Being fit and active during pregnancy has well documented benefits for both mom and baby, but knowing how to safely adapt your workouts to your changing body, or knowing where to start if you weren’t particularly active before pregnancy, can be challenging.
As can dealing with the aches and pains that pregnancy typically brings with it and understanding the complexity of the pelvic floor and “those” exercises that your midwife asks you about from time to time.
Take the stress away by joining my pregnancy class, by allowing me to design a bespoke programme for you or by booking in for a massage to relieve your stress and tension.
Either way, you’ll benefit from expert functional training that will help your body to cope with the demands of pregnancy, labour and day-to-day life as a mom.
My specialist pregnancy exercise programmes combine appropriate cardio, strength and conditioning work with stretches and releases to keep you active throughout pregnancy.
Suitable from 12-40 weeks pregnant and for all abilities, my sessions will help your body to cope with the demands of pregnancy, labour and day-to-day life (even if you weren’t particularly active before pregnancy).
And all of my pregnancy clients have a priority place in my schedule and post-natal programmes when little one arrives.
When: Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8pm
Where: Harborne Village Social Club, 3 Serpentine Road, Harborne. B17 9RD
Cost: £10 per class, with a minimum commitment of 6 sessions (unless you join class very late on in your pregnancy of course!) However, you're welcome to trial a single class first to ensure it's right for you.
Gift vouchers and longer, discounted blocks are also available at https://femalefitnessmatters.co.uk/packages-gift-vouchers/
1-2-1 personal training
I also offer 1-2-1 personal training for those of you that would prefer to have a bespoke programme designed around your fitness and needs - for use at home or the gym. Or, for those of you that can’t make classes because of existing commitments / lack of childcare.
Our first session will be a detailed consultation so that I can design the right programme for you and you'll benefit from guidance on nutrition & self care and email and phone support outside of the sessions. Plus there is always the opportunity to substitute a personal training session for a massage session (with sufficient warning) to help relieve aches and pains or to just help you relax.
Where: your home / mine / in a mutually agree outside space
When: subject to my availability, which tends to be weekday daytimes (excluding Friday)
Cost: £40 per hour if you purchase a six x 1-hour package or £45 per hour if booked individually (see here for package details https://femalefitnessmatters.co.uk/packages-gift-vouchers/).
I ask for a minimum commitment of three sessions ideally please (so one consultation and two workouts), but please get in touch to discuss your needs.
If you're looking for a restorative & soothing, yet results focused massage that eases the aches of pains of pregnancy, look no further.
Having specialised in pregnancy massage I have tried & tested techniques to help with things like back & pelvic pain, piriformis pain / sciatica, carpel tunnel, etc.
And the more general benefits of massage will also help you to reduce anxiety and stress and to sleep better (where bump allows).
(And in terms of timeframe, you can book a massage with me from your 12-week / dating scan, subject to any medical concerns or contraindications.)
Blogs & recommendations
Several of my clients talk about the benefits of staying active during pregnancy with Birmingham Women's Hospital midwife Shantelle.
I didn’t exercise regularly pre-pregnancy so I was worried if I would cope. But I did cope, and I felt my strength and fitness building up week by week, despite getting more and more pregnant! I had a good delivery and I do credit Kerry for helping to prepare me physically for that. She’s an absolute superstar!
The perfect combination between manageable exercise and socialising with tonnes of opportunities to ask all of my silly first time mum questions and make really valuable friendships that have supported me throughout pregnancy and those first few months (which are tough!)
For someone who has never really done classes for anything before, I really feel these classes have improved my fitness, confidence and generally lifted my mood. Kerry is absolutely brilliant and the classes cover more than just fitness - I’ve learned loads about labour, birth plans and general motherhood.
Kerry is a great motivator and definitely cares about the wellness of her clients, couldn’t ask for someone more committed.
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