Pilates during Pregnancy & after Pregnancy

We offer individual Pilates in line with current best practice guidelines. Julian is certified to teach exercise during and after pregnancy and provides all class programming and the initial onboarding. All pregnancy classes are provided one to one. 

For existing clients and those who have been practicing Pilates for at least the 6 months prior to pregnancy you can continue with Pilates throughout the pregnancy.

For those that would like to start Pilates after discovering they are pregnant, while there is no risk from exercise, we can only teach you after 16 weeks once the pregnancy is established .

Is this appropriate for me?

Pilates is a low impact, functional form of exercise that is easily adapted to expectant and new mothers. In addition to some of the standard mobility work, we have several breathing and pelvic floor release exercises that can improve your experience. Research shows exercise during pregnancy is recommended for expectant and new mothers in managing the physical changes during pregnancy and recovering form and function after birth.

During pregnancy

Many doctors recommend exercise during pregnancy however it is not recommended you start anything new until the 16 week period. 

There are also some conditions a mother may have that contraindicate exercise. It is important that you have been medically signed off before you exercise. This should be repeated each time you visit the midwife or doctor as the pregnancy develops.

During pregnancy the exercise programs alter as you alter physically and the baby grows. We work one on one to ensure the program is tailored to you and your pregnancy.

After pregnancy

Depending on the ease of the birth it could be between 6 and 12 weeks before you can exercise again. Again this should be on the advice of your medical team. For uncomplicated natural births this will be 6 weeks, for c-sections 12 weeks minimum. Most new mothers sit somewhere in between. 

The rule of thumb is it will take 9 months to recover form and function after pregnancy. For those breast feeding however, certain changes like ligamental laxity will last for as long as you breast feed. Programs can be changed depending on your decisions.

 

Prior to starting

I will ask you to fill out a form at each stage - during and after birth - to understand your physical situation and how that effects your pilates experience.

 

I will also make some checks, for example, after birth I will ask to check you for diastisis recti or ask that you have it checked. If there are any contra-indications that arise I may ask you to wait and seek a medical opinion before beginning. In some rare cases I may not be able to help you. 

In most cases however, this is a formality and we look forward to helping you stay in shape and manage the changes you experience throughout your pregnancy.

Thanks to Julian I discovered how nice it to practice Pilates! He is a fantastic teacher and he did a very good job in putting me back on track after a hip surgery and some other joint problems. It was a pleasure to work with him – he is very professional and a very nice person as well. He was able to adapt the reformer classes to my strengths and weaknesses hence I really enjoyed every minute of each class. We worked together for just two months (unfortunately, I left Budapest) but I made a great progress during this time. I hope to have the chance to work with him again and I would strongly recommend his studio. Keep up the good work Julian! - Roxanna S

I was new to pilates when I started going to see Julian and was a little nervous, I soon found out there was no need to be. Julian is a fantastic, knowledgable teacher who is easy to talk to and very supportive. He tailors the instruction to your needs and goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy. - Helen B

How much

Individual private mat classes start at Ft 6,500 with discounts available if bought in blocks of 5 or 10 entirely in advance.

Contact me at enquire@mbody.co for further details.

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