Both pre and post natal mothers can benefit from GRAVITY Pilates. Training at an incline level has its added benefits of being able to exercise throughout pregnancy no matter which trimester and post childbirth.

Our classes are no bigger than seven participants so attention and focus can be given to individual mothers.

Pre Natal

The main benefit of pilates is that it SAFELY strengthens the exact muscles (pelvic floor, back,neck and shoulders) which are key during pregnancy.

Pilates is great for:

● Strengthening your stomach muscles, ​which equips your body better to cope with the strains caused by the weight of your growing baby.
● Reducing back pain, ​by exercising the deepest tummy muscles that stabilize your back and pelvis.
● Strengthening your pelvic floor, ​to support your bowel, bladder and uterus (womb) as your baby grows and descends.
● Improving your balance,​ strengthen your core and may make you more stable when you walk as your bump grows.
● Safe workouts. ​Pilates takes the strain off your back and pelvis, by using positions such as going on your hands and knees and getting your baby into the optimal position for birth.
● Relaxing and control your breathing, ​which is important for pregnancy and labor.

Post Natal

After birth, mothers need to strengthen key muscles necessary for recovery.

Pilates is great for:

● Drawing in your​ transverse abdominal
● Strengthening your ​upper back and opening your chest ​for carrying and/or nursing
● Strengthening your ​inner and outer hips ​to help support your pelvis post pregnancy
● Encouraging proper, slow, yet precise, strengthening of your ​pelvic floor
● Stretching ​tight muscles ​that haven’t been used in a long time
● Helping repair​ diastase rec-ti