Pilates

Fitness Pilates is a great way to improve your posture as well as back and core strength. It can help to improve any muscular imbalances making your day to day tasks that bit easier.  Fit and Healthy Mums, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Exercise classes Abingdon Oxfordshire where baby comes too

A Pilates class for pre and postnatal ladies.

Fitness Pilates is a great way to improve your posture as well as back and core strength. It can help to improve any muscular imbalances making your day to day tasks that bit easier.

Each session we work on a series of standing routines and sequences to encourage optimum body movements and then move into a mat based workout.

Benefits of Fitness Pilates include improved strength, balance, control and body awareness. Increased flexibility, joint mobility and relaxation.

All of the exercises are adaptations of the original Pilates programme put together by Joseph Pilates. These are modified to be suitable for pre and postnatal lades and are in line with current guidelines.

Particular attention is paid to abs, back, pelvic floor and posture.

As with all postnatal sessions, babies and toddlers are welcome to come along.

This Pilates class is suitable for all fitness levels and is a great way to reintroduce exercise in the early postnatal period, as well as those ladies with abdominal separation.

Class details:

Wednesday 10 am and 11 am. Wootton Community Centre, Abingdon.
Classes are £6 each, payable in half term blocks.
Term time only

Tips for class:

    • Pilates mats are provided along with aerobic mats for baby to lay next to you if you wish.
    • This class is taught with no shoes, if you prefer you can wear Pilates socks with the grips on.

Benefits of postnatal exercise:

  • Improved posture
  • Increased local muscular endurance
  • Increased stamina
  • Increased energy
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Increased weight loss
  • Improved body image
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced anxiety

AB-CHECK

For all of my postnatal classes I do an ‘ab check’ for diastasis recti and ensure that the girls are working at the correct level and progressing.