Pregnancy is a beautiful, and for some, challenging experience that women go through. At The Pilates Klinik, we offer a safe environment for Pregnant women from the Northern Suburbs to take Reformer Pilates classes. Reformer Pilates can improve the entire pregnancy experience, the birth and the recovery.
We have already had dozens of women use frequent our Pilates studio in Perth to safely and effectively improve the entire experience and deliver healthy happy babies! Women report sleeping better, having less aches and pains, improved energy and of course recovering to a pre pregnant body faster with our classes.
We regularly have 1,2 or 3 pregnant women in our classes! All of our instructors are knowledgeable in pregnancy Pilates and know how to adjust any movements for our pregnant clientele. Some studios try to offer pregnancy specific classes, but the entire Pilates method is already ideal for Pregnancy. Additionally, all women are different and will feel differently during pregnancy as well making it hard to accommodate for them all in one class. Some women will enjoy working hard and getting the heart rate up occasionally, others will feel best taking slower classes that focus on spinal mobility and breathe work. Some fall pregnant when extremely fit and others may be quite unfit. Due to all of these factored, we found the best way to offer our pregnant clients the most class times, types and levels is to incorporate them into our full class program and modify where needed.
Prenatal & Post Natal Pilates with Reformers
“Reformer Pilates is widely considered the best form of pre and post-natal exercise. It will prepare your entire body and mind for the birth and aid in a quicker recovery…”
Our classes utilise specialist reformer machines to offer a unique and extremely beneficial experience, helping expecting mothers to keep fit while pregnant without straining their bodies. The Pilates Method is ideal for preparing the body for birth and to heal the body afterwards.
Introductory sessions with Kristen Abbott
As an experienced trainer with more than 20 years of experience, Kristen works with pregnant women to learn the modifications and adjustments required at each trimester as well as teach the fundamentals of the Pilates Method during our “new client” introductory 2 private sessions. Kristen has been teaching pre-and post-natal pregnancy Pilates for more than a decade, helping hundreds of women. Our classes aid women in enjoying a positive pregnancy and help them to bounce back with fewer complications or issues.
Kristen is a level 4 instructor, the highest Pilates recognition in Australia.
Getting Started with Pregnancy Pilates
For women who are new to Pilates, it’s important to start the right way. As part of the process, new customers purchase our new client pack of two introductory private sessions for $125. Even if you are not new to the Method, it is worth doing these sessions with Kristen to learn the exercises to avoid or modify during the different trimesters.
Following this, you are able to attend all of our classes depending on your ability level.
Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates at The Pilates Klinik
Set in a large, ambient and beautiful space, the benefits to our pregnant clients include:
- minimising the separation of the rectus abdominals, leading to quicker and easier reconnection after the birth
- improved pelvic floor strength and functioning
- upper body conditioning and muscle balancing for feeding preparation and neck care
- breathing techniques for relaxation, hormone and labour pain management, as well as expansion of the diaphragm to allow your baby to move freely
- attracting your blood supply to the core, providing your baby with the most effective nutrient supply for growth and development
- controlled flexibility exercises within safe intensity levels
- postural maintenance
The Pilates Klinik is one of the only studios that also offer an onsite supervised crèche to look after any young children while you attend your session.
*High-risk pregnancies and women with previous miscarriages may not be cleared at certain points of their pregnancies. It is always advisable to check with your physician before starting any exercise program to ensure the safety of yourself and your baby.
Contact Our Pilates Studio in Perth
For more information about reformer Pilates and pregnancy care, visit us in Joondalup or contact The Pilates Klinik today.