Safe & effective pregnancy fitness

Welcome to San Roque Pilates, Santa Barbara’s premier boutique fitness studio offering high quality instruction in Pilates, Barre, and group fitness classes.

San Roque Pilates is experienced in providing safe and effective fitness programs to those in their pre- and post-natal stages of life. We offer both custom-fit programs tailored to the individual, as well as small sized classes where clients can receive safe and detailed modifications. We are happy to help recommend a program that works with your personal needs.

New Clients

Interested in signing up for one of our Group Reformer classes?  Check out our New Client Specials for pricing and to sign up for a drop in or a package.

Amenities

  • Lockers, Shower and Hot Towels
  • Free use eco-mats and grip socks
  • Free Coffee, Express, and Tea
  • Pressed Juice
  • Warm and Stylish Studio environment
  • Fitness tracking system
  • Boutique apparel including ALO, Onzie, Teekie, and Glyder

Benefits of Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Training

Exercising while pregnant may be extremely beneficial to your health and your well-being, providing mind and body benefits during your pregnancy, childbirth, and even beyond. Exercise for pregnant women may be beneficial to those who have exercised regularly before becoming pregnant, as well as for those who are new to a regular exercise regimen. Pilates, barre, and yoga are all effective and suitable modalities for women throughout the various stages of pregnancy, each with a long list of unique benefits. Note: Please make sure you have permission from your health care provider before beginning any exercise program while pre- or post-natal.

Some general benefits of exercising during pregnancy:

  • Boost your energy and metabolism
  • Sleep better
  • Reduce pregnancy discomfort
  • Prepare for childbirth
  • Reduce stress and lift your spirits
  • Improve your self-image
  • Help embrace the physical changes of pregnancy and become more in tune with your body
  • Get your body back after childbirth

Exercise After Pregnancy

  • Builds stamina and strengthens hips, back, arms, and shoulders
  • Improves balance and circulation
  • Helps to facilitate a more comfortable birthing process with postures that help to open the pelvis
  • Yogic breathing aids in mental focus and relaxation during delivery
  • After the baby is born, yoga is a great form of exercise to help get the body moving without overexertion

Benefits of Pilates:

  • Strengthens back, pelvic floor, and core muscles, which equips your body better to cope with the strains caused by the weight of your growing baby. Hormones make the tissues (ligaments) that connect your bones more pliable in pregnancy, making you more prone to injury.
  • Reduces back pain, by exercising the deepest tummy muscles that stabilize your back and pelvis. Weak muscles can lead to back or pelvic pain.
  • Strengthens your pelvic floor, which supports your bowel, bladder and uterus (womb) as your baby grows and moves down, helping to prevent incontinence.
  • Helps with balance, which can be thrown off during pregnancy. Pilates exercises strengthen your core and may make you more stable when you walk as your bump grows.
  • Improves posture
  • Breath and heightened body awareness
  • Helps to restore general well-being
  • Keeps you moving through-out the entire pregnancy

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Builds stamina and strengthens hips, back, arms, and shoulders
  • Improves balance and circulation
  • Helps to facilitate a more comfortable birthing process with postures that help to open the pelvis
  • Yogic breathing aids in mental focus and relaxation during delivery
  • After the baby is born, yoga is a great form of exercise to help get the body moving without overexertion

Benefits of Barre:

  • Aids in building strength and toning muscles with low impact, controlled movements
  • Standing barre work is performed with the use of the barre, making it an assisted and safe workout
  • Increases heart rate to a safe cardiovascular zone for pregnant women

Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness at San Roque Pilates

San Roque Pilates Instructors

Barre Method

All of Vituosa Studio barre instructors are certified Pilates and/or yoga instructors, adding expertise and functional movement to each class. We limit our class sizes to 12 people, less than half of what other studios allow, as we are committed to personalized attention and maintaining the safety and effectiveness of each session for our clients.

Tasha

Studio Owner. Pilates, Barre, and Group Fitness Instructor

Tasha Holmstrom is the founder and owner of San Roque Pilates located in Santa Barbara, California. Over the past fifteen years, Tasha has developed an extensive and diverse background in the areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness.

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