Pre and Postnatal Pilates
During pregnancy practicing Pilates is a safe way to look after your body to ensure you are strong, supple and ready for delivery.
If you are experiencing pain in your back, pelvis, hips, neck and/or ribs, our qualified Pilates instructors (some of whom are physiotherapists as well) can tailor exercises in the studio to help you reduce your symptoms and prescribe you a home program so you feel more in control as your body keeps changing during your pregnancy.
Sometimes exercises aren’t enough and you may need some extra manual therapy to help you during a particular stage in pregnancy. In that case you may need some prenatal physiotherapy to supplement your Pilates.
Whilst you are pregnant, we would recommend our Pilates Studio Sessions, where there is a maximum of four clients per class to one instructor. Here you will receive exercises tailored to your particular stage of pregnancy and exercise ability. These classes are on the Pilates Equipment – Reformer, Trapeze Table, Wunda Chair and Ladder Barrel. Pilates mat classes are not suitable for you during pregnancy.
You’ve delivered your baby via vaginal delivery or caesarian section and you are now thinking about how you can start to look after yourself mentally and physically.
Pilates studio sessions or mat sessions can be suitable for you to help you improve muscle tone, strengthen your pelvic floor, and core, improve your mobility (especially after long hours of feeding and carrying Bubs) and attending the classes gives you some time for yourself.
An initial assessment is needed before joining any of the classes to ensure we have assessed your pelvic floor and core with our real-time ultrasound machine, so we understand the capabilities of your body whatever stage you are at and that you are safe with the basic exercises.
Pilates Studio Classes
face to face ONLY
60 minute sessions | Qualified Pilates instructors will guide you through sessions that work your whole body utilising a range of equipment from Trapeze Table, Reformer, Wunda chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector along with other small apparatus and the mat.
Mums & Bub Classes
30 minute sessions | Do you want to get back into exercise but you are unsure where to start, whether it is safe to do so or if you will be doing your exercises safely? Our qualified physiotherapist will guide you through what to look out for to ensure you have good technique to perform exercises safely. Exercises will be targeted at improving overall capability of caring for your little one, added bonus – little one is welcome to join.