The 8 week pre natal course is fantastic and if you’re like me and many others, you’ll continue going well beyond the 8 weeks. Alicia provides a fantastic small group environment in which to share her knowledge on pilates and experiences with child birth. Conversation is encouraged so you learn a lot from the other mums and mums to be too which I found invaluable as a first timer. Alicia doesn’t just teach pilates she provides coping strategies and breathing techniques for labour and the confidence to trust your own body. I had the natural, drug free birth I wanted and felt in control and confident with my ability to breath through it and be mobile. I have no doubt Alicia’s training had an enormous amount to do with this.
The prenatal course is so valuable and perspective-altering. You don’t just get exercise but practical strategies to cope with pain, a sense of calm about your own capabilities, and a heightened understanding of your body’s strength and your ability to control the birth experience.
Small classes so plenty of scope for useful advice and feedback from a very down-to-earth teacher, plus opportunities to hear about the experiences of other mothers/pregnant women. Believe it or not it has made me look forward to labour! Very grateful to have met such an experienced and encouraging teacher in Alicia: she’s excellent.
I am so glad that my Osteo got me in touch with Alicia. Suffering from hip dysplasia, hyper mobility and labral tear repair, I knew my pregnancy journey was going to be a hard one. I starting seeing Alicia when I was 8 weeks pregnant and yes I have still have pain and have suffered from SPD, but the amount of pain is nothing to what I would have experienced if I wasn’t having my regular sessions with Alicia. Alicia keeps in regular contact with my osteo and phyiso to ensure that her sessions align with their treatment plans and provides me with a program that is perfectly suited to my conditions. If you are looking for a studio that has a personal feel, and a very safe pair of hands ARC is the place to go.