Our pregnancy Pilates classes are run by our experienced physiotherapists who are specially trained in adapting exercises to suit the changes to your body during pregnancy. Prenatal Pilates is perfect for preparing your body for giving birth and postnatal Pilates ensures you recover from birth as quickly as possible.
How it works
Pilates for pregnancy works by strengthening the deep core and pelvic floor muscles to give your pelvis and spine the support it needs as your baby grows. Pilates exercises also help to optimise posture during pregnancy and reduce muscle tensions through a range of gentle stretches.
Your specially trained physiotherapist and Pilates instructor will teach you the correct positions and exercises from beginners to intermediate/advanced level. You will receive 1:1 facilitation during the class to ensure you exercise safely and effectively.
Prenatal Pilates can begin following the 12th week of pregnancy. Postnatal Pilates can begin after 6 weeks following normal delivery and 8 weeks following a C-section.
Benefits of Pilates for pregnancy
Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of Pilates for pregnancy:
- Increased pelvic floor and core strength
- Reduced risk of complications during birth
- Reduced risk of pain during pregnancy
- Reduced risk of incontinence
- Increased pelvic and spinal stability as your baby grows
- Improved posture during pregnancy
- Quicker recovery following birth
- Aids return of muscle tone and body shape
- Increased body awareness
- Greater overall well-being
We ask that you wear loose comfortable clothing when attending the classes. All equipment required such as magic circles, resistance bands and soft balls are provided.
See how Physiolates can help you and your pregnancy
We currently do not hold any pregnancy Pilates classes but please contact us if you are interested and we will update you when we open a class. Alternatively, we offer Manchester based pregnancy Pilates private sessions.
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