All moms and babies welcome!
Our Postnatal Pilates Mat Classes offer women a wonderful opportunity to gently bring their bodies back into alignment after the rigors of childbirth while spending quality time interacting and bonding with their babies. Designed for new moms, this class starts to re-engage the pelvic floor and core muscles while building strength and stamina in the whole body. This gently paced workout incorporates small props (and your babies) that will leave no muscle ignored- as we work to create a stronger and more resilient you. Working on creating a better awareness of how we sit, stand and move allows you to place less stress on your body and move more efficiently.
Babies will be incorporated into the workout at various points. Have them on your tummy when doing some gentle core work, in a front carrier or sling for the standing arm series or on the floor watching you as you do the kneeling exercises. There will be periods when it's just mom exercising while your baby is next to you in their car seat or secure carrier.
Tanya Scott (Certified Classical Pilates Instructor) grew up in Canada, taking dance classes, and has always admired the dynamics of body movement. “I have 3 daughters, so my body has gone through many changes. With the physical demand of parenting taking a toll on my scoliosis , and by not exercising in a way that was right for my body and lifestyle, I was in chronic pain in my lower back, my hips, my neck, you name it, it hurt. Pilates changed all that. It gave me length, space, and strength in my spine, and taught me how to use my powerhouse and core strength, daily, for maintaining a lifestyle that helps keep my mind, body, and spirit connected and strong”. She is certified through the Pilates Technique Certification program and teaches at Classic Pilates Body in Santa Monica. Tanya is excited to be teaching here at The Pump Station & Nurtury.