Pregnancy and Post Natal Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates

Tuesdays 6-7pm (2nd trimester) and Wednesdays 6.30pm (3rd trimester or extra gentle class)

This class will work to improve and bring awareness to posture and alignment and aid your body through pregnancy, supporting your body as it changes, adapts and responds to your baby. Exercises will focus on gently stretching out tight muscles, whilst working to strengthen muscle groups to support your body through pregnancy.  The pace and feel of the class is gentle and restorative, and relaxation and breathing techniques are introduced which can be useful tools for the birth of your baby an beyond into motherhood. Pilates can be useful in the management of pregnancy related conditions such as lower back pain,  SPD / PGP, however we would always advise speaking to your Midwife/GP/Physiotherapist before joining a class should you be suffering with any discomfort. This is a friendly class and a lovely way to meet other mums-to-be and form friendships over bumps!  Maximum number of 6 people.

"I have really enjoyed my pregnancy pilates sessions, and having no previous experience has not been a hindrance. They are incredibly relaxing and it’s has also felt like it is really helping my muscles become stronger, and me more flexible.
Sally has also given lots of extra advice and pregnancy support not related to pilates, and she takes a real interest in everyone who is doing the class.  I would definitely recommend!" Review January 2019

Post Natal Pilates Wednesdays 7.45pm

A post natal class suitable for mums with babies/toddlers and children of any age who may be returning to exercise for the first time after having children. Working to gently stretch out tight muscles, exercises will also tone tummy and pelvic floor muscles, as well as targeting other muscles groups, supporting the body’s systems through the early months and years of your little ones’ life. The pace and feel of the class is gentle and restorative and relaxation techniques are introduced to allow you a bit of quiet, calm and ‘you’ time! Pilates may be able to assist in the recovery of specific pregnancy related conditions such as lower back pain,  SPD / PGP, stress incontinence – please call us to discuss, and speak to your GP/Physio first to check they feel you are ready to attend a group class (we can advise on how/where to seek support if you need a helping hand).

New mums – please note current NICE guidelines suggest you should wait at least 6 weeks after a vaginal birth, or 10 weeks after a C-Section birth before attending an exercise class, however please note these are minimum recommendations and you may not feel remotely ready to exercise until far later than this – LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and only attend when you feel your body is ready and you are given the go ahead by health professionals.  We do ask that you get consent to exercise from your GP / Midwife or health care provider before joining our classes and do advise a 1:1 session first wherever possible.

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