Pre+Post Natal

 
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Personal Training

We have fully qualified, specialist pre and post natal trainers and a private and comfortable gym free from the usual gym crowds.

Monday - Friday, 11am - 12pm, and again at 2pm - 3pm we offer Bring your Baby PT sessions which means no need for childcare. And if you have any mum friends you'd like to buddy-up with, we also offer small group training sessions at these times.

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Mummy+Me Classes

Focus on recovery, connecting your core and pelvic floor with breathing.

Build strength for mum life and exercise safely in a supportive and encouraging small group environment.

Tuesday's 1pm and Wednesday's 10:30am

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Pregnancy Massage

Reduce discomfort and boost energy levels with pregnancy massage.

The potential benefits of pregnancy massage are almost endless. It can help to: reduce swelling and stress, relieve fatigue and headaches, improve circulation and enhance blood flow to the womb, encourage a healthy and strong internal environment for your baby to grow in, ease sciatic pain and improve the quality of your sleep.

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Laura

Personal Trainer Laura is mum to a 4 year old boy and realised that there isn't that much information or guidance out there for mums who want to maintain fitness and strength throughout pregnancy.

Laura was determined to gain more knowledge and completed a pioneering course by leading strength and conditioning coach Brianna Battles, in conjunction with women's health physiotherapist Julie Weibe.
Laura is now a Pregnancy and Postpartum athleticism coach and can help women to strength train through all chapters of their life. At SWEAT, Laura can use her expertise in functional fitness to help mums-to-be and new mums in their individual journeys.

Laura runs our Mummy+Me classes.

Post Natal Training

Post birth, we will help you to:

  • Focus on recovery - (slow is fast)

  • Connect your core and pelvic floor with breathing

  • Understand the foundations of A-alignment, B-breathing, C-core

  • Build the necessary strength for life as a mum - carrying your baby, lifting the car seat etc.

  • Learn safe and effective movements

  • Manage symptoms

  • Recover from the inside out

 

You will find a supportive and encouraging environment. Our gym is dedicated to 1-1 and bespoke services, meaning no gym crowds.

  • We can help you to discover 'you' time if you have childcare.

  • No childcare? Monday-Friday, from 11:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm, we can accommodate personal training with your baby/infant accompanying you! We have soft play mats, a changing unit in one of our private bathrooms and plenty of space for your buggy.

 

Exercising through Pregnancy

  • Women who exercise through pregnancy are more likely to experience shorter and easier labours.

  • Regular exercise throughout pregnancy can help you to 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 levels throughout your pregnancy.

Here at SWEAT Southsea, we believe in giving better advice than just "do what you've always done" and "listen to your body"

We will help you to:

  • Maintain strength levels

  • Learn breathing techniques to keep your pelvic floor and core connection (which will help with post-birth recovery)

  • Put first the health of you and your baby

  • Manage symptoms and help reduce symptoms

  • Maintain good mobility

  • Prepare for life as a new mum

 

Diastasis Recti?

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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. We are 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.