Why Pilates for pregnancy?
Pilates builds your core strength by strengthening the back, abdominals and pelvic floor muscles. These all help support your changing posture during pregnancy and decrease the likelihood of backache and pains. Pre natal Pilates is adaptable, so the exercises can be modified to accommodate for particular needs or for your stage of pregnancy. Practising Pilates throughout pregnancy, even for short periods of time, will help with relaxation and de-stressing. It is also a great way to meet other mums-to-be!
In the first few months after having your baby, it is important to work on postural changes that occur from nursing and carrying your little one around. Post natal Pilates focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles. We hope you leave feeling not only stronger and leaner but also vibrant and energised. Pilates is a great way to get back into shape and will keep your core strong, preparing you for lifting and carrying your little bundles of joy.
Pilates Classes at MAMA
Starting in May, we will be offering Saturday morning post-natal Pilates group classes at the MAMA Caulfield location. Soon after that, we will be offering pre-natal Pilates classes too. Both these classes will also be available in Kensington in the near future.
Saturday Mornings at Caulfield
8am – 8.45am – Post-Natal Pilates Course (5 Weeks)
If you are new to Pilates, this progressive post-natal Pilates course will be ideal as it will be individually tailored to each participant. The class will build core strength focusing on the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles to stabilise the lower back and pelvis. You will experience safe and gentle exercises that will progress throughout the course to guide you back to your strong, stable and healthy body.
$110 (if you miss a class you are able to attend a general class where spots are available)
No more than 8 in a course
9am – 9.45am – Post-Natal General Pilates Class (Open – bookings essential)
Get your ‘Tums’ back in shape! This class will focus on strengthening pelvic floor and the deep abdominal muscles as well as being a whole body workout.
$25 (or 110 for pack of 5)
No more than 10 in a class
Once your doctor has provided you with clearance to exercise you can start Pilates. We adapt our classes for you if you have any persisting post pregnancy injuries.
Bookings are essential so please contact the team at MAMA to save your place.
(MAMA at Caulfield: Ph: 03 9013 0577)
Madeleine holds a Certificate in Pilates, a Certificate IV in Fitness, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and an Advanced Diploma of Dance. She has had a passion for health and fitness for as long as she can remember. After completing her Advanced Diploma of
Dance at The Australian Ballet School she went on to dance in The Royal New Zealand Ballet Company, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens and most recently danced in Swan Lake with The Australian Ballet Company. Pilates for Madeleine was a way of maintaining strength and flexibility as well managing injuries. Since choosing another career path Madeleine began studying a Bachelor of Health Science before transferring to a Bachelor of Midwifery at the beginning of this year. Madeleine is very excited she is able to combine her love of health and fitness with supporting a woman through this important time of life.
Renee holds a Certificate in Pilates, a Certificate IV in Fitness and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. Renee’s passion for Pilates extends back 15 years when she first discovered the discipline while completing her Bachelor of Dance at QUT in Brisbane. Since this time she has transitioned into the corporate world as a Learning and Development professional and maintained her connection with Pilates where her attention turned to working with people with injuries, particularly neck and back. Now her attentions are focused on pre and post-natal Pilates as she ventures into motherhood herself. She has a strong passion working with women who are taking the same journey.