FITTRIBE UK

PRE & POST NATAL

As a mother of 2 beautifully bonkers boys I am very familiar with the uncertainty and fear that can prevent women from remaining active during and after pregnancy and birth.

I have worked in fitness for a long time but when I became pregnant for the first time I suddenly felt very nervous about training and potentially overdoing it and harming myself or my pregnancy. I attended various exercise classes hoping to get expert advice but was saddened to find that this was not easily available and in fact I was in some instances being asked to perform unsuitable exercises.  That’s when I decided I needed to know more about the do’s and don’ts during pregnancy and afterwards.  

My Pre & Post Natal exercise options are designed to provide a safe space for women to maintain and improve their current fitness levels in a kind and respectful environment of other like minded women. I hope that they will empower women to feel confident and capable and provide an added opportunity to make mum friends and build their community of support.  

My Pre & Post Natal circuit classes include a variety of functional movements and focus on alignment to improve strength, stability, mobility and overall fitness. My specialist Pre and Post Natal experience allows me to modify any exercise to make it level and stage appropriate and to protect you from strain or injury. I can provide suitable alternatives to accommodate a variety of pre or post natal concerns such as pelvic pain, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), prolapse and incontinence or other pelvic floor concerns. 

Regular exercise can help mothers to adapt to the physical changes in their body during pregnancy and to build strength and endurance promoting a more comfortable labour, speedier delivery and post birth recovery.

There are multiple benefits associated with remaining active and performing regular stage appropriate exercise during pregnancy. There is evidence to suggest that active women are less likely to experience complications in pregnancy and labour.

Benefits may include:

  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce tiredness and improve sleep
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve mode and wellbeing
  • Increase strength and stamina
  • Reduce back and pelvic pain
  • Reduce risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Relieve constipation

  • Promote an easier, shorter labour and delivery

  • Promote a speedier recovery post delivery

Safety notice – If you are not sure you should seek professional help.

If it does not feel good, don’t do it!

Testimonials

Why Others Love FITTRIBE

Debbie Douglas

Louise helped me to get back into shape and regain my fitness after having my baby. I did classes and one to one sessions with her and I’ve never felt better. I would definitely recommend Louise’s classes and personal training sessions.

Victoria Moulds

Louise helped me train for Total Warrior, putting on extra outdoor boot camps with loads of different kit to help me get ready for the event. She created fun and challenging workouts that really helped me get fit and strong and warrior ready. I’d highly recommend Louise as a trainer!

Michelle B

I’ve been doing 1:1 sessions with Lou for a while so it made sense to carry on with these sessions during lockdown, albeit now online. And I’ve got to say, the sessions are absolutely brilliant! Lou pushes me to reach my potential and is still able to correct my posture and positioning for each exercise so I feel like I’m getting the most out of each session. I don’t have much equipment at home so Lou tailors the sessions to suit, with most exercises using bodyweight only. Lou is super friendly, knows her industry incredibly well and is a total professional! I would highly recommend 😊😊 Thanks so much Lou

Kate Thomas

Louise is an excellent trainer. She is passionate about correct form and focusing on your personal goals. She is very motivating both in class and one to one sessions, making sessions challenging and enjoyable.

Kirsty Wright

Louise’s classes are excellent, just the right mix of variation, challenge and fun. She’s keen on technique which is so important and makes sure you’re exercising effectively. Current zoom classes are easy to slot into the day. Highly recommended 👍

Gillian Fox

Whilst trying to stay motivated during lockdown I’ve found Louise’s online workouts incredibly useful – express arms and recovery stretches for hamstrings and calves (hamstrings & calves are great for injury prevention if you’re a runner). Louise explains things very clearly so you feel you’re getting the most out of each session. Thank you Louise!

Samantha Parker

I brought my baby to class and she wanted to join in- she is 22 though! I can’t say I enjoyed every minute of the PT I did with Louise, 1-2-1 and with Gina but boy did we use every one of those 60 minutes! Louise is incredibly professional and knowledgable and would not let me get away with anything but perfect technique. Even after 6 sessions I feel stronger. I’ve even been inspired to do a mini session after my run today! Thanks Fittribe!

Antony Lambert

I had some PT sessions with Lou to kickstart my own fitness and never looked back. Lou took time to understand exactly what I was looking for and tailored our sessions accordingly. I can thoroughly recommend Lou’s personal training sessions and group sessions. Thank you!

PRE & POST NATAL FITNESS

There are multiple benefits associated with remaining active during pregnancy.