Ante-natal and Postnatal Pilates
Mat based exercises using precise movements and breathing techniques to maintain, build and regain a strong and flexible body.
Antenatal Pilates focuses on pelvic floor strength/relaxation and reducing pelvic girdle and lower back pain. Maintaining muscle length, flexibility and control during pregnancy can help you prepare for birth as well as help with recovery.
Pay as you go, 40 minutes duration, Cost: £9
Postnatal Pilates can commence from 6 weeks post birth. You are guided through the gentle reactivation of the muscles supporting the trunk. Exercises and sequences help improve muscle tone and stability and prevent issues like muscle tightness from feeding postures and muscle weakness from bladder incontinence. Babies are welcome to this class.
Pay as you go (6 weeks recommended) 40 minutes duration.
What are the classes like?
The classes run for 30 minutes with a warm up, floor exercises/sequences (additional equipment used where indicated) and finishing with a 5 minute cool down/relaxation.
The classes are taught by a qualified physiotherapist in small groups of up to 10 people maximum.
1:1 classes are available.
We supply all equipment for our classes.
Antenatal classes offer a variety of modifications to exercises as you progress through your pregnancy. Both antenatal and postnatal classes utilise additional equipment to help you challenge your arms, legs and trunk whilst maintaining good posture and alignment, when appropriate.
There are lots of changes to the body during pregnancy which can alter your posture, breathing and demand on your trunk muscles, particularly the abdominal muscles. Classes are structured to ensure you can care for yourself and your baby within a fun environment.