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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.

Age limit:

Bubs are welcome until crawling - this is usually anywhere

from 6-9 months.

House rules:

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?


Yes – but there are limitations. When you are between 1-12weeks pregnant, you’re likely to be feeling tired and experiencing morning sickness. This initial stage of pregnancy is also when you are at a greater risk of miscarriage, so it’s important to keep any exercise to a low intensity, and monitor your heart rate and body temperature. While practicing certain Pilates exercises is safe during this time, it’s important to see a professional and be aware of what you can and cannot do. I’d recommend focusing on strengthening and activating your TA (Transverse Abdominus) and pelvic floor muscles. AVOID sit up exercises where you work your Rectus Abdomius (six pack muscles), as this can increase your risk of developing Rectus Diastasis – a condition where the abdominal muscles separate.




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?


Firstly, it is completely normal for your post baby tummy to remain extended at first, so remember to be kind to yourself, and remain realistic about the pace of your recovery. That said, Pilates is one of the best forms of exercise for those concerned about their tummies, as it targets your TA (Transverse Abdominus) – the muscle responsible for pulling your abdomen in. There are loads of reasons why your tummy won’t be flat after giving birth, here are a few:

  • 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


While we can all agree that exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, there are specific ways that practicing Pilates can help you during and after your pregnancy. Pilates is not only highly modifiable but also a targeted approach to exercise, which means it’s one of the best methods for maintaining your fitness while pregnant – the right class can reduce the chances of physical complications, improve injuries and assist with general well-being and mobility. Pregnancy and birth will have a huge impact on your body internally and externally – it’s important to remember that after childbirth, you’re in a state of recovery. However, if you can respect your limitations and dedicate yourself to a tailored exercise regime, Pilates can enable a swift return to physical function. There are many benefits of pregnancy Pilates, these include:

  • 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


During pregnancy, your entire body is affected – from your respiratory and cardiac systems to your hormonal and musculoskeletal. It’s likely that you’ll experience tiredness, swelling, shortness of breath and postural changes, but there are also some more problematic symptoms that Pilates can assist. Problems that may arise during pregnancy include:

  • Neck, shoulder and upper back pain
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Pubic Symphysis and SIJ pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Rectus Diastasis
  • Dizziness and cramps
Through tailored and muscle-specific exercises, Pilates can alleviate any of the above, however it is important to recognise that some issues will need the intervention of a medical professional, in which case you will be referred to a specialist.





Manisha Chauhan,

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!

Emily Wilson,

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! 

Lisa Macauley,

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!

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