Postnatal Mat Classes

Getting back to exercise after having a baby is a very individual thing. For me it was about 7 weeks after my daughter was born that I managed to get to a pilates class. It was more about organising logistics, leaving my baby long enough between feeds than how I was feeling physically. Some mothers are keen and able to start exercising within weeks of childbirth whilst others need to take a bit more time to recover and reconnect with their body after what might have been a difficult birth. There is no formula, every woman is different.

In these classes I will focus on pelvic floor awareness and its relationship to the rest of the body, improvement in the separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis recti), gluteal strength to enhance pelvic stability, opening up the upper body to rebalance the carrying and feeding postures and upper body strength.

When you are ready pilates has many positive emotional and psychological benefits. Getting out of the house and doing something for yourself will benefit your mood, your sleep and your nervous system. We offer two classes, one with your baby and one without:

Mums and babies

Wednesday 12:15pm-1:15pm

6 Oakover Road, Preston 3072

Postnatal Mat Class

Tuesday 6:35pm-7:35pm

Thursday 7:40pm-8:40pm

Level 1/885 High St.Thornbury VIC 3071 Australia

Classes run in the terms listed below. You can sign up to a term, a flexible 8 week pass or buy single classes. We welcome people to join mid term, select either the Flexible (8 weeks) or pay for classes on a casual basis depending on how much of the term remains. See below for pricing options.

Term 1

21st January – 12th April 2019

Term 2

23rd April – 29th June 2019 (no classes Anzac day)

Term 3

15th July – 27th September 2019

Term 4

7th October – 20th December 2019


SUPER KEEN (10 Weeks)

2 classes per week.

FULL TERM (10 Weeks)

weeks on your chosen day (Tuesday or Thursday). If you can't make your chosen day for one or two weeks you may make it up on the other day.

FLEXIBLE (8 Weeks)

weeks on your chosen day (Tuesday or Thursday). If you can't make your chosen day for one or two weeks you may make it up on the other day.
CASUAL (1 Week)
One class drop in. Payment at the studio available.

SUBSCRIBE (10 weekly payments)

Once a week on your chosen day but pay weekly. Minimum subscription 1 complete term. Subscription will end automatically at then end of a term.

All class packs expire at the end of term.

Signing up with Alicia at ARC Pilates is one of the best decisions I have ever made for my overall health, both mind and body. After having 3 children, my core stability and strength is better than it was before. Alicia’s easy going manner, wealth of knowledge and ability to challenge you just enough means that every week I am learning something new and pushing myself further than before. I always leave feeling invigorated and ready to tackle another week!

From Google reviews by Leonie Delaney

Leonie Delaney