Staying active during pregnancy is important for both your physical and mental health. London has a wealth of prenatal and postnatal workout classes to guide you through pregnancy fitness safely. These exercise classes will help you to build and maintain your strength, reduce aches and pains and connect you with other mums-to-be and new mums. With all pregnancy-related exercises, it’s essential to check in with your healthcare professional to ensure the activity is suitable for your body and the stage of your pregnancy.

Spinning classes with Echelon

WHERE: online, at home

Sign up for live and on-demand exercise classes with Echelon. Make the initial investment on the bike and you’ll receive access to online classes for a year. Designed to get your blood pumping, echelon offer off and on-bike pre-natal exercises with the spinning always a low intensity to ensure your safety. Once you have the sign off from your doctor, hop back on the bike to kickstart your postpartum fitness regime, strengthen your core and rebuild your strength. Please note, indoor cycling is recommended only if you have maintained an active lifestyle leading up to and including your pregnancy. Discover My Baba editor Ellie’s review of the Echelon Sport S Smart Connect Bike.

Find out more on echelonfit.uk

Aerobic exercise with Maternally Fit

WHERE: various locations across London, online

Maternally Fit welcome beginners and more experienced exercisers to their online and offline classes. The pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes focus on cardiovascular fitness and strength training. The professional team, consisting of an exercise physiologist and a pre and postnatal trained Pilates instructor, provide classes tailored to your individual needs. Maternally Fit also take detailed information about your pregnancy to ensure your safety at all times. Sign up for a free trial class online or at one of its various London locations.

Find out more on maternallyfit.co.uk

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Pregnancy yoga with yogabase

WHERE: Islington

The benefits of yoga during pregnancy are endless. With yogabase, you’ll learn how suitable postures for birth, how to relax your mind and body, and breathing techniques you’ll find invaluable when giving birth. The Islington-based yoga studio also offers postnatal yoga, an interactive yoga class where babies can take part in the class too. Postnatal yoga classes help you to get back into a healthy mind and body routine post birth, as well providing a supportive environment for new mums to meet. Yogabase offer drop-in classes and an option to pay for multiple in advance.

Find out more on yogabase.org.uk

Looking for something closer to home? We’ve created a rundown of the best pregnancy yoga classes across London.

Pregnancy Fit with Jelly Belly

WHERE: various locations across London

Pregnancy fitness can feel like a list of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ and Jelly Belly aim to simplify working out during pregnancy. Join Pregnancy Fit at any time during your pregnancy to stay active and help to prepare yourself for birth. The exercises are geared towards maintaining pelvic floor function, easing back pain, building strength and promoting relaxation. Jelly Belly also offer a postnatal restore package, postnatal fitness, NCT group classes, private classes and running for when you’re really back on your feet.

Find out more on jellybellypt.com

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Yoga and Pilates with Tri Yoga

WHERE: various locations across London, online

Triyoga offer a huge range of yoga classes, varying in styles and abilities. The schedule includes something for the whole family: expectant mums, babies, kids, teens and parents. Pregnancy yoga helps women prepare emotionally, physically and mentally for birth, while baby yoga gives you the opportunity to connect with your little one in a loving way. Yoga for toddlers and kids provides your child with a space in which they can explore and get moving.

Find out more on triyoga.co.uk

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Pregnancy health and fitness with Hub Health

WHERE: Clapham

Improve five key areas of your health during pregnancy with Hub Health: physical, nutrition, fitness, sleep and stress levels. Its programme looks to guide you throughout your pregnancy from helping to conceive, maintaining health and fitness during pregnancy, preparing for birth, and supporting your journey back to strength post-pregnancy. Choose between one-to-one sessions or small groups to give you the chance to meet other mums.

Find out more on hub-health.com

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BarrePrenatal with Barrecore

WHERE: various locations across London, online

Barrecore is a fitness class that combines elements of ballet, yoga and Pilates. It’s considered a ‘high intensity but low impact way of working your body’, according to the website. This renowned fitness regime now offers BarrePrenatal, which adapts the much-loved Barrecore Method for pregnancy. It aims to reduce aches and help to prepare your body for birth. For postnatal exercise, it’s recommended you try out BarreForm, BarreSignature or book a private PT session.

Find out more on barrecore.com

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Prenatal Sweat, Sculpt and Party with MumHood

WHERE: various locations across London, online and on-demand

Hugely popular amongst new mums and mums-to-be, Frame offers a fantastic range of classes for pregnancy and beyond. Sign up to build prenatal strength, boost mood with an aerobic workout, and tune in with the ways your body is changing during pregnancy. Postnatal MumHood classes are a baby-friendly environment and help you to start your post-baby journey back to full fitness. Try postnatal Pilates, yoga and Core Rehab classes.

Find out more on moveyourframe.com

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