Staying Fit

Post-natal Pilates 

Tailored to you, 1:1 online Postnatal Pilates classes

I offer tailored to you, 1:1 online Postnatal Pilates classes and private small group classes

Doing the right exercise after having a baby is important for long-term health and fitness.

It is important to go easy and gradual and do the right things that will bring your pelvic floor back in synchrony with your diaphragm, hydrate the fascia, re-align your posture and gradually help you knit those abs together. 

Once your core unit is stronger you can then safely move towards more strenuous and higher impact fitness activities if you like. Below is some information for those looking to start training.

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a very common condition that means that your superficial abs get separated at the front. Most women will experience diastasis recti at some in their pregnancy. For some their abdominal muscles will go back together naturally, for some there is the need to a little extra work to help with recovery.

 

The reason why your superficial abs get separated is that connective tissue underneath the sheath of muscle, which is called "fascia, get separated and pulled apart, meaning that you actually need to work on this connective tissue, called fascia to restore your abs. Postnatal Pilates classes incorporate a lot of facial release and work to facilitate this process.

 

With diastasis recti, is important to avoid certain exercises and like sit-ups because they exacerbate this problem.

360 degrees breath

During pregnancy the baby will push the diaphragm and the fascia (see above) up and on the side, meaning that will be more difficult for you to properly expand the ribcage and breath fully. Postnatal Pilates will help you open up your ribcage and re-establish more functional breathing patterns. 

Postural correction

During pregnancy, your posture changes to accommodate the growing baby. After childbirth is important to correct the postural alignment for general well-being and  facilitate abdominal recovery and help flatten your tummy 

Pelvic stability

During your pregnancy and for up to 9 months after birth, your hormones will make your joints more lax and flexible. Pilates will help you create more stability in the pelvis, working on the glute and rebalancing the muscles around your hips.

Emotional wellbeing

As a new mum, all your attention will be focused on the baby, but it is important to commit  to your own self-care. Pilates will also help reduce muscle tension, reduce tiredness and increase overall well-being.

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Special package if you train twice a week. Get in touch for more details. Limited availability.

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"Claudia is immensely professional and my one-to-ones with her have been transformative.

She’s impressively instinctive and intuitive."

SARAH, WANDSWORTH - LONDON

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