At Ten, the safety of mother and baby is paramount. We have clear guidelines that we ask all prenatal clients to follow before and whilst attending classes in Studio.
For online classes, whether streamed or on-demand, we are not able to assess you, or ensure that our guidelines are followed, in the same way that we can in Studio.
We advise all prenatal clients to seek appropriate medical advice before exercising.
If you are planning to take part in our online classes, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is safe for you to do so.
Before joining a class, it is important that you understand your starting point. So please read the following questions to help assess yourself.
- Are you currently having a healthy pregnancy?
- Are you currently taking medication as a result of your pregnancy or otherwise?
- Have you had any issues with previous pregnancies?
- Has your GP/Midwife suggested that you may be unable to participate in a particular activity? This could be a day-to-day activity, not just exercise-related.
- Is this your first exercise experience for a while?
If you have answered 'yes' to any of the above, you should seek advice before doing online classes – at Ten or anywhere else.
If you (and/or a suitable medical professional) have assessed your situation and are happy that it’s safe for you to participate in online classes, you should still continue to monitor yourself carefully during exercise.
All the examples below are indications that you should stop and ascertain your ability to continue with the exercise content. If you're unsure, err on the side of caution.
- Discomfort of any kind. In addition to postural, muscular or other pain, this can could include environmental issues, such as heat or unstable/slippery surfaces.
- If something doesn't feel right. There are many examples and the following are by no means exhaustive, but those most commonly associated with exercise include unusual muscular feelings, restrictions of movement, shortness of breath, a racing heart, or dizziness.