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Cath has been teaching Mat Pilates since 2001 and Apparatus equipment since 2007.

"Thank you very much for your invaluable advice and instruction which has demonstrated the effectiveness of expertly taught Pilates.

I hope you appreciate the difference you have made."

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Congratulations! You're expecting a baby!

There are many ways Pilates can help your body, mind and baby.  

There are many changes happening, and your body is adapting every day.  


What happens in a Pre Natal Pilates class?

As there is just me and you the session is ALL ABOUT YOU: how you are feeling generally and any specific concerns you may have.

We aim to make you comfortable throughout the class, so it is important to communicate your needs and feelings to me.  The exercises are targetted to your specific trimester and we have three different workouts depending on your trimester.

Like any normal class Pregnancy Pilates starts with a warm-up (usually some standing / seated on the big ball moves), then we work different parts of the body.  We concentrate on the key areas of the body – pelvic floor, around the pelvis, abdominals, back strength and upper body posture.  At the end of the class, we also enjoy a relaxation session…

For your comfort and exercise adaptation, there is a variety of equipment we can use. small ball pre We make most of  the Reformer and Tower as well as the smaller equipment - bands, balls etc.

As we usually only meet once a week, there is the opportunity to continue some of the moves at home/work, via the ‘Fundamentals’ moves.  These are a snapshot of the basic Pilates moves we use in class.  The aim is to complete each move five times, holding each movement longer each round of practice; keep all moves Relax... and breathe...within your ability and comfort levels. 

Everyone from their 2nd trimester is welcome.  We just need to make sure you are OK to exercise (most women are, so don't worry), and we'll do the rest.

Booking on is easy - just click one of the 'book now' button above, and you will be booked on.  We have afternoon and early evening sessions available.  The Discovery Session makes sure we can help you and you can come and see the equipment

Specialist Pre Natal Pilates 1-2-1 courses are held exclusively at Your Pilates Space, Longridge

Standing Pilates for Pregnancy
Looking after your pelvic floor
Standing Posture
Happy Pregnancy
Sleep Better
Look after yourself
A growing bump
Pre Natal
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