Are you Fit4Pregnancy? Healthy lifestyle class for mums-to-be

12 October 2015

A weekly health and wellbeing class is looking to recruit more mums-to-be who are keen to be ‘Fit4Pregnancy’.

The class, which runs every Monday between 6pm and 7.30pm at Bilton Children’s Centre on Woodfield Road in Harrogate, is provided in conjunction with the Harrogate district’s Community Midwifery Team.

Each evening consists of a ‘drop in’ session with a midwife for the first half hour of the session, plenty of lifestyle information and support, plus antenatal exercises to help women maintain a healthy weight during their pregnancy.

The Fit4Pregnancy classes have been made possible through a Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grant which is available to projects that actively promote heart health or reduce the risk of heart disease.

Harrogate Town Football Club was successful in sourcing grant funding for the Fit4Pregnancy classes, which are planned and delivered by Harrogate Borough Council.


Councillor Stanley Lumley is Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport said: 

The potential benefits of mums exercising whilst they are pregnant have been well documented; labour and delivery may be easier, the child may have a healthier heart, the mother may have more energy – and she’ll hopefully have fun meeting other expectant mums.

With a midwife on hand at every session, and the exercises specifically designed for mums to be, it’s an ideal environment in which to keep fit and stay healthy during pregnancy.

If you would like to find out more about Fit 4 pregnancy classes or to book a place please contact Natalie Smith on 07525 988160 or email

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