Pre & Post Natal Pilates
Our Next Pre & Postnatal Pilates Series starts soon!
Join us for these progressive six week courses focused on the pelvic floor and transverse abdominis! This is a fun and effective way to prehab or rehab your body for pregnancy. We now offer both Mat and Reformer series!
Why practice prenatal Pilates
Practicing prenatal Pilates will improve pelvic support and can allow for a more speedy recovery after childbirth. It may also help prevent injuries that are associated with the incredible process of growing a child and giving birth. Through supported workouts and poses, prenatal Pilates can be used to maintain good posture and alleviate recurring aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
Prenatal Pilates also focuses on breathing and relaxation. As your baby grows, it is important to maximize rib expansion to allow for easier breath, while relaxation is particularly important in the pelvic floor to allow for the necessary expansion during birth.
Why practice postnatal Pilates
After childbirth, postnatal Pilates can help new mothers strengthen and recover from the incredible stresses that pregnancy and giving birth can have on the body. Having a child is a miraculous event but this process is hard on your pelvic floor and it will require rehabilitation.
Let us help you get back to feeling ‘normal’ again.
Where to Start
We strongly recommend all our mommies to begin with our
At Form Body Lab we strive to provide a great space for you to practice postnatal or prenatal Pilates and yoga in Vancouver.
Our Yaletown studio is a warm, comforting and inviting space to both prepare and recover from childbirth with expert instructors who are gentle, caring and knowledgeable. All of our prenatal and postnatal Pilates and yoga practitioners are local to Vancouver and are open for one-on-one sessions as well as group classes. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our pre or postnatal options, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Interested in starting a prenatal or postnatal group class?
If you would like to start your own class with a group of friends or colleagues we are happy to facilitate this. These courses run as a pre-paid series and attendance at all classes is highly recommended for maximum results as each class will build on the last. For more information please call or email us at the studio. Once a workshop is scheduled you can register online by following the link below or with our reception team in person or over the phone.
Looking for PFILATES?
We have that here as well! Ask for Pilates instructor Jessica, or our physiotherapist Aisling who are both certified to instruct Pfilates in Vancouver. Pfilates exercises condition and rehabilitate the pelvic floor and we are very excited to help women (and men) of all ages recover and prevent conditions like prolapse, incontinence and pelvic pain. Remember that often times pelvic floor issues are fitness issues, and that’s something we can fix!
Form Body Lab is one of the only studios to offer Pfilates as well as postnatal and prenatal Pilates and yoga in Vancouver.
Please request a Pfilates, or a prenatal or postnatal instructor at the time of booking so we can pair you with the instructor best suited to your needs.