Pre and Post Natal Pilates
Our personal trainers offer exclusive, bespoke pilates classes to help you feel your best, no matter where you are on your motherhood journey
Pilates is becoming more and more popular for pregnant and post-natal women, as it can help you get the most out of your pregnancy and to actually enjoy the feelings of your developing body. As well as strengthening your core and joints, pilates is also very helpful in breathing control and relaxation, which we know is very important in circulation and opening of the lower ribs and diaphragm, often compromised in pregnancy, and a general feeling of wellbeing. High hormone levels during pregnancy relaxes the ligaments and muscles, loosening joints and often leading to pain in the back, groin or even down the leg.
Pilates focuses on strength and core stability as well as posture. It can help tighten the muscles around those joints, thus easing pain and helping prevent the instability developing into further problems such as a disc bulge or chronic pain.
At The Wellness Hub, our pilates classes have been modified and developed to individual needs. For example we know that after the first trimester you need to avoid exercising flat on your back so a prop cushion is used in classes. We know that excessive yoga stretches are to be avoided as you are more likely to overstretch during pregnancy due to hormone changes. Our pilates classes are kept to a maximum of four people so your instructor can ensure your routine is specifically designed for you and your condition. We offer advice and treatment on how to manage back and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy. We can also help with more delicate issues such as stress incontinence and other pelvic control issues that often develop after pregnancy or surgery in a tactful, sensitive way.