If you have had a baby recently and want to restart exercise, Postnatal Pilates can help you to get back to shape in a safe and healthy way. All sessions last 55 minutes, working with English speaking physiotherapist Maria Moreno who specialises in Women’s Health and who will guide you to perform each exercise step by step.
You can restart exercise after 6 to 8 weeks of giving birth (always with the consent of your doctor) and it is important that your abdominal wall (linea alba) and pelvic floor muscles get properly assessed before restarting any type of exercise. If your midwife or doctor does not check these for you, Maxifisio recommends to do an initial consultation with us to have these assessed and find out if you have a diastasis recti (separation of the rectus abdominis muscle, and if present, how severe it is) and if you have any pelvic floor issues (such as genital prolapse or urinary incontinence). During the initial consultation we will also introduce you to Postnatal Pilates and we will provide you with an exercise program to follow at home.
Maxifisio’s Postnatal Pilates sessions and classes are adapted to the postnatal period, having a special focus on pelvic floor activation and diastasis recti rehabilitation. Postnatal Pilates can help you to strengthen the pelvic floor, core and gluteal muscles, strengthen the upper and lower limbs, regain your fitness and improve muscle tone, among other benefits.
Maxifisio offers Postnatal Pilates sessions in studio (one-to-one) and group classes in the Salamanca area of Madrid. You can also participate as Mum&Baby*. If you are interested in a group class please check our class timetable.
Given the current coronavirus pandemic, we are offering our Postnatal Pilates one-to-one sessions and Postnatal Pilates classes online. For more information on our online sessions and group classes please contact us.
*Postnatal Pilates Mum&Baby – mothers can participate in the session or class with their babies, aged from 6 weeks to 12 months old.