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.