Whether your child is eight months or 18 years old, if you haven’t found time to reconnect with your body since birth, you’ll feel the benefit of specialist postnatal Pilates classes. We’ll help you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Pilates in a supportive, non-competitive environment. This is about your experience, your confidence in your body and, above all, your enjoyment of movement.
“Having suffered with diastasis recti for nearly 10 years, just a few sessions have stopped my back aching and also a noticeably stronger pelvic floor.” Bhavni Cook
There’s a saying within the world of postnatal fitness:
“Once postnatal, always postnatal”.
We’re firm believers in this!
Whether face-to-face in St Albans, or online, our specialist postpartum Pilates classes will support you in your journey to revitalising your body. Combining myofascial release techniques and restorative movement with more traditional strengthening and functional exercises, we help you to release tension while building strength and reconnecting with your pelvic floor, abdominals and coordination of movement. While we direct and correct, we’ll also give you space to experiment with what’s right for your body and establish a great foundation for any exercise you may be building up to or doing already.
Women of all ages who’ve gone through pregnancy – even if your babies aren’t babies anymore! However, if your baby is under six months old, we would recommend you take a look at our Pilates for New Mums classes.
Some of our most amazing results come from women whose children are fully grown. If you haven’t rehabilitated your body, then these classes are for you – no matter how long it’s been.
You don’t need any previous experience to join, but if you haven’t been to a Centred Mums class before, you’ll need to book in for a private session before attending. At this session, you’ll learn basic breathing techniques and we’ll get to know you and understand your needs. We tailor each class to the people in it, so it’s important we get to know you before you enter the group setting.
If you’re looking for support to help you get back to high-impact exercise, take a look at our Centred Mums in Motion course.
Postnatal Plus is available face to face in St Albans, or online. The content of the classes is similar for each, and if you sign up for face-to-face classes, you’ll also get access to all the online extras.
The Postnatal Plus online course package includes:
Please let us know if you had any specific health problems. We have years of experience working with clients with diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic-organ-prolapse, sciatica and more.
Price – £70/£105
You can choose between our face-to-face classes or our Monday 8pm Postnatal Plus online class which are £15 per session and open to a maximum of 10 mums to make sure you get plenty of individual tuition. Our Monday 8.30pm class is for a larger group of 25 at the discounted price of £10 per session.
You’ll need an exercise mat and some water along with several pieces of equipment – a spiky massage ball, a TheraBand and a ‘magic’ fascial release ball. All of which are included in our £25 Equipment Bundle which you can add to your order when you book.
If you’re joining a face-to-face class, rather than online, we’ll provide this additional equipment.
Monday 9.45 am with Grace – at St Paul’s Church, St Albans, AL1 4JP
Monday 8 pm with Joanna (online)
Monday 8.30 pm with Grace (online)
Wednesday 7.15 pm with Grace – at St Paul’s Church, St Albans, AL1 4JP
Wednesday 8.30 pm with Grace – at St Paul’s Church, St Albans, AL1 4JP
What should I wear? As long as you are comfortable and can move easily, it doesn’t matter what you are wearing. You may warm up through the class, so it is worth considering layers that you can remove easily.
How many people will be in my class? You can choose between in-person or online classes. All of our in-person (socially distanced) classes and our Monday 8pm Postnatal Plus online class are for a maximum of 10 mums to make sure you get plenty of individual tuition. Our Monday 8.30pm online class is for a larger group of 25 at the discounted price of £10 per session.
Do I have to buy a block of classes? We believe block bookings are the best way to ensure you really see the benefit of the sessions, so we only book this way. We don’t take drop-ins because we want to screen you fully before you start, so we can get to know your body and make sure that you get the most out of the classes. If you do miss a class, there may be a chance to make it up at another one of our classes within the same block. Please let us know with at least a week’s notice and we’ll do our best to fit you into another class on the timetable.
What will I need? You’ll need an exercise mat and some water along with several pieces of equipment – a spiky massage ball, a TheraBand and a ‘magic’ fascial release ball. All included in our £25 Equipment Bundle which you can add to your order when you book.
“Grace is always correcting our technique (which makes me realise that I’ve been doing squats wrong for years) and is in tune with everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. I do feel stronger and I find her sessions really relaxing (and every Mum needs that hour of calm occasionally!).”
“I’ve been going to Grace’s classes for just 6 months having had 3 babies and I’m slowly regaining my core. Her classes are small, calm, tailored to the individuals in the room and the highlight of my week!”
“Grace has a wealth of postnatal knowledge. She’s very hands on in her classes – checking posture, correcting technique & making sure everyone is feeling the exercise in the right place!”
“Having suffered with diastasis recti resulting in a bad back for nearly 10 years, working with her over just a few sessions has stopped my back aching and also a noticeably stronger pelvic floor.”
Receive a FREE pelvic floor health download when you sign up to our newsletter.