Priya is a Level 3 Pilates instructor and a specialist in antenatal (pregnancy) and postnatal Pilates. She teaches 3 pregnancy Pilates classes and 3 postnatal classes for mums and babies a week. Mum to 2 and currently pregnant with baby 3, Priya is a firm example of how to use Pilates throughout her pregnancy and to recover afterwards.
With the usual specialist qualification in pre/postnatal fitness, Priya was not content and has gone on to study in more depth. Additional courses include the MBodies “Healing exercises for C Section, Diastasis Recti and Pubis Symphysis”, Burrell Education’s “Advanced CPD in Modern postnatal assessment, core restore and functional exercise programming as well as the “Modern Pregnancy functional exercise programming”. This has given her a wealth of knowledge that probably makes her the most qualifed and knowledgable pre/postnatal teacher in the area. Other instructors, midwifes and GP’s now refer people to Priya and come to her for training and advice.
Priya started teaching her first post natal class as 3 months after giving birth to her first baby. Knowing she needed Pilates to strengthen her core, pelvic floor and tone up, it seemed sensible to exercise with other mums and babies too. Things spiralled from there, classes moved from a church hall into our home to make it cosier and easier for mums.
Why do Pilates?
Pilates can help reduce the aches and pains of pregnancy such as lower back pain and pelvis issues such as SPD. It will keep you toned and prepares you for everyday mummy activities such as lifting, carrying, feeding and rotating. Posture is very important, Pilates can help show you which part of your posture you need to focus on (often shoulders), release tight areas (often hamstrings) and strengthen weak areas (for example gluts). Our classes will of course also help strengthen your pelvic floors and core.
Priya is passionate about helping more mums and mums to be stay fit and strong throughout pregnancy and recover post-birth, hence you will find articles on all kinds of pregnancy and post-birth issues on our blog.
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