Fit4Birth is a highly effective, easy going (& fun!) antenatal exercise class incorporating Pilates, core stability, postural strengthening exercises & also education on pregnancy fitness, pelvic floor, abdominal separation & more!
Fit4Birth pregnancy Pilates will:
Come to Fit4Birth on Mondays at 6pm
Fit4Birth - my pregnancy Pilates in Leicestershire - takes place in Woodhouse Community Hall, LE12 8TZ, set in beautiful countryside just outside Loughborough.
All Zest4lifeUK Leicestershire pregnancy fitness classes are run as courses that you can start at any point, space permitting:
“Jo tailored the exercises to suit each stage of my pregnancy, to help with my posture and core strength. Her classes are always good fun and challenging; even when pregnant I felt I had a workout and was always much more relaxed after the class. Jo is an excellent teacher, explaining how to do exercises very clearly […]”
Caroline, University Lecturer
Signing up is easy:
• Click on “registration form” which you will find in the menu down the left hand side of this screen
• Fill in the form and click “submit registration”
• I'll be in touch!
Q. When does the next Fit4Birth course start?
A. If you go into the “Latest” section of the website you will find up-to-date information on dates and times of classes, as well as all sorts of other tips, advice, news, recent testimonials, and free taster sessions.
Q. Must I already be exercising to join Fit4Birth?
A. Not at all. This class is appropriate for anyone who is generally healthy, regardless of fitness levels.
Q. I already exercise. Is there any point in my doing Fit4Birth?
Yes! Unlike, non-specialist exercise classes, Fit4Birth is designed specifically with pregnancy in mind, and focuses on all those changes that occur to the body during pregnancy. Every week you’ll be getting a dose of exercise that is tailored specifically to you and your pregnancy.
Q. Can I wear my normal, everyday clothes to Fit4Birth?
A. You are best off wearing loose clothing, such as a tracksuit or gym wear, which allows freedom of movement. Although this is a non-impact class, it is still important to wear a bra that provides good support. Trainers are recommended because when the weather is good we exercise outdoors (very good for the soul!)
Q. I suffer from back pain. Is it alright to do Fit4Birth?
A. This course uses Pilates techniques and focuses specifically on strengthening your back muscles and encouraging good posture. It can, therefore, be particularly beneficial for those suffering from back pain. I would, however, suggest that you seek advice from your GP before enrolling.
Q. Your current course is already running. May I join part-way through?
A. Of course you may, just as long as there’s space for you! The best thing is to contact us to see what availability there is.
Q. I suffer from Pelvic girdle pain. Is it Fit4Birth appropriate?
A. This depends on the severity of your PGP. Many (but not all) PGP sufferers report reduced pain following Fit4Birth sessions. The best thing is to arrange to come along and try a session to see how you get on. Sign up for your 7 day FREE class pass to come along and try it.
Q. Should I eat before Fit4Birth?
A. Yes. Please make sure that you have a light snack and a drink about 1½ hours before the class starts, so as not to end up with a sugar low. Please also remember to bring along a drink to the class.
Q. At what stage in my pregnancy may I start Fit4Birth?
A. If you have been doing Pilates prior to conception, have carried on since, and everything is going smoothly, there is no reason why you shouldn’t start Fit4birth immediately. If, on the other hand, you are new to exercise or have not been exercising recently, I would suggest waiting until you have gone past the 12 week mark. Feel free to book a place now, though!
Q. I have been suffering from wrist pain in pregnancy. Can I do Fit4Birth?
A. Yes you can, and certain exercises will be adapted for you, so that you are comfortable.
Q. My blood pressure is a little low in pregnancy and this can make me feel dizzy. Am I OK to do Fit4birth?
A. It depends on how low your blood pressure is. Much of the class is mat-based and so you are unlikely to feel dizzy. However, some exercises are standing and these will be adapted to a seated position for you. Your blood pressure should improve during your second and third trimesters.
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A. No problem. Just give us a shout at "We'd love to hear from you!"
If you are expecting a baby, it is important to do the right sort of exercise – this applies whether you are in the first, second or third trimester. To keep both you and your growing baby safe it is highly advisable to exercise with an expert in pre and post natal fitness.
Taking part in a regular pregnancy exercise programme that is tailored for expectant women will:
increase your energy level
help prevent the all too common back pain in pregnancy
encourage a more speedy post natal recovery
help to alleviate pelvic pain in pregnancy
ensure that your weight gain in pregnancy is minimised
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