"Karen is the Queen of pregnancy Pilates" [Gina, Essex fitness instructor].
"I did antenatal Pilates with Karen from 19 weeks and found it a great way to exercise a pregnant body! The classes are small and individual attention is given to maximise the workout. I benefited so much from doing these antenatal classes that I could not wait to join her post natal classes.” [Pregnancy Pilates in Epping]
“I wish I’d found you when I was expecting my first baby.” [Antenatal Pilates in Epping]
“I’ve been to other ante natal classes before but I’ve learned so much more from you than anyone else.” [Pregnancy Pilates in Epping]
Karen’s pregnancy Pilates classes in Epping offer a safe place to discuss everything pregnancy. Karen Lisa Laing has been teaching ante natal Pilates for 13 years and is about to publish a book about it.
Read Karen's 10 Tips for a Happy Pregnancy, taken from the book.
As a mum to be, you want to do the best for your baby’s development, to be able to prepare yourself for birth and ensure your body can cope with the demands of pregnancy, birth and recovery. It’s also a time when your brain can play overtime and when everyone has an opinion. The whole experience can feel overwhelming.
As well as modified Pilates exercises, during the classes we focus on some key areas:
- Abdominal separation
- Relaxation preparation for labour and birth
- Optimal baby positioning for birth
- Back and pelvis mobility
- Strength and conditioning
- Pelvic floor work
- Relaxation of hip and sacral area
- Considerations for Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
So whether you are a first time mum, new to exercise or a third time, super fit mum who wants some time out with a more challenging class you can be assured you are in safe hands. The many women who come back for 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or even twin) babies are testament to that.