Practising specialised Pilates during your pregnancy can aid in experiencing a healthy pregnancy and a quicker post-natal recovery. During pregnancy your abdomen and pelvic floor muscles are put under increasing strain which can cause back pain, incontinence, breathing difficulties and general discomfort. Pilates is the ultimate antidote to the many discomforts experienced during pregnancy.
Pilates aims to engage your deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips and spine without placing strain on your joints. Pilates will assist in developing strengthened muscles and an increased flexibility that will prepare your body for the demands of pregnancy and childbirth as well as help your body to recover post pregnancy.
There are many benefits of Pilates for both you and your baby:
- Improved pelvic floor function
- Minimise abdominal separation (diastasis recti)
- Breathing techniques for relaxation and labour pain
- Pilates causes an increased blood flow to the centre of the body providing your baby with optimal nutrient supply for growth and development
- Flexibility exercises
- Maintaining optimal posture with the changing shape of your body
- Reduced back painLess discomfort caused by muscle and skeletal imbalances
**Although Pilates is a safe workout pre and post natal it is always best to consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.
Post Natal Pilates
Our Post Natal Pilates classes are purposely programmed to meet the needs of your post natal body. We aim to help you build strength, flexibility and start regaining your core control. We keep our class sizes to a maximum of 8 to ensure you get the attention you need. You can feel free to come along on your own or bring your baby with you.
Benefits of practising Post Natal Pilates classes include:
- Improved Pelvic Floor function
- Encourage abdominals to join back together after separation during pregnancy
- Regain muscle connection of your core
- Back, neck and joint support
- Upper body stretching to alleviate tension
- Upper body strengthening to help with feeding your baby
- Improved flexibility, general wellbeing and stress release
- Helps with deep, peaceful sleeping
- Elongation of the spine and correct posture