Nikki Bergen

Postnatal Pilates

The Bump Method Postnatal workout fuses Pilates, pelvic physiotherapy, yoga and sweat-inducing dance conditioning. New moms will reclaim their bodies, learning to flatten their abdominal wall after pregnancy, fix diastasis recti (overstretched abdominals) and restore their deep core and pelvic floor. We’ll also address postural issues created by pregnancy and rebalance muscle groups that have become too tight and too weak. The Bump Method is a proven safe and effective postnatal fitness program because it targets the most important, yet most overlooked issues.

Want to start right now? Get our 4th Trimester Restore Your Core digital at-home workout program, created with the guidance of a pelvic health physiotherapist.

2017 BUMP METHOD POSTNATAL PILATES

Mom & Baby classes in Bloor West Village!

MONDAYS 10:30 -11:30 am April 3 – May 29, 7 week session

Joining us late? We are happy to prorate the session for you. Just email nikki@thebellemethod.com and we will set you up. 

What truly differentiates this class is that both mom and baby will benefit! After 50 minutes of working out, moms will spend the final 10 minutes of each class learning osteopathic techniques to help their babies learn early primitive reflexes necessary for healthy infant development.

Muscle groups that often tighten because of pregnancy:

  • Hip flexors
  • Lower back
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Back of the Neck

Muscle groups that often weaken because of pregnancy:

  • Pelvic floor
  • Upper Back Muscles
  • External rotator cuff
  • Gluteus 
  • Abdominal Wall

 

    What people are saying!

  • Having taken pilates classes and privates for 12 years in both New York and Toronto I am able to confidently declare that Nikki is an absolutely outstanding pilates teacher and trainer – in fact the very best!  I credit Nikki for getting and safely keeping me in great shape before, during and after my third pregnancy. I can happily recommend her knowing that anyone who works out with her will obtain the results they are hoping for (not least because Nikki herself is a fabulous walking advert for her abilities!!!)
    - Claire B.

  • Exercising with Nikki is always a rewarding challenge. She is a motivating and effective instructor. Under Nikki’s guidance I did pilates throughout my last pregnancy and, compared to three previous pregnancies, my postpartum recovery was much faster. Regaining my core strength and tone has not been nearly as difficult this time around. Nikki is an intuitive teacher with a sound knowledge of the body and how to make an exercise maximally effective.
    - Beth M.