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Carmel Blue's Prenatal Classes Coming to Recess

Recess is excited to announce that, in addition to our parenting and safety workshops you've come to rely on, we'll be adding Carmel Blue's acclaimed Prenatal classes to our services starting this July.  

Carmel Blue has been an amazing resource for new & expectant parents since 2010. Founder, Sharone Nassi, dedicated the past 8 years to creating a welcoming community place in North Beach, and helping new families set the foundations for a healthy, happy and supported parenting experience. Her mom/baby groups alone have served over 4500 moms and dads to date, and the childbirth preparation, newborn preparation and CPR classes have served countless more.

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Both Lisa Nowell, Recess' founder, & Sharone agree that in an ideal world, prenatal couples will come to expect support, community and education as an integral part of their prenatal experience. This eases the transition to parenting a newborn, receiving support and knowing how to access it after baby arrives.

By bringing the excellent prenatal support Sharone and her team have curated to the Recess community we've cultivated over the past decade, we will be able to continue to support parents for the full range of the early years.  

We are looking forward to extending the support Recess offers to new parents as we strive to create a culture of connection, support and play to lighten the load for families raising kids in San Francisco. 

 

Visit our Prenatal Page for Current Classes:

 

Recess' offerings for new parents

 

Questions?  Please reach out!

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Fall Fitness: Pregnant? Pilates!

Stay Strong & Fit through your Pregnancy.

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One the top reasons Pilates and pregnancy go together so well is that Pilates is great at building core strength. The exercises and stretches in prenatal pilates improve core strength—essential during pregnancy—by toning the back, abdominals, and pelvic floor/kegel muscles. If your abdominals, back, and pelvic floor/Kegel muscles are toned, they will support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.

Pilates is also famous for helping new moms get their figures back after baby is born! Join other expecting moms in our Prenatal Pilates class, with instructor Stephanie Foster, owner and founder of Preggo Pilates.

2nd time mama?  Recess offers childcare during class!



ABOUT STEPHANIE

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Our instructor, Stephanie Forster is the founder of Preggo Pilates and the Director of Pre and Postnatal Education at EHS Pilates in San Francisco. She brings over 15 years experience as a Pilates practitioner, dancer, body worker, anatomy and yoga student and choreographer to her teaching, which is infused with irreverence and humor.

Her firsthand knowledge of pregnancy, birth and Mamahood and deep connection to the local birthing community make her a natural at serving pre and postnatal women. Stephanie is a qualified teacher of the Tupler Technique, for healing diastasis recti (split abdominals) and a founding member of the Mamas Resource Network, an eclectic Bay Area network of professionals who serve, support and educate pregnant and postpartum women and their families. She has an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Mills College and has been a dance faculty member of the Rhythm and Motion Dance Program since 2000. When she is not busy in a Pilates or dance studio you can find her chasing after her two young children.

Fall Fitness: Overview - 9 classes weekly (many with childcare!)

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As we all know, parenting is hard work.  Strength, clarity and endurance are all required on a daily basis to raise infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  In addition to helping to support your child's development, Recess is here to support your health too.  

We have a variety of fantastic classes on the schedule this fall.  Most start early September, but Mommy Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga begin 8/29!  We hope you'll join us.  

Here's the Fall Schedule at a glance (and scroll down to see more detail):

MONDAYS - Pilates 10am (childcare available)

TUESDAYS - Prenatal Yoga 8am

THURSDAYS - 4-wk Dia Method Series starts 9/14 at 12:30pm (childcare available), Evening Pilates 7:15pm

FRIDAYS - Prenatal Yoga 8am, Baby & Me Yoga 9:15am (childcare available)

SATURDAYS - Pilates 9am (childcare available), Prenatal Pilates 10am (childcare available)

SUNDAYS - Yoga 9:30am (childcare available)

Childcare is available by appointment during class for children 3 months to 4 years.  $8 members/ $12 non members. 

More info about classes and childcare on our fitness page.