Bump and beyond:
Health and fitness for mums
At the Wellness Centre Wollongong, we care for women at every stage of life, and understand that mums and mums-to-be are vital to society, and sometimes struggle to get a little “me” time.
We have classes and services to help you meet your health and fitness goals at this special time of your life.
|Pre-Natal Yoga||Pregnancy Massage|
|Mums Barre||Mums Yoga|
Mums’ Barre & Mums' Yoga
Our Mums’ Barre & Mums Yoga classes are suitable for pregnant mums in their second and third trimesters, and then from six weeks after giving birth.
In Mums Barre you will enjoy a full-body, ballet and pilates workout at the ballet barre, to tone and lengthen the body and promote weight loss without building muscle bulk. No dance or pilates experience is necessary, and the class is tailored to the fitness level of participants. More information on Mums Barre classes and options HERE
Mums' Yoga The morning sickness, achy lower back, and fatigue of pregnancy may have passed. But for new mums, a whole new set of physical conditions often accompanies the bliss of loving your new baby. Yoga can help address the most common concerns such as weakened abs and pelvic floor, achy shoulders and neck and can help keep you moving freely and strongly. These classes are also suitable for pregnancy. More information on Mums Yoga classes and options HERE
Both of these Mums' classes are suitable for all fitness levels, as our instructors, Jen & Elizabeth provide alternatives and options to suit women with bumps, babies, and beyond.
Children of all ages are welcome in the class. Mums can wear their babies in a carrier, or have them close by on the floor or bring a rocker. Toys, snacks and electronic devices can be brought to entertain older children.
*Children and babies of all ages are welcome to attend this class. Whilst we endeavour to provide a safe environment for your children, the Wellness Centre takes no responsibility for any injury that may occur while visiting, or as a result of visiting the Wellness Centre.…
**While our classes are tailored to the needs of the individual, please seek the advice of a health professional before undertaking a new exercise program. Pre and post natal women should also seek the advice of their doctor or midwife before beginning exercise. A brief free consultation with Elizabeth is required for all new pregnant students.
If you prefer 30 & 60 day great value Intro passes are available for general classes for those new to the Wellness Centre Studios (these passes do not include dedicated prenatal, the mums barre/yoga classes or Beginners Courses) see HERE for more details
Our prenatal yoga classes are designed to prepare women for childbirth and motherhood.
The classes are designed to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally towards natural birth. You will gain confidence, learn how to tap into your natural abilities and bond with your unborn baby.
As well as being led in traditional yoga poses, participants learn breathing, relaxation, visualisation and vocalisation techniques to help prepare for the magnificent journey of birth and motherhood.
Our instructor, Elizabeth, is a mother herself, a highly trained yoga and pilates instructor and certified in prenatal exercise.
**While our classes are tailored to the needs of the individual, please seek the advice of a health professional before undertaking a new exercise program. Pre and post natal women should also seek the advice of their doctor or midwife before beginning exercise.
A brief free consultation with Elizabeth is required for all new pregnant students. More information on pregnancy classes and options HERE
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are safe and effective methods to promote health and aid in treating many pregnancy related issues. Regular treatments have been shown to be effective in:
- Preparing to conceive: e.g. fertility (male & female),IVF support, weight loss, PCOS ....
- Maintaining a Healthy pregnancy: e.g. digestion, nausea & vomiting, sinusitis, fatigue, stress/anxiety/depression etc
- Preparing for labour: consider acupuncture to help in fewer inductions & emergency caesarians and shorter labour
Your experienced female massage therapist will use safe, gentle techniques aimed at relaxing and unwinding tightness and tension in those muscles with comforting background music.
Our massage therapists will provide a great prenatal massage throughout all stages of pregnancy *. Before your massage the therapist will discuss with you your needs and any current issues. Cushioning will help ensure you and your baby are comfortable and protected. Therapists who focus just on you and your baby. 1 hour pregnancy massage sessions are recommended. Book your pregnancy massage ONLINE NOW
* You will need to fill out a "Pregnancy Massage Client Intake Form" prior to your massage advising the practitioner of any pregnancy related issues and make sure there are no contra-indications present. Please contact the Wellness Centre on 02 42263777 to arrange this before your first massage session.
** Class booking conditions apply