Pregnancy swimming and aquanatal classes
Meet your coach
Ali is a mum, ex-competitive swimmer and Swimming Teacher with Puddle Ducks – providers of aquanatal and antenatal swimming classes. Specialising in pregnancy swimming fitness, Ali has developed and taught her aquanatal programme to over 1,500 expectant mums. Watch as she explains the unique fitness benefits Swimming for 2 can bring.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You don’t need much to start Swimming for 2, but a well-fitted swimming costume and float will keep you comfortable and help you get the most out of Ali’s routine.
- A maternity swimming costume with a built-in supportive bra, and a stretchy panel to accommodate your bump
- A water bottle to keep you hydrated throughout
- A pool woggle (noodle) to use both as a support and a resistance aid to help strengthen muscles
- Ankle or wrist weights if you’d like to increase the intensity of your workout
Allow your body to warm up to any routine by walking across the pool whilst punching down with your fists into the water. Continue warming up the body by practising heel raises – coming up on the toes whilst shrugging the shoulders. Finish your warm-up with some lovely side sweeps, moving the water from one side of the body to the other, without twisting. Do this for approximately five minutes. Don’t forget to cool down after your workout.
Stretching out and cooling down
A thorough stretch after your workout will help to release any remaining tension and reduce soreness. Watch Ali’s full stretching sequence now.
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