Pre and Postnatal Exercise

mom and baby fitness class

The best variety and quality for moms-to-be and new parents!

At Dovercourt, we pride ourselves on being a leader in Pre and Postnatal programming. Our classes cater to mothers and mothers-to-be with a dynamic assortment of fitness programming, as well as inclusive events and educational workshops. Our instructors and staff are happy to provide advice and assistance to help maximize your pre and postnatal experience.

The Dovercourt Difference: What Makes Our Personal & Prescriptive Approach?


Having a baby, going back to work, unpredictable baby-schedules: we hear you! We’re happy to offer flexible options, including ‘makeup classes’, and we’ll credit you for going back to work, childbirth or inability to continue attending.


The more classes you take, the more you save! Register for two programs and get the third for free.


We’re so much more than just fitness. Joining our pre and postnatal programs mean becoming a part of a special community of fellow moms. Join us for special playdates, potlucks, picnics and workshops, to top off your fitness experience!


Our instructors are pre and post-natal experts, with a firm understanding of the body’s unique changes before and after birth. Our backgrounds range from mothers, Birth Doulas, and trainers, all with an abundance of experience to ensure your safety and enjoyment in our classes.


Taking part in our pre and postnatal programs is more than fitness. Here, you’ll create life-long friendships, meet other mothers, enjoy clothing swaps, potlucks, Secret Santas, picnics and workshops. Join us and see the difference!

How do I register?

  • Online – see programs below
  • In-person at: Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Avenue, Ottawa
  • By phone at: (613) 798 8950

Questions? We’re here to help!

Yes! Babies are more than welcome in our Postnatal programs. With our lending library, including a variety of carriers, moms are welcome to wear babies or let them rest in their car seats or mats (provided on site).

Absolutely. We offer flexible options for our prenatal clients. Simply register for whichever program you’d like, and when you’re no longer able to attend the class, we’ll credit your account for the remainder of the session; this can be put towards a postnatal class later on!

No two births – or pregnancies – are the same, even the second or subsequent time around.  We understand, and our team of pre and postnatal experts will be happy to offer modifications to anyone who requires them, for any reason.

We understand. Once you’ve registered for the class, you’re free to let us know when you’re back to work, and we’ll credit back your account the remainder of the session. Most moms opt to join us later for other specialty classes in the evenings or weekends once the new routine has begun!

Please let us help! We pride ourselves on our Personal and Prescriptive approach at Dovercourt. Our pre and postnatal experts are always at your disposal to find the best fit for you.  Email to get started.

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