Pregnancy and Post Natal Pilates
You might already go to lots of birth preparation or baby focussed classes but you aren’t doing anything to look after yourself right now. You sometimes feel guilty about spending money on yourself (especially as maternity pay is rubbish!) but you know that if you don’t take care of your body now, you’ll just be storing up problems for later.
You want to stay fit, strong and toned but are fighting nausea, aches and pains, low energy levels, food cravings, poor sleep (the list goes on!). You’re also working and/or running around after your other children so fitting in time to exercise and get to a regular class is really difficult.
You know that having a strong core and pelvic floor will make for an easier pregnancy and birth and a faster post partum recovery but you are scared of doing the wrong exercises and hurting yourself or the baby.
You’ve lost a lot of core strength as a result of pregnancy and hate the ‘Mummy tummy’ you’ve developed. You’ve heard of Diastasis Recti but don’t know if you’re affected or what it means in practical terms.
Depending on the type of birth you had, you may also be struggling with a weak pelvic floor and be embarrassed by poor bladder control or, you had a C-section and are feeling nervous about exercising after major surgery.
You’re terrified of doing the wrong type of exercise and hurting yourself and you also don’t have any childcare so need something super flexible you can do from home or bring your baby to. Your posture is really suffering from feeding, carrying and sleeping awkwardly and this is causing you back pain.
You want an exercise class that’ll give you a decent workout but is tailored to your current needs and ability whilst pregnant. You want a class which is led by a specially trained pregnancy instructor so you feel 100% safe. Time is tight so a flexible schedule is also key.
You want to prepare your body for the demands of birth and motherhood as best you can and feel strong, toned and confident in your body during your pregnancy. It would also be great to meet others currently pregnant who understand just how you feel right now.
You need an exercise class especially for new mums that doesn’t require childcare and is totally flexible around your unpredictable schedule. You also want a class which is led by a specially trained post-natal instructor so you feel 100% safe.
You want to start strengthening your core, get any pelvic floor issues sorted out as soon as possible and feel confident in your body. You need help to sort out your posture and reduce your back pain and you need to learn how to go about daily tasks without hurting yourself. You also want to meet and feel connected to other Mums who understand just how you feel right now.
– how to align your body and correct your own posture to reduce aches and pains
– whether you have Diastasis Recti and how to manage it
– the Lateral Breathing Technique; fundamental to all Pilates exercises and aids relaxation
– Core and Pelvic Floor Engagement; necessary for the correct execution of all exercises
– how to safely mobilise your joints and stretch your muscles to make everyday movements easier
– a variety of exercises to strengthen and tone your whole body with options to cover all abilities
– how to use small equipment safely to enhance your practice
– that you can be a fit, strong Mum or Mum-to-be!
We offer both Pregnancy and Post Natal specific classes, face to face, each week. We can accommodate babies in the class and have a pen for crawlers and tots to keep them safe. Some of our venues also have on-site childcare. Please see the Class Timetable for the current schedule or use the Contact page if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Our Live Stream Classes are ideal if you do not live in the Brighton and Hove area or if struggle to make face to face classes due work, travel or family commitments. You will get live instruction and correction and still have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback in real time. Don’t worry if you miss a session or want to do more; whether you join us online or in-person, you’ll get access to our On-Demand library of recordings so you never need miss your workout.
We have Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Self-Guided Courses, each covering 13 weeks which I filmed whilst pregnant myself. All exercises and stretches are appropriate to your stage of pregnancy and options are provided. We also have a 0-8 week post-partum recovery program and a follow on for 8 weeks plus. You can work through the classes whenever and wherever it suits you, stopping and starting videos as you need to and returning to classes as many times as you like with your unlimited access.
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