Mums That Move

Harpenden Group Pilates Classes for Mums

Live Online Pilates Classes via Zoom

When:   Mondays 8pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Dates: Mondays : 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep & 7, 14, 21 Oct 2024

Where: Zoom

Face-to-Face Pilates Classes 

When:   Wednesdays at 8.15pm 

Duration: 60 minutes

Dates: Wednesdays: 11, 18, 25 Sep & 2, 9, 16, 23 Oct 2024

Where:  The Salvation Army, Leyton Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TG


Face-to-Face Pilates Classes 

When:   Thursdays at 9.30am

Duration: 60 minutes

Dates: Thursdays : 12, 19, 26 Sep & 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2024

Where:  The Salvation Army, Leyton Green, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2TG


Face-to-Face Pilates Classes 

When:   Thursdays at 7pm

NOTE: On 26 Sept the class will be at 8pm due to senior school open evening 

Duration: 60 minutes

Dates: Thursdays : 12, 19, 26 Sep & 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct 2024

Where: 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden (Quaker Meeting House) 


Mums That Move Group Pilates Class

What To Expect From Your Pilates Classes…

It’s about time that you treated yourself! At Zing Wellness, we know that all mums need time for themselves. You deserve a moment to press pause on the everyday chaos of family life and escape for an hour of ‘me time’.

Mums That Move is a half-termly course of restorative, challenging and strengthening Pilates classes, designed to follow on from the Postnatal Pilates & Wellbeing classes – perfect for when your children are a bit (or a lot!) older.

Mums that Move allows you to focus on your mind/body connection and release tension in the body. If you want to build a connection with your pelvic floor and core strength and function, this is the class for you. It is also ideal if you have a weak or hypertonic pelvic floor, are suffering any urinary incontinence, have a diastasis recti, a prolapse, lower back pain or any post-pregnancy niggles.

Even better than that, it allows you an hour a week of dedicated time to breathe, move and be in the company of fabulous Harpenden women!

This class builds on the themes introduced in the Postnatal Pilates & Wellbeing course. We embed them through practice, practice and more practice! We continue to focus on crucial breath work; connecting with your pelvic floor and your deep abdominals; and learning how to strengthen and relax them.

We take the breath work a step further and apply it to functional exercise to strengthen and tone the body. We all know that being a mum is hard work! It requires us to be strong, agile and proficient in lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting and lunging. It’s non-stop!

Mums That Move classes incorporate seated, standing and floor work. We make use of small equipment such as massage balls, fascial release balls, therabands, wobble cushions, overballs and foam rollers. This means that classes are always varied, interesting and fun.

You are welcome to join the class without having done my Postnatal course or Move & Bloom pregnancy classes but it’s a good idea to book a 1-2-1 session with me before the course starts.

You can expect the usual beneficial access to a closed Facebook group and your class’s WhatsApp group where you can touch base with other mums and build your community of support.

As well as your weekly class, you’ll have access to the Zing Wellness All Members’ Area of the website. Here you’ll find a huge library of pre-recorded Pilates classes, relaxation/hypnosis tracks and expert interviews with some of the women’s health experts we trust the most.


 Your Pilates Course

Sign up to this 7 week course 

Cost: £105  for the 7 week zoom only course  or £122.50 for 7 week dual zoom/face to face  courses

 Join The Waiting List


Our classes are open to 10/12 people per course to ensure you get lots of individual attention. If you weren’t able to secure your space this forthcoming half-term, please join our waiting list to be notified of future availability.

 Equipment Bundle

In order to practice your exercises at home, you can purchase an equipment bundle in our Zing Wellness Shop.

Cost: £40



Can I join this Pilates class? It’s best if you are an existing client who has completed the Pelvic Floor and Core Course (either group or 1-2-1) before joining Mums That Move. It’s also fine for you if you attended my Pilates for Mum (with babies) class with Grace Lillywhite, while I was on maternity leave. If not, a couple of 1-2-1 sessions with me will usually get you up to speed.

How many spaces are there in the Pilates class? There will be 10 places in the class to ensure you get lots of individual attention.

Can I bring my baby to the Pilates class? No: this is your time!

Can anyone do your Pilates class? There are some medical conditions that will require medical consent for you to exercise. I will send you a health screening form to complete before you come for your first session.

What do I wear to the Pilates class? Please wear comfortable clothing including socks.

What do I need to bring to the Pilates class?  Please bring some water, a mat and any small equipment you have from the Pilates equipment bundle above. This can be purchased from the Zing Wellness online shop.

If my children aren’t babies anymore is this Pilates class still relevant for me?  Yes, of course! The course is relevant, regardless of how old your children are. Also, if you have any concerns with your pelvic floor function, have diastasis recti or a weak core, this is for you!

Our Expertise


 Have some time to focus on you

Meet other mums

 Destress and have an opportunity to talk

 Learn how to safely undertake everyday activities

 Regain stability and strength

 Release postural tensions & learn techniques to improve your posture and alignment

 Move your body

 Increase your energy levels

 Tackle those aches and pains

 Learn more about your postnatal body

 Connect with your pelvic floor and deep abdominals. Learn how to both release and strengthen them

 Eliminate urinary incontinence and those ‘whoops’ movements when you cough sneeze, run or jump

 Reduce your mummy tummy

 Learn how to integrate Pilates into your everyday movement patterns

 Return to higher impact exercise safely

 Get signposted to a community of trusted experts

 Heal your diastasic recti

Angela is an amazing Pilates instructor, so knowledgeable about the stresses and strains on the postpartum body. The postnatal Pilates class was really good, an opportunity to concentrate on recovering from childbirth and some self-care time (babies are welcome and having a nanny on hand is a great touch to enable mums to focus). I’m now doing the Mums that Move evening class and it’s one of the highlights of my week, it’s so relaxing and restorative, I notice a real difference when I haven’t been for couple of weeks!
Nicola Rix

I have attended Pilates with Angela for a few months now and thoroughly enjoy it. Angela is an excellent teacher and whose knowledge and enthusiasm is clear and her classes are friendly and welcoming.   As different equipment is used every week each class is varied and the exercises can be adapted to suit all levels. Angela always takes the time to check each person’s positioning and movements are done correctly, modifying them for the individual where necessary.   Pilates has helped me understand my core and improve my core strength and posture. I always leave a session feeling fully worked out but relaxed and revitalised.
Suzanne C

I attend Angela’s post-natal pilates class and I have found it has really helped me. I’m not immediately post-natal yet Angela has helped me understand that I definitely need post-natal exercises as I still have abdominal separation. Angela has explained to me what exercises are safe and what is not so I can improve my core strength and close the gap. She really understands Pilates for women who have had children and her anatomical knowledge means I feel safe working out with her. Her classes are enjoyable, she’s a cheery person who makes you feel good to be in her class and you’re doing your body good at the same time. A winning combination!
Nicola Wyeth

I first attended one of Angela’s classes as a complete novice. I was apprehensive as my level of general fitness had regressed since having a child, however, I found Angela’s class ideal. Angela gives a lot of hands on support to ensure all attendees are doing the moves correctly, and she adapts moves to take into account any past injuries. I am now on my second course, and really look forward to the classes and I am seeing improvements in my flexibility and core. I would highly recommend.
Sam Sutherland