The Antenatal Pilates program put together by Lydia has a strong focus on core stability, strength and overall fitness and well being. During pregnancy it is a time of significant change for the body and each of the sessions are an excellent way to help your body cope with the changes you’re undergoing and prepare it for the stresses to come.
You can start the program at any point during your pregnancy, most people book several blocks to take them through their pregnancy.
Classes are held in a calming and supportive environment with max 8 participants so individual help and support is on hand if necessary. Qualifying with APPI, leading Pilates and Physiotherapy body and FutureFit Pilates Training, Lydia is qualified to guide you through Pilates exercises in a safe and effective manner to support you mentally and physically before having your baby.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We focus on developing the core; the abdominals, back and pelvic floor muscles and also other areas which weaken and need extra support during pregnancy due to posture change and weight bearing. We focus on the mind and body connection and particularly on breath control, which encourages an easier pregnancy, delivery and recovery. To help maintain good posture and to ease any discomfort, the sessions will also include stretches and exercises to put your body in comfortable and weightless positions supporting your body before and after birth.
Lydia also offers 1:1 programs and private group sessions if you'd prefer a personal training programme, please get in touch to arrange booking and to to check availability.
17:15 - 18:00 - Antenatal Pilates | The Barn | Heath and Reach
*Blocks of 5 sessions are £49
A NOTE FROM LYDIA
From my experience in teaching antenatal clients I can promise you the sessions will be an excellent way for you to exercise your body throughout your pregnancy, whatever stage you are at, and they will help you to develop strength in weaker areas whilst exercising to a level where you feel comfortable. Most importantly it gives you time to relax, unwind and focus on you as you prepare for the busy and exciting time ahead. Here is a message I received from a past client who fell in love instantly! I am still in touch with her now and she loves being a new mummy.
I was introduced to Lydia Pilates by my mum and although I was unsure whether it was for me, after I went to Lydia's class I felt completely different!! Full of professionalism, a calming voice and very well explained exercises throughout, you know exactly what you need to do and how to do it. After finding out I was pregnant, I discussed options with Lydia and soon started 1:1 classes - which were brilliant!! Lydia listened each week to what my aches and pains were and tailored the session to suit. I felt so much better! Now, having had my baby boy, I am looking forward to getting back to classes after my 6-week check up with the doctor.