Bump Room Timeline

The Bump Room is supporting women since 2008.

We make you feel energised,
relaxed and informed.

Ailish started teaching pregnancy fitness classes in 2008. She wanted to merge her physiotherapy training with exercise and movement. The need for dynamic and challenging exercise in pregnancy became apparent and Ailish began creating classes which are a fusion of many different forms of exercise. This was the start of The Bump Room.

Ailish got pregnant in 2009 and experienced Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). This experience allowed Ailish to develop and modify the content to support women with PGP to keep moving. The demand for the classes was growing so Ailish and Caitriona united to create the Bump Room brand in 2013.

Ailish and Caitriona’s vision to reach more women led to the creation of a team of physiotherapists to grow and support each other. They developed a training and mentoring programme for physiotherapists. Next, the first online classes ‘Your Bump Room’ was launched in 2016.

Bump Room Workshops commenced in 2017 for Physiotherapy Training. Enter Fiona in 2018. Fiona was teaching postnatal classes and working as Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist in a large Maternity Hospital. Ailish approached Fiona to join forces at The Bump Room as they were both aware of the huge challenge for mothers between having your baby and getting back to your normal exercise.

In 2019 Fiona created the Bump Room Beyond Birth online post-natal programme as a stepping stone back to full strength.
Then COVID came and the Bump Zoom Rooms were launched in October 2020. The positive outcomes of Zoom are reaching more women and the creation of the Finding Relief class to cater specifically for women dealing with PGP and women moving towards the end of their pregnancy.

The Bump Room’s vision is to continue to reach and support all women, by offering both live classes and video libraries.


What we offer at the Bump Room

In-Person Classes

Our in-person classes are delivered by physiotherapists countrywide. The classes run in blocks of 5 weeks and cost €90.  

Online Classes

Live online classes both pregnancy and postnatal. Variety of class levels available.

All Our Classes Include


Videos, information, products & people gathered from years of experience working in this area.


Advice around many of the issues arising during pregnancy and after baby.

Total Support

Support for the entire pregnancy to postnatal journey


Meet The Creators

Core values

The Bump Room’s Core Values are:

Make a difference:
  • Empowering women to be informed to make decisions and nurture their self-belief
  • Changing lives through instilling
    confidence in women, and being a
    consistent presence with integrity
  • Providing reassurance and support to women

  • Listening and hearing from a space of non-judgement
  • Understanding, openness and empathy
  • Creating a safe space that meets
    the varying needs of women
  • Appreciation for balance

  • Being energetic, enthusiastic, joyful and positive
  • Nurture physical and emotional health
  • Providing a holistic and evidence-based approach.

  • Commitment to teamwork to facilitate growth and development both personal and professional
  • Fostering relationships and respecting an environment of clear communication and knowledge sharing
  • Dedication to challenge and evolve
    our practice.

The weekly classes were brilliant for meeting other pregnant ladies who were going through the same thing, hearing the good stories (ignoring the bad), getting advice & preparing physically and mentally for our impending challenge of labour. I’ve recommended the classes to every friend of mine who has had that ‘over the moon news’ of a new baby and I truly believe the weekly Bump Room classes, armed with my trusty gym ball helped me significantly in not only having a strong & healthy pregnancy, but more importantly in coping with my labour and delivering my beautiful baby boy safely.

Olivia Harris

Olivia Harris

Weekly Classes user

The weekly classes of The Bump Room and Bump Room Beyond Birth are energetic, fun & tailored to the needs, energy and fitness levels of pregnancy. Ive been able maintain a good level of fitness throughout and feel strong mentally and physically. As a first time mum, the support from Ailish and Fiona during the classes and especially in the Q&A has been great. Hearing other mums stories and hints and tips has been brilliant. I’ve enjoyed the online delivery also and would never have been able attend in person.

Heather L

Heather L


I have attended the bumproom classes (online due to covid) throughout my pregnancy and postpartum. I highly recommend them, not only for the fitness side and keeping active throughout the pregnancy but the knowledge and tips were brilliant, which came from the instructors who are all qualified physio’s. The postpartum classes really helped in my journey back to excerise after pregnancy. It was very reassuring to get the safe exercises and knowledge to ease back into exercise safely especially after a caesarean. As a first-time mum I picked up invaluable tips along the way.



Limerick, mother of twins

The bump room should be mandatory for every pregnant woman both during pregnancy and postnatally with the bump room beyond birth. The bump room is not just an exercise class but so much more. Not only are you instructed by a chartered physiotherapist to make you feel so safe when exercising during pregnancy but they also give you a wealth of information and support as you prepare to give birth. I did classes on each 3 pregnancies and recommend them to all expectant mums. My Postnatal recovery has been slow after 3 babies in 4 years but Fiona from the bumproom beyond birth is amazing at putting you at ease and supporting you in your journey back to fitness.

Laura W

Laura W


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