PILATES FOR PREGNANCY
HELPING YOU PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR CHILDBIRTH
Exercise in pregnancy should be designed to aid and work with the pregnant body rather than simply fit around it. The exercises and techniques I teach in my Pregnancy Pilates classes are designed to help you adapt to your changing body, prepare your body for the demands of childbirth & motherhood, and most importantly help you feel connected with your body!
As a member of the Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors, I am committed to delivering high standards in supporting pregnant and postnatal women and regularly updating my knowledge. I am a certified Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist, hold the level 3 award in adapting exercise for pregnant & postnatal women, and have completed the Burrel Education Advanced Pregnancy Wellness Practitioner certification.
My Pregnancy Pilates classes are suitable for all trimesters. Most people join in their second or sometimes third trimesters. Classes are run weekly, with a combination of mat and stability ball work plus relaxation. We sometimes bring in additional props such as resistance bands and the Pilates Magic Circle to aid techique and focus on specific areas.
I am also trained and certified to teach apparatus sessions on the Reformer and Cadillac in pregnancy and offer private sessions from my private garden studio in Fishbourne. In these sessions we work on the Reformer, mat and Tower, adapting to your body's needs as your pregnancy progresses. I have taught all levels during pregnancy from complete beginners to working with other Pilates teachers during their own pregnancies.