PRE & POST NATAL
Core Reform Pilates® welcomes expecting & new moms to our studio.
For expecting moms, Pilates during pregnancy is a great workout. Core Reform’s philosophy on Pilates during pregnancy is that Pilates, with modifications, can be a safe and effective workout for many women. Our approach to teaching pregnant women at our studio is to empower our clients to take ANY of our regularly scheduled Pilates classes. We suggest expecting moms start with two privates before joining class. The two thirty minute for $65 series is great for teaching women about the Pilates modifications they will need to make during their pregnancies. That way, our clients are comfortable taking any of the 40+ classes per week on our schedule. Check out ourblog post about Pilates while pregnant.
New moms at Core Reform also have great options. Depending on how a new mom is feeling, she may be ready to jump right into group reformer classes. If she has any abdominal separation or if she cannot feel her abdominal muscles, she should take privates to relearn how to connect the abdominal muscles. We do allow infants in infant seats (<6 months) to accompany their parent to private training sessions scheduled between 12-4pm.
Not sure if you should take a few privates before classes? Have a look below!
– Expecting moms who have had any serious health issues or pregnancy complications should NOT take classes. Expecting moms who are brand new to Pilates should usually take a few privates to learn modifications for class exercises they can’t do.
– New moms who have abdominal separation or cannot feel the connection with their abdominals should take privates. A client with these symptoms sometimes needs extra help re-learning how to use the abdominal muscles. She may be physically strong enough to take classes, but she won’t see the results she is looking for until the abs are working how they are supposed to! Read more here.