My Top 3 Pilates Exercises for Pregnancy.

I’m a huge fan of Pilates during pregnancy, it really kept me strong, active and held my pelvis together throughout 2 pregnancies. In fact in my second pregnancy when I was teaching 11 Pilates classes a week and doing Pilates daily I had no lower back pain or pelvic pain. It  really does work!

So here are my top 3 Pilates exercises to do in pregnancy. These were filmed when I was 34 weeks pregnancy myself and are safe to do throughout all 3 trimesters of pregnancy and after birth too.



You can buy my “Bump to Birth” Pilates in Pregnancy DVD here.

Pilates with Priya: Some photo of our classes in 2013

2013 A New Year and New Classes

WOWSERS, I mean literally WOWSERS! We have been overwhelmed with the number of new Pilates enquiries, you lot are fitness crazy at present, it’s almost as if it’s the start of the New Year and there are some Resolutions being made…..oh hang on, that just may be it 😉

Before I get swept up in the excitement I wanted to say a HUGE THANKYOU to all of you who have been faithfully coming to classes over the past year. It’s been a real journey this year and we’ve just been riding the wave and seeing where it goes. It turns out that there is a lot of Pilates love around and as it is a complete pleasure running classes for such lovely people we are putting on new ones.

Pilates with Priya: Some photo of our classes in 2013
Pilates with Priya: Some photo of our classes in 2012

To start off 2013 we are running:

Sun 10-10.45am Beginners class  (FULL for Jan)

Wed 5-6pm Beginners class at EXILE Gym, Shirley.

Thurs 7-7.45pm  Beginners class (FULL for Jan)

Thurs 11.30-12.15 Post natal class for mums and babies


If there is enough interest we’d also love to put on :

Wed 9.45-10.15 Toddler Ballet

Please spread the word for us and we so appreciate your support!



Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Pilates supporting the NCT.

A new exciting development for Pilates with Priya in 2012…. we will be running not just Post -Natal Pilates classes but also Ante-Natal classes. Pilates was a complete saviour to me not only during pregnancy but also during labour and very much so post-birth. All those pregnancy aches and pains were minimised through Pilates. So I am so looking forward to being able to work with some mummies to be and help them with their pregnancy and prepare with labour and beyond. We will be doing exercises that are safe for your stage of pregnancy, using relaxation and breathing techniques that can help you in labour, and preparing your body for post-birth too. Pilates is safe to do all through pregnancy.

These classes will be supporting the Southampton branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). This branch has done so much for me….we attended an NCT ante-natal course and then in the past year have been so well supported by the NCT groups and community. I have made some great new friends, been helped so much with my journey into mummyhood and am amazed at how much work my local branch does….so this is one way I can help give something back to help them do even more.

You do not have to be a member of the NCT to attend these classes or in fact any of the NCT groups that run across the city.

Classes will be Sundays 9.30am starting in January, please let me know if you would like to come along, £25 for 4 weeks.