Exercise During Pregnancy – Pregnancy Pilates (Part 1)

admin 04 Jun 2019

Exercise During Pregnancy –

Pregnancy Pilates

*PLEASE consult with your GP, Obstetrician or Health Professional before commencing any form of exercise whilst pregnant*

The reality is that Pregnancy & Labour will be one of the most physically challenging events in a woman’s life. As with any physical event, if we train & prepare the body for it, then ‘the event’ is usually more manageable AND your recovery is usually better. Would you go run a full marathon (42kms) without any training? Sure, it’s definitely doable, but with the correct training & preparation the entire experience can be improved!

During pregnancy there are many physical changes our bodies will naturally go through as our babies grow & our body adapts. To accommodate these changes, our posture will naturally change. These postural changes can, and do, have a big impact on everyday life. Some muscles stretch & weight distribution changes whilst other muscles tighten or separate. All of which can create many aches & pains & can also make your birthing & recovery more challenging.

Exercising is very important during pregnancy and Pregnancy Pilates is one of the safest and most effective forms during this time both for you and your baby. However, certain pregnancy guidelines need to be followed and exercises performed should be prescribed specifically for the relevant stages of pregnancy by a qualified practitioner. With careful exercise selection & modifications for different stages of pregnancy & ability, Pregnancy Pilates is a great way to help your body adapt and ease into the postural changes that are certain to occur. Fitness training whilst pregnant should be conducted by a fully trained & certified Pre/Post Natal Trainer in the field in which you are interested in training, albeit general fitness, pilates, yoga etc.  Just being a mum doesn’t qualify a trainer as being Pre/Post Natally Certified. It’s an additional qualification with much more in depth knowledge & training in this particular area. Let’s be honest, there’s A LOT going on during Pregnancy & Postpartum & there’s many movements & exercises that can cause long term damage.

So don’t be afraid to ask your trainer regarding their qualifications & experience. (** If they’re not qualified, they may not be insured if anything goes wrong)

As previously mentioned, exercise selection during pregnancy is very important, as some exercises & positions can increase the chances of pregnancy complications & conditions. Some of these being Carpal Tunnel, Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation)**, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) also known as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), SIJ Pain, Pelvic Floor Problems (now & in the future), back pain & other posture related aches & pains. More serious medical complications may also occur. With correct exercise selection & stretches, specific to each pregnancy, you can train your body to be as fit & strong as possible during your pregnancy. Now here’s the real kicker! Every pregnancy is different & how your body responds to it with regards to exercise is different for everyone & possibly each pregnancy as well. Which is why exercise during pregnancy can’t be a ‘one size fits all approach’. Whilst there are exercise guidelines for pregnancy (Click here to view 2019 Canadian guidelines) & (HERE to view RANZCOG Guidelines), these are exactly that, guidelines. Please listen to your body & talk to your trainer if something doesn’t feel quite right, now is not the time to ‘push through it’.

Click HERE to find out more information about my Pre & Post Natal Classes.

**Here is a fantastic article on Diastasis Recti:


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Treat your mum, yourself of that special woman in your life this Mothers Day with one of these amazing gifts of ‘Self Care💗

**Before commencing your first session, you will be requested to complete a Pre or Post Natal Questionnaire which gives me the required information to ensure the correct modifications are made for your individual stage of pregnancy or recovery. If you are a new mum, you can begin training once you have your 6 week post natal check up and get clearance to exercise (written confirmation required)

** Terms & Conditions **
*6mths Expiry from first visit *No transfers are allowed *Bookings are essential and based on availability *Any unused classes may be forfeited *Please consult with your GP or Obstetrician before commencing any form of exercise whilst pregnant*
**This Pack can be used Prenatally, then once you have your 6 week check up post birth and get clearance to exercise (written confirmation required) you can continue to use the pack post natally. The expiry of your pack will be extended to allow ample recovery time post birth. Please discuss with Tash if you need to extend Prenatally.
**SESSIONS may be used for other GETT Fitness Group Classes if Pre-Approved by Tash**


* Terms & Conditions **
*10 Pack Expiry 3 mths from first visit *Initial Assessment & 1:1 Session to be organsied at a mutually agreeable time *No transfers are allowed *Bookings are essential and based on availability *Any unused classes may be forfeited *Please consult with your GP or Obstetrician before commencing any form of exercise whilst pregnant*
**This Pack can be used Prenatally, then once you have your 6 week check up post birth and get clearance to exercise (written confirmation required) you can continue to use the pack post natally. The expiry of your pack will be extended to allow ample recovery time post birth. Please discuss with Tash if you need to extend Prenatally.
**SESSIONS may be used for other GETT Fitness Group Classes if Pre-Approved by Tash**


* Terms & Conditions **
*3 mths from first visit *Initial Assessment & 1:1 Session to be organsied at a mutually agreeable time *No transfers are allowed *Bookings are essential and based on availability *Any unused sessions may be forfeited

YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER ‘pilates‘ at the checkout to receive the discount


Any questions regarding these specials, or to discuss payment options please don’t hesitate to contact TASH on 0451438801.


