon can I start? It is not advisable to commence AquaNatal until after the 12th week of pregnancy is completed.
What do I wear? A normal bathing costume is fine, although as your pregnancy progresses you may need to purchase one specifically designed for pregnancy. It is also advisable to wear a sports bra underneath to give added support. I would also strongly recommended that socks or aqua shoes are worn to provide improved grip and protection from the pool floor.
I can’t swim. Can I still participate in AquaNatal? Yes, most definitely. Be sure to let me know and don’t ever venture into the areas of water are that are out of your
What conditions preclude me from participating?
The following conditions definitely preclude participation in AquaAatal classes:
1. PIH (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) – this does not mean slightly raised blood pressure – check with your Midwife if you are unsure.
3. Cardiac Disease
4. IUGR (Intra Uterine Growth Retardation) – this does not mean slightly small baby for estimated delivery dates – check with your Midwife if unsure.
5. History of 3 or more miscarriages.
6. History of premature labour.
7. Placenta Praevia – some women may have a low lying placenta, but it does not necessarily mean they may not participate – check with your Midwife.
8. Vaginal Bleeding.
If you have any of the following conditions, could you please contact me beforehand just to check that it is safe for you to go ahead.
Extremely under or over-weight.
Raised blood pressure prior to pregnancy.
Twins, Triplets, etc.
I have some pain – can I still join in? This of course depends on what pain and where. You will need to discuss this with me before you sign up on the course.