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Pregnancy Pilates

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What is pregnancy Pilates?

How can pregnancy Pilates benefit you?

Are there any drawbacks to Pilates in pregnancy?

What are the dos and don’ts of pregnancy Pilates?

Is Pilates an ideal form of pregnancy exercise?

 

Pregnancy Pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise among expectant mums, and the many books and DVDs dedicated to this discipline are testament to its effectiveness.

 

My online week-by-week pregnancy Pilates programme offers tailored, mum-to-be Pilates to keep you fit, strong and ache-free throughout pregnancy and beyond.

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What are the benefits of Pilates in pregnancy, what are the dos and don’ts, and is this form of pregnancy exercise really ideal for mums-to-be? Read on to find out more, and make sure that you download your FREE guide on how to keep exercise safe in pregnancy.

 

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What is pregnancy Pilates?

 

Pilates is a form of exercise which focuses on both mind and body, requiring concentration so that movements flow and are coordinated. Pilates in pregnancy places strong emphasis on postural alignment and strengthening, and keeping the corset of deep abdominal muscles strong, so as to help prevent back pain in pregnancy and help to tone your pregnancy tummy.

 

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How can pregnancy Pilates benefit you?

 

Pregnancy Pilates is particularly beneficial when it comes to the inevitable postural changes caused by the weight of your bump. It works on maintaining a tall posture by strengthening the postural muscles so that you can hold correct spinal alignment with ease. This, in turn, will help minimise back trouble. As your baby grows, the abdominal muscles inevitably become very stretched and weakened. These pregnancy exercises will keep your corset of deep abdominal muscles toned, and this helps reduce pregnancy back pain and aid the postnatal recovery of your abdominals. Pilates is also a relaxing form of pregnancy exercise, ideal if you have had a busy day at work.

 

Are there any drawbacks to Pilates in pregnancy?

 

Pilates was not, of course, originally designed for pregnancy fitness and, therefore, in its original form, most of the moves are not suitable for pregnancy after the first trimester. Given this, it is very important that you do Pilates that is specifically designed for pregnancy and taught by a qualified instructor who has trained in pre and postnatal fitness – just like my online pregnancy Pilates programme right here! Also, be sure to arm yourself with knowledge - my FREE Pregnancy Exercise Guide.

 

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What are the dos and don’ts of pregnancy Pilates?

 

The dos of pregnancy Pilates:

  • Do sign up for my online pregnancy Pilates programme. With week-by-week workouts designed specifically for your stage of pregnancy, a forum to socialise with mums-to-be across the country, and access to me if you have any questions. It’s the ideal solution to exercising safely and happily in pregnancy.

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  • Always attend specialist pregnancy Pilates with a teacher who is fully qualified to work with pregnant women - just like my online solution right here. This ensures that you are getting Pilates which is specifically adapted for pregnancy. The Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors provides a list of qualified pre/postnatal fitness instructors across the country.
     
  • If you are new to Pilates, then wait to start your pregnancy Pilates course at around 14 weeks into your pregnancy, whether it by my online pregnancy Pilates membership or a local class… or both!
     
  • Do grab a copy of my FREE Pregnancy Exercise Guide with 15 top tips on keeping exercise safe in pregnancy.


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The don’ts of pregnancy Pilates:

  • Don’t feel embarrassed to ask your pregnancy Pilates instructor if s/he is a member of The Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors. Of course you want to know that you are in safe hands.
     
  • Don’t go to mainstream Pilates classes unless the teacher is qualified to work with prenatal women and is able to adapt the moves accordingly.
     
  • Don't ignore any discomfort when doing a particular Pilates exercise, even if it has been specifically adapted for pregnancy. You must always listen to your body.
     
  • Don't delay downloading that FREE Pregnancy Exercise Guide.... you might forget (baby brain's the technical term, I think). So get it now and make sure that when you exercise tomorrow you are doing all the right things for you and your baby.


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Is Pilates an ideal form of pregnancy exercise?

 

Yes, absolutely, as long as it is pregnancy Pilates, and is taught carefully and thoughtfully by a fully qualified expert in pre and postnatal Pilates.

 

Exercises for pregnancy

My online week-by-week pregnancy Pilates programme offers tailored Pilates to keep you fit, strong and ache-free throughout pregnancy and beyond.

Want to give it a FREE try?

 

 

 

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