Pre & post natal classes
These classes are only available as part of a general pilates class.
Pilates is a safe to practice during pregnancy. It strengthening the core abdominal muscles and pelvic floor prepares the body for a smooth prenatal phase and birth. The Pilates teacher will help you make this special time an empowering journey in mind and body.
When to practise
You can start in the first trimester. The changing hormones in the body during this time can make you feel tired and nauseous. Pilates movements, breathing and relaxation techniques will nourish both body and mind.
Practice Pilates during the second trimester
Although the body is changing and expanding, make the most of high energy levels and practise Pilates to benefit you in the following months.
Continue your classes until before birth
You may be heavy and achy but you can rest assured Pilates helps all of the conditions associated with pregnancy by strengthening the central or 'core' muscles, which in turn leads to improved posture, circulation and well-being.
Take up postnatal classes after birth
You can generally return to Pilates four to six weeks after delivery, or eight to twelve weeks after a Caesarian section.
*Please note you should wait until you have had your postnatal check with your GP or midwife before taking part in exercise.
If you are experiencing any medical issues during your pregnancy, we can offer 1;1 session, which will take into account your medical issues, whilst keeping building on strengthening and core development.