Pregnancy Pilates Brisbane

Expert-led pregnancy Pilates to boost your prenatal health. Book today

Feeling Out of Sorts? Try Our Pregnancy Pilates

Feeling a little overwhelmed and uncomfortable when pregnant is normal, especially as your body goes through many unexpected changes. 

Tailored pregnancy pilates by our trained physiotherapists (also trained pilates instructors) will help ensure your body is prepared and your journey to motherhood is smooth and seamless.

Unlike traditional birth preparation and prenatal education, we focus on safe, gentle exercises for you to practice in our studio or at home. We believe it is vital to remain active and work on developing your strength during your term.

We’ll work with you to develop a plan for all stages of pregnancy that combines:

  • Pelvic floor strengthening 
  • Safe stretching
  • Mobility training
  • Core stabilising

So, if you’re looking for a fun and safe way to support you through all stages of your pregnancy, then come and see the friendly team at Graceville Physio today; we are only 8km from Brisbane CBD.


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If you’re looking for a fun, and safe workout to support you through all stages of your pregnancy, then talk to the team at Graceville Physio, less than 8km from Brisbane CBD.

What are the Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates Classes?

Enhanced Core Strength

Pilates strengthens the core muscles, including abdominals and lower back, which help support increased weight and reduce the strain on the back.

Better Posture and Alignment

Pilates helps maintain proper alignment and posture as the body changes, reducing back pain and other discomforts.

Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles

Strong pelvic floor muscles are crucial for a smooth delivery and faster recovery postpartum.

Improved Balance and Coordination

Due to the changes in weight distribution, pregnant women often experience balance issues. Pilates improves balance and coordination and reduces the risk of falls.

Flexibility and Joint Health

Pilates gently stretches and reinforces the muscles, promoting flexibility and reducing the risk of joint pain, which is common during pregnancy.

Breathing and Relaxation

The focus on controlled breathing in Pilates can benefit the baby’s stress reduction, relaxation, and oxygen flow.

Reduces Discomforts

Reduces common aches and discomfort like lower back pain, sciatica, and swelling in the limbs.

Preparation for Childbirth

Focusing on strength, endurance, and breathing techniques will help prepare the body for the physical demands of childbirth.

Mental Well-being

Pilates can boost mood and mental well-being, especially given the hormonal changes and potential stress experienced during pregnancy.

Why Choose a Trained Physio over a Regular Pilates Instructor

A Pilates teacher performs regular Pilates with multiple people at the same time who all complete the same routine. On the other hand, Clinical Pilates is performed by a trained physiotherapist. It is custom designed, considering a person’s individual physical needs, and focuses on improving specific injuries, aches and pains.

Also, If you experience any pain or problems, you will be closely monitored by a pregnancy physio who can tweak your program so you can get maximum benefits in a safe and supportive environment. 

Our team will also liaise with your GP and obstetrician so you can be assured of a team approach throughout the entire term.

In addition, our team can offer you information on our postnatal Pilates service, including advice on how you can benefit from the full spectrum of physiotherapy benefits during this special time in your life.

The comfort and health of you and your baby are our foremost priority, so get in touch to discover the long-term benefits of our service today at (07) 3278 1186

Why Choose Our Prenatal Pilates

We strongly believe that remaining active during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby, especially when it’s focused on building your strength and stability.

We have run individual exercise sessions (not group sessions) for pregnant women. Each session is developed by a pilates trained women’s health physiotherapist who can offer advice for dealing with pregnancy related conditions and is tailored to your individual needs and abilities.

Our session includes the traditional prenatal education components as well as:

  • Postural correction
  • Core & pelvic floor activation
  • Private classes
  • Strength and stability training
  • Treatment of pain or injury 
  • Mobility exercises to help with upper and lower back pain
  • Specialised equipment
  • Exercises for optimal baby position during labour
  • Breathing exercises to induce a more relaxed state during exercise and labour
  • Stretches to improve range of motion and increase strength
  • Stretches to decrease pain as well as make the birthing process easier
  • Education on optimal positions for a smooth, easy birth
  • Education around suitable exercises and posture modification
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pilates Safe When Pregnant?

Pilates is widely recognised and approved and is very beneficial for pregnant mothers, as is postnatal Pilates after childbirth.Under our guidance, and provided all is going well, you can participate in prenatal Pilates and massage and attend other focussed courses right up until the big day.

Is Pilates Safe at any Stage?

Yep! Pilates is a great, low-impact workout for each stage or trimester. It promotes flexibility and balance and can help with back pain by building up your core to support your spine.

Is Pilates or Yoga Better??

Pregnancy yoga is good, but we recommend Pilates as it's more targeted at the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Our antenatal programs are created by trained physiotherapists who know exactly what exercises are best for you during this time, developed during your private consultation.

What is Reformer Pliates?

Prenatal reformer Pilates uses a machine called a reformer, a more strenuous form of yoga Pilates. In contrast, focused Pilates has been scientifically designed for your body while you are pregnant.

Will it Help Me Keep Fit?

Keeping fit and staying active has many proven benefits. With the changes that take place, your body needs a way to remain strong to support your baby's additional weight, which sets the foundation for fitness.Our approach focuses on building strength in key muscle groups and maximising mobility, stability and balance. Learning to workout safely during and after is what we're all about.

Next Steps?

Your body will change with each trimester, and pregnancy pilates is one of the best methods for maintaining optimal health for mum and baby.

If you are an expecting mum or have just given birth, book an antenatal consultation with one of our team, and we can customise a package for your prenatal and postnatal health and fitness.

To book your initial consultation, call us at (07) 3278 1186

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