About Group Exercise Classes
Willow offer group exercise classes which are a fun, effective, and specific for women including during pregnancy, after delivery, during Motherhood and transitioning into peri-menopause!
Classes are all streamed live via Zoom AND the class recording is available for playback for the whole week after the live class.
Exercise that is tailored specifically for different stages in a woman's life is vital - from pre-conception, to pregnancy, the postnatal period, Motherhood to peri to post-menopause. Creating a functional and dynamically strong body, and good breathing and posture habits are essential elements to optimal, long term core and good pelvic health. If you're currently pregnant, check out my FAQs for details on if my classes are safe for you.
Choosing to exercise with a trainer who has fully qualified and is experienced in working with women including pre and postnatal exercise and women's health is the only safe and effective option. Check out my FAQs for "What to look for in a women's health fitness trainer"? All exercises have various adaptations and strategies that take into consideration the physical, physiological and hormonal changes which occur during each pregnancy trimester, stage after birth, during Motherhood and beyond.
When you join Willow, you don't just get an exercise class! It is essential that your are adequately screened to ensure the exercises that you are prescribed are going to be safe and effective for you. Each class, every week is planned and adapted to suit the individual needs of the participants taking part. The screening process will also highlight any need to refer you to a women's health specialist before you participate in exercise. You can also have a more detailed 121 session (or Postnatal Health Check if you're recently postnatal) at any point, ideally before your first class - this will enable me to offer you even more individualised alternatives/adaptations throughout group classes.
Every Willow class includes:
An in-depth pregnancy/postnatal/pelvic floor health screening;
Access to Willow closed Facebook group for life;
Lo-Core Motion is a challenging floor based, low impact movement class designed to improve overall and core strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination. The exercises and flows involve incredibly functional and child-like movements which are very much transferable to our roles as Mum! This class is not suitable if you are currently suffering with back/pelvic pain or pelvic floor dysfunction - I'd recommend starting with Core & Floor in this instance to begin your journey in building your foundations.
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Monday's 9.30am on Zoom.
Move & More
Join these FREE twice weekly themed movement sessions specifically for women.
MAY themes include:
If you are pregnant, please get in touch for advice on the suitability of these sessions for you.
Please join the group for further descriptions of these sessions!
Live on Monday's 1.00-1.20pm in the Willow Women's Wellness Facebook Group
A women's specific functional core and pelvic floor conscious class to build a dynamically strong body using kettlebells, hand weights and bodyweight, focusing on form and control. Suitable for ALL women including during an active pregnancy but not recommended during the first 3 months after delivery (a more suitable option right now to rebuild your foundations would be Re-Fit Flow and/or Core & Floor).
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Monday's 7.30pm on Zoom.
A pelvic floor conscious conditioning class inspired by the flow and dynamic control elements of Barre and standing-Pilates. If you are a Mum, this class is a great way to re-connect with your strength and stamina after having a baby (no matter how long ago that was!) and it is also a suitable option to maintain functional strength during pregnancy. Re-Fit Flow is also a great class option if you are returning from a sporting injury or if you wish to improve pelvic floor function, joint alignment, mobility and control in order to prevent injury, aches, pain and dysfunction.
The class focuses on slow control conditioning movements to create long and lean, balanced muscles using bodyweight, a resistance mini-band and pelvic floor conscious techniques.
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Tuesday's 9.30am on Zoom.
This class is a functional HIIT fusion of cardio and pilates inspired core and pelvic floor conscious intervals, conditioning, stretch and relaxation. It is suitable during an active pregnancy and for ALL women who like to build up a sweat, improve their fitness and stamina, boost their fat loss potential and movement capability in a pelvic floor conscious way. This class is not suitable during early postnatal period - better options during this time to rebuild your foundations would be Core & Floor and also Re-Fit Flow.
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Wednesday's 7.30pm on Zoom.
Core & Floor
A specialist Pilates mat-based class for a healthier and stronger core and pelvic floor focusing on rebalancing and rebuilding the core muscles, mobility, and flexibility. Perfect for ALL women who want to feel stronger from the inside, and especially perfect during early postnatal period or anyone suffering from occasional or persistent back/pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction or Diastasis Recti.
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Friday's 9.30am on Zoom.
Stretch & Rest
Mobilising movement and releases to relieve tension and stress for pelvic, body and mental health. This class is great for rebalancing the 'fight/flight' and 'rest/digest' nervous systems to positively impact on mental alertness and concentration, sleep, immunity, digestion and reduce pain, stress, tension and worry.
A new recording specifically designed for the class attendees is available each week or you can join me and attend LIVE on Sunday's 8.30pm on Zoom.
Menstrual Cycle Package
My Menstrual Cycle Package tunes into your cycle with appropriate exercise. I recommend what class to do during each of your 4 phases through the month. As with any class, you can attend your recommended class each week live and receive the recording if you can't make the live class time.
If you have irregular periods and/or experience significant PMS symptoms, I would firstly recommend you follow my Fix Your PMS 5-week programme.
Live class take place throughout the week (as per above) but recordings are also available if you can't make the live times.