Pregnancy Pilates classes with Helen are for any pregnant lady, at any level of fitness, at any stage of pregnancy.  Most women start at around 12 weeks, but I welcome ladies if they want to join us sooner.  Likewise, I welcome ladies even at 40 weeks as you can learn such a lot in just one session, but ideally I would see you
before that!


Pregnancy is a very special time, and most “Mums to be” want to do all that they can to ensure that they are fit to deliver.  Pregnancy Pilates, or Antenatal Pilates is a great way to ensure that you stay in tune with your body as it changes shape, and to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for giving birth.

 During the sessions we run through the very basics of pilates and progress onto more strenuous exercises appropriate to the needs and the anatomy of a pregnant woman.


 Whilst pregnant, a pilates class just for pregnant ladies is ideal as you don’t spend  half of your exercise class waiting to be given suitable alternatives to the rest of the group, or being given “easy” alternatives, or worse being left to make your own judgements.  The whole class is designed for your specific needs as an expectant mum, and it certainly isn’t just the easy versions!


The documented benefits of exercise during pregnancy include:

  • Promotes pelvic floor strength and control.
  • Increased tolerance of labour and delivery through improved muscular strength and endurance, plus breathing exercises.
  • Improved circulation and digestion.
  • Reduced risk of excess weight gain and swelling of extremities.


All mums-to be are encouraged to chat during the sessions, and to meet up and support one another away from the sessions.


You are most welcome to see my qualifications, my insurance certificate, my first aid certificates (adults and children) should you wish.  Please just ask. 


I currently teach 3 Pregnancy Classes in the area:

 

6.30pm AND 7.45pm MONDAY: Please note – no class Bank Holiday Mondays
The Methodist Church Hall in Hempstead Rd, (Next to the Premier Inn and the Toby Carvery Pub), Kings Langley  WD4 8BR

Also 6.30pm WEDNESDAY:
Galley Hill School, Galley Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3JY As soon as you go  through the school gates TURN RIGHT and head through the car park towards  the glass door in front of you.


All classes last around 1 hour.


All venues have free car parking immediately outside.

  

The classes are for any pregnant lady, at any level of fitness, at any stage of pregnancy.  Most women start at around 12 weeks, but I welcome ladies if they want to join us sooner.  Likewise, I welcome ladies even at 40 weeks as you can learn such a lot in just one session, but ideally I would see you before that! 

 

I supply all the mats ,and equipment that you need in the session. 




You need to wear comfy clothes (socks or bare feet), bring a bottle of water and your £7.00. 


All classes are £7.00 a session pay as you go, so there is no need to book, no need to commit to long courses and no need to cancel when you can’t make it. 


Therefore the classes vary in size, since you don’t need to book.  This means you can choose which class to attend on a weekly basis, according to your other commitments and how you feel :o)


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Call or text Helen on 07833 511720 or email flirtyfitness@hotmail.co.uk with any further queries.