About our Pregnancy Pilates Classes

These are not just your regular Antenatal Classes!

Expect a very practical and empowering Antenatal Educational Programme where mums-to-be prepare themselves physically, emotionally and mentally for D Day!

Expecting mums are invited to share their expectations, worries and experiences in a safe and nurturing environment while learning how to prepare physically and mentally for labour. The knowledge and benefits gained in this Antenatal Physio-Pilates Programme is invaluable and a “must” to any pregnant woman to stay active, fit and pain free during her pregnancy and beyond.

This Programme is being taught in Dublin for the last 13 years by our Chartered Physiotherapist Deborah Fernandes, MISCP.  Deborah’s work as a Physiotherapist is about helping expecting mums to enjoy their pregnancy to the full with minimum pains and complaints that we all know it can be common during pregnancy. But just because it is common doesn’t really mean that any mum-to-be needs to put up with it! Deborah’s experience in treating pregnancy back pain, pelvic girdle pain, incontinence and other ailments helped her to develop and modify the exercises included in this Antenatal Physiolates Programme,making them safe and effective.

Physiofit Woman Community continues to grow as our families have their second, third and even fourth child, continuing to choose us as part of their Healthcare providers – this is a real testament on the effectiveness of our services here at Physiofit Woman!

This Pregnancy Pilates and Physiotherapy Programme is either a 4 or 6 week course. You must attend our Posture and Pelvic Floor Workshop before enrolling in our Pregnancy Pilates classes.  The basic posture to safely exercise during our classes is explained to you in this workshop together with the all so important Pelvic Floor muscles. Each Pregnancy Pilates Class is 55m duration and includes Clinical Pilates Exercises adapted to pregnancy and a discussion about a relevant pregnancy theme.

In this Pregnancy Pilates and Physiotherapy Programme you will learn:

  • How to exercise safely thus preventing/reducing Back Pain, Sciatica Pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD),  Incontinence, etc Pain, Pregnancy Pilates Exercises
  • How to work you Core, Back and Pelvic Floor with Pregnancy Pilates Exercises
  • How to listen to your body with Relaxation and Body Awareness Exercises
  • How to relax and prepare for labour with Breathing Exercises

Programme details:

Dublin

Location: Kylemore Road, Dublin 12
Date: Monday, 6th January
Time: 6.30pm
Duration: 4-weeks

Location: Sandyford Community Centre, Dublin 18
Date: Wednesday, 8th January
Time: 6.30pm
Duration: 4-Weeks

Wexford

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: Wexford Clinic

*Important Note: This is a Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates Programme and as such you are required to attend our 3h compulsory Posture & Pelvic Floor Workshop, if you are new to our Physiofit Woman Programme. Please do not book the Pregnancy Physiolates course if you did not complete the Workshop as your booking will not be accepted.
We understand that our Pregnancy Protocol may not suit every individual requirements or needs but this is the way we operate at Physiofit Woman and we are quite happy with the long lasting results we have achieved with our patients.

Please visit www.iscp.ie to find a Chartered Physiotherapist that matches your requirements.

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FAQ:

The number of participants in a class will vary but maximum per class is 8 people. The small size of our classes at Physiofit Woman, ensure that you get the attention you need to make sure you are doing your exercises properly, with the right technique thus preventing injuries.

Generally classes run either for 4-weeks or 6-weeks, meeting once a week for a 55m class. Please note that if you miss a class, Deborah gives the opportunity to compensate by attending another class on a different date/venue only during the same period that the course is running.

You must attend our 3h compulsory Posture and Pelvic Floor Workshop before enrolling in our Beginners Pilates Programme.

All courses are pre-paid at least one week before the start of the Course.

All our Pilates courses have a start and end date. Please note that if you miss a class, Deborah gives the opportunity to compensate a class by attending another class on a different date/venue only during the same period that the course is running.

No refund on missed classes. Drop-in classes are subject to availability and you must call ahead to check availability before booking a spot for a drop-in class.
The Pilates Receipt is emailed to you on the last day of the Course.

  • Please bring your Pilates mat when attending Sandyford Community Centre
  • We use a Pilates Ball at least once on each course  – Please BRING your Pilates Ball to Sandyford Community Centre! Follow us of our Facebook page for Ball Class Reminder!

You can start our Pregnancy Physiio-Pilates Programme as sson as you reach 12 weeks.

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