Claire Mockridge is a qualified and experienced Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Pilates Teacher with a passion for fitness and wellbeing. Teaching general exercise and Pilates classes in West Bridgford, Nottingham, Claire has a specialism in pregnant and postnatal fitness. Early on in her career, Claire saw a real need for postnatal fitness classes in Nottingham, so helped fill this gap in the market by setting up Mummies and Buggies Postnatal Fitness Classes. Bump to Babe Pregnancy Fitness Classes followed shortly thereafter, as it appeared there was a severe lack of antenatal fitness classes available to pregnant women outside of working hours. Pilates has always been an interest of Claire’s, and she set about gaining the highest Pilates qualification achievable in order to offer her clients safe, effective, up-to-date and research-based instruction. Shortly after qualifying in Pilates, she set up CoreBaby Postnatal Pilates and CoreBaby Pregnancy Pilates classes which enables new mums and mums-to-be to experience one of the best forms of exercise for them and their unborn/newborn baby. Claire’s Beginners and Improvers Pilates courses for the general public sell out from one course to the next and she really enjoys the “light-bulb moment” that Pilates gives her clients, particularly those who are new to the exercise method. Claire’s Little Black Dress Workout came about as a result of constant pleading from current and ex-postnatal clients desperate for an evening cardio/toning class they could attend in the evenings (whilst their other half looks after their baby). When Claire isn’t putting a lesson plan together for her classes, doing a fat-burning workout, or doing Pilates herself, you’ll find her out and about socialising with friends, watching an indie/foreign film, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or curled up on the sofa reading.  She has travelled extensively in Europe, taught English abroad in Slovakia for 2 years and is classically musically trained, having played the piano for 17 years. Claire also advises, mentors and runs training courses and workshops for newly qualified Ante/Postnatal Fitness Instructors, helping spread the word about what exercise is safe and effective for their clients during pregnancy and immediately after birth.

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