Are you pregnant and thinking about starting Pilates classes at a Reformer Pilates Studio??
Have you been doing Pilates and recently fell pregnant but not sure if you can continue exercising??
Have you had your baby over 6 weeks ago and are looking to do some physical exercise that is safe for your body as it readjusts post-natal??
Well, the answer is yes you can do Reformer Pilates at a studio either when you are pre-natal or post-natal.
It has been shown that females who exercised during pregnancy were found to have easier deliveries, more energy, and recovered post-partum faster. Exercising during pregnancy can help prepare the mind and body for the changes to come.
It is important to note that if you have not done any Pilates classes previously, or you are 6 weeks post-partum it is best to consult with your physician first before commencing Pilates as your exercise routine. Modifications exist in the Pilates repertoire to cater for all body types during and after pregnancy.
Each stage of pregnancy requires different adjustments or variations when exercising. At Semprose Pilates and Fitness studio we offer specific Pre/post-natal classes so you can keep exercising during your pregnancy and after, in a safe controlled environment knowing that our instructors keep the health of you and your baby a priority.
Attending any group Pilates classes on a timetable may seem like a good idea because the time or day suits you best, however designated Pre/post-natal Pilates classes allow you to work at a measured pace thereby keeping you, your body and the baby safe.
Not only can you still do Reformer Pilates classes during pregnancy it also offers a range of benefits such as strengthening your abdominal muscles, helps you to perform everyday movements without strain, strengthens your pelvic floor muscles, helps control and regulate breathing and assists in reducing back pain.
Remaining active during pregnancy will help you carry the load more easily and your muscles will remain strong which is essential in supporting your baby. Post-natal Pilates classes help you to regain your physical fitness to do all those new movements like carrying the baby for long periods of time.
So if you are looking for an exercise to do during or after pregnancy, specialized pre and post-natal Reformer Pilates classes is by far one of the best. The movements are slow and controlled and the body stays aligned for optimum function throughout your day-to-day life.
Joseph H. Pilates