Pregnancy and Postnatal

Pregnancy pilates includes everything you need to stay toned, release tension and relax during your pregnancy.

For postnatal pilates, you can join at any stage as soon as you are 6 weeks postnatal after a vaginal birth or 8 weeks post a c-section. It’s great to get back to fitness –  and this programme allows your body to reconnect with abdominal and pelvic floor with friendly exercises.

Whether you are looking to listen and learn from your body to prepare yourself for the upcoming birth, or you are looking to meet new mums and recover from a difficult pregnancy or labour – We can help. 

Professional Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates teaches the pregnant client to stay active, enjoy her pregnancy whilst keeping her body mobile, flexible and toned.

This class is suitable for you if you are:

Newly pregnant and wondering what exercise you can do now

Used to exercising and want to continue with a specialist instructor

Struggling with pelvic pain

Experiencing backache during your pregnancy

Wanting to maintain stamina to cope with the demands of labour

Working in a job that keeps you mainly in sitting or standing

Wanting to learn exercises that will work your abs and pelvic floor

Struggling to relax and feeling anxious about the forthcoming birth

“The classes are fantastic! Sue is an excellent teacher and she encourages everyone to work at their own pace. The class is not just about exercise; Sue also gives lots of tips on how to prepare for the birth, both physically and mentally. Her vast experience also means that she can answer lots of those niggling questions that we have about pregnancy and birth! I’m so pleased I found this class!” – Claire

Exercising During Pregnancy

In early pregnancy, the focus is on the pelvic floor, not working it too hard, to help it release at the end of the third trimester during birth. The focus is also on posture, stretches, stabilization, toning and learning meditative and relaxation breathing.

From the 2nd trimester onwards, the focus changes slightly in that the body is becoming more soft and supple to cope with birth.  The pelvic floor has to learn to release for birth. Strength and mobility need to be maintained in the upper body and arms. The lower body needs to cope with the changing mechanical stresses on the pelvis.  Come and find out what Pilates can offer you during this wonderful time in your life.

Pregnancy Pilates includes everything you need to stay toned, release tension and relax during your pregnancy.

Pilates is a low impact, not jumpy, slow and controlled,  having a calming and toning effect. Every exercise includes a toning effect for the upper or lower limbs and an abdominal and pelvic floor awareness/focus to it. Pilates also includes flexibility and a relaxation focus to help you keep muscles lengthened and released.

What does a typical Antenatal Pilates Class Include?

A standing or seated warm up to mobilise stiff joints and warm up soft tissues.

Standing or seated exercises to tone up and release pelvic floor, abdomen, upper and lower limbs

Seated Pilates exercises to realign your posture as your pregnancy develops

Mummy intensity exercises to maintain stamina

Pelvic floor exercises to help during pregnancy and prepare for labour

Breathing exercises and a relaxation session to release tension after a stressful day. This also helps to prepare for labour and pelvic floor

Theraband and gym balls are used to help tone and strengthen the body

Mat-based exercises to tone gluts, abdomen and pelvic floor

Pregnancy classes run on Mondays at 7pm and Saturdays at 9pm at Ecclesall Parish Hall. 

Please check it’s running as some are cancelled due to other commitments.

Professional Postnatal Pilates

In Postnatal Pilates the emphasis is on more intensive exercise working at Mummy Intensity Interval level.

This is to work at a fat burning level, increasing stamina, and starting to redefine the body and recover your core.  This also works the abdominals and pelvic floor in an increasingly dynamic and functional way to enable them to cope with the demands of daily life!

What Do You Get From Mum and Baby Classes:

A weekly exercise class designed to re strengthen key muscles

Effective fat burning exercises – to help you shed the baby weight

Learn how to relax, to help you manage the early months

Setting your own goals to help you in your new role as a mum

Realistic Meal planning to ensure you are having a healthy diet

Discussions on the challenges and joys of being a mum

Supportive friendly group

Opportunity to meet new mums

Babies welcome so no childcare to arrange

It’s great to get back to fitness – this programme allows your body to reconnect with abdominal and pelvic floor friendly exercises.

Progress from this class to the intense exercise class, where you end up sweaty and worked!

The class is led by a trained physio with 25+ years experience in the industry.

Babies welcome – or come on your own if able.

These classes are particularly suitable if you are:

A typical Mum and Baby Fit Pilates Class includes:

6 weeks postnatal, wanting to start exercising again

Struggling with your pelvic floor

Unhappy with your “Jelly Belly” – your post pregnancy tummy

Not sure which exercises you can start with

Suffering with a mild prolapse

Wanting some ME time to focus on your mind and body

Exercises to help you reconnect with your abdominals

Toning exercises – for the whole body

Information on integrating strengthening into your daily life

Arm strengthening exercises – to help with daily tasks as a new mum

Education about safe lifting – to prevent any back twinges

Pelvic floor exercises – to help you laugh without leaking

Terms and Conditions

  • All classes are 60 minutes long.
  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Classes must be paid in full and in advance of the course.
  • On attending the first class, no refund can be given for the cancellation of the term.
  • Classes are valid for the duration of the course for which they were registered.
  • There is no transferral of classes from term to term, course to course or person to person.
  • Classes may be cancelled due to circumstances out of your Instructor’s control, but they will be rearranged.

You can join at any stage as soon as you are 6 weeks postnatal after a vaginal birth or 8 weeks post a c-section.

Postnatal classes run on Mondays at 10:30 pm at St Mary’s, Walkley, Howard Road, S6 3RX

These classes are particularly suitable if you are:

6 weeks postnatal, wanting to start exercising again

Struggling with your pelvic floor

Unhappy with your “Jelly Belly” – your post pregnancy tummy

Not sure which exercises you can start with

Suffering with a mild prolapse

Wanting some ME time to focus on your mind and body

A typical Mum and Baby Fit Pilates Class includes:

Exercises to help you reconnect with your abdominals

Toning exercises – for the whole body

Information on integrating strengthening into your daily life

Arm strengthening exercises – to help with daily tasks as a new mum

Education about safe lifting – to prevent any back twinges

Pelvic floor exercises – to help you laugh without leaking

Terms and Conditions

  • All classes are 60 minutes long.
  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Classes must be paid in full and in advance of the course.
  • On attending the first class, no refund can be given for the cancellation of the term.
  • Classes are valid for the duration of the course for which they were registered.
  • There is no transferral of classes from term to term, course to course or person to person.
  • Classes may be cancelled due to circumstances out of your Instructor’s control, but they will be rearranged.

You can join at any stage as soon as you are 6 weeks postnatal after a vaginal birth or 8 weeks post a c-section.

Postnatal classes run on Mondays at 10:30 pm at St Mary’s, Walkley, Howard Road, S6 3RX

Ready to Make a Change?

 

Whether you’re looking for help with balance, flexibility, pelvic floor or simply want to be that little bit fitter, we have a class for you!