Welcome to your full body nourishing and strengthening Pre-Natal class. This class will safely mobilise and strengthen the full body, working with mind-body connection and the breath to leave you feeling nourished on the inside and out. This class is suitable for all stage Pre-Natal.
We recommend you follow our specially designed programmes for each Trimester and stage of Postpartum recovery, which can be found on our website and on your welcome newsletter.
Equipment: Theraband or Pair of Tights
Our Guest teacher, Zoe-Maia's, Pilates classes combine thousands of hours of teaching, training and education to create a method with a focus upon sculpting, strengthening, toning and lengthening the body from head to toe and inside and out. A method that is sustainable, transformational and most of all, enjoyable.
+ Please don’t exercise if you have any of the following symptoms: dizziness, bleeding, excessive tiredness, pain, shortness of breath or headaches and before you have been cleared by your doctor to exercise
+ Rest when you need and stop if you are in any discomfort at all. Less is more.
+ Never hold the breath
+ Please don’t lie on the belly
+ Generally avoid Down dog after 30 weeks
+ Avoid lying on the back during exercise after 16 weeks
+ Keep the body moving steadily and avoid static poses
+ This is not the time to practice backbends, inversions, deep twists and core work such as crunches
+ Be mindful of pressure on the wrists- options are coming on forearms or fists instead
+ Be mindful not to overstretch, especially the abdominal area- less is more
+ Come up and down slowly due to possible lower blood pressure
+ Stay hydrated
+ Use props to support your practice
+ Only practice after your 8 week check, if you had a C-Section please wait at least 12 weeks and ensure your Doctor has told you that you are safe to exercise
+ Listen to your body, rest when you need and stop if you are in any pain at all. Less is more.
+ We avoid deep twists, deep backbends and inversions
+ Do not practice abdominal exercises other than deep abdominal engagement and supported deep abdominal exercise
+ Be mindful not to overstretch
+ Postnatal specific classes are advisable in your baby’s first year