Gentle, fun exercise for mums to be and new mums. All Aquanatal classes have currently stopped as per Government directives until further notice. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending an Aquanatal class once restrictions have lifted, as I am keeping a waiting list. In the meantime I will be offering virtual meet ups of all Aquanatal groups to provide a virtual social network & midwifery support.
Keep fit, feel better and make new friends at Blooming Babies Aquanatal – dedicated aqua-fitness classes designed especially for pregnant women and new mums returning to exercise following the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy Aqua is safe, fun and relaxing, it will help to prepare your body for childbirth, whilst boosting your wellbeing and alleviating stress.
Postnatal Aqua combines strengthening and stretching exercises and relaxation techniques, providing a full body workout. Both classes are suitable for non-swimmers.
Aquanatal utilises exercise in water to take the pressure off your limbs, providing welcome relief from the weight of pregnancy! Postnatally the water cushions your joints so you can exercise safely and comfortably.
It’s also a great opportunity to get advice, support and information from a registered midwife, whilst sharing your experiences with other mums.
Pre and Postnatal Classes
Blooming Babies Aquanatal classes are held in the pool at Nuffield Health in Harrogate and Guiseley and Nuffield Leeds (The Light).
We welcome all mums to be, from 12 weeks of pregnancy and new mums from 6 weeks postnatally (C Section 10 weeks):
Monday 6.45pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 10.30am - 11.15am
At Nuffield Health, Hornbeam Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 8RA.
Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.15pm
Tuesday 7.20pm - 8.05pm
Thursday 10.30am - 11.15am
Postnatal Aqua Thursday 9.30am - 10.15am
At Nuffield Health, Otley Road, White Cross, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8LY.
The Headrow, Leeds
Wednesday 12.15pm - 13.00pm
At Leeds (The Light) Nuffield, Unit 21, The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL.
Antenatal Aquanatal - From 12 weeks £40 for 5 classes. Individual classes can be booked from 37 weeks pregnant (Discounted rate for Nuffield members). Classes must be booked in advance.
Postnatal Aquanatal - £28 for 4 classes. Classes must be booked in advance.
Individual classes for both Antenatal and Postnatal classes available for £8 per class on a PAYG basis.
The benefits of Aquanatal
All Blooming Babies Aquanatal classes are run by Annie, a registered midwife, qualified nurse and fully trained level 2 Aquanatal instructor.
Aquanatal is the perfect pregnancy and postnatal exercise class. Whilst the water cushions your joints so you can exercise safely and comfortably, you will:
• Improve fitness and promote a sense of wellbeing
• Increase your cardio and boost your respiratory system
• Increase energy levels
• Build stamina (invaluable during labour!)
• Feel more relaxed, to prepare for labour, birth and beyond
• Increase flexibility and endurance
• Develop balance and coordination
• Gain relief from swelling to your ankles and feet
• Boost serotonin levels to help improve your mood
• Meet other Blooming mums to be and make new friends