Aqua exercise for pregnancy offers the benefits of warm up, strength of lower body, strength of upper body, stretch, relaxation and deep breathing with buoyancy and water resistance. It is accessible to all irrespective of age, fitness, previous experience of yoga and swimming competence.
The added benefits from the sensation of weightlessness provided by the water and the use of the standard yoga poses aids in relaxation and provides useful techniques designed for pregnant women. Aqua Natal program can be practiced from 14 weeks until the birth of your baby.
Aqua exercise makes full use of the properties of water for fitness, wellbeing and therapeutic applications. Water is a great medium to exercise due to low impact and possibilities of creating various levels of resistance to suit individuals abilities and needs offers the potential for safely extending stretches in ways that are not possible for many people on land.
The Heartfelt childbirth program really helped me prepare and had a holistic approach that covered in balance all the right aspects which gave me learning and confidence to look forward to my baby's Birthday and be excited about it.
I’m a fully qualified swimming instructor, with qualification from the STA (Swimming Teachers Association) in baby and pre-school, aquacise and qualified Pool lifeguard with qualification from The Royal Life Saving Society.
- warm up
- strengthen lower body
- strengthen upper body