I have something very special to announce with you!bumplady_colour


Today marks the 9th birthday of my Bump to Babe Pregnancy Fitness Classes in Nottingham.


In celebration, I’m offering you a 50% discount off my Pilates on a Page Home Workout Sheets – FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!




I honestly don’t quite know where the time has gone, to be fair!


If you don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Claire Mockridge, an Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert based in Nottingham.


I have a real passion for educating and empowering pregnant women about safe and effective exercise.


And, although I’d say the exercise content of my classes has changed quite a lot in that 9-year period (I’ve kept up-to-date with education and exercise trends obviously), would it suprise you to hear that the venue, timeslots and days that I run my Bump to Babe sessions still remain the same?


I’ve seen some 700+ pregnant women come through the doors of Bump to Babe in that time, and I know you’re dying to ask, so I will answer:


Nope, I’ve only had one client’s waters break in class in all that time!


You’ll be pleased to know that ‘Baby James’ was delivered safely at hospital a few hours later – and we even made the papers!IMG-20140731-01339




It just goes to show that the old adage…:


Don’t Exercise During Pregnancy, Otherwise You’ll Go Into Labour


…really isn’t true, huh?


I’ve had a few ‘close calls’ where clients have text or emailed to say:


  • “Sorry I didn’t make class last night, I’d just put my tracksuit bottoms on and my waters broke”,
  • “I won’t be able to come to Bump to Babe tonight as I’m no longer pregnant”, and
  • “Claire, I’m sorry for not texting sooner, but I was a tad busy on Wednesday night having my baby”



Aren’t my clients awesome?!


To date, I’ve actually worked with 1,000+ pregnant and postnatal women in and around Nottingham, and I like to think I’ve made a positive impact for many ladies and little ones out there, and will continue to do so for several years to come.


Although, I have caught myself recently saying:


As soon as my clients’ babies start having babies themselves, it might be time for me to hang up my trainers.


Pregnancy is a massively confusing time for most, and isn’t Google just an amazing tool of mis-information?!

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I aim to dispel the myths Prenatal-137surrounding exercise, update my pregnant clients on what is and isn’t safe, and most of all instil confidence in a population of women who are hungry for the right types of information.


You can check out some of my educational stuff on my Blog.


Several clients have returned to my Bump to Babe Pregnancy Fitness and Pregnancy Pilates classes for their second, third and in one case fourth (Hi Jo, if you’re reading this!) pregnancies.


I’ve had 4 clients this past year in fact, return with their third pregnancy – it was lovely to introduce the ladies together in class because they have this in common.


I know all too well, that it does get more difficult to make the time to exercise nowadays during pregnancy, particularly if you have a busy job, other children to care for and commitments that just get in the way.


Preg P on a Page sampleThat’s one of the reasons I undertook the project of designing my Pregnancy Pilates on a Page Home Workout Sheets:


I’m having a HALF PRICE SALE in fact to celebrate my 9 years in the pregnancy business.




So, if you’re reading this, and you’re pregnant for the first, second, third (or whatever) time…


Or indeed you know someone who is pregnant…


And you or they would like a copy of my Prenatal Pilates Exercises ‘Pregnancy Pilates on a Page’


You can grab a copy – HALF PRICE SALE ENDS – SUNDAY 7 AUGUST 2016!!



Let me finish by thanking all of the lovely bumps who’ve attended my Pregnancy Pilates and Pregnancy Fitness classes over the past 9 years.


Here are some of you, pictured right, looking fabulous! 🙂


And, I’d also like to extend a special thank you to the countless local businesses and other sole traders in Nottingham (and beyond!) that I’ve networked so tirelessly and positively with that have attributed to Bump to Babe’s success.


Thank you so much.


For more info on my pre and postnatal classes, here’s everything you need:




Claire Mockridge





Claire Mockridge

Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert