€65 – €99

Pre-Natal Pilates

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Elite Pilates Douglas

Donnybrook Commercial Centre

Block C3, Unit A and B

Donnybrook

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A pre-natal Pilates class designed to strengthen, stretch and relax.

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This class is specifically designed to stretch, strengthen and relax the body and mind. We focus on building key muscles to support your body through pregnancy and birth and to relieve tension and discomfort through gentle movement, breath work and meditation

This is a small group class (6 participants) and is suitable for all levels. You must be at least 12 weeks gestation and have GP approval to exercise.

Covid-19 Precautions

  • Classes are limited to maximum of 6 participants
  • No equipment is used in class, to minimize touch points in the studio
  • For hygiene reasons, you must bring your own mat
  • Grip socks or toe socks are to be worn in studio
  • You are more than welcome to wear a face covering in class (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used upon entry and exit
  • Your instructor will be wearing a face shield/face mask at all times
  • In the event of studio closure, live online classes will be provided

Additional cleaning and Covid-19 procedures are being carried out at the studio, these will be included in your order confirmation email.

What are the benefits of pre-natal Pilates?

  • Relieve back and pelvic pain
  • Strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles
  • Stabilise your pelvis, relieve back and neck tension
  • Build key post-natal muscles for holding and feeding baby
  • Relieves stress and body tension through breathing and meditation
  • Improve sleep quality - you'll be ready for bed after this class!
  • Opportunity to meet other mums to be

What do I need to bring to the class?

Please bring your own gym mat. Please wear socks with grips to prevent slips - you can also purchase these at the studio (19 euro). You should bring water and a pillow for comfort. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing (leggings and tshirt are fine) and a good bra if you need it - although there is no impact to the exercises in this class.

Do I need Pilates experience?

Pregnancy Pilates is very different to the original method, so you don't need Pilates experience to join this class. We focus on movement - stretching what's tight and strengthening weaknesses. These are small group classes (maximum of 6) so you will get plenty of attention, help and support.

Can I do the class in the last few weeks of pregnancy?

Yes - I have had women up to 39 weeks, and we've even had a baby born just 2 days after class. In the later weeks I encourage you to do what you can within your comfort zone, even if that's predominantly breath work, again focussing on movement, relieving and preventing tension and tightness and preparing yourself for birth.

What happens after the Pilates?

We lay down and do a short body scan meditation. The combination of movement and relaxation gives you a wonderful sense of wellbeing, you'll leave the class feeling very refreshed and will sleep well that evening!

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Elite Pilates Douglas

Donnybrook Commercial Centre

Block C3, Unit A and B

Donnybrook

Ireland

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