Pre- and postnatal exercise programmes launched by Our Parks

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Pre- and postnatal exercise programmes launched by Our Parks

Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 09:20

Pre- and postnatal exercise programmes launched by Our Parks

New and expectant mothers are being helped to get active thanks to new free programmes from Our Parks, designed specifically for them.

We've invested £311,000 of National Lottery money in Our Parks to develop, while working closely with London Sport, their Couch to Fitness programmes.

The latest two are focussed on pre- and postnatal exercise and designed by experts to meet the needs of women in these stages of life, when we know being active comes with additional challenges.

Both have also been reviewed and endorsed by the Active Pregnancy Foundation, who have developed a pre-exercise screening to ensure the programmes are suitable for the intended audiences.

And with 64% of pregnant women or new mums having experienced nervousness or anxiety related to physical activity, our director of marketing Kate Dale knows how helpful these programmes could be.

"Our relationship with our bodies and ourselves can change so much during pregnancy and early motherhood," she said.

"Getting and staying active can be really helpful, emotionally and physically, yet many women aren't sure what's recommended for them to do and are often even worried about doing more harm than good.

"We're thrilled to be working with Our Parks to create these new 6-week online programmes, developed by expert instructors, that allow women to take part at their own pace in the comfort of their own home and have been designed with their needs in mind."

Each free programme lasts six weeks, with three sessions a week each lasting around half an hour, is suitable for all levels and comes with the bonus of a strong and supportive Our Parks online community.

Taken from www.sportengland.org

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Tags: Maternity, Sportengland

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