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Pre + Postnatal Fitness


EGP_4602Our pre and postnatal classes consist of safe Pilates based exercises incorporating knowledge we gained through workshops with Fusion Pilates Asheville and Center for Women’s Fitness. Pre & Post-Natal Pilates can be experienced either in group class, or through a private session on the machines.

Our Barre staff is Babies at the Barre™ trained which was founded by our own team-member member Tori Levine.

Prenatal Mat

Prenatal Mat You can do a safe Pilates workout whether you’re one or 40 weeks pregnant.

Our Pilates-based exercise program targets the abdominals and pelvic floor while educating moms-to-be on proper body mechanics as their bodies continue to change.Our pre and post-natal classes consist of safe Pilates-based exercises. Exercising during your pregnancy can provide you with more energy, less physical discomfort and the strength you need for labor and a quicker recovery. These exercises provide many benefits as your body goes through changes, before and after childbirth.

Post-Natal Mat and Barre

Post-Natal Pilates and Barre 

Many new moms are plagued with lower back pain due to stress placed on the body while feeding, leaning over the crib, hauling around the car seat, or lifting a stroller out of a car. With the help of specialized Pilates instruction during pregnancy, new moms can minimize the impact of these daily stresses during their recovery period.

After your six-week check up with your doctor or midwife you are welcome to join us in our Postpartum Mat class. Please consult with your physician before starting any physical activity or fitness program.

Be sure you stay well hydrated, especially if you are breast feeding. Your baby is welcome to come to the class; we recommend that your baby is two to six months old to participate with you. We try to incorporate babies into some exercises but every baby is on a different schedule, so some may sleep during the class. Our postpartum classes will leave you, uplifted and invigorated.

Did you know?

Did you know? You can start doing pelvic-floor exercises (Kegels) within 24 hours of giving birth.

Relaxin is a hormone released to loosen the ligaments and allow for the widening of the birth canal. The hormone levels are shown to diminish quickly after deliver, but the ligaments tend to need 3-4 months to regain their full integrity. Remember to workout safely and be patient with your recovery process.

Can I take these classes?

Can I take these classes? 

More than likely, YES, however it is required that everyone (pre or postnatal) must obtain permission/approval from their doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Your body is continually changing both during pregnancy and post partum, it is imperative that communicate these changes with your Pilates professional so they can develop a program to better serve your needs.

Many women develop problems during or after pregnancy.  Pre and Postnatal instructors are educated and trained to work with clients suffering from a variety of pregnancy complications.

A note to moms-to-be:

It’s no secret that there’s a lot going on during pregnancy, so the most important thing to remember as a mom-to-be is that you are no longer the same person and your body is not your own anymore. It is crucial to respect these changes you are going through and not push yourself. Make sure that you drink enough water to stay hydrated through your workout.  Again of course, consult your doctor before beginning any pre or post natal exercise regimen and make sure to work with a professional who has experience with pre and post natal clients.  The staff at Absolute Pilates is.

Prenatal Benefits

Prenatal Benefits:

There is a long list of reasons to maintain a Pilates practice during pregnancy, but here are what I believe to be the most important benefits for moms-to-be:

  1. A stronger transverse abdominis, which helps prevent diastasic recti.
  2. Relief from Sciatica and Round Ligament Pain.
  3. A stronger connection to the pelvic floor muscles, which pubic symphysis derangement.
  4. Better breath control for duration of pregnancy and help through labor and delivery.
  5.  Less discomfort due to muscle & skeletal imbalances and postural changes. IMG_0851
Postnatal Benefits

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Postnatal Pilates and Barre are a wonderful way to get time with you new one while rebuilding your body from the inside out.

  • Recover strength and stability in the body
  • Promotes good posture from all you new postures and demands on your body
  • Helps heal the issues of pregnancy and delivery safely and effectivily
    • C-Section
    • Incontinence
    • Rehabilitation of diastasis recti
    • Rehabilitation of pubis symphasis derangement

If you have questions and concerns please contact us and we would be happy to discuss whether Pilates is a good option for you.

Check out the class schedule and the testimonials. Remember to take some time for you and you will have more to give back.


I started at Absolute Pilates around 4 years ago when I was pregnant and I haven’t stopped! Pilates was great during pregnancy because you get a good workout that isn’t hard on your body and It has helped me to recover faster after pregnancy. I have also recommended it to several of my friends that now go here as well!! ~ Nina

I love this studio! I’ve been taking classes for a few years now. Great post natal classes such as Mommy and Me and Babies at the Barre. It’s so nice to be surrounded by other moms who know the difficulties of balancing kids and exercise. The classes have helped me to get back in shape after having my baby 4 months ago. ~ Jennifer

If your looking for a fun place to start back up exercising after you have your baby then try out babies at the barre at absolute Pilates… The class is no pressure, need to feed a baby go a head!
I’ve been doing babies at the barre since my little one was 6 months and she’s 1 year old and much more mobile and the studio is very understanding of her escaping my matte when she’s out of the baby carrier. ~ Christina


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