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Exercise

Exercise can benefit you and your mental health as the body releases chemicals called endorphins that trigger positive feelings and these can help you feel better.

NHS Start4life: "Did you know that 150 minutes of walking each week has loads of benefits for pregnant mums?" Being active during pregnancy means you're likely to maintain a healthier weight and be able to cope better with physical demands of pregnancy and labour."

Physical activity in pregnancy is generally safe and has health benefits both you are your baby, however you should avoid high impact sports.

Typical exercised may include: walking, swimming, aquanatal classes, yoga and pregnancy pilates If you have a medical condition or would like further advice please see GP advice prior to taking up any exercise.

These types of exercise will:

Exercise helps prevent

It will also improve circulation and reduces common pregnancy complaints such as cramps and swollen feet.

Tommy's guide to staying active during pregnancy
Tommy's wellbeing plan
The Mental Health Foundation - Exercise

REMEMBER TO KEEP WELL HYDRATED DURING EXERCISE AND LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND REST WHEN YOU NEED TO

REMEMBER TO STOP IF THERE IS ANY PAIN AND SPEAK TO YOUR MIDWIFE/GP

These are local groups – please let the instructor know you are pregnant or have just had a baby if the group you are attending isn’t just for pregnant or postnatal women.

Bucklands Community Centre
Malins Road
Buckland
PO2 7BL
Call: 023 9269 2914

Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday 9.30am – 10pm

Ready Steady Mums

A volunteer led free walking group for Mums and pushchairs.
A programme run by the Institute of Health Visiting
www.readysteadymums.org

Gosport: Monday 1.45pm Meet at the water fountain by the Gosport Ferry PO12 1EP
Wickham: Thursday 12.15pm Meet at Wickham Community Centre, PO17 5AL
Portsmouth: Sunday 10am Meet at Alexandra Park Mountbatten Centre PO2 9QA

What’s on
Health & Fitness Classes available see website
http://www.bcc.org.uk/groups-clubs-tabs/

Buggy Blast Boot Camp
https://www.facebook.com/BuggyBlastBootCamp/
See the facebook group for local groups, dates and times

Cosham Community Centre
Wootton Street
Cosham
PO6 3AP
Call: 023 9238 4712

Opening Times
Daily 9am – 11pm (Friday & Sat 11.30pm) office hours Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

What’s on
Work your Mind & Body - Monday, Tuesday 10.15am – 11.15pm, Wednesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm,
http://www.coshamcommunitycentre.org.uk/whats-on/

Crofton Community Centre
Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
PO14 2PP
Call: 01329 6628212
http://www.croftoncommunitycentre.org/contact.php

What’s on
Pilates
andersonpilates.co.uk
Call: 023 9242 4867 or 07963 655538

Yoga
Various classes available look at http://www.croftoncommunitycentre.org/yoga.php
Drayton Centre
238 Havant Road
Drayton
PO6 1PA
Call: 023 9232 7842  9.30am – 1pm Monday to Saturday
info@thedraytoncentreportsmouth.com

Pilates Tuesday 09.50am – 10.50am – Call Nasreen Buchan 07745 406600
Pilates (beginners/improvers) 6.15pm – 7.15pm – Call Nasreen Buchan 07745 406600

Eastney Community Centre
Bransbury Park
Bransbury Road
Eastney
PO4 9SU
Call: 023 9286 4306 – 10am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday
Email: eastneycc@googlemail.com

Healthhub Fitmums Class – Wednesday – 11am – 12pm – Call Jacqui 07716 730230
Pilates – Friday – 9.30am – 10.30am – Call Jacqui  07716 730230
Tai Chi – Friday – 10am – 11.30am – Call Chirstian 07905 41751

Walking Friends meet at the centre every Wednesday 10.30am for a 2 or 3 mile circular walk, led by trained walk leaders – No need to book.
https://eastneycommunitycentre.com/timetable-of-activities/

Emsworth Community Centre
North Street
Emsworth
PO10 7DD
Call: 01243 373805
Email: ems.ca@btconnect.com

What’s on
Pilates South
Thursday
Contact: Cheryl Bromley 0789 655 7770
Email: pilate.south@gmail.com
Website: www.pilatesouth.co.uk

Yoga
Monday
Contact: Cathy Baker 023 9248 3323
Email: cmb07@tiscali.co.uk
Website: www.iyengaryoga.org.uk

Yoga
Tuesday and Thursday
Contact: Kathryn Bingham 023 9245 4657
Email: kab@f2s.com

Fratton Community Centre
Trafalgar Place
Fratton
PO1 5JJ
Call: 023 9275 1441
Email: frattoncc@yahoo.co.uk
No centre member fee
Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm

Pilates – Monday 9.30am – 10.30am – please call
Yoga – Monday 7.15pm and 9.15pm

Fareham Leisure Centre
Park Lane
Fareham
PO16 7JU

Aqua natal
12pm in the pool
1-2pm coffee and chat in the clubroom with the midwife – Call the centre to book: 01329 233652

Gosport Borough Council – please look at the link to find out more
Health and Wellbeing
http://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/community/health-and-wellbeing/

