Pre and Post Natal Pilates* at Pulse

Prenatal (pregnancy) pilates modify the 

   principles of regular pilates exercises for pregnancy. Each exercise is designed taking into account pregnancy related body changes. The classes also teach the correct technique for pelvic floor exercises. Approximately 60% of women develop incontinence problems during and/or after pregnancy (British Journal of Midwifery, 2005). By training your pelvic floor muscles during your pilates class, you can reduce the likelihood of experiencing this.    

Postnatal Pilates 

This class will be conducted by one of our experienced physiotherapists or Pilates instructors with extensive Pilates training. The class will run for 60 minutes and will be available for any new mother. We recommend start after six weeks of birth, but you can book a Physio session before start to check if you body is ready to exercise. The Postnatal class involves an array of Pilates exercises designed to tone and reshape your body following your pregnancy. There is a large emphasis on pelvic floor strengthening and abdominal toning. We encourage you to bring along your baby to the session. Although they won't be actively involved in the exercises, it will be wonderful setting to meet other new mothers and their children too.

 

Benefits of postnatal pilates:

  • Rehabilitate abdominal muscles correctly

  • Rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles

  • Improve posture

  • Assist with weight loss

  • Increase fitness

  • Improve psychological well being

  • Reduce anxiety and depression

  • Social interaction

  • Hasten recovery

 

Prenatal Pilates 

The Prenatal class will include strengthening exercises for your pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and general toning for your whole body. It will also include spinal flexibility exercises, postural education and advice regarding staying fit and well throughout your pregnancy.

 

Benefits of prenatal pilates:

  • Prenatal conditioning of pelvic floor muscles  

  • Improved postural awareness

  • Improved spinal and pelvic stability 

  • Maintenance of cardiovascular fitness, muscle length, strength and flexibility

  • Reduced pain

  • Maintenance of a healthy weight

  • Improved circulation thus can help decrease swelling in extremities

  • Relaxation 

 

For further information please contact our friendly reception staff on 07 3876 3747 or email:admin@pulsephysio.com.au

We look forward to meeting you soon!

*classes not currently running, please enquire about these classes with our instructors.

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