Exercise during pregnancy and after…
Do you want to safely exercise and regain strength and feel better during pregnancy, as well as after having a baby? All while taking into consideration your pelvic floor and the recovery of your separated abdominal muscles?
Last week I met another local Adelaide business owner, Kat Warr, who does just this. She is a physiotherapist with a special interest in pre and post natal women and owns IvoryRose Physiotherapy for Her . IvoryRose run mums and bubs classes as well as pre-natal classes for pregnant women and their purpose is to provide a safe place for ladies to come along with their babies and work out while they are safely exercising and also pushing them to achieve maximum results.
This specialised care puts your mind at ease and allows you to stay active and continue regular exercise during pregnancy and also once baby arrives. The Pilates classes will help you keep healthy and strong during pregnancy as well as enable you to regain important strength and energy once baby arrives as you ease back into exercise.
Kat says “our classes combine a lot of strengthening exercises to get our bodies working. During pregnancy and after babies there are many muscles that women aren’t use to using which can be a leading cause for pain throughout their body. We try to strengthen these areas in order to prevent problems developing. We combine the use of the reformer with the mat and resistance training to hit all bases as well as some added cardio to boost those endorphins. Our classes are small and personalised with just four people in each session allowing us to really focus and take care of each individual.”
“It’s important that mums have this time for themselves, at least for a small portion of her day. We have created this safe place for our ladies to come with their little ones and work out in a way that makes them feel confident and nurtured, but equally pushed and challenged. Of course, to do this we need to ensure that babies are entertained so we have kitted out our space with a range of swings, mats, bouncers, activity gyms and even a ball pit. Sometimes, in desperate times, the instructors will even wear the babies in a carrier for mum, just to make sure she gets a solid workout in.” How awesome is that! This truly is a one of a kind, personalised service for women in our community. Kat is lovely and is very passionate about ensuring women look after their bodies and know you CAN get back to ‘normal’ after babies and that we shouldn’t accept leaky pelvic floors are the norm just because you’ve had a baby.
There are 28 timeslots per week for these personalised exercises/Pilates classes, providing women with plenty of opportunity to fit some ‘me time’ into their week.
And don’t forget IvoryRose is a full physiotherapy service for women. As the body undergoes major changes around this time many of these changes can present challenges for women’s bodies. There are a variety of conditions, aches and pains during pregnancy (and after baby is born), that IvoryRose Physiotherapy can assist you with during this special time. Kat and her team have extensive training in the field of women’s health, pelvic floor and pre and post natal care.
IvoryRose Physiotherapy for Her is a unique Physiotherapy service designed by, and with a special interest in Women. Their focus is on assisting and supporting the female body throughout the various stages of life, working closely with General Practitioners, Surgeons and Womens’ Health Specialists to ensure the utmost care is provided.
This is the perfect combination of self care and exercise to ensure your body will strengthen and cope with the changes of pregnancy and once baby arrives. It sounds like a perfect plan to me.
For more information contact Kat and her team:
104 The Parade, Norwood