Pilates parents

Antenatal Pilates

We aim to keep you moving during your pregnancy, with a full 55 minutes of adapted Pilates. You will:

– Learn to use your breathing to your advantage
– Learn to appreciate your own strength and resilience
– Strengthen your pelvic floor (without doing loads of boring kegels!)
–  Improve your posture and avoid back pain
– Ease some of the common discomforts of pregnancy (e.g. calf cramps, restless legs)
– Move your body in a safe and beneficial way

Who is it suitable for?

Usually in your first trimester, you’ll be able to safely take part in one of our beginner’s classes. Once you begin your second trimester, we advise that you join the antenatal course, and you can continue right up until your baby is born!

To request a £10 taster class, click here.


Baby friendly Pilatespre-mobile babies

Our post-natal Pilates class is “baby friendly” – this means that you can bring your baby along, but the focus of the class is you and your body. The exercises aren’t designed to entertain your baby, though babies love spending time on the floor with you and we have witnessed quite a few “first roll overs”! Feel free to stop at any time if your baby needs your attention, and join in again when you can.

Who is it suitable for?

We advise waiting at least six weeks after your baby is born before joining a Pilates class, but there is no rush! You are welcome to join this class right up until your baby starts crawling (then it becomes a bit more of a challenge!).

Baby Friendly Pilates is now on Thursdays, 12:45pm at Clements Hall

To book a place for the remainder of the current block, email hello@yorkpilatespeople.com


Baby friendly Pilates – active babies

We’ve found that once babies get on the move, following a Pilates class becomes a lot more challenging! Our solution is to provide a circuits-style class instead – you’ll work your way around our exercise stations at your own pace, with the support and advice of our friendly teachers. There will also be toys available for the babies – because other people’s toys are always more interesting! Clements Hall is a safe and spacious venue where your baby can crawl around (we suggest keeping all bags zipped up). Where possible, we’ll provide 2 teachers so that we can be on hand to assist you or entertain your little one as needed.

Please e-mail hello@yorkpilatespeople.com to enquire