Group Pilates Class
When: Wednesdays from 10.45am
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep & 7, 14, 21 Oct 2020
Where: Currently running classes virtually via a video-conferencing tool called Zoom due to the Corona virus
Normal venue: 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden (Quaker Meeting House)
What To Expect From Your Pilates Class…
This is a half term course of friendly and relaxed Pilates for Mums classes you can attend to practice everything you have learned on your Core Care & Pelvic Floor Repair course (either group or 1-2-1). You will meet other mums and get personalised advice on safely restoring your pelvic floor and core. Although the class is all about you, you may bring your baby until they are on the move. The classes are 60 minutes long.
You will get access to a closed facebook group and Whats App group where you can talk to other mums and ask questions.
NOTE: Due to the Corona virus all classes are being taught virtually using a video conferencing tool called zoom. As well as the class I will provide you with a pre-recorded Pilates class each week which will be uploaded to the All Members Area.
Your Pilates Course
Sign up to this 7 week course.
Join The Waiting List
Our classes are open to 10 people per course to ensure you get lots of individual attention. Therefore, if you weren’t able to secure your space this half-term, please join our waiting list to be notified of any future availability.
Core Care & Pelvic Floor Repair Postnatal Pilates & Wellbeing Online
If my Core Care & Pelvic Floor Repair Course appeals to you but you cannot make the classes themselves you can buy an online version of the course.
- Can I join this Pilates class? You will need to be an existing client or have completed the Pelvic Floor and Core Course (either group or 1-2-1) before you can join this class. The only other exception is if you attended my Pilates for Mum (with babies) class whilst I was on maternity leave with Grace Lillywhite.
- How many spaces are there in the Pilates class? There will be 8 places in the class to ensure you get lots of individual attention.
- Can I bring my baby to the Pilates class? You may bring your babies until they start crawling and I even now have a babysitter in the class to help with the babies but they do remain your responsibility and are not involved in the exercises.
- How long is the Pilates course and when does it run ? The course is 5/6 weeks long and runs in term time only.
- What do I wear to the Pilates class? Please bring some water and wear comfortable clothing including socks.
- What do I need to bring to the Pilates class? Please bring something for your baby to lie on if you want them near you, otherwise I will have an area set up for them with the babysitter.
Angela – I am a specialist Pilates teacher with deep knowledge and experience of working with the pregnant and postnatal population. I did my initial training with Rachel Rafiefar and completed her Thoughtful Body Pregnancy and Postnatal Postgraduate Assessment in June 2015. Realising that this was an area I was truly passionate about and wanted to specialise and immerse myself in, I went on complete Heather King Smith’s Restoring the Core (Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions and Diastasis Rectus) course with Mbodies in March 2017. In July 2017, I completed an intensive period of training on Carolyne Anthony’s Center for Women’s Fitness courses. I attended her Support your Floor, Diastasis Recti Recovery, Pilates for Menopause and Pre and Postnatal training. Still thirsty for more knowledge in November 2017 I completed my Advanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming with Burrell Education, leading Women’s Wellness, Fitness & Therapy Educator. I also apply a lot of what I learned in Jessica Coveley’s Practical Fascial Release Methods for Movement Professionals course in my practice which I attended in April 2017. Most importantly I have had three children of my own and after experiencing little to no support after the birth of my first child when I was suffering urinary incontinence and unbeknown to me also a prolapse and feeling hugely let down by the system I started on my own journey of rehabilitating my own body and self-discovery. It has filled me with passion to support and empower all women to do the same. I have spent the last few years working with mums to rehabilitate and reconnect with their bodies in the postnatal period. This course is the culmination of everything I have learned and experienced to give clients results, as ultimately that is what is important!
Destress and have an opportunity to talk
Learn how to safely undertake everyday activities
Regain stability and strength
Release postural tensions & learn techniques to improve your posture and alignment
Move your body
Increase your energy levels
Tackle those aches and pains
Heal your diastasic recti
Connect with your pelvic floor and deep abdominals. Learn how to both release and strengthen them
Eliminate urinary incontinence and those ‘whoops’ movements when you cough, sneeze, run or jump
Reduce your mummy tummy
Learn how to integrate Pilates into your everyday movement patterns
Return to higher impact exercise safely
Get signposted to a community of trusted experts
Meet other mums
I am attending Angela’s pilates class and can’t praise it highly enough. Angela takes you steadily through the exercises, changing a little each week to ensure we keep moving forward and don’t get too comfortable! I am most impressed with how much time she invests in making sure every member of the class are in the correct posture for each exercise so the right muscles are being engaged. I recommend many of my clients to try it, especially the postnatal class where you can take baby along too.
I am attending Angela’s pilates for mums class and really benefitting from her knowledgable and tailored teaching. She ensures everyone in the class is working effectively and changes exercises to suit how the class is feeling this week. I have picked up lots of helpful tips for improving posture and movement outside of the classes.