Bump, Birth, Baby and Beyond at Live Active Leisure

Rhona Maxwell

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As the area’s only sports and fitness Trust, Live Active Leisure take their role very seriously! They’re entrusted with providing services that will enhance the wellbeing of the local community at all stages of their lives, so it comes as no surprise to discover that one their key focus areas are ‘Bump, Birth, Baby and Beyond’.  If you or someone you know are expecting a baby; or if you're a new parent, then read on!

A little exercise can help pregnant women feel more energised and this is particularly true for women who are used to keeping fit.  In addition to improved muscle tone and strength, regular exercise will also help you sleep better, keep mentally well and reduce the anxiety and stress that is a natural part of having a baby.

Although full-on aerobic exercise isn’t suitable for month 9, mums-to-be can enjoy the majority of classes throughout their pregnancy.  The suitability of each activity will depend on individual circumstances and Live Active recommend that you speak to your usual instructor who will offer various options to help you keep going as long as possible.

TRY: Aqua-natal classes have been designed especially for pregnant women and are a great way to keep fit and to meet other mums-to-be. 


Getting back into exercise may be the last thing on your mind, and Live Active understand that you want to spend as much time with your baby as possible. That’s why they developed exercise classes that include both you and baby, allowing you to exercise and socialise with other new mums.

  • Mum & BabyCircuits - An excellent class to ease you back to exercise featuring a range of circuit-based exercises. Parents bring along their child in a buggy or car seat.
  • Buggy Active - A sociable outdoor circuit class incorporating a variety of aerobic and strength exercises - all while pushing your pram.
  • Parent & Baby Swim Lessons – great way to introduce your baby to the water.

If you are new to exercise it is recommended that you speak to your doctor, health visitor or midwife before undertaking any new exercise. Email wellbeing@liveactive.co.uk for more information.

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