If you’ve been cleared to exercise, and you participated in physical activity before you were pregnant, it’s recommended that you do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, if not all days.
Exercise during pregnancy can:
A class where you complete your own personalised program written by your Physio based on what stage of pregnancy you’re at, and any existing health conditions or difficulties you may be experiencing.
In pregnancy, optimal function of the deep muscular corset is challenged. Hormonal changes in pregnancy, combined with changes in body shape and weight, cause significant changes in posture, muscle length and joint stability around the low back and pelvis. It is not surprising that up to 70% of pregnant women develop low back or pelvic pain. Thus, special attention needs to be paid to maintaining function in the Transversus Abdominis and Pelvic Floor muscles, as well as improving postural awareness during pregnancy.
Research has shown Pilates-based exercises to be beneficial for managing low back and pelvic girdle pain, and exercise in pregnancy helps prepare the body for labour and the challenges of the postpartum period.
Our Equipment Classes blend traditional Pilates-informed principles with Pilates machines, floor, ball, hand weight and resistance tubing exercises specifically designed to meet the challenges of pregnancy.
1:1 training with Exercise Physiologists, who can tailor each session to how you’re feeling on the day.
You can find out more about Move’s resident Exercise Physiology team, iNform Health & Fitness Solutions, here. They can provide a highly tailored 1:1 approach to exercise, based on your needs.
Before starting any of the classes mentioned above, you will need to attend a 1:1 Assessment with one of our Physiotherapists. This allows them to speak with you in more detail about your pregnancy, any issues you may be experiencing, your general health, and the basics of exercising during pregnancy or the post-natal period.
We also require a signed Medical Clearance from your GP, Midwife or Obstetrician before you commence pregnancy classes. We happily provide a simple template for your Doctor to complete on your behalf, and we also accept a signed letter or general Pregnancy Consent Form instead.
To book an assessment, you can: