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"I have just completed the 6 week Pregnancy Course and the exercises were gentle yet effective and Michelle was always so aware of checking I was comfortable and performing each move correctly to get the most out of it.”


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Pilates is the complete co-ordination of body, mind and spirit.
Joseph Pilates

Becoming a mum is one of the most magical (and challenging!) times of your life and we truly believe that Pilates is a great asset in preparing you for delivery and for helping you to recover afterwards.

I practiced Pilates before, during and after two pregnancies and am passionate about using Pilates to help new mums and mums to be experience all the benefits that Pilates can bring.

I was able to carry on my Pilates practice seamlessly whilst pregnant with my first son (making adaptations as I went) and felt really strong throughout my pregnancy (even when I suffered with morning sickness until 20 weeks!) 


Pilates helped me in my post natal recovery by releasing aches and pains from lifting, carrying and feeding my baby (he was a whopper at 9lb!) and my pelvic floor and abdominal work helped me recover from a 2nd degree tear so I was able to board a plane to Cyprus (the joys of army life!) when my son was 2 weeks old.


Pilates has been my saving grace through sleepless nights (and days!) and has enabled me to navigate life as a mummy and get to a place where I can run around with my boys without worrying that my back is going to ache or that I’m going to wee myself!


It really has seen me through soo many seasons of life and will continue to do so - it really is a part of my lifestyle.


I can’t wait for you to experience the same.



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Why should I do Pregnancy Pilates?

Pilates is brilliant at improving posture as your body changes through Pregnancy so that you feel more confident in yourself, and your body is better aligned to handle the demands of growing a baby.

It strengthens your lower body to help with the growing weight of your bump so that you can keep moving and keep up with the demands of life with ease and less back/hip pain.

It strengthens the pelvic floor and abdominals​ to support your growing bump so that you feel stronger through your pregnancy and have great tools to see you through labour, and aid your post natal recovery.


It releases tension in the upper body so you feel more mobile and aches and pains are reduced​.

We teach breathing techniques and visualisations for labour, so that you feel empowered and confident when the magical time comes for you to have your baby.

The mind body element of Pilates calms the mind and relaxes the body so you leave class feeling great!

As you near the end of your Pregnancy we give you tips and tools for your post natal journey so that we can help you recover faster and feel great whilst you're doing it.

How can Pilates help me after I have my baby?


Pilates is brilliant at strengthening the pelvic floor and abdominals after delivery​. Whether you've had a C-section or vaginal birth strengthening the pelvic floor and abdominals will help to support your body with all the demands of newborn life, reduce back pain and support you as you navigate the demands of mum life.

Helps to heal any abdominal separation so that you feel better in yourself, have less back pain, feel stronger and avoid having a permanent 'mum tum'.

You'll be leaning forward and doing a lot of lifting, carrying and feeding your baby so we teach you techniques to release upper body tension and movements to strengthen your upper body to keep you feeling fantastic and free from aches and pains.


Pilates strengthens your whole body from the inside out, we work on glute and lower body strength as you'll be on your feet A LOT!. By having a strong and stable lower body you'll be well prepared for lifting and carrying your baby (and all their lovely paraphernalia!)


Pilates is a mind body movement practice, you'll be getting to know your body again after having your baby. We encourage you to listen your body, notice where the movement is coming from, and how it feels so you can improve your body awareness and move with confidence knowing that you're strengthening yourself from the inside out in the best possible way.


It improves posture, mobility and flexibility so you'll leave class feeling refreshed, relaxed and reenergised, ready for the day ahead!

What our Pregnancy Clients Say

" I would absolutely recommend In Balance Pilates. Michelle is so knowledgeable, professional and makes you feel welcome and at ease from the minute you meet her.

I have just completed the 6 week Pregnancy Course and the exercises were gentle yet effective and Michelle was always so aware of checking I was comfortable and performing each move correctly to get the most out of it.

It is a really nice thing to do in Pregnancy and I would recommend it to anyone."


What our Post Natal Clients Say

"Michelle is a truly wonderful Pilates teacher.

Her classes are filled with the right balance of progressive and challenging moves, hands on support to get the most out of each class and a friendly community feel.

I have loved attending the Mum & Baby class which has helped be rebuild my strength after birth as well as enjoy some yummy cake and chat."

Michelle C

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