Exercising gently and safely during your pregnancy can be a wonderful way to keep active and fit during your pregnancy, as well as preparing your body for birth. We've found some fantastic pregnancy exercise classes around London for you to check out:
YogaBellies Location: Richmond and London Docklands
Offering beautiful and relaxing prenatal yoga classes for pregnant women, teaching self hypnosis and deep relaxation, as well as techniques to help soothe and comfort during labour and birth.
A two hour peaceful and gentle prenatal yoga class, guiding pregnant women through relaxation techniques and with a focused approach to the importance of breathing. They also offer a couples mini yoga workshop every 8 weeks, to help guide couples through Active Birth positions and touch work.
Located in the city and offering both pregnancy yoga and Pilates for expectant mums. Both classes teach a range of suitable prenatal postures aiming to help relieve any pregnancy aches and to help strengthen and calm in preparation for birth.
Triyoga Location: Various London locations
Triyoga offer prenatal classes in yoga and Pilates, as well as pregnancy treatments, across London. Classes aim to help women relax and strengthen their body in preparation for birth, as well as connect with their unborn baby.
With two convenient locations, one being near Waterloo train station, making it a perfect spot for commuters, Joyful Body Yoga offers pregnancy yoga classes, which also teach a basic hypnobirthing technique, aiming to empower mothers to be for a calm birth.
Offering a gentle, yet structured pregnancy Pilates class to help prepare women with the physical demands of labour and giving birth. Through these classes, women can improve their muscle strength and flexibility, all whilst remaining fit and active during their pregnancy.
At Move Your Frame, pregnant women can enjoy taking part in prenatal yoga, prenatal Pilates and prenatal fitness classes. There are also several post natal classes on offer for mums looking at returning to exercise once they are ready.
Aquanatal Location: Various London location
For a safe, low impact and effective form of prenatal exercise, try a pregnancy swimming class at Aquanatal. Classes can help women relax more, as well as maintain their physical and mental fitness.
Remember, every body and pregnancy is different and it is not recommended to exercise until at least 12 weeks of pregnancy. Please consult with your doctor or midwife before exercising when pregnant and after birth.