Following childbirth, many women are keen to get back into their fitness regime as soon as possible. Though, you may find that your body isn't quite ready to dive back into a high intensity fitness programme.
So if you're looking for a way to ease your way back into gym life, post natal pilates could be a great shout.
Our post natal pilates class will give you a low intenity cardio workout, that will get your heart rate up, without burning you out. It's recommended to work your way back into your fitness plan slowly, to avoid the risk of injury. So pilates classes are a great way to get started.
Re-Align The Spine
Our post natal pilates class focusses on strengthening the core muscles, including straightening up the spine. By working your core, you'll alleviate back pain caused by carrying additional weight, plus correct poor posture, making you walk, carry and bend much easier.
The movements you'll practise in our post natal pilates class will help to tone the upper arms, banishing bingo wings and adding strength. Which is ideal, seeing as you'll be carrying a little bundle about for a while!
The relaxation and breathing techniques used in our pilates class can help you to feel more calm, focussed and better able to cope with stress.
Better breathing is also known to help you fall asleep faster and enjoy a higher quality of sleep. You'll be needing plenty of that!
Pilates For The Pelvic Floor
Pregnancy and childbirth can play havoc with your pelvic floor muscles.
Many of the movements you'll practise in our pilates classes will encourage you to work the pelvic floor muscles, adding strength and reducing the risk of incontinence.
Find Your Own Style
A post natal body needs a little extra love. So our pilates classes are a great option for women following childbirth, as the movements can be easily adapted to your comfort levels.
What Our Members Say...
"I had terrible back pain throughout my pregnancy and found that regular pilates classes have really helped."
"If you're bored of your usual fitness regime or need to take it slowly while you ease back in, you'll get great results from the Blackpool pilates class at Village Gym."
"My pilates class gives me 30 minutes of 'me' time, to relax my mind, enjoy a little silence and leave my thoughts at the door."
"I love my twice weekly pilates class at Village Gym Hull!"