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Congratulations on your pregnancy, or on becoming a new parent.

We hope this page will provide you with credible recources on how to stay active and healthy during pregnancy, as a new parent and as a family.

 

At tmactive, we want encourage and support pregnant women and new mums in accessing physical activity opportunities and healthy lifestyle advice in Tonbridge & Malling.

Keeping active during pregnancy and after childbirth will help you adapt to your changing shape and keep you feeling good, relaxed and energised through your new journey of motherhood. Evidence also shows that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.

Physical activity is not dangerous for your baby and keeping up your normal daily exercise (running, yoga, dance, walking) is fine and recommended for as long as you feel comfortable. #thismumcan

 

Mums to be/ New mums Half Price Swim Offer

Mums to be and new mums can apply for a tmactive150 Swimming Discount - entitling them to half price swimming for 18 months. Terms and conditions apply. Creche facilities available.

Application forms are available from Larkfield Leisure Centre, Tonbridge Swimming Pool or by emailing suzy.abbott@tmactive.co.uk Please ask your midwife, health visitor or a member of children's centre staff to sign your form and return to Larkfield Leisure Centre or Tonbridge Swimming Pool. Half price swimming costs are as follows:

  • Larkfield Leisure Centre - Member: £2.05 / Non-member: £3.20
  • Tonbridge Swimming Pool - Member: £2.10 / Non-member: £2.70

 

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  • The discount is for mums-to-be and new mothers with children under two year's old.
  • The discount is valid for 18 consecutive months between 9am- 2pm Monday- Sunday. Our swimming pools timetable is available on our website.
  • Mums-to-be and new mums may use this offer during 18 months of their choice between pregnancy and their child's second birthday.
  • The offer is not valid for children.
  • Children under two are entitled to free swimming at Larkfield leisure Centre and Tonbridge Pool.
  • The discount does not apply to the parent and child splash around sessions at Larkfield Leisure Centre and Tonbridge Pool.
  • Current members are entitled to half price of the current member swim rate. Non-members are entitled to half price of the current non-member swim rate.
  • This Girl Can evening swim sessions are included in the membership. Tonbridge Pool: Thursday 8-10pm and Larkfield Leisure Centre: Sunday 6-8pm.
  • Larkfield Lesiure Centre and Tonbridge Pool Swim Timetables.

 

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What is it?

Swimming is a relaxing and enjoyable way to help you unwind and improve your wellbeing. You can feel at ease in our female only swim lane, where you can swim at your own pace. Whether you are new to swimming or returning to the pool, this session is for you!

Why is it good for me?

Swimming is a fantastic low impact exercise that strengthens and tones major muscle groups within a woman's body. When you swim, you are benefiting the body and the mind and what's more, our poolside activator will be on hand to ensure you have fun in the water.

"Long-term swim training can also improve cardiorespiratory fitness or endurance in women during pregnancy and adults with osteoarthritis (a condition affecting joints, causing pain and stiffness)"- Sport England, June 2017

Come on in! #thisgirlcan

  • This Girl Can Swim Tonbridge - Every Thursday 8-10pm at Tonbridge Swimming Pool
  • This Girl Can Swim Larkfield - Every Sunday from 6-8pm at Larkfield Leisure Centre

 

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The NHS website offers credible resources, exercise tips, exercise to avoid and physical activity suggestions to support mothers both during pregnancy and after giving birth- NHS Exercise in Pregnancy and Keeping fit and healthy with a baby

 

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Start4Life supports families in making healthier lifestyle changes, including great activity ideas to help get your family more active- Start4Life

One You Kent

NHS Healthy eating for new parents

Sure Start Children's Centres