Pregnancy causes some significant changes to your body and there is no more critical time to exercise safely than through this important nine months. Our instructors will be mindful of your individual needs and it may be necessary for you to have clearance from your Obstetrician to exercise in our classes. If you have any high-risk issues then you will need a consultation with one of our women’s health physiotherapists (or your own women’s health physio) to ensure guidelines can be given to the class instructors.
If you are pregnant you can slot into any of our times for Pilates classes, with a maximum of 8 per class. Exercises and positions are modified to allow you to exercise safely through the class.
There are also relaxation and pelvic floor down-training classes on Monday evenings and relaxing Yoga classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings which will be helpful in the lead up to labour in terms of preparing your body for the incredible work it is about undertake in delivering your baby.
Our physiotherapists will be available for a ‘One-on-One’ at the Studio to take you through relaxation and labour preparation. These will be available at your request so don’t hesitate to contact us on 07 38489601 to request a ‘One-on-One’.
Our ‘Mum and Bubs’ classes are specially designed for women returning to exercise in the early postnatal period following the birth of their baby. These classes will suit women 6 weeks postnatal (after clearance from Obstetrician/G.P. check-up) until baby is approximately 10 months old. The classes provide a pelvic floor friendly exercise programme and are conducted and closely supervised by our very experienced physiotherapists.
These classes aim to improve pelvic floor and core muscle awareness, co-ordination and strength whilst also incorporating upper and lower limb strength and overall fitness. Your exercise programme will also address any abdominal muscle separation (Rectus Diastasis) present. These classes are also a great way to meet some other mums with babies and Mabel and Gertrude’s is just up the road and they do great coffees and are gorgeous people – so you could drift up there after and continue the connection.
A comprehensive screening questionnaire will be filled in when you sign up and please inform your instructor of any issues following your delivery. If you are concerned about bladder, bowel, pelvic floor function or a rectus diastasis (abdominal muscle separation) then ring 38489601 to make an appointment with our physiotherapists.