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Aqua natal classes available with Active4Today

Aqua natal classes are now available at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre and Southwell Leisure Centre

They are aimed at ladies at all stages of pregnancy as well as those in the months following birth, allowing mums to do some light exercise, stay active and enjoy a little relaxation too!

The classes will take place in the main pools at each centre, allowing the depth of the water to reach elbow to shoulder height to achieve the resistance required to move freely in the water. 

The classes are led by trained and insured instructors, qualified in both water- based fitness and the supplementary aqua natal qualification. 

There is a crèche open for children aged 3 months to 4 years at Southwell Leisure Centre, so ladies can drop off their children whilst taking part in the class (charges apply).

The class at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre is an existing aqua aerobics class. Regular instructor Debra has undergone additional training needed to provide the aqua natal classes for both women who are pregnant and those that want to get back into shape following the birth of their baby. 

Alexis Knock, Director of Communities at Active4Today said: “Gentle exercise is very important for the health and wellbeing of pregnant women and new mums. This new class will offer mums the chance to have a break and enjoy some exercise and relaxation. I wish these classes had been available when I was pregnant with my kids!”

Booking is essential and all participants are advised to speak to their midwife or GP before attending the class.  All participants will need to complete a pre-activity questionnaire which will be shared with the instructors, so it’s advisable to come a little early on your first week or call in to the centre beforehand to complete the form.

Classes will be 45 minutes long and take place from Wednesday 30 November at 3.10pm to 3.55pm at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre and from Friday 2 December at 11am to 11.45am at Southwell Leisure Centre.

Classes are included in the Activo and Studio memberships. Non-members pay £5.50 per class.