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Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates can begin at any stage of your gestation/pregnancy period. In an ideal world, we would start before becoming pregnant so that we learn to know our bodies and muscles in preparation for pregnancy. No matter where you are in your pregnancy journey though, our Pregnancy Pilates courses can help you find wellness.

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Service Overview

Pregnancy Pilates is a new and revolutionary approach to prenatal exercise. This type of exercise uses the principles of Pilates to help pregnant women maintain their strength, flexibility and balance while also preparing for childbirth.

Pilates is a safe form of exercise for pregnant women. It requires high levels of concentration and awareness rather than speed and impact. However, there are enormous changes going on in your body during pregnancy. Subsequently your exercise will certainly be modified in intensity and level of difficulty.

Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates exercise targets pelvic floor, lower abdominal and back muscles. Pilates teaches you to coordinate these muscles in harmony with normal breathing patterns and good posture. During pregnancy, our tummy muscles are compromised as the baby grows, the pelvic floor is stressed by the weight of the baby and low backs can be sore from the posture changes of pregnancy. Pilates works all the muscles most affected by pregnancy to optimize well-being at this exciting stage of life.

The main goal of pregnancy Pilates is to improve strength, mobility and flexibility of your body as it changes from one trimester to the next.  As such it is important to keep to the exercises assigned to you for the trimester you are in.  

An important note is to abstain from exercises that requires you to lie flat on your back.  This position places extra pressure on the main vein supplying blood from your heart to your lower body. This can also constrain your baby's circulation.

As a rule of thumb always remember to be mindful of your body, keep it moderate, and to not over exert yourself.

Do I need a referral?

No you do not need a referral to do our Pregnancy Pilates course. Our trained Pilates instructors will assess where you are at in your pregnancy, and from here safe and beneficial exercises and movements will be performed.  Our facilities are fully equipped to provide you with the most secure and enjoyable Pilates session possible.

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