Pre & Post Natal
Classes for women during their pregnancy through to the beginning of motherhood.
Pilates: Pre & Post Natal
These gentle classes are structured to meet the body’s changing developments of pregnancy, to provide an effective workout from the second trimester through to full term, all the while staying completely safe. These classes allow mums-to-be and new mums, a time to slow down, find calmness and connect with your breathing, to enable you to have space and time to think about yourself and your baby. The instructor focuses on the whole body and breath but pays special attention to posture, alignment, strengthening pelvic floor and improving upper body strength in preparation for birth and the baby’s arrival. This class aids quicker recovery after birth, as well as preparing for the physical demands of motherhood. It is best to commence during your second trimester but please check with your healthcare professional that it is safe to do so.
For post-natal clients, Pilates is one of the safest and most effective ways to strengthen, realign and get back into shape after having a baby. It quickens postpartum recovery and strengthens the body and mind for the new demands of motherhood. Whether you have had a vaginal or caesarean delivery, a safe Pilates workout is developed in line with the clients’ needs.
It is recommended that you wait a minimum of six weeks after delivery to start exercising again. However, if you have had a caesarean section, it is highly recommended that you wait 8 to 12 weeks before commencing postnatal Pilates. Please consult your healthcare professional before returning to exercise and inform the instructor at the start of the session where you are in your postnatal phase so the session can be tailored just for you. Or alternatively for advice and information on the class please contact Sharon on Mob: 07932 955689