Prenatal Pilates Course
Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labour beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies.
The pregnancy pilates was a really great support throughout my pregnancy. It taught me watch my posture and breath and I found it really useful through the birth and after. I would recommend this class. Thanks!!!
Having required physio post-pregnancy, I found Emma's ability to adapt moves, and even recommendations for home practice, excellent. Emma has in-depth ante-natal and postpartum training so however pregnancy has affected you physically, she's probably heard of it and can help.
Emma is highly qualified, motivated, enthusiastic, encouraging, also regularly up-skilling, training and sharing her new knowledge or moves. I really feel the benefit for days afterwards!
I attended Emma's Pregnacy Pilates course last year and found it so relaxing and beneficial. It was an hour to focus on myself and helped me prepare for my impending arrival.
After I had my daughter I returned to Emma's barre concept class. I was 6 months postpartum and I haven't looked back. Really enjoy the classes and it's helping me regain my pre pregnancy composure and have even more flexibility now then I did before. I would highly recommend Emma's classes.
Emma, thanks for 6 weeks of pregnancy pilates that had me leaving the studio every time feeling energised and good. Wish I had done this on my first two pregnancies! Will definitely recommend.
Started with the pregnancy pilates classes which were brilliant, I had a quick labour and delivery on my first child and I think the classes really helped with that.
Started Barre after that. It is amazing! Emma pushes you which is great. I have a flat tummy, toned arms and legs and great flexibility thanks to Emma. Classes are always fun. Studio provides a perfect workout environment.
I thoroughly enjoyed pregnancy pilates classes with Emma. I attend classes with her from 13weeks until full term. The classes really enabled me to maintain a strong core and helped me understand the importance of my pelvic floor. I definitely think I would have been lost without them.
I liked having time out to relax , engage and continue with pilates exercises that I had done prior to pregnancy. The classes were challenging yet Emma catered specifically to the needs of a pregnant woman. The classes enabled me to stay calm during my pregnancy. Emma also provides specific stretches and exercises that can be practiced at home to ensure body aches don't become unbearable during pregnancy. I've attended the pregnancy classes three times now and would recommend highly.
My Prenatal Pilates class involves specific Pilates movements, appropriate stretching, relaxation and breathing techniques.
I focus on maintaining your posture to reduce the discomfort that can arise from postural changes. Changes which often last well into the postnatal period and beyond if never addressed. Conditioning your deepest core muscles to maintain abdominal strength, condition the pelvic floor and prepare your body for labour and childbirth.
Benefits of Good Pregnancy Alignment:
- Places the core muscles in the strongest position to support the uterus
- Allows you to activate your core and provide the necessary support for the uterus
- Reduces the chance of diastasis recti
- Helps align the baby for more efficient pushing
- Aligns the baby with the cervix, creating “a more direct path”
Some benefits of Prenatal Pilates:
- Maintaining the strength of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles that are continually stretched during your pregnancy.
- Increased body awareness and maintaining good pelvic and spinal alignment with better posture.
- Increasing lung capacity and creating more room for the baby within the body.
- Strengthening the upper back muscles to help prevent rounding your shoulders in as you carry your added weight in front. It also prepares you for carrying your baby!
- Speeds up postnatal recovery! See my Postnatal Pilates Programme here.
Prenatal Pilates Timetable:
- Fee: €60 for a six-week course (six classes), payment is required to secure a place.
- Previous Barre or Pilates experience is not a requirement.
- Spaces fill very quickly, so book in as early as possible.
Terms & Conditions:
I operate a busy Pilates studio where my classes are always in high demand. Before confirming your booking, please ensure you will be able to attend as I will not be able to facilitate refunds after the course has begun. €10 of the €60 fee is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation before the course commences.
In some circumstances, you could be advised against exercise during pregnancy. You should always ask your Midwife or Doctor if Pilates is right for you before you sign up for class. It is advised you do not start Pilates or any new form of exercise unless you are 12 weeks into your pregnancy as a precaution. However, if you already practice Pilates you can continue from the beginning of your pregnancy if you feel up to it.
If you are in the final few weeks of your pregnancy or have recently given birth you will be interested in my Body After Baby Online Programme. This you can begin in the first few weeks postpartum to strengthen your Pelvic Floor and begin to correct your posture until you feel your core strength has returned.
I am Emma McAtasney, founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland. BASI trained Pilates instructor, BarreConcept instructor and prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist.
I developed the Body After Baby Core Restore Programme with the aim of helping women with diastasis recti and pelvic floor issues get back into shape after pregnancy!
I love working with successful, courageous women from all over the world – like yourself – to give you clear, applicable information, support you in truly creating core strength, fall in love with your strong and healthy body and focus on living your best life!
Together, let’s create a lifestyle that gives us health and happiness for a lifetime!