I run a pregnancy yoga class in my area and most of my ladies are either very tired (work full-time) when they arrive or sometimes cancel last minute. Of course everyone has different preferences due to their own commitments but I just wondered if this would be a good idea. it wouldn't be until the new year so those coming already will most probably had their babies. Thanks in advance.
I would. I think it's a good idea to have classes on a weekend, particularly if it's antenatal yoga. I work full time and finish work at 6, so a lot of the classes in my area are ruled out just on that basis.
I attend a Saturday morning yoga class. It's so much better then the evening one. I'm hoping I'll be able to keep it up until 41 weeks and I know I'd already have stopped by now (36 weeks) if I was going to the evening class.
I would. My local swimming pool cancelled the only aqua natal class for miles due to lack of interest but it was at 11:00 on a Tuesday morning, had it been on a Saturday I would have been there like a shot.
I do go to antenatal Pilates, that's at 18:00 so I and the other ladies go straight from work, it's usually full so obviously suits us all, but it's right in a town centre so very easy to get to from lots of workplaces which does help.
Forgot to say, I think the trick with Pilates is that it's timed so we all go straight from work. If it was an hour later, there's no way I'd be going home and then back out into the City Centre again!
I would love to be able to go to classes at the weekend! I go to pregnancy yoga and a circuit class at the moment (both midweek in the evening) but often I can't face getting home then having to go out again a couple of hours later - especially when its cold and dark outside! Sadly there are no weekend options in my area.
I would prefer a week day one during the day closish to work and go in work time, ante-natal classes are classed as ante natal care and you are entitled to attend in work time paid.
With pregnancy one I was recommended to do aqua natal only class was near work Wed at 9am I went every week from 18weeks no issues with work although I am no slacker and they always got more than their money worth out of me
This pregnant only aqua natal class was a thur eve 7.30pm and 20mins drive away and I just couldn't face it after a day's work cooking dinner n bedtime for ds.
Thanks for your feedback. I know it's possible to take time out of your work day to attend a daytime class but very few women are willing to do so. I can also appreciate that the weekend is very precious family time. Lots to think about but I do so love it!
I would OP. I currently go to an antenatal pilates class at 7pm and a AN yoga class at 7.30 (not on the same day ).
I would like to go to antenatal aqua-stuff but it's all mid-day mid-week. Yes I know we can theoretically take time off for AN classes but seriously, I'm not going to approach my line manager and ask her to switch around my entire teaching schedule so I can go to the pool. If you have a serious professional job it's often just not an option.
I did antenatal pilates on a Saturday when pregnant with DC1. I would have constantly missed the class if it was mid week due to work.
Weekend classes are a great idea. Saturday am is the best time so you can still go away for the weekend, and also for women with older children that tends to be "daddy time" anyway
ante-natal classes are classed as ante natal care and you are entitled to attend in work time paid That only applies to classes which have been recommended by a doctor or midwife. My work would be pretty unimpressed if I took time off during the day to go to an antenatal exercise class.
Yes! The only ones I can find near me are in another town and in the evenings. I could feasibly go on the way home after work but I'd be drained! Shame as I'd really like to do yoga/pilates or something. Weekend would be much better.