Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Mothers-to-be who regularly exercise their core muscles can expect to experience shorter labour and reduced lower back and pelvic pain. Attending regular classes throughout pregnancy will also significantly help and it will also speed up the process of getting your body back in shape after childbirth.
At Sandrine’s Pilates our Pregnancy class is the best you can find as it has been specially designed by a midwife and by Sandrine herself, mother of 5 children.
“I was teaching BarrePlus until the end of my 5th pregnancy. I am one of the many women who have had difficulties during my various pregnancies but with the help of Pilates and BarrePlus it really helped me. The birth was very easy and I was back at the studio 3 weeks after ready to get my body and pelvic floor back together”.
CORE STRENGTH, STAMINA AND MUSCLE MEMORY
These moves will strengthen your entire core (abs, back, waist and pelvis) so it can support you like an internal corset, giving your body strength and resilience as your belly grows.
POSTURE, CORE STABILITY AND BALANCE
These moves will keep your spine in a proper neutral upright position, protecting your back and neck as your belly and breasts grow. They also assist with balance and stability.
FLEXIBILITY, JOINT MOBILITY AND LABOUR PREP
These moves will strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles as you keep your pelvis, spine and hips mobile, relieving discomfort and preparing you for labour.
Mum and Babies
Join us for our special Mum & Baby Pilates classes where you can come along and bring your baby with you. No more trying to find childcare! Whilst you exercise, your baby can be next to you on the mat or in their car seat or whatever suits you both. If you need to feed your baby during the class, that is no problem. It is also a great class to meet new mums and their babies.
Pilates is famous for helping new mums to get their figures back after baby is born. At the studio, our mums and babies class is specially designed for these yummy mummies.
I had 5 children and to me there are no excuses for looking after your body and to shape up in no time!
Women can generally return to Pilates four to six weeks after delivery. Classes are gentle and kind on the body, and focus on all over body strengthening, breathing, relaxation and the all important core work to get your pre-baby tummy back!
- Helping you to learn the best ways of bending, kneeling and carrying your newborn baby.
- Helping you regain abdominal muscles and tone your whole body.
- Helping you restore you abdominals is you suffer from Diastasis Recti.
- Helping restore your pelvic floor.
- Bringing awareness to your body, posture and breathing to reduce aches and pains.
- Releasing ‘feel good’ endorphins, allowing you to de-stress and relax and help to fight baby blues too.
“I first worked with Sandrine and her team at Sandrine’s Pilates in February 2010 where she tailored a Pilates session especially for my ‘On Camp with Kelly’ initiative. Since then Sandrine and her team have been involved with many Kelly Holmes Education programmes. I am really impressed by Sandrine’s knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism and her ability to adapt each session to include elements of challenge, learning and development. Believe me when I say one of Sandrine’s sessions makes you alert and gets you switching on your core muscles!”
“Sandrine has really helped me to re-educate my training on my core stability, flexibility and balance. I enjoy learning new ways of testing my ability and challenging my body. Sandrine has been such a great support with this over the years and I love going to the studio to use specialist equipment.”
“BarrePlus classes at Sandrine’s Pilates studio really changed my body shape. I am now the smallest and strongest I have ever been. Classes are very challenging but fun too. At Sandrine’s Pilates I have not just changed my body and posture but I have made friends too, it is very social and friendly.”
“I have been referred by my osteopath to go to Sandrine’s after a major surgery in my lower back. Her expertise, encouragement, support and patience help me in my recovery. I would never have been able to go back to my daily tasks without her help. I even went back skiing last year. Thank you.”