Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Classes
STRENGTHEN & STRETCH FOR AN EASIER PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH AND RECOVERY!
Our Pre/Post Natal Pilates classes are an hour long & limited to 6 done on the Reformers. Classes designed to accommodate the anatomical changes and joints stress of pregnancy.
Carefully planned, following ACOG Exercise During Pregnancy classes target specific muscles affected by postural changes of pregnancy.
Pre-Natal Pilates suitable from 12 weeks.
GP/Midwife consent required prior to attending Pre/Post Natal Pilates class.
Pilates is one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise you could do while pregnant and postpartum!
Non-aerobic & gentle, Pilates is perfectly suited to help the body through pregnancy, prepare for labour and assist in recovery after giving birth. Pilates Studio Kildare is the first studio in Kildare to offer group Pre/Post Natal Pilates on the Reformer. We also offer group Pre/Post Natal Pilates Mat Classes
Our Pre Natal Pilates classes are specially designed to accommodate the anatomical changes and joints stress of pregnancy.
Classes are carefully planned, following ACOG ‘Exercise During Pregnancy’ guidelines, to target specific muscles weakened or tighten from postural changes during pregnancy while strengthening & stretching the body.
Pre Natal Pilates classes focus on maintaining physical strength and proper alignment for a more comfortable pregnancy while preparing the body for delivery.
Benefits of Pre Natal Pilates:
- Reduce backaches & alleviates pregnancy aches and pains.
- Strengthen supporting postural muscles.
- Boost energy and stamina.
- Maintain body alignment and pelvic placement.
- Improve posture & balance
- Reduce stress
- Increase breath awareness.
Pre Natal Pilates on the Reformer:
The Pilates Reformer is a bed like apparatus made up of a sliding carriage controlled by a system of springs, straps and pulleys providing support and controlled movement for the body, which is why it is the perfect way to exercises during pregnancy.
With fine-tuned spring resistance the Reformer allows precise work to develop good alignment, core strength and flexibility safely.
Benefits of Pre-Natal Pilates on the Reformer:
Spine and Pelvic Stability
The Reformer places emphasis on restoring spine alignment and improving stability and mobility in the lumbo-pelvic region.
On the Reformer, the gliding carriage allows movement through a full but carefully controlled range of motion while keeping the arms and legs grounded.
Increase Postural Awareness
The Reformer helps establish torso stability and correct postural alignment while working the deep muscles that support the body during pregnancy.
Strengthening the body
Reformer exercises work the deep abdominals, pelvic floor, arms, legs and shoulders without stress, tension or impact. Exercises on the Reformer can be done sitting, lying, kneeling and standing.
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Our Pre/Post Pilates Classes
- All Pre/Post Natal Pilates Classes are in a very small group (limited to 6 participants) ensuring safety and individual, personal attention.
- Pre/Post Natal classes are 1 hour long with all apparatus, mats & props provided.
- Pre-Natal Classes suitable from 12 weeks onwards and require a signed Pre-Natal Health Form and consent form signed by GP/Consultant.
- Post-Natal suitable from 6-7 weeks postpartum or 10-12 weeks after C-section and require a signed Post-Natal Health Form and prior consent from GP/Consultant.
"Aoife (Efrat) is amazing, professional, and above all cares about each person as if they are her only client. She kept me upright and fit up to the day i went into labour. Very skilled and beautiful woman. x"