PILATES AND WELLBEING

Pilates for Pregnancy

This is more than ‘just’ Pilates.

We’ll address the postural changes and demands to your body throughout each trimester of your pregnancy. We will use restorative Pregnancy Pilates and yoga-based movement to help you to maintain strength, connect you to your breath and relieve tension. 

“I genuinely believe Grace’s classes kept me fit, healthy and relaxed leading to the best and most natural birth experience I could have ever hoped for, as well as starting life as a mum in a strong position.” Hannah

Grace absolutely loves working with women at this wonderful time and she’s passionate about giving you the tools for a healthy pregnancy, birth and beyond! She’ll support you through your pregnancy, from the physical changes you experience to any challenges you face in both body and mind. She’s well trained for the role (find out more here) and her experience in hypnobirthing and as a doula are reflected in her style of teaching.

This class is designed for:

If you’re pregnant, this class is for you! You can start this course at any point after week 13 of your pregnancy – and it’s never too late to begin. I’ll work with you to grow awareness of your pelvic floor, as you develop the deep core strength you need. I’ll adapt my support as your pregnancy progresses, so you can continue with classes right up until you give birth.

Baby whisperer:

Two clients have called me the ‘baby whisperer’ as they each went into labour following their prenatal Pilates classes – with two pregnancies! I have helped countless women move their babies to an optimal place for birth. I am trained in Biomechanics for Birth so I can help you to get your body in the best possible place for birth and postnatal recovery.

After your baby has arrived, you can also consider transitioning to my Pilates for New Mums classes, where your baby will be welcome to join us too.

This class covers:

Our Pilates for Pregnancy classes include:

  • A 30-minute one-to-one consultation – either on Zoom or in my home studio – we’ll discuss your goals and establish the bespoke steps you can take to achieve them.
  • 6 x 60-minute pregnancy Pilates sessions at St Paul’s Church on Wednesdays at 6pm
  • Virtual doula support while you are doing the classes – email or whatsapp me for support around your pregnancy and birth experience
  • Exclusive access to exercises videos and more in my online Pregnancy Programme
  • Access to Hypnobirthing tracks.
  • PDF downloads on nutrition and wellness as well as birth affirmations.

Contraindications

Please share any health concerns or challenges you may be experiencing. I have in-depth experience of pregnancy-related conditions including diastasis-recti, pelvic floor dysfunction (including prolapse), pelvic girdle pain, sciatica, back and neck problems and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Price – £132

Please have with you; an exercise mat and some water plus a spiky massage ball, a TheraBand and a ‘magic’ fascial release ball. If you don’t already have these items, you have the option to add our £35 Equipment Bundle to your order when you book.

Date

Wednesdays 6pm from 8th June 2022

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FAQs

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? I book a maximum of ten mums onto pregnancy classes to make sure you get plenty of individual tuition.

Do I have to buy a block of classes? I believe block bookings are the best way to ensure you really see the benefit of the sessions, so I only book this way. I don’t take drop-ins because I want to screen you fully before you start, so I can get to know your body and make sure that you get the most out of the classes.

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, an over ball and a ‘magic’ fascial release ball. If you don’t already own these items, you’ll have the option of adding our £35 Equipment Bundle to your order when you book.

Is there parking at the venue for face-to-face classes in St Albans? St Paul’s Church has a small car park that is hit and miss in terms of availability! But there is plenty of parking on the surrounding roads.

Can all pregnant women attend these classes? I’ll screen you fully before you come along to the sessions. In the case of some medical conditions we may need consent from your doctor or midwife to ensure the safety of you and your baby. In very rare circumstances, your doctor may advise you not to exercise during your pregnancy. Unfortunately, in these cases, the classes won’t be suitable for you.

Testimonials

Hannah Thomas

“Grace is an excellent teacher, always full of energy and really caring. She is genuinely interested in every lady in her class and is hugely supportive adapting exercises for anyone that needs it at that particular time and will adapt each week as required.”

 

Laura Ellis

“I know that my postnatal body will recover much quicker second time around! Don’t hesitate to join her classes, she’s very talented and most other Pilates teachers won’t compare!”

 

Clare C

“The pregnancy classes were the highlight of my week!”

 

Rebecca R

“The class really helped me in birth preparation & I was able to use the relaxation techniques & stretches in labour & having done the class since 4 months pregnant it was second nature at a time when you aren’t always thinking clearly!”

 

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