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10 Prenatal Pilates Classes in Singapore for Pregnancy Fitness and Conditioning
Pilates has become a popular workout in Singapore, with the addition of at least four new Pilates studios and classes in Singapore over the past year. Whether done on the mat or on a reformer, it can help practitioners achieve a long, lean, frame through strength-training exercises that sculpt the body. But Pilates is especially excellent for mums-to-be and new mums, Deborah Wong, director and senior instructor at Breathe Pilates tells us, because it focuses on the pelvic floor, diaphragm and abdominal muscles. “These are where we need the most help during pregnancy and postpartum,” the mother of two, who is also a fully licensed medical doctor, shared with us in an earlier article. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of prenatal Pilates classes in Singapore, where mums-to-be (and dads-to-be in one of them!) can strengthen mind and body throughout pregnancy, in preparation to welcome their little ones.
*The prenatal Pilates classes listed below are conducted on the reformer, unless otherwise specified.
** Always check with your obgyn and get an all clear to go ahead before beginning any kind of exercise during pregnancy.
With five locations around the island it’s easy to find a Breathe prenatal Pilates class that’s close to home. Sessions here focus on strengthening the pelvic floor and back muscles for a smooth pregnancy. In addition, you’ll work on neck and shoulder stability in preparation for increased upper body strength to take care of your newborn!
Where Novena Medical Centre, Parkway Centre, 6 Raffles Quay, Galaxis, and The Heeren
Cost From $528 for 10 group sessions (valid for four months)
Both mat and reformer Pilates classes for expecting mothers are offered here. Mat classes use props such as balls, weights, and stretch bands, and are suitable for women in all stages of pregnancy. Reformer classes help relieve stress from the back and the pelvic floor, and are suitable for those in their second or third trimesters.
Where #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876
Cost From $50 (mat); $60 (reformer) for group classes
Sessions here help to realign and balance the body whilst preparing it for natural childbirth and life after pregnancy. They include stretches, pelvic and upper body strength training, and may incorporate props as well. You should be at least three months into your pregnancy, and have an exercise prescription from your obgyn before starting.
Where #05-04 Forum Office Tower, Singapore 238884
Cost $112, with 20% off your first Private Pilates or Gyrotonic session (Usual $140)
The prenatal class is mostly conducted on a reformer machine. However it will also include mat work routines which you can do at home. If you are new to reformer Pilates, you will need to do two private sessions first. Thereafter, the first trial class is only $28, so this is a good option if you are unsure about Pilates, and want to give it a try before committing to a package.
Where Raffles Place, 22 Malacca Street, #08-00 RB Capital Building, Singapore 048980
Cost Join a reformer trial group class for $28
Inspire Mum & Baby
This studio at Tanjong Katong Road offers a variety of classes for mums-to-be, new mums, as well as babies and toddlers. At the prenatal Pilates class, expect to go through exercises that help build and maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. Sessions usually begin with a warm-up, followed by exercises that target the core, arms, legs, and back. You’ll also be taught how to breathe right and connect with your body, and your baby.
Where 188-2 Tanjong Katong Rd Singapore 436990
Cost From $250 for a five-session pass
Mother & Child
This pre- and postnatal centre offers prenatal Pilates classes to mothers-to-be after the 12th week of pregnancy. Classes last one hour each, and help with strengthening the pelvic floor to support the bladder, bowel, uterus as the foetus grows and presses downwards. Trial classes at $38 (on site) and $19 (over Zoom) are available.
Where #03-109/110 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933
Cost From $140 for four classes
Prenatal Pilates classes are much gentler than the usual Pilates classes, with a focus on total body integration, breathing and releasing techniques, ease of movements and preparation for labour. The class is designed to open and release the body in time for birth. Towards the third trimester, mums will also get to learn early postpartum recovery exercises.
Where Wheelock Place (Orchard), The Rise @ Oxley (Oxley), and Sime Darby Centre (Bukit Timah)
Cost From $510 (package of 10 group classes); private sessions: from $130–$200
This studio has Singapore’s only couple prenatal Pilates class so mum and dad-to-be can exercise and prepare for birth together. The 55-minute class includes specially designed for expectant mums in their second or third trimester, while hubbies do a slightly more challenging routine. Normal prenatal Pilates classes are offered too, if you prefer to workout alone, or with fellow mum-to-be friends.
Where 85A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555981
Cost From $440 for five classes
One of the very first to open in Singapore, this award-winning Pilates studio keeps its reformer classes small (maximum of six per class) so everyone gets personalised attention. Currently, there are prenatal Pilates classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you have special needs, opt for customised private sessions under their Clinical Pilates umbrella of rehabilitative and physio Pilates.
Where #02-05, Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 307470
Cost From $700 for 10 sessions (valid for six months)
There is no specific pre- or postnatal Pilates class here. However, you can sign up for personal one-to-one reformer Pilates classes to exercise safely under the guidance of a Pilates instructor. Currently, there is a special prenatal and postnatal Pilates class series that starts today (10 July 2023) and goes on till 2 August. Conducted by Roxanne Samiana, a fully qualified senior Pilates trainer and pre- and postnatal Pilates specialist, the 10-class series helps you maintain a strong core and healthy alignment as you prepare your body to navigate the stages of pregnancy, labour, and birth recovery.
Where Level 18, Ngee Ann City Tower A, 391A Orchard Rd, SIngapore 238873
Cost From $690 for five classes (valid for six months) for non-members
All prices and information are accurate at time of publishing.
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