Peaches caters to pregnant women and postnatal women!
80% of our classes are safe for pregnancy, and we also offer post-natal classes for our Peachy Mums - where you can BYO bub.
Get fit and strong, as well as alleviate common aches and pains associated with pregnancy - or motherhood.
Our mums'n'bubs classes are set up in a relaxed manner - with cuddles and help with your little ones gladly given. Our sessions are intimate and a time for new mothers to connect, without having to worry about organising childcare.
Bubs are welcome until crawling - this is usually anywhere
from 6-9 months.
Please bring bub ready for your 45-minute class. We kindly ask that besides bottle or boobie milk, you do not feed your child in the studio.
PEACHY MAMAS FAQS
Can I exercise during the First Trimester?
Can I exercise during the Second Trimester?
Yes – but there are limitations. When you are between 13-26 weeks pregnant, you’ll be beginning to show more as the baby grows – with this growth comes more restrictions in terms of exercise. You should avoid abdominal and inner thigh work, as well as positions where you are lying on your stomach and back. Side-lying leg lifts (working your oblique muscles) may be performed if comfortable, as well as a series of supervised and specific moves tailored to your pregnancy.
Can I exercise during the Third Trimester?
Yes – but there are limitations. During your third trimester, exercise intensity will be greatly decreased. You’ll be experiencing reduced mobility, dramatic postural changes due to the baby’s growth, and general discomforts. That said, you can continue your tailored work-outs as long as you feel comfortable – focusing on sitting, side-lying and standing routines, focusing particularly on pelvic floor activation. ALL abdominal exercises must now be avoided – including side-lying leg lifts.
When can I go back to Pilates after having my baby?
Deciding when to return to exercise after a pregnancy is a hugely personal choice, and of course birth factors and possible complications in your delivery and pregnancy will play a large role in when you feel ready. The general rule with gentle Pilates training is 4-6 weeks post birth, however a caesarean birth will push things back to at least 6 weeks post baby.
Why do I still have my baby bump post pregnancy?
The uterus takes 6 weeks to shrink back to it’s normal size.
Your abdominal muscles have been stretched during pregnancy and it takes time for them to return to their original tone and strength… in rare cases with particularly large babies or large amounts of weight gain during pregnancy, the muscles may never return to their previous length.
Rectus Diastasis (a condition where the abdominal muscles separate due to over-stretching) can cause a bulging stomach.
General weight gain around the midsection during pregnancy.
Loose, excess skin due to stretching that doesn’t return to normal.
PREGNANCY FITNESS INFO
The benefits of practicing Pilates before, during and after pregnancy
Reducing the physical effects of pregnancy
Injury prevention and management
Safe strength building
Minimising postural changes
Maintaining mobility and independence
A speedier and improved recovery post-baby
Problems during pregnancy
Neck, shoulder and upper back pain
Pubic Symphysis and SIJ pain
Lower back pain
Pelvic floor weakness
Dizziness and cramps
Mums n Bubs Member
Peaches Pilates is a great space for mum & baby classes, and their team are fatastic instructors, who create such a relaxed vibe so that working out is actually fun. The postnatal programme was just what I needed to get me exercising post baby, it’s a chilled & supportive environment which is exactly what you need as a new mum!
Mums n Bubs Member
I've literally never stuck to a gym class for longer than a couple of weeks in my life 'till Peaches. The studio is beautiful & intimate, the instructors are all really friendly & knowledgable about what postpartum exercises will work best for each mum individually, plus they settle the babies when they crack it so we can keep working out. I feel stronger & fitter than I did before having my baby so whatever they are doing is 100% working!
Mums n Bubs Member
I'm so glad I found out about Peaches Pilates - can't recommend them enough. The team are such fabulous trainers, who really support getting mummy bodies back on track. I was eagerly looking for a postnatal fitness program that was designed for mums & was also safe. The Mums and Bubs classes ticked all the boxes for me, & the instructors are so great with the bubs during the workout, we never have to worry about them!