Exercising at Barreworks during pregnancy

Discovering you are pregnant is exciting, but it can also be over-whelming and a little confusing. Mixed (and often contradictory) theories about exercise during pregnancy can lead you to conclude that it’s just better not to exercise at all. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

You should always follow the advice of your GP or care-giver, but in principle, there is no reason why (whenever you feel up to it) you shouldn’t exercise all the way through your pregnancy. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should.

The benefits of exercise during pregnancy include:
- An easier pregnancy
- An easier labour
- Healthier, calmer and leaner babies
- A faster return to your pre-pregnancy weight
- Less likelihood to suffer depression and severe tiredness
- Overcoming morning sickness.

Our unique and highly effective exercises are suitable for all stages of your pregnancy, so if you’re already enjoying our classes, you can keep going! If you’re keen to start something new, come and try a class any time.

We always take your individual needs into account and you will be fully supervised during any class you take. We do a full screening before you begin taking classes and will make minor modifications, where required as you progress through your pregnancy and/or if you encounter any limitations to your movement. Instructors are fully trained in Pre and Ante-Natal exercise. We also provide support materials for you to take home so that you feel well-informed about what your body is able to do at this time.

We don’t run dedicated pre and ante-natal classes because we find that most clients enjoy being able to take a ‘regular‘ Barreworks class with other clients, to remain challenged and reminded of the fact that being pregnant does not need to limit your exercise regime.

If you have any further questions in relation to exercising at Barreworks during pregnancy, please contact vicki@barreworks.co.uk or call 0208 940 5746. To find out how other Barreworks clients have enjoyed the benefits of our classes during and after their pregnancies, read their testimonials below.