Our Postnatal programme is for post 6 weeks after you have received your GP check and have been signed off to return to exercise. The classes are designed to gradually build up your strength and prepare you to start working towards more intense exercise after the 4th trimester.
The classes focus on core rehabilitation, stability and movement patterns which are all areas which weaken during pregnancy, labour and the first six weeks of parenthood. The sessions are short enough to fit in during your baby’s nap or if they are happy to be beside you and ideally 2-3 sessions per week if possible. Remember sleep deprivation will affect how you recover and no two postnatal recoveries are the same.The sessions are gentle but effective and give you a strong base level to progress onto our post 12 week plan.
This class will help reconnect and safely start to build your deep abdominal muscles. Pregnancy and early postpartum can create faulty breathing patterns so spending some time focussing on the breathing suggested is very important when reconnecting with your core muscles. To ensure you are really connecting and not just “throwing the shape”
take your time and if you need to slow things down feel free.
This class is designed to reintroduce movement patterns. During labour and 6 weeks of little movement your body may need a little reintroduction to some exercises. We are taking things slow in order to engage the correct muscles and focus on connecting with how the body feels.
During pregnancy your centre of gravity shifts forward. Pair that with carrying and feeding a small baby and your alignment can feel all off. This class works on recruiting the deep stabiliser muscles and allows you to feel where the imbalances are in order for you to work on them. Balance is something that can be trained quite quickly so if the first few goes feel tough just keep trying.. and unclench your jaw.
Building on from the first session this class starts to add more layers to your core work. Quite often we can get stuck doing exercises and not progress enough to get the strength we need. Being a parent is a very physical job and so spending the time building up your foundations will really benefit you when you start to return to “regular” exercise and the day to day of being a parent.