You'll LOVE Pilates during Pregnancy
- Breathing VASIE breathing (inhale through the nose, exhale through pursed lips) already works to calm your nervous system (from fight or flight to calm and relaxed). Practice this breathing while pregnant to prepare for labor. 🌬
- Pelvic Floor Muscles They have an important job! Correctly strengthen them now and jumpstart their healing after birth. Continue with classes once you're cleared by your physician! [Postnatal classes coming soon!] 💪🏼
- Arms & Shoulders You'll be carrying your little one quite a lot and looking down at them every chance you get ❤️ Strengthen your arms and lengthen and relax your neck before baby arrives!
- Relieve Aches & Pains Stabilize your low back and relieve some aches and pains that can develop while pregnant. Strength & tone in your legs hips and back will also help prevent "mom hip" (carrying baby on your hip). Help keep your joints neutral and stretch the areas that feel more stiff (especially the calves!).
BONUS Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions will also help to relieve some aches and pains! Rolfing also increases body awareness and will help your body as it changes during AND after pregnancy.
It's recommended that you consult your health care provider first if you are in your first trimester!
Which classes are right for me?
How far along are you?
- 1st Trimester (1-12 weeks) - any class! If you're new, join us in Pilates 101 to start!
- 2nd & 3rd Trimester (13 - 38 weeks) - take Ballet Barre, Chair, Mat Shoulders & Arms. If you're new, you can join us in a Ballet Barre class to give it a try!
Can you still lay on your back?
- Yes. It's fine to take mat & reformer classes!*
- No. In Ballet Barre, Chair, Mat Shoulders & Arms you stand and sit. Your Instructor can modify any exercises that would have you laying down in those!
*If you are in your 2nd and 3rd Trimester and can still lay on your back, we still encourage you to stick with Ballet Barre, Chair, and Mat Shoulders & Arms because these classes will help strengthen & tone your legs, build upper body strength, and prepare your pelvic muscles for delivery!
- Are you showing?
If you're starting to show or feel like the baby is starting to stick out, you should avoid mat & reformer classes and stick to Ballet Barre, Chair, and Mat Shoulders & Arms.
Why? We want to avoid over-stretching some of the ligaments and muscles in your abdomen. Also, it's important to not bare down to avoid pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor.
Speak with our Client Care team at the front desk for more recommendations, information, and guidance!
- Month to month. No commitment [Give us your due date and we set it end to end before your little one arrives!]
- Private lessons exclude Tammy, Elaine and Kristina
- Month to month. No commitment.
- Not sure which classes are right for you? Speak with our Client Care team at the front desk!