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Pregnant or returning to fitness with your baby or toddler? Then the Pre & Post Natal Fitness Training with Tash at GETT Fitness is for YOU. Offering Specialised Group Functional Training for Pre & Post Natal Women, Pregnancy Pilates Classes and 1:1 Assessments & Personal Training.


I’m a fully qualified & insured Personal Trainer, Matwork Pilates Instructor, Pregnancy Pilates Instructor & a Pre & Post Natal Trainer. My aim is to help educate Mum’s & soon to be Mum’s on the physical changes that occur in their bodies during pregnancy. As a business owner & mother myself, I have first hand knowledge of how looking after your own health & wellness can lead to a happier & healthier pregnancy & ultimately a better quality of of life for not only yourself but your whole family.

WANT TO KNOW MORE…. CALL TASH ON 0451438801 and have a CHAT!!

February 7 WEEK GETT Results Challenge WINNERS

admin 29 Mar 2018


A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to our Members that completed the 7 WEEK GETT Results Challenge which started in February this year. You are now stronger, fitter, faster AND lighter.

Before we CONGRATULATE the WINNERS we want to give a shout out to our members with the BIGGEST/BEST Improvements in each strength & fitness testing area.

60 Sec Plank Challenge

Gill improved by 73sec in this test, but could have easily pushed on as she currently holds the planking record of 5min 12 sec in our 50+ years category on our honour wall.

60 Sec Weight Squats

Jodi increased her overall (Time Under Tension) by 208kgs and Louise by 176kgs

60 Sec Push Ups

Louise improved her Push Ups by a whopping 59% and can now do full pushups.

20m SHUTTLE RUNS (90sec)

Louise smashed her initial testing by 5laps and Mel by 2laps

60 Sec Sit Ups

Mel improved by 29% during the challenge. Going from 34 to 44 Sit Ups.

2.4km Run

Louise beat her starting time by 55sec during the challenge. A fantastic improvement.



Being fit & healthy isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about creating a lifestyle change. At GETT Fitness this is really important & we like to reward these positive changes. Points are awarded for things such as attendance at sessions, improvements in fitness evaluations, participation in team events, getting out and doing additional activities & much more.


LOUISE with 1136 points!!

Louise really stepped it up during the challenge with the biggest improvements in 4 out of the 6 testing areas. She pushed herself every session, lifting heavier, running faster & taking on any challenge put to her. Louise also stepped outside of her usual routine of classes, making sure her body was challenged in different ways for her at different times. So a good exercise regime and also taking on our suggestions & advice on dietary changes Louise got fantastic results. AND she resisted the temptations of the many delights of ‘shared food’ in her work staff room for all sorts of celebrations. From the photos you shared your resolve was strong! Not to mention Louise lost 3.8kg’s & 4.8% Body fat during the 7 Week Challenge. WELL DONE LOUISE


1hr Massage Voucher (A much deserved reward for all her hard work)

5 x 45min Personal Training Sessions (An additional stepping stone towards her continued goals)

GETT Fitness Clothing Voucher (To get some new training gear to show off her changes)

2nd Gill with 1134.20 points

As you can see this was a close race for 2nd! Gill competed in 2 events during the challenge. Taking on the 15km Hike at the Milne Bay Military Challenge hiking the hills of Jubilee & Redwood Parks & beating her hike time from last year by nearly an hour. Then put herself out of her comfort zone by doing the 4km Peak to Park. Gill’s dedication and consistency every week helped her get strong improvements in all her testing areas after already starting the challenge FIT & STRONG, setting very high benchmarks for herself to beat.

3rd Paula with 941 points

Yet again Paula has placed in our GETT Results Challenge. Her dedication & commitment to her health & fitness has been fantastic. Paula competed in 1 Trail Run during this challenge, as well as a golf day & also doing additional walks & mountain biking on a regular bases. Paul has been training with us for about 18mths now and is definitely one to be reckoned with at sessions. She already started the challenge FIT & STRONG. Paula smashes it at every training sessions as well as a Personal Training Session each week. She is an inspiration to many of our members.


At GETT Fitness we don’t just focus on the number on the scales. We believe it’s far more important to lose body fat and gain muscle rather than just lose overall ‘weight’.  So our members focus on getting fitter, faster & stronger whilst eating well & making healthy lifestyle choices. Do this… AND the results speak for themselves.


GILL C. (Age 50+)

With a fantastic 7.52% reduction of Body Fat and a 2.05% Weight Loss.

Pretty damn impressive for one of our more mature members 🙂 An absolute inspiration yet again. Gill started this challenge already in the healthy ranges for her weight & body fat, however she had a personal weight goal to achieve which was still healthy and achievable. Through her dedication to sessions as well incorporating her own additional training & making healthy food choices Gill has achieved great results and taken out the challenge. CONGRATULATIONS Gill.


