Pilates for pregnant women
It is no secret that pregnancy can be tough on your body. You are growing a tiny human after all! So, you will see some changes in your body and your fitness abilities.
The great news is, practising Pilates while you are pregnant can help you to maintain your fitness.
Plus, it has a positive impact on your long-term health (and the health of your baby), AND it can improve your recovery after birth.
What Is Pregnancy Pilates?
Pregnancy Pilates sessions are a safe and effective way to boost your physical and mental health at a time when your body is under a lot of pressure.
At Turning Tide Studio Titirangi, we use the principles taught by Joe and Clara Pilates. We are fully grounded in current science and all of our teachers are experts in their craft.
There are many benefits to practising Pregnancy Pilates:
- Improve your balance and posture
- Increases your core strength
- Reduces the chance of back pain
- Strengthens your pelvic floor
- Reduces the chance of common pregnancy conditions like sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, diastasis recti, and pubic symphosis dysfunction
- Controlled breathing
- Maintain healthy weight gain
- Improved relaxation and stress management
- Speed up your recovery time after birth
Who Is Pregnancy Pilates For?
Would it be too simple to say that Pregnancy Pilates is for pregnant and postpartum ladies? In a nutshell, Pregnancy Pilates is great for most mums with an established exercise/ fitness practice.)
You do need to avoid exercise during the first trimester if you have any history of miscarriage or reason to take special care and precautions with your pregnancy. We also cannot take Mums new to Pilates after 16 weeks.
Pilates is a low impact activity that challenges your body to be stronger through a combination of exercises and stretches. The exercises are focused on helping you build fitness and strengthen your core to make your pregnancy, your labour and postpartum recovery easier.
Our classes are offered in person one to one or small group of 4 at our Titirangi studio or online.
So, if you are ready to get fitter, stronger, and healthier with bubs, then we are ready to help you do it!