6 weeks to a strong mama healed from childbirth inside out
Vitality Mama Postnatal Recovery
Being a mum is perhaps the best job in the world, but growing, birthing and then caring for a little person can create physical and mental challenges for mum. I am a firm believer that although pains and aches in the postnatal period are common, they are NOT normal and should NOT be accepted or ignored. I am committed to help all my mums heal leaking, a mummy tummy and back and pelvic pain.
Attending a Vitality Mama postnatal recovery class is a fun, social and motivating way of starting exercise after child birth. Meet other mums and get tailored advice on returning to your pre-pregnancy shape safely and effectively. I love working with women at this wonderful time and am committed and passionate about giving you the tools for a healthy mumhood. I have experience in supporting new mums with a range of postnatal conditions including sacro-iliac problems, Pelvic Girdle Pain, pelvic organ prolapse or weakness, general back pain and diastasis recti.
Our classes are for mums and babies, however the focus is on you! Pilates is very beneficial at this time as it is all about bringing it back together, pulling it back in. Enjoy regaining stability and strength, increase energy levels and learn techniques to support your posture and every day activities with your baby.
6 week course where we’ll work from the inside out activating your core and pelvic floor to restore function and strength using breath, movement and resistance bands and other small equipment. On top of that you’ll get:
- Weekly busy mummy workout videos
- a dedicated, private WhatsApp group, where you’ll be able to ask questions, encourage each other throughout and build up a great community spirit.
- A voucher for a half price postnatal massage
The 6 week Vitality Mama Postnatal Recovery Course is for you if you want to get clear on:
- regaining stability and strength
- knowing how to care for your postnatal body with movement
- learning about your postnatal body
- healing a mummy tummy and diastasis recti
- increasing energy levels
- nourishing your body with healing nutrition
- building key muscles for caring for your growing child
- releasing postural tension and learning techniques to improve your posture and alignment
- strengthening pelvic floor muscles and when and how to release them
- relieving common aches and pains
- regaining core connection
- eliminating stress incontinence – sneeze/cough/run/jump-pee
- using breathing techniques for relaxation
- learning tools and techniques to manage and eliminate pelvic and back pain
- learning soft tissue self-release techniques
- returning to higher impact exercise safely
Your Pilates Expert:
I’m Tina and the founder of Soo Pilates, your one stop well-being and treatment service specialising in Pilates, massage, pregnancy and post-natal recovery. With extensive knowledge and experience of working with the pregnant and post-natal population, I realised that this is an area where my passion lies and really is my most authentic calling when i experienced various issues after my first daughter was born. This made me delve deeper into post-natal recovery. I have recovered from two pelvic organ prolapses, urinary incontinence issues and diastis recti using the tools and techniques I’m now teaching in my Vitality Mama programmes.
My mission is to provide postnatal women with real solutions for their most pressing concerns, I am passionate about the care I give and enjoy nothing more than empowering my Mamas through their mamahood.
When can I start the classes? You can start classes from 6-8 weeks postnatal after your 6/8 week check after your midwife or GP have cleared you for exercising again.
Can I bring my baby to the class? You may bring your babies until they start walking.
What do I wear to the class? Please bring some water and wear comfortable clothing including socks.
What do I need to bring to the class? Please bring something for your baby to lie on and toys.
My friend and I tried Tina’s Mother and Baby pilates class in Crouch End when my little one was a few months old. It really helped my back issues and strengthening my non-existent core.
I found it invaluable but also a lovely way to spend an hour with Lola and the other mums and babies. The small class size means you get great teaching, often one-on-one and she tailors everything to the individual. Plus she is amazing with the babies. My only reason for leaving was having another baby and moving to East London.Helen – Alexandra Palace
I attended Tina’s mother and baby pilates classes once per week for about a year, when she ran them in North London. She is an excellent teacher and I felt much stronger then than I ever have. She is really laid back with all the babies around and is very good at tailoring the exercises to the various post-natal circumstances of the group (e.g. gentle where required, more challenging for anyone who is physically ready for it and never forgetting the pelvic floor!). I just wish she still ran the classes in North London as I haven’t found any that are quite as good as Tina’s.Roisin – Crouch End
I’ve always wanted to get to grips with Pilates but found that something about my technique left me with back or neck pain.
Tina’s class was great and things finally clicked for me! She makes little adjustments to your poses to make sure you’re doing them correctly and actually explains what you should be doing.
The class worked really well with little ones in tow – if ever they started to get upset Tina was quick to pick them up and carry on the demonstration – child in arms!
I just wish she was still teaching in North London!Rachel – Crouch End
I have found Pilates has really helped to improve my posture and to teach me techniques for how to relieve tight shoulders and neck which everyone who is desk based can suffer from.
As a qualified sports massage therapist she is great at explaining the benefits of the exercises she gets us to do and is always focused on making sure we adopt the correct technique.
The classes are fun, effective and varied – definitely a friendly environment and we generally see a good mixture of males and females.Hina @ Miller Insurances
Lara Pepper Pilates
behind Harvey & Honey
Thursdays 10.30am – 11.30am
13th January – 17th February