Pregnancy Pilates

Specialist pregnancy Pilates classes supporting you throughout the prenatal and postnatal stages

Pregnancy & Postnatal Pilates

Pregnancy and childbirth are times of significant change to your body, and Pilates classes for both prenatal and postnatal mums are a wonderful way to manage these changes throughout. Taking part regularly in our small classes ensures plenty of care and attention from Judy, our specialist prenatal and postnatal Pilates teacher, and the gentle exercises can help to reduce lower back and pelvic pain, before, during and after labour.

We work closely with your midwife, GP or practitioner to ensure that our pregnancy Pilates classes meet the needs of your particular stage of pregnancy, therefore all referral notes are very welcome. Once you become a mum, we’ll adjust your postnatal exercises to suit the new stage your body is at.

When do you run pregnancy Pilates classes?

The pregnancy Pilates mat work class is held every Monday from 8.30pm-9.30pm, and is suitable for ladies during every stage of their pregnancy.

When do you run postnatal with baby Pilates classes?

The postnatal Pilates mat work with baby runs every Tuesday from 10.30am-11.30am.

We welcome new mums and their babies from 6 weeks postnatal for all deliveries, provided there have been no postnatal complications. The focus of the Pilates exercises will be on the reactivation of the pelvic floor, helping you to regain good bladder function, re-establish back and stomach muscle balance, relieve your spine and shoulders from tension and pain, and help you get back into shape faster.

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to bond with your baby and other new mums in a small group setting.

What should I expect during pregnancy Pilates classes or postnatal mat work classes?

A full 1 hour structured session using a range of Pilates studio equipment. This includes:

mat work

foam rollers

weighted balls

elastic bands

exercise balls

In both classes, your progression and regression of the exercises will be assessed on a monthly basis. This helps both you and us to understand your abilities and limitations at all times. This also helps us to lay out the goals and type of Pilates exercises needed during the three major phases of your pregnancy. Our small groups mean that all Pilates exercises are always tailored to your individual needs.

I have some other questions, who should I contact?

Take a look at our FAQs as most answers are there, but if not, please email Judy.

How do I book pregnancy Pilates or postnatal with baby classes?

All new clients wishing to attend pregnancy or postnatal Pilates will be invited to a free 1-1 session before joining a class. If you’re already a member you can book here.

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