Gentle, fun exercise for mums to be and new mums. Antenatal Aquanatal classes are held at Nuffield Guiseley and Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Bramhope, Leeds. Mixed Antenatal and Postnatal Aquanatal class held at Nuffield Guiseley Classes are on hold at Nuffield Harrogate. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending a class at Nuffield Harrogate, as I am keeping a waiting list.
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 Guiseley and Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel. Classes are currently on hold at Nuffield Harrogate.
We welcome all mums to be, from 12 weeks of pregnancy and new mums from 6 weeks postnatally (C Section 10-12 weeks):
At Nuffield Health, Hornbeam Park Road, Harrogate, HG2 8RA.
Antenatal - Thursday 11.00am - 11.45am
Antenatal - Wednesday 6.30pm - 7.15pm
Mixed Ante/Postnatal - Wednesday 7.15pm - 8.00pm
At Nuffield Health, Otley Road, White Cross, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8LY.
Antenatal - Tuesday 7.45pm - 8.30pm
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 8AG.
Antenatal Aquanatal - Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy. Block bookings of 5 classes or select individual classes if the block booking is full or the block has started. Individual classes can be used from 37 weeks pregnant. Classes must be booked in advance.
Mixed Ante/Postnatal Aquanatal - Suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy. Block booking of 5 classes or select individual classes if the block is full, or has started. Postnatally, suitable from 6 weeks post vaginal delivery or 10-12 weeks post C-Section. Block bookings of 5 classes or individual classes. Your choice! Classes must be booked in advance.
£45 for a block of 5 classes. Individual classes available for £9. More than 1 x individual class can be bought at the time of booking.
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