Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM GMT
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Balance Studios, Witney 
Balance Studios
Unit 32 Bridge Street Mills
off Bridge Street
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 1YH
United Kingdom

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Chris Onslow 
Mbodies Training Academy Ltd 

HKS : First Steps to Post Natal Fitness

Sunday, 10th November 2019

Some new mothers will be desperate to get back to physical activity and their exercise regime after pregnancy for others formal exercise may be a new thing but body image has suddenly become important.

Formal exercise following birth has known benefits for many aspects of the physical and psychological welfare of the mother - but also for the baby in areas such as ease of Lactation etc.    But when should a new mother start exercise and what type of exercise - when.  

In this module Heather King-Smith looks at the Research evidence and sets Instructors going with a clear plan of of What, Why and When.

In this research-driven Ante Natal module Heather King-Smith looks at the different stages of pregnancy and the Psychological and Physiological changes that the mother ‘to be’ is going through and she cross references these with exercise guidelines – focussing in on substantiated concerns as well as dismissing long term fallacies related to exercise and foetal growth, premature delivery, miscarriage and injury.


The tutor for this course is Heather King-Smith



At the end of this course Students will recognise:

  • The benefits and risks of post-natal exercise
  • Influences that  affect the ability of the new mother to exercise
  • The changes in physiology of the new mother
  • The anatomy of the female pelvis and the transition of the pelvis following the trauma of vaginal birth.
  • The effects of Caesarian delivery on the body and considerations for exercise following Caesarian Section.
  • The power of Breath and breathing int he Post Natal client
  • The forces at work on Posture in the postnatal body
  • A structured plan from birth to 16 weeks  following biorth to bring the client back to their pre preganancy exercise regime
  • Post-natal exercise guidelines

Prerequisites: Pilates Mat or comprehensive training, personal training certification, physiotherapist


The fee for this course is 225.00, this price includes all tuition, and refreshments but not your lunch. All course materials are included in the price also. 

There is an Early Bird booking price of 195.00 prior to Friday, 18th October 2019.  You must book and pay in full before the Friday, 18th October 2019 in order to receive the early bird booking fee.