Pregnancy & Post-natal Equipment classes take place in our studio, and utilise the Pilates equipment like the Reformer machines, exercise ball and floor exercises, in a fun, choreographed format, with a maximum of four people per class.
Classes are generally at a higher intensity than our Pregnancy & Post-natal Mat classes, whilst still being designed specifically for the needs of pregnant women. However, as the exercises are less readily modifiable, these classes may not be suitable for those with pelvic girdle or low back pain in pregnancy.
Like Mat classes, the Pregnancy & Post-natal Equipment classes are based on Pilates-informed exercises, with a focus on suitable core control (using the deep abdominal corset and Pelvic Floor muscles) postural awareness and joint flexibility. However the Equipment classes are more challenging, and are aimed at pregnant or postnatal women with a reasonable baseline level of fitness (without joint aches or pains).
Before starting classes, you will need to attend a 1:1 Assessment with one of our Physiotherapists so they can speak to you in more detail about your pregnancy, any issues you may be experiencing, your general health, and the basics of Pilates.
If you’re pregnant, we also require a signed Medical Clearance from your GP, Midwife or Obstetrician before you commence 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: