pregnancy & post natal

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.
Before attending any post natal classes we encourage you to have a post-natal WOF from a women's health physio.
We can help you with a recommendation of a specialist near you.

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pregnant lady doing pilates
OUR EXPERTISE

Healthy Exercise helps promote a Healthy Pregnancy and Post Natal Recovery.

There are many benefits associated with incorporating stretching, strengthening and low impact fitness into your week and our Pilates classes are an excellent option for this.

Once you have the all-clear from your lead maternity carer to attend pregnancy
and post-natal classes - Come on in !

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

OUR SPECIALTIES

We specialise in the following areas

Pregnancy Pilates

We run both Mat and Reformer based Pilates Classes appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. A mixture of props are 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.

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Mums and Bubs Pilates

This class is especially designed for mums to bring their baby to class (Only babies who are not yet on the move, for safety!). 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.

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Stroller Boot Camp (weather depending)

This is a chance for you to get outside and do 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 therabands and loops with us to add variety. Clearance by your Lead Maternity Carer and Women's Health Physio is essential for this Bootcamp.

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Post Natal Friendly Classes (PNF)

We welcome anyone to our PNF classes but the repertoire will be particularly suited to our Post Natal clients, with attention and focus on pelvic floor and lower abdominal recruitment. 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.

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Pre-Recorded Classes

We have a suite of pre-recorded workouts including a Pregnancy Specific Package, perfect for an unexpected lockdown!

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One-to-Ones

If you would prefer a more individualised approach to exercise and rehabilitation during pregnancy or post natal, our experienced Physiotherapists happily offer 1-1 sessions. This may be particularly appropriate to help rehabilitate from a more complex delivery or to treat pregnancy and post natal aches and pains. These Physiotherapy sessions may be hands on or Pilates focused depending on individual needs.

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our classes

Our pregnancy and post natal classes

Reformer Pilates (post natal friendly)

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60 mins
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Set to your level

Our post natal friendly classes are reformer based pilates classes suitable for everyone. These classes will cover a mixed reformer repertoire...

Stroller Boot Camp (weather depending)

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60 mins
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Set to your level

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...

Post Natal Circuit

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45-60 mins
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Set to your level

This is a post-natal friendly circuit class following more of a “Pilates Sculpt” vibe. The class will have an interval structure where you will work...

Mums and Bubs Pilates

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45 mins
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Set to your level

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...

Pregnancy Pilates

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60 mins
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Set to your level

This class is taken by a physiotherapist and is a mat/ reformer based class appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. A mixture of props is used...

Zoom

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45 mins
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Set to your level

Get your workout done at home and connect with our instructors through Zoom. Popular during lockdown, our Zoom classes allow you to work...

Pilates Sculpt

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30-60 mins
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beginner

This class is designed to sculpt, tone & lengthen every muscle in the body both quickly & effectively!

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OUR STAFF

Meet our team of Pregnancy + Postnatal Instructors

Jane Evans

head of pilates

Jane is a certified pilates instructor with Body Control UK and Polestar International; she also holds a Total Barre Instructor and Spinning® Instructor Certification. As Head of Pilates at re:ab she runs inservice sessions with the pilates team and regularly attends courses and workshops to keep at the forefront of trends and developments in the pilates sector.

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Debbie Sumner

HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Debbie is a qualified Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor and Breathing Educator, loving the integration for rehabilitation and conditioning. She has a postgraduate diploma in physiotherapy and acupuncture. Debbie is trained in lymphoedema/chronic oedema management, ' Lymphoedema Therapist (Foldi/Klose, FG-MLD), BradCliff Breathing Physio (Level 1&2)and previously delivered Steel Pilates rehabilitation. Debbie has worked with Ponsonby, Auckland and South Auckland rugby league teams & assisted at North Harbour Club netball with physiotherapy and sports massage.

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Melanie Gray

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

With over 15 years of international teaching experience, what I love about Pilates is its ability to help people make the most of their lives - both physically & mentally. Whether you're sitting at a desk, running around after a toddler at home or

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Kirsty Murray

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive Physiotherapy experience in the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What do I bring to Class?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

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What if I have an injury or physical condition?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

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Do you do drop-ins for casual members?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

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What time should I arrive at class?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

re:ab down arrow icon

What do I bring to Class?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

re:ab down arrow icon

What if I have an injury or physical condition?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

re:ab down arrow icon

Do you do drop-ins for casual members?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

re:ab down arrow icon

What time should I arrive at class?

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

I have tried to book into a class- I have a concession but it is asking me to pay?

Your concession is not the correct one for that class. Please contact the studio.

I put in a recurring booking but it is telling me I am not in the class.

You can only book 2 weeks in advance.

Can I bring my friend with me?

Your friend will need to be booked into the class- Please contact the studio.

Can I just turn up to a class?

All our classes have limited numbers so you need to book into every class.

Is there parking available?

Yes there is parking outside the studio- but be aware that it can sometimes be very busy so allow time to find parking.

Do you have facilities so I can shower before going to work?

Yes we do.

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