PREGNANCY POWER-UP! and PURE PREGNANCY MOVEMENT

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I offer two classes to keep you moving in the second and third trimester.

For strength and cardio lovers, Pregnancy Power-Up will keep challenging you and preparing your body for the challenges of being a mum. Prepare to sweat and have your body know about it the next day!

If you simply want to maintain your movement, avoid aches and pains and boost your feel good hormones, Pure Pregnancy Movement teaches you mobility and release techniques as well as ‘ticking the boxes’ of pregnancy fitness with short bursts of strength and cardio that a healthy body needs.

Your body is doing the original POWER-UP! As you grow a new human, you need to take good care of yourself. Moving well and staying strong aren’t optional extras, they’re necessities if you’re going to prepare for labour, deliver and the first months as a new mum.

  • Do you want to maintain your fitness through your pregnancy? Whether you’re 15 weeks pregnant, 25 weeks or 35 weeks?
  • Do you want to be strong and fit for labour, delivery and your first months as a mum?
  • Are you unsure about how to exercise during pregnancy? And you want to know the exercises to avoid during pregnancy?

This class is for women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and aims to:

  • maintain your fitness during pregnancy
  • help you to avoid pregnancy-related aches and pains by keeping you moving in a functional way
  • help prepare your body for labour, birth and the all-important ‘fourth trimester’ after delivery
  • be sociable, fun and friendly.

You don’t need to be a super fit gym bunny to enjoy this class. It’s for you whether you’re a regular exerciser or a gym avoider.

We do the best exercises for the second trimester and keep them going into the third trimester – with modifications and progressions to make them suitable for everyone. So it doesn’t matter how fit you were before you got pregnant or how far into your pregnancy you are – you’ll still be doing a great workout.

We have a pregnancy core workout too – no planks, crunches or curl-ups! Instead we learn to safely and functionally use the course muscles at a time when they’re also being stretched and weakened as you grow.

The goal is to keep you moving well, right up until baby arrives (and after!) – who doesn’t want that? So whether you’ve exercised regularly or been more of a couch potato, this class will help you through all your pregnancy.

“I am a qualified and experiences pregnancy fitness coach and fitness for pregnant women is my passion. I exercised through both my pregnancies and the only resource I had was a “Fit for 2” book – on the cover was a headband-wearing pregnant fitness trainer with a leotard-covered bump! I felt nervous and worried about exercising when I was pregnant – nobody would advise me on what was best for me or my baby. This is the class I would have loved when I was pregnant!”

** PLUS ** online resources exclusively for class participants

SUNDAYS 9.20AM and TUESDAYS 8.00PM
at #BOBSGARAGE, 27 Stewartfield, Edinburgh EH6 5RQ
£11 per individual class
£50 for a 5 class pass
£100 for a 10 class pass

To buy your class pass packages, click here to open a new tab.

Scroll down to book the class you want.

If there is no availability for the class you want:

  • If the class is less than 12 hours away, bookings have closed but there may still be space. Contact me to check for spaces.
  • if the class is more than 12 hours away, it is fully booked – in which case you can add your name and number to the waiting list and I’ll text you if a space becomes available. There are often last minute cancellations.

A note about cancellations: up until 24 hours before the class, you can reschedule your booking using your booking confirmation email, or contact me to arrange a refund. After the 24 hour deadline, if you contact me and tell me you’re unable to make the class, I will do my best to find someone to take your spot from the waiting list. If I can do that, you’ll have your payment refunded.

What you will find in a PREGNANCY POWER-UP class:

Safe, supportive instruction from a qualified, passionate coach in a small group environment
A thorough pre-class screening process to make sure the class is suitable for you and your pregnancy
Encouragement to give your best
A great pregnancy core workout as well as cardio and strength
Education on how to exercise during pregnancy as well as what exercises to avoid during pregnancy
Guidance to work at the right level for YOUR pregnancy stage and YOUR fitness level
The chance to exercise with other pregnant women

What you WON’T find:
Sitting on an inflatable ball
Chanting or ohming
Constantly checking your heart rate

PURE PREGNANCY MOVEMENT

My goal is to keep you moving as well as possible throughout your pregnancy, and you don’t even have to leave home to do it.

Your body changes as your pregnancy progresses.

  • Bump and boobs grow and change the way you stand, sit, move.
  • Your centre of gravity changes on a daily basis, and balance can be more difficult.
  • Sleeping positions become harder to find.
  • Tight spots can appear in parts of your body you’d never noticed before.
  • Carrying extra weight puts pressure on your hips and knees.

To move well, you don’t only need to be strong, you need to be comfortable and at ease.

  • We use easy movements (releases) and self-massage techniques to relax tight muscles.
  • We use light weights and bodyweight movements to gently increase your strength.
  • We use simple enjoyable cardio moves to boost your endorphins for a post-class buzz.

That way you can move well throughout second and third trimester, and in your first months as a new mum.

Do you want to:

keep moving easily throughout your pregnancy?
feel more confident in your changing body?
learn moves that help you avoid common pregnancy aches and pains?

This class is for women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, and will:

  • Help you to avoid pregnancy-related aches and pains by keeping you moving in a functional way
  • Feel more at ease with your body and movement as you get further into your pregnancy
  • Teach you techniques to release tight muscles
  • Help you strengthen the muscles that often don’t function so well in pregnancy, including pelvic floor and core muscles
  • Feel invigorated with short bursts of endorphin-boosting movement that you enlivened, not exhausted.

Whether you’ve been a regular exerciser or an exercise avoider, you will feel better after this class.

Is this class safe for me?

Before your first class I’ll ask you to complete a pre-class screening questionnaire to ensure that the class it right for you. We’ll have a one to one chat before the class and I’ll advise you on any special areas of concern you have, and make sure you’re all set up to get the most out of the class.

Do I need any kit?

You’ll need

  • a resistance band – old tights or leggings are good substitutes
  • two small hand weights – wine bottles or milk cartons are good substitutes
  • a stick – like a broom handle, mop or vaccuum attachment
  • a chair
TUESDAYS 7.00PM on Zoom
£9 per individual class
£40 for a 5 class pass
£80 for a 10 class pass
The class recording is available to download for 48 hours after the class.

To buy your class pass packages, click here to open a new tab. (booking link available shortly)

Scroll down to book the class you want.

If there is no availability for the class you want:

If the class is less than 12 hours away, bookings have closed but there may still be space. Contact me to check for spaces.
If the class is more than 12 hours away, it is fully booked – in which case contact me to add your name and number to the waiting list.

A note about cancellations: up until 24 hours before the class, you can reschedule your booking using your booking confirmation email, or contact me to arrange a refund. After the 24 hour deadline, if you contact me and tell me you’re unable to make the class, I will do my best to find someone to take your spot from the waiting list. If I can do that, you’ll have your payment refunded.

Contact Details
07748 183171
elspethalexandra@hotmail.com
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