1hr Massage Voucher (a little reward for those well worked muscles)

5 x 45min Personal Training Sessions (An extra helping hand to continue his Health & Fitness Journey)

Clothing Voucher (To get some new training gear to show off his changes)

2nd Mel Y.

With a fantastic 10.7% reduction of Body Fat and 3kg gain of lean muscle.

This is the perfect example of it not just being about the number on the scales. Mel actually gained overall body weight during the challenge, but as mentioned above, this gain was lean muscle. It’s been fantastic to watch Mel’s progress since starting training with GETT Fitness. When Mel started with us, she had previously had trouble maintaining a regular exercise regime. Well that was over 3years ago now, and Mel makes exercise with us an important part of her week. Then put the word ‘challenge’ out there and Mel’s in. Never one to back down, always one to push hard & inspire others to do the same. FANTASTIC WORK MEL

3rd Louise

With a 4.8% reduction of Body Fat and a 4.6% Weight Loss.

Being the Winner of the Rewards Challenge, it’s no surprise that Louise has also done very well in the Weight Loss component as well. Louise committed to the challenge not only by making exercise an essential part of her lifestyle, but also understanding and implementing healthy eating habits each and every day as mentioned above. Her new lifestyle choices around exercise and food have definitely made a big difference for Louise. GREAT WORK Louise.

*Special Mentions*

I want to give a special mention to Jodi who didn’t complete all aspects of the challenge therefore wasn’t eligible for the prizes BUT she did absolutely SMASH aspects of the challenge. Jodi had a massive 11.42% reduction of Body Fat, gained 2kg of muscle AND got her weight below a goal number for the first time in many years. What a fantastic effort Jodi.

**Tania – With a 1.5%% reduction of Body Fat and a 3.79% Weight Loss. Tania is super happy with her results & is feeling fitter, faster and stronger. ” I felt like a winner – not because of some of my improvements but over the 7 week challenge I’ve lost weight and i feel so much better. It is my best weight in close to 15 months and I feel like I can maintain this and keep going. One day i’ll conquer that run”

**Teagan – With a 4.95% reduction of Body Fat and a 2.14% Weight Loss. Teagan is super happy to be fitting into ‘that pair of shorts’ that she’s had for a few years but could never fit into. And is constantly setting new goals to achieve.

We are super proud of GETT Fit Family members that put in extra effort required to GETT Results. You guys are AWESOME & inspirational.

If you want to become part of our AWESOME GETT Fit Family, give us a call on   0451 438 801 to organise your 1 WEEK FREE Trial or Click HERE to get started!!

How Pilates Changed My Life

admin 19 Feb 2018

How Pilates Changed My Life

I have always lived very active lifestyle even from a young age, my mum tells me I ran before I walked. Now, not only did I grow up on a farm riding horses, 4 wheelers, riding in utes, where every day involved some form of climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling and where the motto was “if you fall off, get straight back on” (literally), but I was and still am very accident prone as well. Read More

Celebrating Our Members – Paula

admin 05 Feb 2018


Name: Paula          Age: 48          Occupation: Logistics Officer

Hobbies: Horse Riding, Walking , Spending time with Family and friends  and thanks to Tash & Jake now I have had a taste Mountain Bike Riding! Read More

Winter – 10 WEEK GETT Results Challenge WINNERS!!

admin 21 Oct 2017

Did you suffer from the dreaded “Winter Weight Gain?”

 “Oh it’s just a few kgs” you say, “I’ll lose that in the warmer months” you plan. Unfortunately this becomes the yearly cycle and for many the ‘winter weight gain’ outweighs the ‘summer weight loss’. Year by year you gain a little, then you realise you are now 20kg’s overweight and things that used to seem easy aren’t so any more. Read More

Summer Body – 10 WEEK Challenge

admin 24 Jul 2017


– Would you like to feel healthier, fitter & stronger?
– Are you wanting your clothes to fit you better?
– Sick of feeling tired, lethargic & unmotivated?
– Wanting to be a part of a supportive, fun exercise group?

THEN come join us for our 10 WEEK GETT Results Challenge!! Read More

GETT Fitness – Event Calendar June – August 2017

admin 16 Jun 2017

Need some motivation?? The best way to keep motivated through these cooler months is to have a specific event or events to train for!!
Now I mean a public event that you commit to, pay for, train for & complete!!  You don’t need place on the podium, you just need to give it a go 🙂 I dare say you WILL surprise yourself, your body is far more capable then you realise…. it’s the mind that needs to realise it!! Read More

GETT Results Challenge – (January – March 2017)

admin 31 Mar 2017

We had some fantastic results during our Summer 9 Week GETT Results Challenge which started in January and ended in March. There were many health & fitness gains made & ‘Challenge’ goals achieved!

“We love seeing people achieve goals they never though possible” Read More

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