Saturdays 9:45-10:45am at Tillicum Community Annex - Led by Jodie
Sundays 9:45-10:45am at Tillicum Community Annex - Led by Pam
*Physiotherapy receipts for Group Classes issued
We all have heard the benefits of exercise and understand that it is important but it can be a daunting task knowing just how and when to get started. Exercising in a guided group setting as an adjunct to one-on-one physiotherapy can help build confidence, build community and get you moving again.
Existing clients can book in online or talk to Jodie in your appointment to find out more and if these classes are right for you.
Prenatal exercise has been shown to reduce pregnancy aches and pains, lower your risk of gestational diabetes and hypertension, maintain strength, improve mental health and help with tolerance and stamina in labour. Pregnant people without contraindications should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week to achieve clinically meaningful health benefits and reductions in pregnancy complications. There are many reasons to get exercise in pregnancy but it can be hard to know what, when and how to do it.
Joining an exercise class as an adjunct to your one-on-one treatments can help to target the exercises specifically to your needs and help you feel safe to exercise through your pregnancy. As an added benefit, doing it in a group setting can help you socialize and learn from those around you.
Postnatal exercise can be a great way to boost your mood and start to feel strong and connected to your body again. It's important to remember to listen to the cues of your body and make the transition slowly. Too often we see images in the media of people getting back to exercise immediately after the birth of their children. These images don't show us the struggles they are having, the sleepless nights, the leaking when they walk or cough, the separation of their abdominals, the pull on their cesarian scar or pelvic floor sutures, the pelvic pressure they feel when they lift their baby, climb the stairs or jump.
Group exercise classes are a great way to get back to activity after having a baby but without proper guidance we can "grin and bear" it while hiding bigger underlying problems related to our emotional or physical health.
Joining an exercise class guided by a healthcare professional who knows your birth and body, as an adjunct to your treatment, can be a great way to help make the transition from fear to moving in ways that are meaningful and important to you while making sure to target and modify to keep you symptom free.