Exercising during pregnancy can provide many health benefits, including increased energy levels, improved muscular strength and increase in cardiovascular fitness.

All this helps you prepare for childbirth.


  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased core strength which assists in reducing back pain
  • Helps you prepare for childbirth
  • Relaxation and time to yourself
  • Helps you learn to relax and control your breathing which is important for labour
  • Speeds up physical recovery post-partum

* Please ensure that you have received clearance from your GP to exercise before commencing.


I have never exercised before. Is it safe for me to start?

You will need to speak to your doctor with regards to your exercise recommendations if you have never exercised before. We also suggest that, when you do commence exercise, you book in for a private session with our exercise physiologists. In a one-to-one setting, they will educate you about the basics of exercise, what intensities you should aim for, as well as any other contraindications.

What classes at Melbourne Yoga and Pilates are best suited for me?

Our Clinical 3-on-1 Pilates classes are the best choice for our pregnant clients as well as those who are anticipating being pregnant soon. Our Clinical classes combine aerobic fitness, strength training as well as Pilates exercises on the reformer and Wunda Chair, thus ensuring you get a full body fitness workout. We advise 2 to 3 classes a week for maximum benefits and these sessions might be covered by your private health insurance.

Why Melbourne Yoga and Pilates?

A team of accredited exercise physiologists who are experienced at prescribing exercise for pregnancy lead our Clinical classes and the MYP. You will receive the best care and supervision at our studio and our practitioners will also communicate with your GP about your progress.

What will I need?

Besides the basics like a water bottle and towel, you will also need a pair of grip socks (we sell them at the studio) and a heart rate monitor.