Welcome to our inaugural BellyUp newsletter, I am hoping to make this a very informal update for all my prenatal and postnatal clients so that you are kept informed of goings on at the studio which might be of interest to you. So here goes…
As most of you know there are currently two weekly prenatal classes in the studio, a mat class with Tara on a Monday night at 7.30pm and a Stability Chair class usually with me on a Saturday morning with me at 11.30am. Both of these are very busy at the moment so I am thinking of adding a stability chair class on a Thursday evening at 8pm. I need 6 people for this to go ahead so please let me know if you are interested.
For those of you ready to start postnatal classes with your little one (6 weeks post a natural delivery, 10 weeks post a c-section), this class is moving from a Monday to a Thursday morning at 11am from Thursday 4th September. It will be a 45 minute class taught by me with tea and coffee afterwards. If you have not attended the class yet and attended prenatal classes at Reform you are entitled to a free assessment before the class to check whether you have a diastasis recti (split of the abdominal wall) and have a quick chat about any other concerns you might have. Please let me know if you would like to book in for this.
Are Jumping jacks good for your pelvic floor?! A client recently told me that she is going to a postnatal bootcamp class where they have been told that jumping jacks are good for your pelvic floor. Pilates is not bootcamp, it is a gentle but very effective way of regaining abdominal strength after having a baby. You will not sweat but you will feel great afterwards and it will help you to recover from the stress on your body of carrying and having a baby. It will also help your body deal with the demands of looking after a growing baby (without tiring you out!). If you cannot make it to a class but would like to try some recommended postnatal exercises check out the following apps at http://www.reformdublin.ie/index.php/apps/.
For those of you wanting to learn more about the pelvic floor muscles and how to strengthen them up, women’s health physiotherapist Sinead O’Loughlin is coming back to the studio on Saturday 13th September at 11.30pm for a 90 minute workshop (€30) on those four very important muscles. Please email me to book in (suitable for pre and post natal mums).
Sylda is hosting a Gentlebirth workshop that same weekend, for more information on her fantastic prenatal workshops see http://www.reformdublin.ie/index.php/physio-yoga/gentlebirth-workshops/.
Also, for those of you preparing to go back to work Dearbhalla Baviera, a Professional Coach, Speaker, Consultant and Facilitator is presenting five workshops at the studio starting on Tuesday 9th September. All the information can be found here http://www.reformdublin.ie/index.php/2014/08/12/working-mum-workshop-you/.
Finally, I am thinking of organising a workshop on prenatal and postnatal nutrition in the coming weeks as well as a workshop with a lactation consultant for mums-to-be. Could you please let me know if you would be interested in either of these workshops and I will organise them assuming there is enough people interested. All workshops at the studio are open to members and non-members so please feel free to spread the word.
As always I love getting your feedback so please let me know if you have any thought or ideas as to how to improve our BellyUp pre and post natal program.
See you soon,