Congratulations! You’re pregnant! The journey to motherhood is special, beautiful, and if we’re honest, could come with challenges too. We’re here to serve you during this time so that you can be in full control of your body and health.
5 class pass
If this is your first time attending an Active Spirit fitness class please fill out our health form to make sure you’re getting the most out of our classes! Kindly read our policies so that you and the rest of the team can have the best experience possible.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant!
The journey to motherhood is special, beautiful, and if we’re realistic, it comes with its difficulties too! Think: changes to hormones, digestion, breathing, and posture coupled with possible nausea, aches and pains… It’s a lot, and we are here to help you understand it and take control of it.
Staying fit and mobile benefits you and your baby
Exercise might be one of those things you’re fearful about during this time. Everyone is telling you to slow down, listen to your body and take it easy. But what does this all mean and what should you really be doing?
Standard setting bodies recommend 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week for pregnant women which is the same as for the general population. If you’re having a normal pregnancy there is no need to be fearful of moving your body in any way that feels good for you.
teaching you how to move so you enjoy your pregnancy
Our pregnancy classes are designed to guide you through safe exercise during your pregnancy. When we say ’safe’ we are actually referring to YOU as the mother (because the baby is very well protected nestled in your uterus, and no exercise will harm the baba!). The way you move, including some exercise choices, could possibly put too much pressure on your core (which includes your pelvic floor) and can lead to injuries and issues in the post-natal period.
Focused on motherhood & prep for real life
Therefore these classes are designed to TEACH you how to move in a way that doesn’t do that and also in a functional way that prepares you for the movements you make in your everyday life and will make as you enter motherhood!
Let’s get you strong, mobile and ready for REAL LIFE!
embracing Your core is a skill for life
If you’re afraid to tense up your abdominal wall for fear of harming the baby, let’s dispel that myth and acknowledge that contracting your abdominal wall is ESSENTIAL for a healthy life and for giving birth! You will be constantly reminded to activate your core during the class!
This is also probably the first time you’re hearing about your pelvic floor… it’s time to take full control of your pelvic health and become aware of this precious area of your body! If you’re thinking “Oh yes, Kegels!”, no… it’s actually SO much more than that!
we show you how to adapt to your body’s changes
During your pregnancy there will be many shifts taking place in your body, some affecting your posture, and these changes aren’t only in your belly! You will be made aware of proper posture and be given tools to help release muscles that commonly become tight and strengthen muscles that commonly become weak – all of this helping you remain pain-free, through to the post-natal period.
Exercise is not the full picture when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy. Leave it to us to guide you with tips and hacks that will take you all the way to delivering your beautiful baby!
How to prepare for these classes
- Get the go-ahead from your doctor
confirming that you can start/continue exercising
- Fill out our online health form
- Book online:
1 class / 5 classes
- Keep us informed
if there are any changes to your pregnancy/health status
You may wonder what is the next step after birth? We have you mamas covered there too! Join our Early Days Mum class for a thorough post-natal recovery program where your baby is also welcome to join you.
Personal core education
Correct awareness and understanding of your core goes beyond training your abdominals. It gives you an intensive, thorough grasp on how a functioning and supportive core is vital to a woman’s well-being throughout all ages and stages in life. By equipping yourself with this knowledge, you will be able to enjoy all activities and age gracefully. This is a one time session.
Which class is right for me?
How do I book classes?
You can book classes directly through this website or through the Active Spirit app, downloadable from the App Store or Google Play Store. The booking window for each class opens 1 week in advance. No bookings can be made prior to this time frame. The booking window for each class closes 2hrs before the class starts in order to allow us time to plan.
Please see our Studio Policies for full step-by-step instructions.
How do I cancel my place?
Cancellations must be made AT LEAST 12 hours before the class starts.
For class passes and monthly/quarterly memberships with weekly limits: If the above cancellation windows are not respected the class will be automatically deducted from your balance and will not be refunded.
For personal training and private group training: Cancellations are to be made not less than 24hrs before the scheduled session. Full payment is due for late cancellations and no-shows.
For Unlimited memberships: There are no penalties for late cancellations or no-shows. We kindly ask you to still respect the policy to give others a chance to take your slot if you cannot make it.
Please see our Studio Policies for full step-by-step instructions.
How does the waitlist work?
We always do our utmost to include everyone who wishes to join our sessions. If the session is full, we suggest that you join the waitlist. That way we will know that you wish to attend and do our very best to accommodate you.
Please see instructions on how to join the waitlist.
Validity and time frames for Active Spirit Mums pricing options
Baby on Board: Single class – 3 months – starts on date of purchase.
Baby On Board: 5 class pack – 3 months – starts on date of purchase.
Early Days Mum: 8 class pack valid for 8 weeks – starts on date of purchase.
Active Mama: See Validity and Time Frames on our Studio Policies page.
Can I try a class before committing?
Baby On Board and Active Mama: Yes. Simply choose the single class option at check out.
Early Days Mum: This is sold as a package of 8 classes only as it is a highly specialised post-natal package and 8 sessions are needed to gain the full benefits of it.
Are packages available for these classes?
Yes, there are different options depending on the class you’re attending. Please see our prices on the class pages for Baby On Board, Early Days Mum, and Active Mama.
What is the class duration?
Each class is 60mins.
Where are the classes held?
At the Active Spirit studio in Ibrag, very close to the church.
I have Diastasis Recti, are these classes good for me?
Yes, our trainers are specialists in guiding women to heal diastasis recti, with the guidance of your women’s health physiotherapist. All sessions will be adapted to cater for the diastasis and help you work towards healing it.
Can I join pregnancy classes if I never trained before?
If you’re having a normal pregnancy without complications and have clearance from your doctor to exercise, yes you can! We adapt the classes to your individual situation and needs and will make sure to introduce you to exercise slowly and gently.
I'm a complete beginner, are the classes suitable for me?
Yes they are. The classes are all adapted to your individual situation and needs, and exercises will be kept gentle and simple for the start so that you can learn the technique and build up from there.
Are these pregnancy classes Pilates and/or yoga?
No, they are functional training classes meaning that the exercises involve movements such as squatting, lunging, bending over, pushing and pulling – all designed to be similar to, and prepare you for, movements you make in your everyday life.
How much are the Baby On Board classes?
A single class costs €16, while the 5 class pass costs €70.
Which classes can I bring my baby to?
Early Days Mum and Active Mama only. We highly suggest trying to come alone so that you can spend the time focusing on yourself, but we allow babies to come along because we understand that finding help isn’t always possible.
We want to keep Baby On Board classes as a ‘Zen’ place to give mums a child-free space before their baby arrives.