Pre & Post Natal

Ellie Brown and her team of specialist Pre & Post natal instructors have been teaching Buggy Fit classes (Buggy Runners) , Pre and Post natal Pilates, yoga and personal training for over ten years. Greenwich Fitness and Pilates is now one of the leading specialist in pre and postnatal fitness is South East London and we have partnered up with many pre & post natal specialists throughout the area; midwives, physiotherapists, Osteopaths, massage therapists, acupuncturists, so all your pregnancy and post natal needs are can be well cared for.

Ellie Brown is also a contributor to the Gina Ford Contented Baby website.

Buggy Runners, now in their 10th year, are held in Greenwich Park every week; Tuesday and Friday and you do not need to be fit or a runner to join these sessions. The first class is free, so come and meet us and try a session. All your questions can be answered here.

The Pilates and Yoga classes held at the Greenwich Pilates Studio or at St. Mark’s Community Centre are small and intimate and give you time to discover your changing body during pregnancy and rediscover your body after pregnancy.

Please call if you wish to discuss your individual needs 07958 225598.


PREGNANCY CLASSES

We would like to give all those joining us for the first time a welcome pack which will give you a guide to fitness during your pregnancy as well as helping to answer some of your questions in regards to exercise post baby. We are proud to be associated with Vitabiotics and each welcome pack contain a complimentary gift.

 

EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

You must check with your GP before beginning to, or continuing with, exercise while pregnant. We advise you to wait 12/14 weeks into your pregnancy before starting exercise. There are some conditions that make it inadvisable to exercise; three or more miscarriages, maternal heart disease, diabetes, hypotension, placenta previa. Your GP will give you advice on whether you should exercise or not.

POSTNATAL CLASSES

 

EXERCISING AFTER THE BIRTH

Firstly, remember that everyone is different and that these are only guidelines. It is advisable to wait until after you have been given the go-ahead in your post-natal check. These checks are at approximately six weeks for a natural birth and eight/nine weeks for a caesarean. Don’t be too hard on yourself, you’ve just had a baby and your body needs time to recover.