PRE & POST NATAL
MUMS AND BUBS REFORMER CLASSES
Prenatal – Benefits of Pilates During Pregnancy
Pilates strengthens your tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, so it’s a great exercise to do when you’re pregnant. Researchers have suggested that doing Pilates regularly can be as effective as doing pelvic floor exercises.
Strengthen your pelvic floor, will help to support your bowel, bladder and uterus (womb) as your baby grows and moves down. As a result this may prevent you from leaking small amounts of wee when you cough or sneeze.
The daily changes during pregnancy can affect your center of gravity and balance. Pilates will help with balance as you may feel a little more clumsy, due to increase in weight to your stomach and breasts.
Reformers will allow you to perform exercises while maintaining postural alignment. Also your hormone changes during pregnancy, can cause your ligaments to become lax, this can cause instability and increase your risk of muscle strains and ligament sprains. Either your arms or legs are grounded when you’re on a Reformer so this helps limit your range of motion.
Exercise is good for you during pregnancy. Your body is undergoing constant changes so you’ll need to limit your session to particular exercises and only work at a comfortable intensity to avoid injury and complications. Make sure the instructor is always aware your pregnant before the class begins.
Mums and Bubs Reformer Pilates Classes
Mums and Bubs Reformer classes provide a welcoming and friendly environment where you can exercise with your baby and regain your pre-baby body. Under the instruction of one of our qualified instructors Reformer Pilates is a sensible choice. Consequently it will it ease you back into exercise gently, it’s proven to be highly successful in building up women’s inner core muscles following pregnancy. Pilates deals with issues which may have arisen during pregnancy, in particular it targets the weakened and stretched abdominal muscles known as the pelvic floor.
All our trainers and class members are welcoming and supportive, as a result it is a great way to meet new friends whilst achieving your fitness goals. We cater for all fitness levels, beginners to advance all in the 45 minutes!
Please bring a pram or capsule for your bub, you are even welcome to bring a blanket and lay bub on a yoga mat! Just a reminder we do have stairs and it’s important to have your doctors clearance to exercise. As with any studio no food is permitted, only water bottles. Prices are $29.95 per session for a casual drop-in class or you can buy a class pack and save! Classes are every Monday at 11.30am and you can book in here.
Benefits of our Post Natal Pilates classes include:
Improved Pelvic Floor function
Encourage rectus abdominals to come back together after separation during pregnancy
Regain muscle memory connection to your core
Back, neck and joint support
Upper body strengthening to help with feeding
Improved flexibility, general wellbeing and stress release
Helps with deep, peaceful sleeping
Elongation of the spine and correct posture
Your welcome to join any of our classes however the Mums and Bubs Reformer Class is a great way to start, and once you do you will never look back!
“I’m keeping myself and my baby fit and healthy”
“I have been attending Barre, Mat & Reformer Pilates classes for nearly a year at Active Mind Body, I am currently 7 months pregnant. The instructors have been absolutely amazing as they alter the movements to suit my needs, as I’m somewhat limited to what I can do. Reformer Pilates has helped strengthen my muscles, adjust my posture and ease with my back pain. Barre helps me keep fit, tones my entire body and overall is a great fat burner. Mat Pilate’s helps stretch out my muscles and the movement’s help with stabilizing my spine and pelvis. I attend about 4-5 classes a week and I love the feeling I get after each class knowing that I am in great hands and I’m also keeping myself and my baby fit and healthy”.