Pre and Post Natal

So you are having a baby, congratulations!

Pre and Post Natal Pilates is the answer to a smooth, comfortable pregnancy as well as making the transition to mother hood easily and effortlessly. You will need all the support you can get when motherhood comes knocking, so the the time you spend building your strength, vitality and peace of mind, is time well spent.  The personal training options will have you stronger & more prepared and than ever before.

Pre natal benefits:

  • More energy
  • Prepare for the challenges of childbirth
  • Reduce pregnancy discomfort
  • Reduce pregnancy blues
  • Help you sleep better
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self image

Pilates is the perfect the way in preparing for pregnancy and birth, it is proven that exercise in pregnancy has many far reaching health benefits for both you and your baby. You will build your physical strength, prepare your pelvic floor and pelvis, learn correct breathing technique as well enjoy a component of mediation at the end of the class that will assist you to calm yourself when you most need it, when you are in labor .

Modifications are given so that you will feel confident and comfortable during the class whilst building your body for the great event. You also have the option of working privately with Sandra on your own personal routine, that is designed for your specific needs.

Before you start exercising you will meet with Sandra for a private assessment.

At this assessment you will:

  • Discuss your personal situation
  • Be taught Pilates principals
  • Receive instruction on postural management
  • Receive supporting resources
  • Be tested for core strength & flexibility

Post natal benefits:

  • Strengthen your pelvic floor after birth
  • Re-train & strengthen the deep abdominal muscles
  • Correct postural deviations cased by pregnancy
  • Regain your trim pre-pregnancy tummy
  • Reduce postnatal depression

Pilates after the baby is born is the perfect way to regain your body and your mind. It is gentle and the best way to support yourself during this beautiful time of your life. Returning to exercise after the baby needs to be planned and structured in stages. It is important to work with someone that understands the stages of strength rebuilding and what your body needs.

As well as a structured plan, you will receive motivation, support and goal setting that will suit your physical, emotional and lifestyle needs. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to post natal training and rejoining Pilates class when the time is right for you will get you back to your old self in no time.

Generally speaking, 6 weeks is a good time to restart Pilates, but it will differ for each woman depending on may factors. A post natal assessment with Sandra will determine what your personal post natal needs are.

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