Pre and Post Natal Exercise


SWEAT personal trainers Lily, Katy and Lissie are all fully qualified in pre and post natal exercise and are available for 1-1 bookings for mums-to-be and new mums! In addition to personal training, Lexie offers pregnancy massage and both Lexie and Amanda will soon be available for private pre and post natal Pilates. 

Pre and Post Natal Team

As well as Personal Training, our Pre and Post Natal Services include:

  • Brand new Bump+Barre classes for mums-to-be start in April. Monday and Thursday's at 5:30pm
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • 1-1 and small group Pre + Post Natal Pilates

Pregnancy Massage


For mums to be, a prenatal routine can be daunting, and pregnancy massage often not thought of. But pregnancy massage can help ease back pain, swollen legs and fatigue. The benefits include:

  • A reduction in discomfort through muscle spasm, cramp, tension and back ache.
  • Stimulate soft tissue to reduce swelling, often seen as swollen ankles in pregnancy and disperse fluid retention.
  • Boost energy levels and relieve fatigue
  • Promote relaxation and reduce stress
  • Ease digestive problems
  • Improve circulation and enhance blood flow to the womb
  • Encourage a healthy and strong internal environment for the baby to grow in
  • Promote homeostasis or balance when bodily systems are working harmoniously
  • Sciatic pain
  • Pregnancy massage can also help improve quality of sleep and provide relief from headaches

Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs of the pregnant woman and their changing bodies.

Pre and Post Natal Pilates

Under expert guidance, you'll apply the five basic principles of STOTT Pilates to exercises specific to post-natal clients. Our team will help you perform safe and effective workouts through each trimester and can help you to build new pre-natal programmes as well as enhancing those already in progress.

Small Group Training

Are you and your friends interested in exercising in a small private group?
Our private studio can accommodate pre + post natal exercise sessions for private groups Monday-Friday from 6am with the last booking at 4:30pm - 5:30pm (subject to availability)

Personal Training

SWEAT personal trainers Lily, Katy and Lissie are all fully qualified in pre and post natal exercise and are available for 1-1 bookings for mums-to-be and new mums!


Exercising through Pregnancy....Did you know:

  • Women that exercise throughout their pregnancy, are more likely to experience shorter and easier labours
  • Regular exercise throughout pregnancy will help you get back into shape quicker after childbirth
  • Exercising releases natural endorphins that decrease stress and anxiety and boost energy levels (which are depleted during pregnancy)
  • Even if you haven’t exercised before you fall pregnant, there is still time to start. Once you have been cleared to exercise by your Doctor you can start gentle exercise and maintain your fitness throughout your pregnancy. It is recommended that you do not start any new exercise if you are 29+ weeks pregnant.


How can I stay active during my pregnancy?

There are many ways to stay active during your pregnancy here at SWEAT Southsea. We have a large team of qualified professionals who specialise in Pre and Post Natal Exercise, so can work with you on a 1-1 basis and help keep you safe and fit throughout your pregnancy. There are also group classes you can attend throughout your pregnancy. At Sweat, we pride ourselves on catering for all kinds of needs, whether you are training 1-1 or attending group classes, so are always able to adapt classes to suit specific needs.

Please click to see our pregnancy guidelines

Diastasis Recti


During pregnancy, the tissues that hold your abdominals together expand and separate to make room for the baby. If they stretch too far this can result in Diastasis Recti. This is very common for women who have had children and is nothing to worry about. However it is important that it is diagnosed and treated to help bring the abdominal wall back together, strengthen the core and prevent further injury.

Our Pre and Post Natal qualified trainers will be able to help you discover whether you have a Diastasis Recti and teach you how you can fix it and what to avoid doing until you have.