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    Hi,

    I am really interested in doing Aquanatal classes and I was just wanting to get some info on them.



    Just wondering if anyone knows of classes preferrably in the Redlands or Logan area, or if not even in the whole general Brisbane area? Or if not anyone know how I could go about finding somewhere that runs classes?

    Also when do you usually start these classes? I am only 9weeks at the moment so are they something I could start soon or do you generally start a bit later on??

    Also has anyone take aquanatal classes? What did you think of them?

    Thanks in advance for any info or comments you might have!

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    Hi,

    I'm sorry I don't know much about whats available to you, as I am in Melbourne.

    I have done aquanatal classes though so I can tell you what my experience was.

    The classes I took were run at the local indoor pool, by a physiotherapist, and were done in the hydropool.

    So calling the pool/leisure centre or some local physios might be a place to start. The physio who ran mine also advertised in the maternity ward/childcare centre at the hospital.

    It was very gentle exercise, mainly walking, some very slow jogging - only if you wanted to- there were also those pool noodles - we sat on those and did cycling motions with out legs.

    I think most places start after 3 months. I didn't know about the classes until I was 18weeks, and they were a lifesaver because they really helped with my backpain, and I slept really well on the nights that I went too.

    Plus, its good to have other pg women to talk to who are going through or have been through similar experiences!

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    I have been to these classes. They run them at our hospital as they have a heated indoor pool there in their physiotherapy dept, but there are also the same classes run at the local public swimming pool. The classes were run by a physiotherapist.

    I found the classes to be good. It was 45 minutes long I think, or maybe an hour? I cant remember now. We used those water noodle things and we also sat on them and did cycling motions with our legs, or did breatstroke motions with our arms and moved around the pool like that. We also did other exercises with them where we had to pull them through the water like weights. We also did the jogging in water, but I was unco at it because the pool was too deep and I am rather height challenged. It was all very gentle. The only thing I didnt really like was that the pool was very very warm, a bit too warm in my opinion. I also agree, I slept really well afterwards, and I felt relaxed but also energised afterwards.. if that makes sense.

    I havent been in a while as they shut down the classes for a few weeks over xmas/NY period, but I am planning to go back to another few classes when they start up again.

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    How warm was the pool Karina, do you know?
    At my classes the physio would check the water temp, and I think 33 or 33.5 was the highest it was allowed to be. the pool management were pretty good with dropping it for us though 9the normal temp is 34 in the hydropool)

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    Hi there,

    I was just wondering where abouts in Melbourne the aquanatal classes are at? I have found several however they are during the day and not evening sessions - which doesn't suit me since I'm at work.

    RayRay - you mentioned you were in Melbourne - where do you go?

    I'm currently 20 weeks and thought I'd be immune to all the back pain people were talking about, but unfortunately I am not so lucky! aquanatal classes sound perfect!!

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    orangeicy - im in west, so I go at hoppers crossing

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    Thank you anyway!
    I'm in SE so the opposite direction.
    I'll still keep searching. Thanks for posting the reply!

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    Jas I am looking for these classes in the logan area too, i'm not really have much luck but there are a couple of places that do plan aqua arobics there is one in Kingston but the classes start at 6pm and I wont be home in time to make that. Otherwise there are classes in the city but at 9:30am, If i do find any i'll let you know

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    The classes are usually run by physios, so calling local places, especially if they specialise in womens health would be a good start. Ours is run at the local public pool, in the hydrotherapy area, so again if you called any swimming pools around they might have classes on.

    google aquamums - there are classes in st kilda and armadale, and another site i found said pre-post natal aqua classes in ashburton.

    A few things come up in the results so might be worth looking at?

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