How To Begin Taking The Bar Method When You’re Pregnant:
First please bring in a note from your doctor stating that strengthening and stretching exercise classes are safe for you to take while pregnant. The Bar Method requires this note from both new and experienced students.
If you've never exercised at the Bar Method,
you must take the pre-natal class exclusively
for a least five sessions (to ease into
the deep-muscle routine while you're body's
already undergoing lots of changes). After
you're familiar with the pre-natal class,
you can then take the regular class if desired.
The pre-natal Bar Method class, developed by Leelee Treadwell, a former Bar Method senior teacher, is currently offered at the San Francisco studio.
In some Bar Method studios there are no specific pre-natal classes but experienced students are urged to take half classes during their pregnancy only when accompanied by a doctor's note. Also, new students will NOT be allowed to begin taking the Bar Method at either of these studios if pregnant.