NEW Class Times!
Pre-Natal 9am SATURDAY WITH ELISSE
Mums and Bubs 10.30am THURSDAY WITH KAI
Mums and Bubs 10am WEDNESDAY
Pre-Natal 9am THURSDAY
To FIND OUT more about our variety of pre- and post-natal classes and upcoming workshops get in touch today.
During pregnancy Pilates builds your core strength by strengthening the back, abdominals and pelvic floor muscles. These all help support your changing posture during pregnancy and decrease the likelihood of backache, pelvis pain and hip issues. Pre natal Pilates is adaptable, so the exercises can be modified to accommodate your stage of pregnancy.
We’ve all heard of kegal exercises and their importance in assisting vaginal childbirth and recovery and in preventing prolapse by strengthening the pelvic floor. Pilates is more than just kegals, we work to strengthen your whole body and relax your mind. You can build your endurance and stamina in preparation for labour and beyond. During labour when you’ve been squatting or standing for hours on end you’ll be glad you did your prenatal Pilates! And all those repetitive instructions to focus on your breathing will definitely come in handy.
In the first few months after having your baby, it is important to work on postural changes that occur from nursing and carrying your little one around. Clients often discover Pilates after sustaining neck or back pain post birth. We would love it if all new mums built up their strength in preparation before the birth of their baby, however Post natal Pilates is a great way to get back in shape. We focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles as well as gradually regaining strength in a safe and effective way. Too often women rush to loose their baby weight and cause themselves significant injury by running or lifting heavy weights too soon after vaginal birth.
Mothers come in all ages, shapes and sizes and if high impact exercise or weights are your favorite type of exercise, great! We want you to be doing physical activities you enjoy, but in a safe way.
Our Physiotherapists and Pilates instructors are specifically trained to guide you in activating your Transverse Abdominus and Pelvic Floor muscles so you can run and lift to your hearts contentment. More than that, they are experts in helping you understand how to strengthen and reconnect with your whole body after pregnancy, after all motherhood is hard work and we need to look after our bodies to ensure we can be there for our little ones!