“Breathing is the first act of life and the last. Our very life depends on it.”, Joseph Pilates
Pilates is very safe to do pre- and postpartum. It is so important for women to try keep moving. As a mother of two I’ve learnt this this the hard way. A lot of changes occur in the body and moving will help you strengthen and stretch these adapting muscles, along with helping our mental health and taking time to ourselves. Any issues or injuries previous can be highlighted during pregnancy as the joints become more lax during and up to 9 months post pregnancy. Pregnancy Pilates will give you the foundations and understanding of how to help position and secure your body in a safer space and get your body ready for labour and beyond. “If we don’t look after ourselves, how do we expect to look after others”.
Exercise is important during pregnancy as it helps strengthen up your limbs, increases awareness within the body, helps maintain weight and self confidence. Women who exercise during pregnancy tend to have a shorter labour and fewer delivery complications. Each session varies in intensity and duration depending on the stage of pregnancy and energy levels on the day. The Pre-Natal Pilates can be done on a private 1-2-1 basis or group.
POST NATAL PILATES
There are recommended guidelines of 6-12 weeks after birth to start back exercise depending on individual circumstances. Some mothers will be given Pilates based rehabilitation exercises before leaving the hospital to help them recover after birth and we can help you continue and progress these. The Post Natal Pilates can be done on a private 1-2-1 basis or group.
‘Strong Mom’s’ Class
This is a group class for mothers who have older babies/kids who still want; that social interaction, to exercise and keep moving, who don’t feel comfortable in a gym environment, who need a little help and motivation to exercise. To find out more Contact us here. The aim of this class to target flexibility through movement and increase strength using your own body. This will help us adapt and keep up with our little ones.
PRIVATE vs. GROUP SESSIONS
Private 1-2-1 Personal Training sessions for both Pre- and Post Natal women allowing you to get 100% attention. You can ask any specific questions you may have and we can help address any issues that you may have. During the sessions we can move at a pace that is comfortable for you along with having the privacy to ask questions that you may not want be ask in a group setting.
Group Classes allow you to be social and interact with other women. Experiences and advice can be shared along with having other people there that understand what you are going through. It’s a hour to get away and do something for yourself while making yourself stronger from the inside out.