Ante and Post Natal Pilates


This extremely popular two-day course will take you through practical sessions, workshops and lectures to gain an understanding of Pilates for ante & post natal women. The physiological, biomechanical and postural changes that occur during the childbearing year will be related to the adaption and application of APPI Pilates exercises.

What will be covered in the course


  • The antenatal period (Overview of physiological changes during pregnancy and considerations for exercise
  • Modified Pilates during Pregnancy (Indications and considerations for Pilates throughout the trimesters)
  • The postnatal period (Over view of postnatal period and Pilates applications)
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain

Practical sessions

  • Ante Natal Modified Pilates Exercises
  • Postnatal Modified Pilates class


  • Stretching in the antenatal class
  • Case studies for Pelvic Girdle Pain in pregnancy and pelvic stability class postpartum
  • Case Studies for the postnatal population
  • Case Studies for the antenatal population

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the physiological changes that happen during and after pregnancy
  • Identify appropriate and safe activities and positions for antenatal exercise
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm for managing intra abdominal pressure during exercise and sport activity
  • Use small equipment (magic circle, swiss ball, resistance band, soft ball) to demonstrate modifications to exercises which will enhance your class’s experience for the ante and postnatal population
  • Understand the role and changes of the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatally
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Design an exercise program appropriate for a client with diastasis rectus abdominus
  • Identify the benefits of ante and postnatal Pilates for both the mother and baby

Ante & Post Natal Schedule


8.45am Registration

9.00am Welcome

9.15am Practical session: Ante Natal Pilates class

10.00am Lecture:
The Ante Natal period, exercise during pregnancy

11.00am Morning Tea

11.15am Lecture: Pilates through the trimesters

12.00pm Practical session: Pilates Exercises

1.00pm Lunch

1.45pm Practical session: Continuation of Pilates exercises

3.45pm Afternoon tea to be taken during workshops:
Case Studies for the antenatal population.
Ante Natal Class Planning

5.00pm Close


9.00am Practical session: Post Natal Pilates class

9.45am Practical Workshop: Spiky Balls, Foam Roller

10.30pm Lecture: Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction/Pelvic Stability Model

11.15am Morning tea

11.30am Continuation of Pilates Exercises

12.30pm Lunch

1.15pm Lecture: The Post Natal period

2.00pm Continuation of Pilates exercises

2.45pm Afternoon Tea to be taken during workshops:
Case Studies for the postnatal population
Post Natal Class Planning

4:00pm Discussion & Review

5:00pm Close

In order to complete this course it is recommended that you have attended APPI’s Pilates for Rehabilitation – Matwork Level One course or a 2 day Pilates Matwork course with a recognized Pilates training provider.

This course is open to:
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Athletic Trainers
• Exercise Physiologists
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
• Personal Trainers
• Certified Pilates Instructors
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is approved by the following:
14 CCU’s by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Approved provider # 2211050TX)

“The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.”

Many other states may accept credits awarded by the above state boards. Please check with your state licensing board to determine whether the course qualifies for credit in your state. Please note that due to the changing nature of state continuing education requirements, APPI suggests that you contact your state physical therapy association or licensing board for the most current information on continuing education and other rules and regulations.

Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants

14 Contact Hours. AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 11485 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Athletic Trainers

APPI is Board of Certification, Inc., (BOC) Approved Provider. This course has been approved for 14 continued education hours for Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider number P10086.

Personal Trainers/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

APPI courses are not automatically approved by the NSCA, however if you would like to attend this course, you are able to self-submit received NSCA CEUs.

Exercise Physiologists

‘The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs or CEUs awarded by other professional health and fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved or endorsed by the ACSM Education Department. These are considered “non-ACSM endorsed programs.” You must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned.’

If you require accreditation through another governing body or within another state, or require any further information please email

How does it all work?

  • Having booked your space, you will receive information for how to log on to the live-stream via Zoom. Zoom is a free online service for video live-streaming which will you give you instructions to download with just a few clicks.
  • You will receive a full-colour digital manual, although can request a hard-copy too.
  • Then all you have to do is click on the provided link to join before the time your course starts on the day of your course, from the comfort of home.
  • Remember to set up a space with a mat to practice along with the presenter or for any demonstrations. Don’t worry, we will let you know about any products needed
  • You will still receive a full certificate of attendance in the same way as an in-person course

Using Zoom

  1. Click the Zoom link that has been sent
  2. Click ‘Join Meeting’
  3. Download the desktop or device App (free, and very quick)
  4. Test your mic and wait for the host (APPI) to start the Zoom meeting
  5. Enter your name which will appear on screen
  6. Start learning!

“I will be able to broaden and strengthen my treatment not only for pregnant women and women in post-partum, but a vast majority of other patients who may present with PGP, LBP, etc.”   –Carla B., Livestream 2020


“The videos were really informative, using up to date evidence and research. Elizabeth, the instructor, was fantastic. She was clear in her presentation skills and very knowledgeable in the field.”  –Clare A., Livestream 2020


“I will definitely be more cognizant of the multi-factorial sequalae of pregnancy and delivery in the care of these women. This course was a good reminder of all things that SHOULD be considered in their treatment.”   –Jennifer P., Livestream 2020

Early Bird

EB booking discounts end 4 weeks prior to the course taking place.


Book for 3 people or more on the same course and receive a 15% discount. Email for all group bookings.

Student Discounts

If you are a student, please email for information on special discounted rates.

Hosting Options

If you would like this educational event brought to your facility, please click here for our host course options.

ADA Needs

We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email


Financial – All APPI presenters who teach this course receive a speaking honorarium from APPI America.

Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists with any of APPI’s presenters for this course.