Postnatal Pilates

Postpartum Pilates can begin as soon as you are cleared by your doctor for exercise; around 6 weeks. The focus during Postnatal Pilates is to strengthen, restore, and realign the body. We do this by working from the inside out; retraining the powerhouse (deep core muscles) to function optimally. We will test for diastasis recti and if present, appropriate exercises will be given using The Center Method to safely realign the abdominal muscles to the correct position.

Postnatal Pilates also teaches moms how to move efficiently and safely, such as picking up a car seat and carrying a child correctly. This is vital for those with Diastasis Recti as incorrect body mechanics can make the separation worse.

Instructor Alicia Thomasson is a certified Pre & Post Natal and Diastasis Recti Recovery Specialist through The Center For Women’s Fitness.

Benefits of postpartum exercise:

  • Increases speed of recovery
  • Restores pelvic floor and core muscles
  • Improves range of motion and flexibility
  • Increases self esteem and body image
  • Reduces risk of postpartum depression
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Enhances mood
  • Tones muscles
  • Improves posture (hello, nursing moms!)
  • Boosts energy
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Relieves stress

Postpartum Programs:

Private Postpartum Pilates Sessions

These one on one sessions are customized to how the body is recovering from birth. We work to release, realign and restore the body through myofascial release, deep core work, stretching, and strengthening. Each session is your “me” time and focused on what you need at that moment. Sessions incorporate mat and reformer exercises and will leave you feeling better, lift your mood, and increase confidence!

Private Session $60            6 Session Bundle $350

*NEW* BUNDLE OF JOY: 6 Session Bundle $120

Every woman deserves to know how to exercise and move safely after having a baby. Cost should not be an issue. I am now offering a BUNDLE OF JOY package for new moms. This bundle is for one use only, and these 6 sessions will assist in healing the postpartum body and realigning diastasis recti if present.

Mommy & Me Mat Class (coming soon, join our wait list!)

Bring baby to your workout! Classes consist of modified Pilates mat exercises chosen to strengthen and realign the entire body with a special focus on the core. This class is also a great way to bond with baby and meet other local new moms! Bring a blanket for your pre-crawling baby (no crawlers, please). No Pilates experience necessary.

Drop In $20              6 Class Bundle $110