Gosport and Fareham Walking 4 Health – please look at the links to find out more
Fareham Walking 4 Health
Fareham Leisure, Sport and Fitness Walks
Walking 4 health

Hampshire walks – please look at the link to find out more:
Walks with buggies in Hampshire

Havant County Council Walking Health Leaflet
Havant County Council Walking Health Leaflet

John Pounds Centre
23 Queens Street
Portsea
Portsmouth PO1 3HN
There is no on-site car parking but car parks nearby
A centre member fee of £1.80 per year to join any classes
Resident is PO3
Non-resident is other areas

Open Times
Monday – Friday 8.00am – 10.00pm
Satuday 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday Closed
Bank Holidays Closed
Tel: 023 9289 2010

The Massage Clinic
Affordable massage treatments are available, promoting health and wellbeing.
For more details or to book an appointment call Maria on 078500 75532
http://www.johnpoundscentre.co.uk/fitness/massage-clinic/

Yoga
Monday 7-9pm
No need to book

Pilates
Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am
Friday 10.00am – 11.00am
No need to book

Lee on Solent Community Centre
51 Twyford Drive
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 8JU
Call: 023 9255 2841
http://www.losca.co.uk/whats_on.html

What's on
Pilates
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Call: 07809 141274 for more information

Yoga
Thursday
Call: 01329 667168 for more information

Leigh Park Community Centre
Dunsbury Way
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 5BG
Call: 023 9247 6382

What’s on
Keep Fit
Monday
Contact Ann Curtis – 023 9259 5581

Oasis Wellness Centre
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham
Portsmouth PO6 3LY
Call: 023 9228 3333

Aqua natal
Every Monday (except Bank holidays)
6.45pm-7.30pm & 7.30pm -8.15pm
Book in advance by calling 023 9228 3333

Portchester Community Centre
Westlands Grove
Portchester
PO16 9AD
Call: 023 9232 1787
http://www.portchestercommunitycentre.co.uk/

What’s on
Pregnancy Yoga
For more information please visit the website

Portsmouth Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga run by Lucy Barlow
Portsmouth Yoga Studio
153 Albert Road
Southsea
PO4 0JW
Call: 07944 123 630
http://www.portsmouthyoga.co.uk/antenatal-classes-and-post-natal-yoga

Portsmouth Healthy Walks – please look at the link to find out more:
Portsmouth Health Walks
Victoria Park Tree Trail
Milton Park Tree Trail
Hilsea Lines Military History Trail
Hilsea Lines Wildlife Trail
Shipwright's Way
Shipwright's Way Portsmouth
Portsmouth Health Walks list

Roko Health Club
442 Copnor Road
Portsmouth
PO3 5EW

Aqua natal
10am in the pool
11-12 chat in the lounge with the midwife – Tel: 0783 3247634

Post Natal Aqua Fit
Monday 2.00pm -2.30pm and Thursday 09.45-10.15am
A drop in class. Please be in the pool 5 minutes before the class starts. You must have had your gp post-natal check-up. Babies must be wearing a swim nappy and pants/swim suit.
See website for changes in times and for prices
www.youandyourbaby.co.uk

Somerstown Community Centre
Somerstown Central
River’s Street
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Call: 023 9282 3895
Email: somerstowncommunity@gmail.com
Website: http://www.southseacommunityassociation.co.uk/
Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 4.30pm

Health and Wellbeing Hub
Call: 023 9282 3895

Pilates
Wednesday 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Call: 0797 9373 068
Email: 24fitclubportsmouth@gmail.com

Yogalattes
Drop in classes on a Friday
Paula Walsh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/24fitclubfitnessandnutritionpaulawalsh/?fref=photo
Website: http://www.goherbalife.com/paulawalsh

Whiteley Community Centre
Gull Coppice
Whiteley
PO15 7LA
Call: 01489 880041
http://whiteley-community.co.uk/cms/index.php/menu-styles

What’s on
Yoga
Call: 07866 459208

Lyengar Yoga
Call: 07852 136333

The Wickham Centre
Mill Lane
Wickham
PO17 5AL
Call: 01329 833 688
Email: Contact@wickhamcentre.org.uk
http://www.wickhamcentre.org.uk/4/clubs

What’s on
Keep Fit
Monday
Call: 01329 833489

Pilates
Friday
Call: 01329 832650

Yoga
Wednesday
Call: 01489 893648 or 07788 570644

YogaBellies
Fareham area
Call Rachael on 07970 322553
www.facebook.com/rachael.yogabellies
www.facebook.com/groups/yogabelliessouthhampshire

Yogabumps
Fareham area
Call Michelle on 07768 581539
https://www.facebook.com/yogabumps/
http://www.yogabumps.me.uk/

You & Your Baby
The Retreat
Eastney Community Centre
Bransbury Park
Portsmouth
PO4 9SU
Call Julie 07833 247634
http://www.youandyourbaby.co.uk/

Post Natal Pilates, Relax and Strengthen
Pregnancy Pilates  & Birth Preparation Courses