RE:FRESH sessions: Discounted swim for adults under the RE:FRESH Leisure Scheme. Anyone aged 16 years or over, who lives, works, has a GP or is in full time education in Blackburn with Darwen can access this session for £1.
Anyone aged under 16 years, who qualifies can access this session for FREE! as long they are accompanied with a qualifying adult.
Please be aware that all freezes for Ramadan have to be received by 15th February.
These can be processed at site or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Freezes will only take effect from the 1st of the following month and available for Direct Debit memberships only.
Darwen Leisure Centre
All pools at Darwen Leisure Centre will be closed from 12pm on Sunday 25th February due to a swimming gala.
Please note one of the Sauna Boxes is currently closed awaiting repair.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Aqua Natal is a water-based exercise class especially designed for pregnant women in their second and third trimesters. The class aims to help you keep gently fit without damaging any joints or ligaments.
The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.
Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (sport, running, yoga, dancing, or even walking to the shops and back) for as long as you feel comfortable.
Exercise is not dangerous for your baby. There is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.
Exercise tips for pregnancy
Do not exhaust yourself. You may need to slow down as your pregnancy progresses or if your maternity team advises you to. If in doubt, consult your maternity team.
As a general rule, you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise when pregnant. If you become breathless as you talk, then you’re probably exercising too strenuously.
If you were not active before you got pregnant, do not suddenly take up strenuous exercise. If you start an aerobic exercise programme (such as running, swimming, cycling or aerobics classes), tell the instructor that you’re pregnant and begin with no more than 15 minutes of continuous exercise, 3 times a week. Increase this gradually to daily 30-minute sessions.
Remember that exercise does not have to be strenuous to be beneficial.
Exercise tips when you’re pregnant:
Classes at BwD Leisure
Did you know that BwD Leisure work in partnership with the re:fresh Blackburn with Darwen team to provide classes specifically for mums to be? The classes are run by qualified and experienced instructors who can answer any questions you may have.