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PREGNANCY FITNESS IN SOUTH MANCHESTER

Everything I’ve read advocates for exercise during pregnancy. If you’re anything like me it will be the last thing you feel like during the first trimester, even thought it’s probably true that some gentle exercise will make you feel better. I mean the very idea of swimming when you feel like you’re about to throw up is ludicrous.

But, if you’re lucky, as you move in to the second trimester you will start to feel better and with that, much more energetic.

It’s not been easy to find information about the courses that are available in South Manchester, so I’ve put together a list compiled from my own research to point you in the right direction.

 

Pregnancy Pilates

 

Complete Pilates, Cavendish Primary School, Didsbury

What: Pregnancy Pilates

When: Monday 7.05 – 7.55 pm

How much: £6 per session, £5 if bought in blocks of 5 or 10

Useful info: These are drop in sessions so there’s no need to book. Further information can be found via the Complete Pilates website.

 

The Yoga Rooms, The Old Parsonage, Didsbury

What: Pregnancy Pilates.

When: Thursday 6.00 – 7.30

How much: £68/£44 concession for an 8 week course

Website: www.theyogarooms.co.uk

Useful info: There appears to be high demand for these courses and they have to be booked in advance. Email info@theyogarooms.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

 

Pilates Manchester, based in Sale

What: Pregnancy Pilates – Prenatal/Antenatal & Postnatal. From the website it seems that Pilates Manchester offers a bespoke pilates class tailored to your individual needs and run on a one-to-one basis. The class timetable includes a 60 minute ante / post natal class at 11.30 on Thursdays. If you’re interested in finding out more it seems like contacting Pilates Manchester directly will provide you with more useful information as it’s not clear from the website whether you can sign up to the class.

When: Thursdays 11:30

How much: Not clarified on the website. The advice is to email or call for further information.

Website: pilatesmanchester.com

 

The Yoga Rooms, Chorlton

What: Pregnancy Pilates.

When: Friday 6.00 – 7.30 pm

How much: £68/£44 concession for an 8 week course

Website: www.theyogarooms.co.uk

Useful info: There appears to be high demand for these courses and they have to be booked in advance. Email info@theyogarooms.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

 

Habitual Fitness, 559 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton 

What: Prenatal Fitness Pilates

When: Friday 6.00 – 7.00

How much: £6 per session

Website: habitualfitness.co.uk

 

Manchester Physio, 3-5 St John Street clinic

What: Pre natal pilates class.

When: For Pre Natal Pilates class times and to book onto a class call Manchester Physio on 0161 883 0077 or e-mail office@manchesterphysio.co.uk

How much: £60 for a block of 4 classes

Website: http://www.manchesterphysio.co.uk/treatments/pilates/class-information/pre-natal-pilates-class.php

 

Pregnancy Yoga

 

The Yoga Rooms, Chorlton

What: Yoga for pregnancy and active birth

When: Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30

How much: £68/£44 concession for an 8 week course

Website: www.theyogarooms.co.uk

Useful info: There appears to be high demand for these courses and they have to be booked in advance. Email info@theyogarooms.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

 

The Yoga Rooms, Greenfield Church, Urmston

What: Pregnancy Yoga

When: Monday 6.00 – 7.15

How much: £68/£44 concession for an 8 week course

Website: www.theyogarooms.co.uk

Useful info: There appears to be high demand for these courses and they have to be booked in advance. Email info@theyogarooms.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

 

Aquanatal

 

The UK aqua natal register includes a list of all aqua natal classes in the North West. 

Needless to say, I’ve not checked them all out, but the South Manchester classes that may be of interest are

 

Cheadle Hulme, Seashell Trust

When: Thursday 8.00

Contact: heather.potter@seashelltrust.org.uk, 0161 610 0121

 

Chorlton Leisure Centre, run by South Manchester Midwives

When: Tuesday 12.00

Contact: 0161 861 0790

 

Levenshulme Pool

When: Thursday 13.00

Contact: 0161 224 4370

Useful Info: Time and prices may vary when the new Arcadia Centre opens in Levenshulme on 20 February 2016.

 

Moss Side Leisure Centre

When: Friday 12.00

Contact: 0161 226 5017

 

Stockport, Avondale Pool, Edgeley

When: Tuesday 10.00

Contact: Debbie Garrod, 0161 477 4242

 

Stockport, Marple Baths

When: Wednesday 10.45 term time and 13.30 school holidays

Contact: Debbie Garrod, 0161 427 7070

 

Stockport, Reddish Vale Technology College

When: Thursday 7.00

How much: £30 for registration and up to 12 weeks classes.
£15 for up to 6 weeks after half term

Contact: Claire Hyde, greatermanchester@puddleducks.com, 0161 883 0222

 

Trafford Park, DW Fitness

When: Tuesday 7.00 / 7.30

How much: £30 for registration and up to 12 weeks classes.
£15 for up to 6 weeks after half term

Contact: Alifiya, greatermanchester@puddleducks.com, 0161 883 0222

 

Other

 

Sarah Parker Fitness

Where: Various locations close to Stockport

When: Classes run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Website: sarahparkerfitness.com

 

Fit back and bumps

Where: There are several instructors in Manchester. Full details can be found here

How much: approx £12 per session

Website: www.fitbackandbumps.co.uk