Braidburn school swimming pool & Damhead private pool, 107 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1ED
07964 840 049
Turtle Tums is the name of our specialist aqua-natal yoga course developed in association with Birthlight Aqua-Natal Yoga. Aqua-yoga is the IDEAL form of exercise for pregnant women, irrespective of your level of fitness. Turtle Tums has numerous benefits as well as our aqua-natal yoga classes being a great opportunity to meet other like-minded mums-to-be, whilst bonding with your unborn baby and having a fantastic and safe workout! Our small aqua natal classes take place in a warm, private, exclusive-use swimming pool.
Some of the physical and emotional benefits from attending Turtle Tums classes include:
The ability to carry out intense exercise with low impact stress
Increases the efficiency of the nervous system
Improves blood flow to the pelvic area
Detoxifies and moves fluids
Stimulates the receptors to the skin
Promotes hormonal balance
Increases oxygen supply to match increase in blood volume and cardiac output
Strengthens the muscles and keeps the spine straight and supple
Maintain flexibility of the spine and joints.
Facilitates bonding between mother and baby
Promotes positive feelings and alleviates anxiety and depression
The water offers a cooling, discrete and comfortable environment for exercise in late pregnancy
Tension release, relaxing, calming, pleasurable and fun!
Aqua natal exercise is great during pregnancy, helping to maintain your fitness and strength whilst controlling your weight too. Maintaining fitness during pregnancy will help you cope better with the birth and speed your return to full fitness following birth!
To achieve fitness, your skeletal, muscle and nervous systems work in unison to provide the co-ordination, energy and sufficient oxygen required. The fantastic thing about water is that whilst your body is submerged all these systems can work better together, in a more integrated way, than on land.
Classes available at Braidburn School and Damhead private pool (beside the Secret Herb Garden).