Pre-Natal & POST-natal
PRE-NATAL - It is very safe and in fact encouraged to stay active for normal pregnancies.Most of our classes are able to cater for pregnancy. We design movement to accommodate your body and abilities as you move through the various stages of pregnancy in a way that is safe, efficient and extremely enjoyable, with little added load or stress on joints. Pilates exercises can help support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.If you have previously done Pilates before, you may book into the following class types:
Matwork Mobility, Matwork All levels
Matwork Props All levels, Stretch & Release
Please always advise your instructor of your pregnancy stage at the beginning of class
Please note: 1. It is not advised to embark on a brand new physical exercise program while pregnant. If you have not been regularly attending Pilates prior to your pregnancy, it is recommended to attend 1:1 sessions where our Instructor can take personal assessment and care of you.
2. If your pregnancy is considered ‘high risk’ we recommend you have written clearance from your doctor or Womens’ Heath Physio before participating. Your health professionals may also be able to provide movement guidelines to us for your specific case. Once again, it would be recommended to attend 1:1 sessions first.
POST-NATAL - By now you have a little one – congratulations!
After the birth of your child, you will be required to attend a check-up from a Women’s Health Physio (or similar) prior to commencing back with your Pilates. For cesarean births, the recovery time may differ for everyone, and may take up to 8-12 weeks prior to clearance.One-on-one Clinical sessions are fantastic to help get back into your routine, and also to help assist with pelvic floor health and function.