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Antenatal Pilates is suitable for expectant mothers at most stages of pregnancy. It is essential to keep active and strong to help cope with your changing body shape throughout pregnancy, and Pilates is a great way to do so whilst preparing the body for the demands of labour and pending motherhood.


Pilates has been shown to strengthen our core and pelvic floor muscles, thereby reducing the likelihood of pregnancy related aches and pains, and prevention of incontinence.  The promotion of relaxation, and consequent reduced anxiety, also helps address overall well-being which is so important for both mother and growing baby.


You must have completed the first trimester of your pregnancy prior to starting our Antenatal classes.  We will ask you to complete an in depth health questionnaire prior to being allocated a class.  This questionnaire will be screened by our Physiotherapists.  If we have further questions you may be asked to attend the clinic for a 1-2-1 appointment.  This allows you and the class instructor to be reassured of your suitability to undertake Pilates in a class setting.

Our Pilates Instructors are all Physiotherapists who will closely monitor and assist with adaptations to exercises to suit individual needs within your Pilates class.


THINGS TO BRING

Mats and Pilates equipment will be provided, however, you may find pillows helpful in modification of positions and we advise you to bring these in for your comfort if required.  Dress comfortably, but avoid excessively baggy clothing.  For your health and safety Pilates socks must be worn at all times.


We look forward to welcoming you to our Pilates studio.  

(Remember we also offer Postnatal Pilates classes and we would love to see you continue your Pilates journey here!)

 

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