Approachable Fitness & Physical Therapy

Anne Mercer
Studio Owner

The Studio Ingworth
The Cottage
The Street
NR11 6AE

Tel: 07957 173383

Regional Director

At Level 4


i-move-freely-ITS-1 copy
Biomechanic Coach

CNHC_Registered VSmall

Follow Ingworth Studio on Twitter

Stacks Image 395
Stacks Image 396


Exercise during pregnancy is recommended for most mums to be and has a range of benefits, including:
  • An increased sense of well being
  • A reduction in the occurrence of back ache, cramp, stiffness and insomnia
  • It generally leads to an easier labour and faster postnatal recovery


You can start an exercise programme as soon as your GP or midwife gives you clearance, usually at 6 weeks. A programme will include:
  • Strengthening weak abdominals.
  • Exercises to repair pelvic floor muscles.
  • Stretching tight back and shoulders.
  • Strengthening your whole body in anticipation of the growing weight of your baby.
  • Techniques for maintaining better posture.

If you keep up the exercise programme you will experience:
  • An increased sense of well being
  • A reduction in the occurrence of back ache
  • A faster return to your pre-pregnancy body shape.
  • A reduced risk of injury from the repeated activities associated with motherhood.
  • A supportive, friendly environment to share your experiences.

NEW: 2014 has seen a change in how we work to strengthen the pelvic floor and treat pelvic floor dysfunction. As one of the first therapists in the UK to train and deliver the new method you can be confident that you are receiving the best advice.

Ante/Post Natal Exercise Sessions

This is a specialised area so I recommend that you choose from the following:
Book an Individual Consultation
Book a SELECT class with up to 3 friends

For either of these options you can bring your baby with you. As babies don't always behave in the way we'd like, do bring a friend to help if you can!