Group Studio Classes

Currently Online Only

ABOUT GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

Willow offer group exercise classes (currently online only) 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 HIIT, Tough Mother, and Strong Mother

 

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;
  • Diastasis Recti and core assessment (for postnatal Mums);
  • 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 10.30am

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 third trimester or first 6 months postnatal.

Monday's 9.30am

Strong Mother

A women's specific functional strength and body conditioning class with kettlebells using research based lifting techniques for a healthy core and pelvic floor. Suitable for all women including during an active pregnancy but not suitable during early postnatal period.

Tuesday's 8.00pm

Tough Mother

A core and pelvic floor friendly fusion of non/low impact interval training, body conditioning, Pilates, stretch and relaxation. Suitable for all women who like to build up a sweat and also during an active pregnancy, but not suitable during early postnatal period.

Wednesday's 8.00pm

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!

Thursday's 10.30am

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