Epiphany Pilates offers a comprehensive Prenatal & Postnatal Program designed to help prepare a woman's body for birth and to promote a quick recovery after birth. Our program strengthens the pelvic floor, abdominals and deep postural muscles while helping women quickly regain their pre-pregnancy energy and fitness levels after delivery. Click HERE for a quick video about our program.

 

Why Pilates?

Pilates is simply one of the best and safest exercise programs that a woman can do both during pregnancy and after giving birth. It is a "whole body" approach to physical fitness designed to strengthen and stretch the muscles; improve posture, balance, and coordination; increase endurance; invigorate the mind; and, enlighten the spirit.

During pregnancy, a woman's body is changing dramatically in response to the growing baby. These changes can cause discomfort and misalignment, resulting in decreased energy levels, aches and pains, breathlessness and tight muscles. Pilates will help alleviate these symptoms and prepare the body for labor and giving birth.

After delivery, Pilates will help new moms regain their pre-pregnancy energy and fitness levels, while promoting a quick recovery of the pelvic floor muscles and improving core strength and muscle tone.

 

Our Program

 

Epiphany Pilates Prenatal & Postnatal Program includes the following:

Prenatal Pilates Mat - A 55-minute mat class for moms-to-be that incorporates a range of exercises - adapted for each trimester - to strengthen the pelvic floor and deep postural muscles while promoting body awareness in preparation for labor and delivery.

Mommy & Me Pilates - A 55-minute "must have" mat class designed to help new moms rejuvenate and restore their bodies, and meet other new local moms. Each class provides a great opportunity to bond with baby while realigning the pelvis, reactivating the core, and strengthening and stretching the entire body after delivery. Designed for moms and babies, from age 6 weeks until walking, each Mommy & Me Pilates class features exercises that incorporate the weight of baby to tone and sculpt muscles.

Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Circuit - Designed especially for moms-to-be and new moms, this class provides a challenging circuit training workout using a range of Pilates equipment and small props. Clients will learn equipment settings as well as proper transitions for optimal flow between exercises while building strength, preparing the body for labor and delivery, and recovering after baby is born. Previous Pilates experience encouraged. Suggested pre-requisites and/or co-requisites include three (3) private/semi-private Pilates sessions and six (6) Prenatal Pilates Mat classes.

Bump BarreTM - A high-energy, low-impact class for the mom-to-be that incorporates elements of Pilates, Yoga, dance, cardio and strength training to stretch and tone the body safely during each trimester.

Baby at the BarreTM -  Bond with baby while at the barre! A fun, energetic class for new moms wearing their baby in a carrier. Each class integrates elements of ballet, Pilates, and Yoga to reactivate the core muscle groups, improve posture and balance, and strengthen and stretch the entire body.

Prenatal and Postnatal Private Session - A 55-minute session that is specific to the individual goals and needs of each mom-to-be or new mom. Each session incorporates a range of Pilates equipment, including the Reformer, Cadillac, and Wunda Chair, to stretch and strengthen the entire body while preparing for birth and recovering after labor and delivery.

 

Our prenatal and postnatal Pilates and barre classes are offered during 6-week sessions - view our current Schedule & Pricing. Prenatal and Postnatal Private Sessions are scheduled individually. For more information or to register, contact us today!

 

Additional Helpful Information

Expectant Moms Who Exercise Have Smarter Babies

New Ob-Gyn Guidelines Recommend Pilates During and After Pregnancy

8 Essential Pilates Exercises To Do Before Delivery

8 Essential Pilates Exercises To Do After Delivery

What Is a Diastasis?

Pilates and Postpartum Depression

Prenatal Aerobic Dancing Classes, Such as BumpBarreTM, Improve Labor and Overall Birthing Experience