Pre & Post Natal classes

It’s widely recognized that women who practice Pilates during pregnancy can speed up the post natal recovery process.

Taking Antenatal Classes at Platinum Pilates during my third pregnancy was like a little piece of heaven on a Sunday morning - the teachers were so incredibly dedicated to making sure the class had the right balance of stretching & strengthening that you couldn’t help feeling amazing after each week".

Caroline Regan

Pilates During Pregnancy

Staying active during pregnancy is the key to managing a healthy & happy pregnancy but staying safe is also key

At Platinum Pilates we encourage clients who have already been doing Pilates or Barre before they became pregnant to join our specially designed Antenatal Pilates Classes from as early as 12 weeks of Pregnancy.

Regular Group Reformer Classes are not suitable for pregnant women at any stage. 

Our Team of Women’s Health Experts & Physiotherapists have researched and designed our Antental Pilates Classes to take into consideration all of the issues that can present women during exercise whilst pregnant.

Taking Antenatal Pilates during pregnancy can help to decrease lower back & pelvic pain as well as improving your sleeping patterns.

With a focus on core stability, strength and overall fitness, our Antenatal classes are an excellent way to help your body deal with the ongoing changes, and prepare it for the stresses to come.

We modify exercises to ensure that Mum and baby workout in a safe but effective environment.

Our antenatal classes are available on our group schedule, one to one, or in a semi private setting.

If you have never attended Reformer Pilates then you can join our antenatal classes up to your 12 week mark.

We do not advise a pregnant woman to take up Antenatal Reformer Pilates as a beginner any later than 12 weeks - Even if you are fit & healthy -

Reformer Pilates is a specialist class and we want to make sure you and your baby are in safe hands -

Pregnancy Is Not The Time To Start A New Health Regime - It's A Time To Maintain Your Wellness

Mummy MOT & Mums & Babies

We know that not everything always goes to plan in the labour ward and some labours take greater toll on the body than others.

We now offer a very special treatment for Post Natal Mums - Mummy MOT is suitable for all post natal women who have given birth and want to commence exercise but may be suffering some of the effects of giving birth.  These include, weak pelvic floor, incontinence, pelvic girdle pain.

We also offer a very special post natal class ... unique for Women who need a little more support getting back into exercise post pregnancy.

We take into consideration the fact that women can suffer with issues such as pelvic floor damage, pelvic pain and prolapses after birth.

Our gentle class which is designed by our specialists, is suitable for women who have been signed off by their GP, Physiotherapist or following our Mummy MOT

You are most welcome to bring your new born along until they are 9 months old.

Guidelines for Pilates during pregnancy

Taking Reformer Pilates during pregnancy comes with its own set of guidelines so we put together our top tips to help you workout safely during your 9 month journey.

  • Regular Reformer Classes are not suitable during Pregnancy - as soon as you find out you are pregnant we recommend you move into antenatal classes or you can stay in Barre Classes until you are 16 weeks.  

  • From 12 weeks you can only attend Antental Reformer Classes or Barre Classes up until 16 weeks. If you are a complete beginner, you can start Antenatal Reformer & Barre up until 12 weeks only.

  • One to one Antenatal Pilates is one of the best ways to stay in shape during pregnancy and our team of Pilates specialists can guide you through a very safe & effective workout.

  • Never take up any new exercise during pregnancy - your body is going through many changes as it is, there is no need to apply added stresses to yourself during this time. If you have never done Reformer or Barre, its not advisable to start now.

  • Drink plenty of water & take regular breaks when exercising. Be careful not to over stretch or use range of movement that is too big.  Your joints are more lax in pregnancy so you need to limit your stretch.

  • Tell your instructor if you have any concerns about aches or pains you might be experiencing.  The class we teach is a generic safe during pregnancy Pilates class but your body might have weakness that can be exacerbated during pregnancy.  Ensure you listen to your own body very clearly and talk to your teacher if an exercise does not feel ok.

     

Pre and Post Natal class schedule

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