Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy

Physical activity in all stages of life maintains and improves cardio-respiratory fitness, reduces the risk of obesity and associated commodities, and results in greater longevity. Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women, although some modification to exercise routines may be necessary because of normal anatomic and physiologic changes and fetal requirements. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises before, during, and after pregnancy. Regular physical activity during pregnancy improves or maintains physical fitness, helps with weight management, reduces the risk of gestational diabetes, and enhances physiological well-being.

Recommendations before attending a class or participating in gym based activities during

  • Please consult your Midwife/ Doctor before attending a class or participating in gym based activities – To ensure that the type of class or gym based activity that you intend participating in is within your best interests.
  • Turn up at your chosen class in advance for a discreet chat with your Instructor to discuss your medical condition, or arrange a consultation with one of our gym instructors regarding your gym based activity.
  • Alternatively Contact Melissa.burns@celticleisure.org / 01639 640066 (Class coordinator) for advice on which classes or gym based activities would suit you.