Mum2BFit - exercise for pregnancy in Leicestershire
Leicestershire-based Mum2BFit classes focus on keeping you fit, strong & resilient in pregnancy. These pregnancy exercise classes are structured so that you can work at your own pace making them suitable for all fitness levels - this is NOT a scary class ;)
- Work the entire body: upper, lower, deep abdominals & pelvic floor
- Help maintain muscle mass & keep you strong
- Be kind to your joints
- Help maintain stamina
- Be FUN and sociable!
Each workout rounds off with some gentle pregnancy Pilates to relax & stretch you, and with time to focus on any pregnancy fitness questions you have.
And there's more:
- Pregnancy brunches for mums-to-be & partners on Saturdays with speakers on a wide range of topics from hypnobirthing and breastfeeding to washable nappies and baby wearing
- Sling library events
- Group meals out
- Pregnancy & birth specific workshops for mums-to-be and their partners
- Charity events
- WhatsApp group
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Come along to Mum2BFit on Thursdays at 6pm
Zest4lifeUK Leicestershire Mum2BFit classes take place in Woodhouse Community Hall, LE12 8TZ, 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:
"Jo's classes have been an absolute essential to me during my pregnancy. They have kept me feeling fit and active as well as having a positive impact on my mood at times when the journey has been tough! They are a great workout, no matter what stage you are at with your fitness, and Jo can tailor the exercises to meet any need. Jo herself is an amazing, knowledgeable and strong woman who cares passionately about what she does. The atmosphere at the classes is always so friendly and open, a great place to make friends!" Jasmine
Sign up for Mum2BFit
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!
If you go into the “Class timetable and availability” section of the website you will find up-to-date information on dates and times of classes.
Not necessary. This is a pregnancy fitness class that has been designed to be safe for you in pregnancy. If you haven't done exercise for a long time prior to falling pregnant, it would be a good idea to try all three of my pregnancy classes to decide which ones suit you best - taster sessions are always free!
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: core, pelvic floor, postural strengthening and more!
This is a pregnancy fitness class and I would very much recommend you wear fitness clothes designed specifically for pregnancy. In particular I would recommend investing in pregnancy leggings that have special integrated “bump” support as this will enable you to exercise more comfortably and further you’re your pregnancy. Take a look at Mumberry and also at Fitta Mamma – both brands have bump support. It is also important to wear a bra that provides good support and make sure you are measured regularly as your body shape will be changing throughout pregnancy. Trainers are a must!
It depends on the nature and causes of the back pain. My advice is as follows: get in touch with me so that we can talk it through and then perhaps give one Mum2BFit class a go to see how you get on. If it is not right for your back then I can definitely recommend my Fit4Birth which 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.
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.
This depends on the severity of your PGP. If it is mild it might be OK but I would encourage you to come along and test the class first before signing up. If the class causes any twinges, and if the PGP feels worse afterwards, then that is an indication that the class is not right for you. I would, instead, suggest coming along to Fit4Birth or - even better! - AquaNatal which I successfully adapt for people with mild to moderate PGP.
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.
If you have been doing cardiovascular and resistance exercise prior to conception, have carried on since, and everything is going smoothly, there is no reason why you shouldn’t transition to Mum2BFit at the start of trimester 2. If, on the other hand, you are new to exercise, have not been exercising recently, or have had to stop due to nausea or for medical reasons, then I would suggest trying all three classes to find which one suits you best - I will, on your taster, take into account your prior fitness levels etc.
Yes you can, and certain exercises will be adapted for you, so that you are comfortable.
It depends on how low your blood pressure is. I make sure that the exercises don’t involve lots of “up and down” - give it a go and we'll see. Your blood pressure should improve during your second and third trimesters.
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