Antenatal Fitness

HE AQUATICS Babes & Pre-school Children Swim School, offers exciting and engaging swimming classes, following the STA Awards program and Aqua Sensory teaching approach.

Our classes are full of fun with exciting themes, but follow the same structure, which promotes recognition for you both to build the confidence and join in with the group activities. Our creative classes engage your child, develop their communication, coordination, movement skills, encourage exploration, creativity and self-awareness.

Benefit from joining our small swimming school and grow relationship with your own teacher! Helena is specially trained aquatic specialist and swim teacher with background in Visual and Performance Arts since 2002. She creates stimulating, fun, nurturing, calm and safe pool environment for mums and dads to share precious time with their little ones as they enter their magical bonding and create lifelong memories.

Classes are held at Hotel Collingwood with a 12 weeks term. Helena also offers group and private classes at your home pool for nervous children, water phobic children, learning disabilities children or for siblings/friends who would like to take a private class together. Everyone can book a FREE CONSULTATION and pay for a couple of TASTER CLASSES before committing the full term.

SEAHORSES 0-6 months age new baby specific program is laying a foundation to water confidence and swimming.

DOLPHINS 6 months to 1.5 years. Learn to guide your baby gently and keep close contact with safety holds.

OCTOPI 1.5 to 2.5 years age toddlers dive into interactive games with the floatation aids, vibrant toys, pool and friends.

WHALES 2.5 to 8 years age swimming journey continues as Helena helps children explore all basic swimming strokes.



Click here for the weekly HE AQUATICS Timetable.

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Learn swimming in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

We offer a wide range of lessons across multiple locations in BCP including:

💦 Parent and Baby classes
💦 Pre-school classes
💦 Non-swimmer and swimmer classes
💦 Small Group classes
💦 One to One lessons
💦 Adult lessons
💦 Aquanatal classes
💦 Mermaid Lessons

Locations include Hamworthy, Canford Heath, Branksome Park, Branksome, Parkstone, Wallisdown, Ringwood, Ferndown, Wimborne, Sandford, Wareham, Talbot Heath, Bournemouth & Christchurch.

We are always happy to talk to you about your individual needs or concerns.

Each of our teachers has their own individual teaching style which we foster – and are happy to develop within our teaching framework.

Our Mermaid Lesson is a fun activity allows young swimmers to wear a special mermaid tail outfit and learn how to swim like a real-life mermaid (or merman!) Our mermaid lessons last 90 mins during which each attendee will be shown how to channel their inner mermaid and become confident at mermaid swimming.

Contact us for more info or to book.

01202 031701
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Amba Yoga

Tuesdays 10.30-11.45am at the TOSH, Boscombe – please enquiry for next course details.

Fridays 11.15am-12pm at Pavilion Dance Bournemouth.

All things yoga and somatic education and movement. Pregnancy, post natal and mum and baby yoga. Birth empowering hypnobirth workshops. Connective nurturing yoga for all abilities & ages.

Please contact Amba Cooper on 07866 053360 for more info.

Chess Smart PT

Chess is a personal trainer, CrossFit L1 coach, and pre/postnatal exercise coach. She offers 1:1 & semi private PT sessions in Pokesdown, as well as hosting an online postpartum training platform Mum Eternity.

Please contact Chess on 07713018732.

Free Spirit Holistic Therapies

Run by Katy Wise, Free Spirit Holistic Therapies offers a range of classes and therapies in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas. From Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga, Birth Rehearsal workshops, Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and much more. 

For more information, please contact Katy Wise on 07887526439.


​Movement to make you feel the absolute best, inside & out! I run weekly Prenatal and Postnatal classes and 1:1 sessions in Southbourne.

For more information contact Georgia on 07518069832.

JoyFULL Mamas

JoyFULL Mamas – I am a Birth Empowerment Coach & Mama Joy Activator. All my work helps women remember their incredible power & innate body wisdom & have the tools to trust it & let it flow. Join me for Pregnancy & Post-Natal Yoga, Hypnobirthing POWER Group & 1:2:1 Courses in Poole.

Please contact Dulcie on 07775627809 for more info.

Mum Strength

Pre and postnatal fitness classes (45min) for women during all stages of pregnancy and afterwards with your baby plus 30m free social afterwards.

Fridays 4pm – The Amethyst Cave Southbourne, BH5 2HH
Tuesdays 4pm & Saturdays 12.30pm – West Cliff Baptise Church, Westbourne BH4 9DN

£7.50 PAYG. Contact Lisa on 07447934476 to book on!

Paisley Pilates Dorset

Pregnancy and postnatal pilates in Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

A comprehensive selection of classes and packages to choose from, to better fit your needs.

For more information contact Alex on 07764 949934.

Powered from Within Personal Trainer

The Lucina Fitness Studio, Christchurch, BH23 2NT.

Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday (term time only).

Specialised pregnancy and postnatal fitness in Dorset.

For more details call 07813 030408.

Puddle Ducks Dorset

Classes in and around Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford, Wimborne, West Moors, Christchurch, New Milton and surrounding areas in Dorset and the New Forest.

Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children aged 0-4 years. Also Swim Academy classes for school-aged children (4-10 years) and Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be.

For more information contact Jane on 01202 674676.

Sarah J Bond Women – Fitness – Balance

Fitness programmes specifically designed to support women in every stage of their life.

1-2-1 fitness, Strong to the Core, The FitLife, Pregnancy, Mother and Child and more.

For more details contact Sarah on 07973 560502.

The Science of Birth

Covering Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest area.

The Science of Birth is a unique birth preparation programme providing: Preconception counselling, Antenatal Classes, Hypnobirthing Classes, Doula Support, Infant Feeding Advise, Birth Trauma Counselling and Belly Dancing.

For more details contact Bernadette on 07583 415 293.

Wessex Independent Midwives

Professional private midwives for Ringwood and Surrounding Areas. Other services include birth preparation classes, pregnancy yoga, tongue tie reversal, placenta encapsulation and birth debriefing.

For more details please contact Erika on 07828719278 or Rachel on 07830261160.

Yoga with Louise in Poole and Broadstone

I practise and teach Hatha Yoga in the Broadstone and Poole areas. General Yoga classes, Pregnancy Yoga, Mindfulness, Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs, Yoga for Menopause, Gentle Years Yoga (a modified chair yoga practice to older adults and those with injury and disabilities).

For more information contact Louise on 07749 805213.