Pilates is ideal during normal healthy pregnancy to maintain strength and balance, to avoid common pregnancy issues and to prepare for delivery.
It is also excellent as a post-natal exercise routine when fatigue, weakened abdominals, the demands of breastfeeding and day-to-day care of a baby make it quite difficult for women to regain their strength, vitality and pre-baby bodies!
Pregnancy is a special time in which your body has changing needs which are not addressed in a general Pilates class. For this reason, I prefer to work with clients on a one to one basis, in your own home or at the studio, or in the Tuesday evening pre-natal group classes
What our clients say
Pilates has been amazing for me. I was recommended Sharon by a physiotherapist who felt working on my core muscles would alleviate my lower back pain, she was right. Performing exercises slowly and correctly has helped me use and feel the muscles I should be engaging and has given me a much better sense of and connection to my body. Pilates has changed my body shape completely and was the first stepping stone to reengaging with exercise and reinvigorating body confidence after having three children. Sharon's nurturing, "you can do this" attitude and gentle but determined enthusiasm to help put my body right has kept me coming back for more - I always walk out of the studio rejuvenated, knowing that I have been physically challenged and am getting stronger with each visit.
Sharon has been teaching me pilates for around 10 years. She has really helped my lower back problem and her classes are always enjoyable too.
The work Sharon and I have done together over the last 3+ years has really felt like a partnership. She brings ambition, precision and the highest, highest standards, and I have to put in the focus, the effort and the self control. Studio Pilates with Sharon has been about building strength as well as rehabilitation, and she really knows what she's talking about.
I've noticed that Sharon prioritises her own on-going learning, and she shares the practice and wisdom that she learns generously with her clients. Pilates with Sharon is not for those who want an easy time! She really pushes her clients to know what they should be doing (and why), and to make week-on-week progress. She is hands-on, making constant adjustments in order to improve what her clients are doing, but always with delightful grace and a sense of fun.