"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]
What is Pregnancy Pilates? We know that pregnancy is a unique experience. For every woman and 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 the whole experience at times feels overwhelming.
Karen’s pregnancy Pilates classes in Epping offer a safe place to discuss pregnancy concerns. Whilst also tailoring each exercise class to the needs of individuals in the group, Karen Lisa Laing is renowned internationally as an expert in the field of pregnancy Pilates and finalist for a national award.
Fit School’s Karen, brings over ten years of Pilates, pre and post natal fitness instruction and her own experiences of pregnancy and birth to every pre natal Pilates class.
As well as modified Pilates exercises, here are just a collection of special pregnancy considerations we incorporate into Fit School pre natal Pilates classes:
- Abdominal separation
- Relaxation preparation for labour and birth
- Optimal foetal positioning
- 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.
Karen has also written on the subject of pre / post natal and pelvic floor health for national media and is considered an expert in the field of pelvic floor health and Pilates. Karen is also writing a book with over 12 years of expertise in it, The Pilates Instructor's Guide to Pregnancy. Read Karen's 10 Tips for a Happy Pregnancy, taken from the book.