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.
OUR CREATIVE TEAM