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Pre Natal

Health & Exercise tips whilst you're pregnant.

An Overview of Pre Natal

Whether you are pregnant or have recently given birth, pre- and postnatal exercise can be very beneficial.

Exercise tips when you're pregnant:

  • Always warm up before exercising, and cool down afterwards
  • Try to keep active on a daily basis
  • Avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids
  • You might like to try swimming because the water will support your increased weight. Some local swimming pools provide aquanatal classes with qualified instructors.
  • Exercises that have a risk of falling should only be done with caution as falls may risk damage to the baby
  • Don't lie flat on your back, particularly after 16 weeks, because the weight of your bump presses on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to your heart and this can make you feel faint
  • Don't take part in contact sports

Benefits

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.

Facts

Exercise is not dangerous for your baby – there is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.

Find Pre Natal Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Active Mums Club

The Active Mums Club is the go to place in Leicestershire for anything relating to pregnancy and post-baby physical activity. We want local mums to know about the importance of physical activity.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanise action on themes related to breastfeeding.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
Andrew Hill Personal Training

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Personalised fitness coaching service specialising in nutrition and weight management. 

Nesting Lotus Aquanatal

Nesting Lotus Aquanatal

Nesting Lotus run midwife led, water-based exercise classes for pregnancy and post-birth. We not only provide you with a safe and fun form of exercise, but a space where we can discuss relevant topics surrounding your journey into motherhood.

Baby/Toddler Activity (Under 5)

Sweaty Mama Leicester South

Sweaty Mama is a fun, effective and interactive workout for you and your little one.

All sessions are run by a Pre & Postnatal specialist in a safe and relaxed environment.

We would love to have you join us!

Femina Polskie Centrum

Femina Polskie Centrum

Invigorating fitness class for women in Leicester, where you can seamlessly incorporate your child into your workout routine.

YogaBellies Leicester

YogaBellies Leicester

Beautiful and ethical yoga classes for women of all life stages and all abilities.

We provide a number of classes around Leicestershire:

YogaBellies for Pregnancy
YogaBellies for Mum & Baby
YogaBellies for Women

The Yoga Room

The Yoga Room

A boutique Yoga Studio in the heart of Enderby!

Circuit Training

Fiona's Fitness

We offer circuit based fitness classes for ladies, expectant mothers and older adults. Along with classes for parents where you can bring your little one with you!

Classes cater for all abilities and exercises are modified to your individual requiremen

Nordic Walking

Studio Thirteen Pilates Yoga & Therapy.

Pilates, Yoga and wellness centre offering physiotherapy, CBT, reformer Pilates, matwork Pilates and Yoga.
Classes throughout the week led by a team of highly qualified proffesionals.

Aerobics

Big Bums and Little Bums Ltd

Group fitness classes that aim to help you move and smile more, whatever your age or fitness level.

Including Broadway Boogie, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Soulsa and Clubbercise.

Based in Melton Mowbray.

MamaBabyBliss Leicester

MamaBabyBliss Leicester

MamaBabyBliss classes are more than just a weekly class - we aim to provide pre-and postnatal classes that help stretch the body and mind but also create a community that cares and build friendships beyond the classes.

Grow to glow fitness

Grow to glow fitness

Grow to glow fitness ante and postnatal specialist based in Rutland.

Excellence Health and Wellbeing Ltd

Excellence Health and Wellbeing Ltd

We run Physio led Pilates classes in Oakham and have specialised Post Natal Mummy and Me sessions as well as standard classes.

Women's Zumba Class

Women's Zumba Class

Zumba fitness class for women and their children in Leicester.

Bradgate Park Wellbeing Walk

Bradgate Park Wellbeing Walk

Friendly free volunteer led Wellbeing Walks around the Bradgate Park.

Health Walk - Countesthorpe

Health Walk - Countesthorpe

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

A led trail around Ulverscroft Manor and grounds.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Fun, friendly Hatha yoga class. Hatha yoga includes: Breathwork, mobilisation, asana (postures) and a guided relaxation. A mixed ability class, suitable for anyone new to yoga, as-well-as experienced yogis. A range of options are offered with each posture to make poses accessible for everyone.

Barrow Upon Soar Wellbeing Walks

Barrow Upon Soar Wellbeing Walks

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader

Wednesday Nature Walks with Loughborough Female Fitness

Wednesday Nature Walks with Loughborough Female Fitness

Loughborough Female Fitness walking group, females only!

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

A 2 hour nature walk led by Loughborough Female Fitness

Mindful Walk

Mindful Walk

A slow paced, gentle walk with many pauses for mindfulness.

Monday Motivation Walk with Loughborough Female Fitness

Monday Motivation Walk with Loughborough Female Fitness

Loughborough Female Fitness walking group, females only!

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