Made for Mams has been developed by Sport RCT and Leisure for Life to support women who wish to stay active during pregnancy and after giving birth.
There are a range of pre and post natal exercise sessions delivered by fully trained exercise professionals running across leisure centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Sobell Leisure Centre (click here for the flyer)
11.15am - 12.00pm: Aqua Natal Yoga (Suitable for pregnant women and new mothers. Aqua Yoga allows stretching without straining and overexercising, toning without impact and easy access to deep relaxation. Water provides a soothing yet stimulating environment to prepare for birth, particularly water birth. New mothers will benefit from gentle exercises that will help with the recovery of the pelvic floor.)
1.00pm - 1.45pm: Post Natal Fitness (Group based exercise session. Exercises based on activities that will benefit mothers in day-to-day life. Mothers are encouraged to bring baby along as they can be included in the session. A great way of stepping back into fitness and spending quality time with your baby.)
Hawthorn Swimming Pool (click here for the flyer)
5.30pm - 6.15pm: Aquanatal Yoga for pregnancy run by community midwives (from 24 weeks).
Rhondda Sport Centre (click here for the flyer)
6.00pm - 6.45pm: Aquanatal Yoga for pregnancy run by community midwives (from 24 weeks).
Outdoor classes will restart in Spring/Summer.
Cost: £3.80 per session or free for Leisure for Life members
Book via the Leisure for Life app or call the Leisure centres on the contact numbers below:
- Rhondda Fach Leisure Centre - 01443 570012
- Sobell Leisure Centre - 01685 870111
- Hawthorn Leisure Centre - 01443 842873
- Llys Cadwyn Leisure Centre - 01443 56221
- Rhondda Sports Centre - 01443 570011
Bookings can be made 8 days in advance.
The benefits of staying active during and after pregnancy
There are so many benefits to exercising during pregnancy. Gentle activity can help with some of the side effects you may be experiencing such as pelvic pain, back ache, cramps and swollen feet. It can even help you sleep better. For support, download our handout.
Getting active after birth can lead to faster postnatal recovery and give you the opportunity to socialise and meet other new mothers. For support, download our handout.
Pushchair-friendly Walking routes
We have filmed the following pushchair-friendly walking routes, in order to promote routes that are perfect for new mums.