Group Studio Classes


Willow offer group exercise classes which are a fun, effective, and safe way for women expecting a baby or for postnatal Mums and beyond! Group classes include Cardio Core, Core & Floor Pilates, Core & Floor HIITTough Mother, Pregnancy Pilates and Strong Mother

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 2 days after each class.


Exercise that is tailored specifically for different stages in a woman's life is vital in order to keep your growing baby safe when you are pregnant, care for your lower back, core and pelvic floor for the long-term, and create good breathing and posture habits, which are essential elements to a functional 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 screening session at any point, ideally before your first class - this will enable me to offer you even more individualised alternatives/adaptations throughout group classes.
You can join a class at any time, however for postnatal Mums, you need to wait until you've had your postnatal check with your GP.
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 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

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

Core & Floor HIIT

A faster paced, more challenging Pilates class for those free of back/pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and/or Diastasis Recti but still focusing on optimal core and pelvic floor health techniques. Not suitable during pregnancy or first 3 months postnatal.

Monday's 9.30am

Strong Mother

A women's specific functional strength and body conditioning class with kettlebells and hand weights using research based lifting techniques for a healthy core and pelvic floor. Suitable for all women including during an active pregnancy but not recommended during the first 3 months after delivery.

Tuesday's 7.30pm

Tough Mother

A core and pelvic floor friendly fusion of low impact interval training, body conditioning, Pilates, stretch and relaxation. Suitable during an active pregnancy and for ALL women who like to build up a sweat, and improve their fitness and stamina in a pelvic floor conscious way. This class is not suitable during early postnatal period - better options during this time would be Core & Floor and also Cardio Core.

Wednesday's 7.30pm

Cardio Core

A core and pelvic floor conscious cardio conditioning class to correct posture, strengthen the core, pelvic floor and glutes and improve fitness and stamina. Suitable for all women who like to feel they've had a workout whilst being meticulous on technique. 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 avoid injury and dysfunction.

Thursday's 9.30am

Pregnancy Pilates

A class exclusively for pregnant women specifically to prepare for birth, labour as well as the early postnatal period. 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

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