FAQ

 

When is the best time to start Prenatal Pilates?

Sometime during your second trimester is great, 14 - 16 weeks is ideal.

I have pain in my pelvis and lower back, will Prenatal Pilates make it better or worse?

Most clients with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) find that they feel better with doing the classes. Liana is well trained in pre and post natal fitness and has had firsthand experience with PGP. She has worked with many women to help them modify their exercise so as not to exacerbate the pain and still receive all the benefit associated during pregnancy with exercising. However, each individual is different and you need to find what is right for you. 

Do I need to book? I can't make it every week due to work/family commitments, am I still able to attend some weeks?

Bookings are essential. Use our online booking system for no fuss booking and payment. Consistency is key for safe, effective exercise during pregnancy so you may try your first class with our introductory pass but if continuing then you will need to make a commitment to attend weekly with a class  package. 

Do I need a letter from my health provider to do the classes?

To join the group classes, no letter is required although it is always recommended that you discuss your plans to exercise with your health provider. If you are doing private training during pregnancy, yes you will need a letter of clearance.

What do I need to bring to class?

We provide all mats and equipment and there is water and glasses in the kitchenette available for you to use. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

When can I start attending the Restore class?

If you've had a vaginal birth, it's recommended to wait six weeks and eight to ten if you've given birth by c-section. These times may vary for individuals, best to discuss this with your healthcare provider 

My baby is crawling, can I still bring them to Restore class?

Yes, but you are responsible for your baby and making sure they are not bothering any other babies and playing safely. It's important that you feel you are getting value and feeling productive in the class so it is up to you!

My baby is four months old, I still look pregnant and things just don't feel right. Will I be able to do the exercises? 

It's a good idea to have a postnatal consultation first for a thorough screening and assessment, you may need to make modifications for some of the exercises. We can refer you to a womens health physio in the area if you need to and work with them to get you feeling back to normal. You may need some private training as well as attending the classes.

I have been advised I have diastasis recti, is it safe for me to attend the classes? Can I come to the Restore class? 

Yes, Liana is well trained and experienced in pre and post natal fitness and can modify all exercises to suit those with diastasis recti. Although, it's a good idea to have a postnatal consultation first for a thorough screening and assessment, you may need to make modifications for some of the exercises. Many of the exercise are designed to get you breathing properly, engaging your core muscles in an effective and cohesive way and working to bring your body back in alignment. This will help strengthen your connective tissue and help with closing the gap, strengthening from the inside out. It would be recommended that you are also working with your womens health physio.

How much does it cost?

Please see class descriptions for prices