Class timetable to be released in Winter 2021.
Not only does Pilates enable mums to gently ease their way back into exercise, it also targets the weakened abdomen to aid muscle restoration and mobilises the spine to help you posture.
I understand that exercise post-birth can be the least of your worries, especially if you’ve had a difficult labour. However, when you are feeling ready, I encourage any mums to participate in postnatal Pilates classes in a safe and sensible manner.
Pilates for postnatal mums is great for:
- strengthening your pelvic floor muscles
- improve any diastasis recti
- improve your posture
- prevent back pain
- strengthen your core muscles
- improving wellbeing and confidence
At The Pilates Company we have a postnatal Pilates class specifically designed for women after they have given birth. Postnatal Pilates is low impact so is a great place to start exercising after you have given birth. Postnatal Pilates aims to strengthen your deep muscles, improve your stability, encourages your pelvic floor and helps you to reconnect with your body after birth.
I recommend that you start basic exercises such as the pelvic tilt, as well as breathing and pelvic floor lifts, as soon after giving birth as you feel happy to. From around 6 weeks you can attend postnatal Pilates classes and look to increase your activity. This should be a gradual return where you allow your body time to get stronger and prepare it for impact and heavier weight activities. Remembering that you will not start at the level you left off is key. But you will get there!
If you are interested in our postnatal Pilates class, we will begin with a questionnaire and an assessment to understand any risk factors as well as your goals.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.