What are the benefits of pregnancy Pilates reformer classes?
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer is a type of exercise that has gained popularity in recent years among pregnant mums. This form of Pilates is performed using the Pilates Reformer machine and is tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant women.
Here are some of the benefits of Pregnancy Pilates Reformer:
Improved Core Strength
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer exercises focus on strengthening the core muscles, which can be especially beneficial during pregnancy. As your belly grows, your core muscles are put under increased strain, which can lead to discomfort and even back pain. By strengthening these muscles, you can help alleviate these symptoms and improve your overall comfort during pregnancy.
Reduced Risk of Injury
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer exercises are designed to be low-impact and gentle on your body. This can help reduce your risk of injury, which is especially important during pregnancy when your body is more vulnerable. The Pilates Reformer machine provides support and stability, which can help you perform exercises safely and comfortably.
Improved Posture and Balance
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer exercises can also help improve your posture and balance, which can be especially important during pregnancy. As your body changes, you may experience a shift in your centre of gravity, which can make it more difficult to maintain good posture and balance. By focusing on exercises that target your core muscles and improve your stability, Pregnancy Pilates Reformer can help you maintain good posture and balance throughout your pregnancy.
Reduced Stress and Anxiety
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer exercises can also help reduce stress and anxiety, which is important for both you and your baby. The deep breathing and mindfulness practices that are incorporated into Pilates Reformer exercises can help you feel more relaxed and centreed, which can help reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Preparation for Labor and Delivery
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer exercises can also help prepare your body for labor and delivery. The focus on core strength and stability can help you maintain good posture and alignment, which can make it easier for your baby to move into the correct position for delivery. Additionally, the deep breathing and mindfulness practices can help you stay calm and focused during labor and delivery.
What about after delivery?
Once you've had your 6/8 week clearance with your doctor or midwife you can join our postnatal reformer or mums & bubs reformer classes. Pilates reformer is a great way to rebuild strength and flexibility following delivery. Our teachers are pregnancy and postnatal trained and hav experience working with diastasis recti and we can work with your Women's Health Physiotherapist if required.
Pregnancy Pilates Reformer is a safe and effective form of exercise that can offer a wide range of benefits to expectant mothers. From improved core strength and posture to reduced stress and anxiety, Pregnancy Pilates Reformer can help you feel more comfortable and prepared throughout your pregnancy. If you are pregnant and interested in Pilates Reformer, be sure to consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any new exercise program.
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