With so much physical change happening to the body pre and post-natally, it is important to give your body the love and care it deserves to thrive during pregnancy and beyond.
From mobility and flexibility, to maintaining muscle tone and strength, to cardiovascular work for healthy hearts and lungs, there are many focus areas to keep yourself and baby happy and healthy.
At Body Smart Health+ we pride ourselves on being innovative and industry leaders in the delivery of pre and post-natal exercise, ensuring you receive the safest and most effective exercise options and evidence-based education available.
Whether you were previously a runner, dancer or sedentary, the benefit of joining a Clinical Pilates class at BodySmart Health+ is that your exercise program is tailored to your individual needs. Exercising in small groups under the supervision of an Exercise Physiologist means your program can be modified as your body changes throughout each trimester so you can keep coming right up until the big day!
The most important thing to remember is to be kind to your body and allow it adequate time to recover. It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 6 weeks following the birth of baby (vaginal birth) and 8 weeks following a caesarean prior to stating back at Pilates. After this time you are usually ready to get moving again, however, clearance from your Obstetrician or Midwife is essential.
Post-natal Pilates is an excellent first step to strengthen and tone the pelvic floor, deep abdominal and pelvic muscles, helping you to recover following birth, to regain your fitness and pre-pregnancy body.
All new BodySmart Health+ clients undertake an initial Pilates Assessment with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Your Exercise Physiologist will guide and supervise you through individual sessions to make sure you are safe, confident and comfortable with the reformer before joining small group classes (max 7 people). The exercises provided in classes can be modified to any level of fitness to make sure you get the most out of each session.
As registered Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health Professionals, BodySmart Health+ practitioners are fully qualified to provide exercise and Pilates instruction before, during and after pregnancy. So you can be confident that your program and all classes have been designed in the safest manner possible, specifically tailored for each stage of pregnancy and beyond.