“With my previous 3 pregnancies I suffered backache, extreme tiredness, swollen ankles and generally felt awful.

This pregnancy was completely different, no back pain, no swelling and I had so much energy, I felt great. I have also made some great friends. Thank you so much for these sessions I don’t know what I would have done without them.”

Mother - Fit 4 Mums-to-Be

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Fit 4 Mums-to-be

Fit 4 Mums-to-be is a 2 hour weekly continuous exercise programme from early pregnancy to birth. It is particularly aimed at mothers who do not normally exercise or may be overweight. Sessions are led by Sally Taylor, who is a fully qualified YMCA personal trainer who specialises in prenatal and postnatal exercise. She is very friendly and approachable and has 10 years experience of providing exercise sessions for pregnant mums.

Light refreshments and an informal talk follow each session about topics of interest such as healthy eating, preparing for labour and birth, emotional support and breastfeeding. Many parents return to the group after the birth to keep in touch and share their experiences.

Benefits for mums-to-be:

  • Improved posture and reduced pregnancy discomfort
  • Healthier and more active pregnancy
  • Improved preparation for labour and birth
  • Positive outcomes for labour and birth
  • Increased confidence to breastfeed
  • Mutual support from other parents
  • Feel good factor

Benefits for baby:

  • Less body fat at birth
  • Less diabetes and high blood pressure when teenagers and adults
  • Less infant colic
  • Improvements to speech and development (tested at age 5)

Fit 4 Mums-to-be sessions are running at :

  • James Hornsby School, Leinster Road, Laindon, Essex, SS15 5NX, every Wednesday evening from 7pm till 9 pm.
  • Little Lions Children's Centre, Northwick Park School, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9SU, every Tuesday morning from 9:30am till 11:30am. 

Please note: Before booking a place, please check with your midwife that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t join this exercise programme.

For further information or to book your place contact us now.

Fit 4 Mums - Post Natal Fittness Sessions

You can return to exercise after six weeks if you have had a normal delivery, or three months if you have had a C-section.  Please check with your GP before returning to exercise.

Exercise sessions will be adapted to suit all fitness levels, so even if you have never exercised before, come along and give it a go!  You might surprise yourself!

Benefits to mums:

  • Improved mood and wellbeing
  • Quicker return to pre-pregancy weight
  • Improved bladder control (strengthens pelvic floor)
  • Less back pain and improved posture
  • Helps to reduce tiredness
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Make new friends and creates a feel good factor

Stay for refreshments and a chat after each session and make new friends, voluntary contributions to help cover costs are encouraged.  We are unable to provide a creche, but you are welcome to bring your baby with you.

Fit 4 Mums is an 8 week exercise programmed designed to help postnatal mums feel fit and healthy after giving birth.

  • Little Lions Children's Centre, Northwick Park School, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9SU, every Thursday afternoon from 12.30 pm till 2.30 pm

For further information or to book your place contact us now.

Fit 4 Mums Post Natal Fittness has been funded by Comic Relief Local Communities Programme which is managed by Essex Community Foundation.