Group Classes

ABOUT GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Willow offer group exercise classes which are a fun, effective, and specific for women!

Classes run in person from the studio (unless otherwise specified), they are all streamed live via Zoom AND the class recording is available for playback for 3 evenings 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.

 

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. 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; 

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.

Friday's 9.30am and/or recording available for playback until midnight Sunday.

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.

Sunday's 8.30pm and/or recording available for playback until midnight Wednesday.

Lo-Core Motion

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.

Monday's 9.30am and/or recording available for playback until midnight Wednesday.

Lift

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 Cardio Core and/or Core & Floor).

Tuesday's 7.30pm and/or recording available for playback until midnight Friday.

HIIT The Four

HIIT The Four include 4 distinct sections: 1) Mobility, 2) Pelvic floor conscious cardio HIIT, 3) Core and stretch, and 4) Relaxation. Suitable during an active pregnancy and for ALL women who like to build up a sweat, improve their fitness and stamina and boost their fat loss potential 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 Cardio Core.

Wednesday's 7.30pm and/or recording available for playback until midnight Saturday.

Cardio Core

A non-impact core and pelvic floor conscious cardio conditioning class to correct posture, strengthen the core, pelvic floor and glutes, improve fitness and stamina and improve running technique (if you happen to be a runner). Suitable for all women who like to feel they've had a workout whilst being meticulous on technique. This class is great during an active pregnancy and after having a baby. This is also very popular amongst Mums who run or take part in other sporting activities during the week as a supplementary workout to prevent/rehabilitate after injury and dysfunction.

Thursday's 9.30am and/or recording available for playback until midnight Saturday.

Pregnancy Core & Floor

A class exclusively for pregnant women specifically to prepare for birth, labour as well as the early postnatal period combining the best of Antenatal Yoga and Pilates. Strengthen the body for late pregnancy and the physical demands of labour, prepare the pelvic floor muscles for delivery, minimise perineal tearing during vaginal birth, movements, exercise and stretches to encourage optimal positioning during birth, prevent, manage and treat common pregnancy issues such as back pain, tailbone pain, pelvic girdle pain/SPD, and urinary leaking, and prepare for early postnatal healing.

Thursday's 6.30am and/or recording available for playback until midnight Sunday.

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