Pilates is a perfect form of exercise during and after your pregnancy – both for you and your growing baby. It supports you through postural changes and improves muscle tone, strength and mobility. You will work on posture and alignment, breathing techniques and relaxation as well as understanding and working with your pelvic floor. We will work with you functionally to enable you to transfer what you have learned to make positive changes in your every day lives.
Your Pilates offers small group and private tuition in your home.
Our prenatal programmes are structured to address postural changes and demands throughout each trimester. The prenatal programme for new clients starts at 13 weeks and from then on I will work with you to set a foundation in deep abdominal strength to support your baby. Pilates is suitable to continue with right up until the birth but the pace will adapt as your pregnancy progresses and the focus of classes will change as the birth approaches. We will work on optimal foetal positioning and prepare your body for your birthing experience and beyond.
We have experience in successfully working with a range of pregnancy related conditions including Pelvic Girdle Pain, sciatica, back and neck problems, pelvic floor weakness and carpal tunnel syndrome. Grace is qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher and has also attended an Active Birth course with Janet Balaskas, which have both influenced her style of teaching to assist you with positions for labour, birth preparation and breathing techniques.
Private sessions are now available.
Your first step in post natal recovery can start as early as after your 6 week check; enjoy regaining stability and strength, increase energy levels and learn techniques to support your posture and every day activities with your baby. Have a look at our ‘Why do Postnatal Pilates?’ Blog post for more information.
We have experience in supporting new Mums with a range of post natal conditions including sacro-iliac problems, Pelvic Girdle Pain, pelvic organ prolapse or weakness, general back pain and diastasis recti. If you have had any specific problems postnatally you might be best to start with some private classes before moving into a group situation. Call for an informal chat and we can decide what will best suit your needs.
In our friendly and relaxed classes you will meet other Mums and get personalised advice on a safe and effective way to return to your pre-pregnant physique.
Postnatal Pilates in St Albans.
9.30am and 10.45am on Tuesdays at Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St. Albans, AL1 3UD
Drop in cost £12.50, block of 6 classes £65.
NEW postnatal Pilates in Harpenden. 9.30am at Kinsbourne Common Hall, Luton Road, Harpenden. Taught alongside Angela Rake www.pilateswithangela.com for maximum benefit from the attention of 2 teachers.
Next block starts Wednesday 13th January for 5 weeks and costs £75.