Here you can find some core details about the classes and the importance of Pilates during these special times in your life. Classes are based in North London - Barnet and Hadley Wood, EN5 and EN4.
Sessions are safe and specially designed for Pregnancy, Post-pregnancy and for any Back Pain rehabilitation. The small class set up ensures individual attention and promotes health, fitness. Our primary aim is to re-educate and raise awareness of posture and empower special muscle groups.
As you may know Pilates brilliantly helps with Pregnancy or non-Pregnancy related Back Ache, Pelvic Discomfort, Postural changes. It also helps to recover from birth and losing baby weight.
I hope we will meet you soon on the mat. If you have any questions please get in touch.
About pregnancy and pilates
Did you know, that only 1 in 4 women get enough exercise while pregnant? Also that most of them stopped going for exercise classes during pregnancy?
Some of the latest research shows that during pregnancy the RIGHT form of exercise is very important. Find out more about guidelines for exercise during pregnancy.
Pilates activates the deepest layer of your tummy muscles, which are necessary for stabilizing your back and pelvis. Many Pilates exercises are performed on your hands and knees, which is an ideal position for pregnancy. Adopting this position can take some of the strain off your back and pelvis, and, towards the end of your pregnancy, may help to get your baby into the right position for birth. There isn't any research on Pilates which looks at its effects on pregnant women. There is, however, research which shows that it can help to improve your flexibility. And we do know for certain that exercise is good for you during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes in a short period of time. Many of these changes are brought on by the hormones Estrogen and Progesterone which increase to around 100 times higher than their normal levels. These hormones and another one called relaxin also act to soften the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis to allow room for the baby to grow. During exercise, you must take into consideration the effects of these hormones. Your upper back is also under stress due to the increasing size of the breast. After 16 weeks of gestation, it's not recommended to exercise when lying flat on your back. The growing uterus can compromise some of the leading vessels to and from the heart and some women become dizzy. It is recommended to prop yourself up with some pillows, and you should still work in a neutral spine position.
Mummy baby postnatal pilates
After you have delivered your baby and you have passed the 6 weeks GP check, it's more likely that you are ready to do some gentle exercises.
The Pilates programme is safe and well recommended after birth. However, if you have any additional physical condition or discomfort in your pelvic or spine area, please consult with your physician before you start Pilates exercises.
Postnatal Pilates is a great way to lose weight and hopefully help you to fit into your old jeans ;) It focuses on building up your very important deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates classes are also a good way to meet other mums, with whom you can share your thoughts. They definitely help you to reduce anxiety and depression.