Who is the 10 Week Beginners Course for?

As pregnancy and post natal Pilates specialists, we recommend this course for those in Pre-Pregnancy, Trimester 1 and Post Natal Plus phase who are new to Pilates or returning after a break. This course is however suitable for any beginners to Pilates so why not get the family involved!

For those trying to conceive or thinking ahead, this will get your body conditioned and at it's best whilst setting you up for a more comfortable pregnancy. For those in the post natal plus period, this is a safe and gentle place to start your journey back to feeling strong and confident in your body.

How Does the Program Work?

This course starts right at the beginning, introducing you to the basic principles of Pilates. You will learn the fundamentals of alignment, lateral breathing, core and pelvic floor engagement.

You'll be introduced to a wide variety of exercises that will enable you to start building strength and muscle tone throughout your whole body with a particular focus on the core.

You will learn how to mobilise your body to prevent stiff joints and stretch safely to ease tight, sore muscles. You'll gain a new awareness of your body, improved posture and feel real physical and mental benefits.

Each week consists of a warm up, cool down/stretch and 6-8 strengthening exercises to give you a whole body workout. Each section is filmed separately so if you can't do the class in one session you have natural points at which to take a break and return later.

Your Instructor

Clare Jarvis

I have been practising Pilates for over 15 years, initially discovering it due to sciatica and long-term back pain I had been suffering with since a sporting accident in my early teens. I kept up the practice as it worked better than any other drugs or therapy at keeping the pain away.

I then decided to combine my skills at teaching English, with my love of Pilates and I knew I had found the right path for me. This experience led me to become a Teacher Trainer, instructing and examining would-be Pilates Instructors, and I love how I constantly learn from these students and keep my practice up to date through this role. I found the pre and post natal part of my training fascinating and went on to specialise in this area with further courses.

I love seeing Pilates make such an enormous difference to women at such a crucial time in their lives and having my own daughter in 2020 only served to confirm that this is my passion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your 10 Week Beginners Pilates Course!

    • Welcome to Your 10 Week Beginners Pilates Course

    • Suggested Equipment For This Course

    • Alignment, Lateral Breathing and Core Engagement Technique

    • How Often Should I Do Pelvic Floor Exercises?

    • Pelvic Floor Exercise 1

    • Pelvic Floor Exercise 2

    • Copy of Pelvic Floor Exercise 3

  • 3

    Week 2

    • Warm Up

    • The Supine Starfish

    • The Superman

    • The Pelvic Tilt

    • The Curl Up

    • The Diamond Press

    • The Mermaid Side Bend

    • Side Lying Pond Dips

    • Cool Down & Stretches

  • 4

    Week 3

    • Week 3 Warm Up

    • The Kneeling Rotation

    • 4PK Leg Raises

    • The Spine Stretch

    • The Clam

    • The Seated Row

    • Side Lying Leg Raises

    • The Oblique Curl Up

    • Week 3 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 5

    Week 4

    • Week 4 Warm Up

    • The Supine Starfish

    • The Pelvic Tilt

    • The Diamond Press

    • Toe Taps

    • The Hundred

    • Seated Row + Oblique Row

    • Rolling Like A Ball

    • Week 4 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 6

    Week 5

    • Week 5 Warm Up

    • The Hundred

    • The Mermaid Side Bend

    • 4PK Leg Raises

    • The Spine Stretch

    • The Oblique Curl Up

    • Toe Taps

    • Rolling Like A Ball

    • Week 5 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 7

    Week 6

    • Week 6 Warm Up

    • Side Lying Leg Pendulum

    • Swimming

    • Mermaid Side Bend + Leg Extension

    • The Roll Up

    • The Clam

    • Prone Swan Dive

    • The Kneeling Rotation

    • Week 6 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 8

    Week 7

    • Week 7 Warm Up

    • Supine Lateral Pulldowns

    • The Curl Up + 1 Leg Raise

    • Side Lying Leg Pendulum

    • The Spine Stretch

    • Prone Swan Dive

    • The Roll Up

    • Rolling Like A Ball

    • Week 7 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 9

    Week 8

    • Week 8 Warm Up

    • Supine Lateral Pulldowns

    • The Curl Up + 1 Leg Raise

    • Swimming

    • Side Lying Pond Dips

    • The Shoulder Bridge

    • Side Lying Leg Circles

    • The Superman_3

    • Week 8 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 10

    Week 9

    • Week 9 Warm Up

    • The Dart

    • The Supine Starfish_2

    • Side Lying Pond Dips

    • The Shoulder Bridge

    • The Oblique Curl Up

    • Swimming

    • The Roll Up

    • Week 9 Cool Down & Stretches

  • 11

    Week 10

    • Week 10 Warm Up

    • The Dart

    • The Superman_3

    • The Clam_2

    • The Supine Starfish_2

    • Side Lying Pond Dips

    • The Oblique Curl Up

    • The Shoulder Bridge_2

    • Week 10 Cool Down & Stretches

What Else Is Included...

As well as your 10 Weeks of guided Pilates classes...

We know that while you value the convenience of practising Pilates online, it's about more than that. You still want to feel part of a community, get to know and chat with other mums or mums-to-be and forge friendships.

You also want to have access to your instructor to ask questions, get advice and the extra support you would in a face to face class. That's why we offer more than just classes and recordings....

**Weekly Q&As and mini-training sessions on the topics you choose in our Facebook Group.

**Free Workshops led by other pre and post natal professionals such as women's physios, doulas, scar therapists, hypnobirthing practitioners and pelvic health specialists

**Social events such as coffee mornings and (m)cocktail parties where you can get together with your classmates from across the country. (We also love to hear about our members meeting up with others in their area!)

Success Stories

Jess P.

"The variety of different timings makes it easier to fit in classes around work or other zoom classes. Exercising from home also cuts commuting time and allows for multitasking, such as putting dinner in before a session!"

Suzy C.

"It still feels like a group activity but I am not distracted by comparing myself to what others are doing, so I feel less self conscious. Plus, at the moment, being able to decide last minute to join a class and not have to travel to get there is great!"

Chris A.

"I tend to do the classes with my wife so it's nice to be able to talk to each other during classes"

Clare B.

"With live classes it sorts of gives a structure to the day and the week. I would have tried to follow some sort of classes on Youtube but it may not have been safe for me or tailored to my needs"

Helen C.

"I am able to 'get to' more classes as I am usually limited by childcare and my partner's long commute"

Lin M.

"It's been good to have short chats with classmates before sessions"

Sacha F.

"I actually prefer Pilates online because of the unlimited classes membership and it’s more convenient to do Pilates at home because travelling to the studio has previously been awkward, especially trying to make it on time after work"

Lee G.

"Occasionally if I have felt lazy before a class I don't have too far to go and set up in my living room which only takes 5 minutes, really convenient"

Cheryl B.

"It great to have live instruction and feedback. I also love having the interaction with other people!"

Gemma L.

"When I haven't been able to make it to a live class due to work it has been really helpful having the recordings that I can access at another time"

Count Me In

Your decision to value yourself today is going to enable you to enjoy many happy and healthy years ahead with your family. It's a decision you won't ever regret.