I offer an integrated, functional movement programme, specially designed to keep the mum-to-be strong, mobile and pain free throughout her pregnancy and get her ready for her big day.
We’ll get re-acquainted with your Pelvic Floor and the rest of your Core and help you exercise safely throughout the 2nd & 3rd Trimesters.
Your first trimester
These early weeks should be about trying to slow down and look after yourself. Your body is going through huge changes, both physical and hormonal. It needs time to adjust so give yourself a break. Hormones work to relax your muscles, ligaments and joints to get ready for the birth. I DO NOT offer training in this trimester.
Your second trimester
This is the stage of your pregnancy when you have the most energy, and are still mobile and physically able – a great time to start excising with a qualified Pregnancy trainer. Have a look at my Pregnancy Fitness classes. You can start booking classes from 12 weeks of pregnancy & once you have filled out the pre-screen health form.
We will steer clear of anything that might do more harm than good, like planking and sit-ups that tighten your core in the wrong way – at this stage it’s meant to be expanding. Instead we’ll focus on band work, deep core & pelvic floor work through breathing, and plenty of safe aerobic exercises, all designed to get you in the best possible shape for what lies in store.
Your third trimester
During your final trimester, the types of activity you are able to do will depend on how you’re feeling. We’ll take into account how big your tummy is, and whether you’re suffering from any common pregnancy conditions like SPD or sacroiliac pain in your pelvis. The good news is that if you are, I can help. I can refer you to the right musco-skeletal physios, Osteopaths or chiropractors to add to your care.
Classes will be tailored to which trimester you are in, taking account of the range of movement you can do. Do you want more than a pregnancy Yoga or Pilates class?? If so you can book on weekly and pay for each class. These classes will be fun, active but most of all they will exercise the right muscles in a safe way.
Vicki’s classes suitable for pregnant women are: