All instructors are qualified physiotherapists with post graduate experience and training in teaching exercise classes for women during and after pregnancy.Please note that whilst some of the exercises incorporated into a class may have similarities to pilates, Babes on Board is NOT a pilates class.
Antenatal classes are a general exercise class for pregnancy including a warm-up and light, low-impact aerobic workout, general strengthening, and core abdominal and pelvic floor exercises .Education and practical tips focussing on specific pregnancy related issues are incorporated into each class, such as pelvic girdle pain, incontinence, DRAM( tummy muscle separation), cramps and constipation, just to name a few.
Postnatal classes focus specifically on strengthening back, tummy and pelvic floor muscles as well as a general strength and cardio workout. Education topics are also woven into a class with special consideration given to pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and backpain related to caring for a new baby.
You are welcome to bring your baby with you to any of the postnatal classes. There is space for prams and floormats.
Please ensure you completely fill in either the Antenatal Registration Form or the Postnatal Registration Form, as appropriate, before beginning Babes on Board exercise classes. This is an essential part of our assessment process to ensure the classes are appropriate for you. It may be beneficial for an individual specific assessment prior to commencing classes.This can be discussed with Gill upon registration. It may also be a requirement of your health fund to be eligible for physiotherapy extras rebates to be payable.
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It is essential to book.Please do so by sending the appropriate registration form and contacting Gill regarding availability of your preferred venue and class.
$26 per class for casual bookings or $90 for 4 classes prepaid & booked*.(effective JAN 1st 2018)
A rebate can usually be claimed through your private health insurance if you have extras cover. The amount will vary according to your fund and the level of cover.
Specific item codes are:
561 : Physiotherapy class consultation
595: Antenatal Exercise Class consultation
596: Postnatal Exercise class consultation
Payment can be made by EFT to:
Babes on Board
Your name as reference.
Please contact Babes on Board prior to the commencement of your class if you would prefer to pay by cash.
*please note: if a prepaid 4 class pass has been purchased, no refund is claimable for unused classes unless accompanied by a letter from your medical practitioner stating a condition for which exercise is contraindicated.
Hot Weather Policy:
On days forecast to be hotter than 37deg C all classes will be cancelled. When the forecast is 37 deg C or less, the classes will run with appropriate modification. All class locations have air conditioning.
What to wear and bring
Please wear light, comfortable gear and supportive footwear. Bring a towel or mat to lie on, and a water bottle.
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Gill Wright. Founder