Prenatal + Postnatal
Whether, you’re a mama-to-be, or you’ve recently become a mama, congratulations!
At East River Pilates, we are proud to offer our famously feel-good Prenatal + Postnatal Pilates program to our ever growing community of mamas and mamas-to-be.
Created for women in all stages of pregnancy and postpartum recovery, our Prenatal + Postnatal Pilates classes are safe, educational, and specifically designed to empower you as you navigate pregnancy, prepare for labor, and recover postnatally.
Our class schedule caters to the busy NYC woman, with 13 classes weekly ~ a mix of weekdays and weekends, peak and off-peak times. Join us for a Reformer, Springboard, or Baby + Me Pilates class, and benefit from new strength, knowledge, confidence, and support of other women like you.
If you’ve recently welcomed a baby into the world, invest in your postnatal recovery and schedule a one-on-one session with one of our specially trained instructors.
Note: This special offer excludes Master Instructors and is valid for one use only.
If you’ve recently had a baby, please remember to book only into Prenatal + Postnatal classes until you have been officially cleared by our specially trained instructors to join regular group classes. We strongly encourage all mamas to take a Postnatal one-on-one appointment, complete with a diastasis check, prior to joining any of our Prenatal + Postnatal group classes.
Prenatal + Postnatal Reformer Pilates
Offered at S 1st and Broadway
Prenatal + Postnatal Reformer Pilates classes are safe and specially designed for women in all stages of pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Grounded in anatomy with a foundation of safe deep core activation, these workouts will lengthen, strengthen, and stabilize your body, with focus on preparing you for labor and postpartum recovery.
Classes combine beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates repertoire, using props to modify and transform exercises to suit your physical needs. These classes will leave you feeling energized, uplifted, and empowered, with the help of our passionate instructors and supportive community of women.
Prenatal + Postnatal Springboard Pilates
Offered at N 11th
Prenatal + Postnatal Springboard Pilates classes are safe and specially designed for women in all stages of pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Grounded in anatomy with a foundation of safe deep core activation, these workouts will lengthen, strengthen, and stabilize your body, with focus on preparing you for labor and postpartum recovery.
Classes combine beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates repertoire, using the springboard to increase resistance, isolate areas of focus, and challenge your balance. These classes will leave you feeling energized, uplifted, and empowered, with the help of our passionate instructors and supportive community of women.
Baby + Me Pilates
Offered at S 1st
Baby + Me Pilates is a Postnatal Mat Pilates class designed for new moms with babies not yet crawling.
No stroller parking available. Please carry your baby.
While your baby is settled at the front of your mat, our instructors will take you through a range of safe, suitable, and challenging Mat Pilates sequences, with the theme of each exercise being to assist and improve your postnatal recovery. By using specific, targeted exercises, these classes focus on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, reducing rectus abdominal diastasis, improving your postural alignment, and strengthening your body to deal with the physical demands of being a new mom.
This informative class aims to provide you with greater understanding of your body, to equip you with the tools necessary to look after yourself, and to connect you with other moms and babies in the community.
While babies are welcome, these classes are designed for new mamas. Therefore, please bring your own baby blankets or anything else you may need to settle your baby during the class. Please note that ERP does not provide baby sitting services and all babies must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
To guide you and your baby safely through pregnancy, we have the following policies in place:
For your first trimester (weeks 1-12), we strongly encourage you to participate in ONLY Prenatal classes. All regular group classes are not appropriate for pregnant women.
From your second trimester onwards (from week 13), you are permitted to join ONLY Prenatal/Postnatal classes.
For your safety, we have the following policies in place:
You must have received verbal permission from your obstetrician, GP, or midwife prior to commencing Postnatal Pilates. We recommend scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a Postnatal Pilates instructor prior to commencing group Postnatal classes
You are permitted to join only Postnatal or Prenatal Pilates classes until you have received permission from one of our Postnatal Pilates instructors to move forward with regular group classes
Please direct all questions regarding our Prenatal and Postnatal Policies to email@example.com
Book a One-on-One appointment with one of our specially trained Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates instructors.
Postnatal One-on-One Appointment/Diastasis Check $85
(excludes Master Instructors)
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