Top classes designed to keep your pre- and post-baby body in check. 

1. Class: Private Prenatal Pilates Session

Venue: The Hundred Pilates Studio

Instructor: Sian

The Rundown: After your initial assessment session, Sian will put you through your paces according to your condition and trimester. A series of mat work and breathing exercises will keep your muscles active and help to prepare you both physically and mentally for your new arrival.

Location: Al Razi Building, Block B, Suite 3020, Dubai Healthcare City

Tel: (04) 4298433

Price: Dhs310

Time: 60 minutes


2. Class: Prenatal Yoga

Venue: Exhale

Instructor: Della

The Rundown: A little exercise can help prep your body and mind throughout your pregnancy. In this friendly group class you work on improving your posture while strengthening your core muscles – an important part of preparation for every mother-to-be. Location: Murjan 1, Plaza Level, Jumeirah Beach Residence

Tel: (04) 4243777

Price: From Dhs75

Time: 60 minutes


3. Class: Baby Yoga

Venue: Zen Yoga

Instructor: Melanie

The Rundown: After having practised yoga throughout both her pregnancies, Melanie has designed a class for new mothers to ease their way back into their exercise regimen. Accompanied by your little one, this class will help engage your muscles and regain your core strength to help you on your way to a fast recovery.

Location: BBC Building, Dubai Media City

Tel: (04) 3670435

Price: POA

Time: 90 minutes


4. Class: Urban Mums Postnatal Fitness

Venue: Urban Energy at various outdoor locations

Instructor: Amy

The Rundown: After four to six weeks of downtime, this interactive class is the perfect way to stay positive and get energised, burning off the remaining baby weight. Get some fresh air while you partake in some gentle cardio and targeted muscle toning alongside other mothers for encouragement.

Location: Safa Park Gate 2, Palm Jumeirah Park

Tel: (055) 3695664

Price: From Dhs75

Time: 60 minutes


5. Class: Yoga

Venue: Mommy & Me Yoga

Instructor: Andrea Balazs

The Rundown: Finding time to get back in shape after giving birth can be tricky, but this class comes to the rescue with an exercise routine that can be done with your baby. Not only will the breathing and relaxation techniques help busy mothers cope with the stress of parenthood, but the gentle exercises will help your baby develop motor skills and increase body awareness.

Location: Every Monday at 11am at Silicon Oasis at Fitness4Life Health Club and every Tuesday at 10.30am at Cooper Nursery, Al Safa 2

Tel: (050) 5842934

Price: Dhs250 for four sessions

Time: 60 minutes


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