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Pregnancy & Post Natal

Pregnancy

re:ab specialises in pilates for pregnant and post natal women. Our instructors are specifically qualified in this area and our mandate is to ensure that you are looked after carefully and effectively.

Moderate exercise is an important part of a healthy pregnancy and there are many benefits associated with incorporating stretching, strengthening and low impact fitness into your week. Pilates is an excellent option for pregnant women with benefits including helping to strengthen and tone the body in preparation for changes that occur during pregnancy, helping reduce the risk of aches, pains and complications, as well as training the body for the marathon of childbirth!!

Our classes are designed to be taken at your own pace and will be modified to suit individual needs and any evolving issues as pregnancy progresses. All fitness levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. However, if you have any pregnancy complications, we recommend you are assessed and cleared for exercise by you Lead Maternity Carer and a specialized Women's Health Physio. If you are new to pilates, or have any pain or injury we do recommend a pre assessment appointment with one of our physiotherapists to ensure we address your individual needs.

It is also important to get the all clear from your Lead Maternity Carer before attending our pregnancy classes

Post Natal

At around 6 - 10 weeks post-natal, it is safe to return to light exercise. Pilates is an excellent option helping to rebuild core and pelvic floor strength.

However, everyone's pregnancy, delivery and post-natal journey is different, so we recommend getting a post-natal WOF assessment from a Women's Health physio prior to resuming any exercise as well as the all clear from your Lead Maternity Carer.

Pilates Classes
Pregnancy

This class is taken by a physiotherapist and is a mat based class appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. A mixture of props is used, including swiss balls, light weights and therabands. We provide a workout that is challenging and varied, whilst embracing the changes and development of the body during pregnancy. You must have received sign off from your Lead Maternity Carer before attending this class.

Mums and Bubs

This class is especially designed for mums to bring their baby to class (while they are able to stay safely on a mat next to you!). A blanket can be provided for babies or you may choose to bring your own. Attention is paid to understanding and encouraging the recruitment of pelvic floor and low abdominals. Expect a variety of exercises to work your arms and legs, as well as helping you to connect with your core muscles. re:ab provides a supportive atmosphere to encourage mums back into exercise. You must have received sign off from your Lead Maternity Carer before attending this class. We encourage you to have a post-natal WOF from a Women's Health Physio before attending these classes - we can help you with a recommendation of one close to you.

Stroller Boot Camp (weather depending)

This is a chance for you to get outside and have some exercise for you and your baby. We will meet at re:ab and walk together to Grey Lynn Park. When we are there, we will do exercises which will incorporate the weight element of your baby and your stroller. All exercise will be low impact, body weight exercises following a pilates style of Bootcamp helping to strengthen and tone. We will take theraband and loops with us to add variety. Clearance by your Lead Maternity Carer and Women's Health Physio is essential for this Bootcamp.

Post Natal friendly

This combo class is for mums only. Whatever your experience of pilates, this class will safely take you through mat and reformer repertoire to get you ready for a general level class. You must have received sign off from your Lead Maternity Carer before attending this class. We encourage you to have a post-natal WOF from a Women's Health Physio before attending these classes - we can help you with a recommendation of one close to you.

Times and Dates
Pregnancy Classes
7.30pm Tuesday
9am Saturday

Post-natal friendly Classes
Tuesday 6.30pm
Saturday 10am

Mums and Bubs
10.30am Tuesday
10.30am Thursday