pre-natal pilates

Pilates for Pregnancy

Pilates has long been a popular exercise regime for those looking to improve their core strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. However, it is also an effective form of exercise for women during pregnancy, as it can help with the physical changes that occur during this time. Mongoose Bodyworks is a studio that specializes in Pilates and pre-natal care, offering Pre-natal Pilates sessions for women at all stages of their pregnancy.

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on balancing the muscles of the core, including the abdominal, back, and pelvic floor muscles. This can help women maintain good posture, improve their balance, and reduce the risk of back pain, which is a common complaint during pregnancy. Pilates also helps to increase flexibility and range of motion, which can be especially helpful during labor and delivery.

Prenatal Pilates

Mongoose Bodyworks offers private sessions for pre-natal women. These customized sessions allow women to work one-on-one with a certified Pilates instructor, who can tailor the exercises to their specific needs and goals. During pre-natal Pilates sessions,, women will learn exercises that are safe and effective for pregnancy. These may include modified versions of traditional Pilates exercises, as well as exercises that focus on specific areas of the body that are more vulnerable during pregnancy, such as the pelvic floor muscles. Pre-natal Pilates also incorporates breathing techniques and relaxation exercises, which can help women stay calm and centered during pregnancy and childbirth.

Pre-natal Pilates at our studio also has emotional benefits. Pregnancy can be a stressful time for many women, as they face many changes and uncertainties. Pilates in a supportive environment can help women relieve stress and anxiety, which can have a positive impact on both the mother and the developing baby.

Prenatal Pilates at Mongoose Bodyworks

Overall, Mongoose Bodyworks is an excellent choice for women who are looking for a safe and effective way to exercise during pregnancy. With a focus on Pilates and pre-natal care, the studio offers services that can help women keep their health and well-being throughout this special time in their lives. Whether you are a first-time mom or have had multiple pregnancies, Mongoose Bodyworks can provide the support and guidance you need to stay healthy and strong.

Mongoose Bodyworks is a boutique Pilates studio in Soho NYC that focuses on delivering customized private sessions designed for your exact needs.

Halle Clarke NCPT is a 2nd generation master teacher having studied  closely with two of the great NYC protégés of Joseph Pilates: Kathy Grant and Romana Krysanowska. Halle opened Mongoose Bodyworks, a boutique Pilates Studio that offers personalized Pilates sessions in New York City in 1999.

As well as training in Pilates Halle has pursued studies in ideokensiology, anatomy, biomechanics, muscle energy technique, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular re-patterning, Alexander technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Polarity therapy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. She has additional certifications from the PMA-CPT and ACE. Halle integrates all of her extensive studies of the body into her work as a New-York based Pilates Instructor and Teacher Trainer.

She has been conducting Pilates Teacher Trainings for Balanced Body since 2006 both in New York and around the country. Halle has taught Master Pilates classes nationally and internationally, including at The PMA Conference and Mind Body Expo.