Pregnancy and Pilates
Incorporating physical activity, such as pilates on the reformer, when pregnant is ideal as the strength you gain will help during childbirth and will facilitate recovery once your child is born.
The Pilates Reformer is a bed like apparatus made up of a sliding carriage controlled by a system of springs, straps and pulleys providing support and controlled movement for the body, which is why it is the perfect way to exercise during pregnancy. With fine-tuned spring resistance the Reformer allows precise work to develop good alignment, core strength and flexibility safely.
Benefits of Pre Natal Pilates:
Reduce backaches & alleviates pregnancy aches and pains.
Strengthen supporting postural muscles.
Boost energy and stamina.
Maintain body alignment and pelvic placement.
Improve posture & balance.
Increase breath awareness.
During pregnancy the body changes daily. As the baby grows, its added weight can pull the lumbo-pelvic region into an exaggerated curve, affecting centre of gravity and balance.
As the breasts and tummy increase in size, the thoracic and cervical spinal curves can also become more exaggerated. As these curves increase, so does the stress on the surrounding muscles and joints.
Each exercise session on the Reformer redefines what ideal alignment looks and feels like for you. Once this is established, the reformer exercises will effectively strengthen and support the body through all phases of your pregnancy.