Hey there mamas-to-be! Are you feeling a little uneasy about starting a Pilates routine during your pregnancy? Well, let me tell you, there’s no need to worry! Pilates is a low-impact exercise that can provide so many benefits for both you and your little one. Not only will it help you to stay active and healthy, but it will also provide you with a sense of calm and well-being that will benefit both you and your baby.
Here’s a quick guide on how to get started with prenatal Pilates:
It’s always best to take a class from an experienced instructor who knows how to modify exercises for pregnant women. At lovjoy pilates, we are passionate about helping expectant mothers to stay healthy and happy and understand the unique needs of pregnant women. I’m Alexandra, a qualified instructor with years of experience in teaching prenatal Pilates, as well as a mom of 3 myself, and I understand the unique needs of pregnant women.
Remember that the Pilates you practice during pregnancy is different from the Pilates you would practice when not pregnant. The focus should be on maintaining strength in a safe and effective way rather than on deep abdominal contractions and pulling your abs in and up. As your pregnancy progresses, focus on different body parts, such as the upper body, legs and hips, to help prepare you for labour and childbirth.
It’s essential to listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. For example, avoid any deep flexion of the spine or excessive rotation during your third trimester. This is where my private personalized virtual classes come in handy, you can do it from the comfort of your own home, and I can guide you through the exercises that will be most beneficial for you and your baby.
Regular exercise during pregnancy can provide so many benefits for both you and your baby, such as boosting mood, reducing stress, and preparing for labour and childbirth. Plus, Pilates can also provide insight into body awareness and develop the strength, control and stabilization that will be so important during the delivery. And with our lovjoy Pilates app, you can access a variety of Mat Pilates exercises that can be done from the comfort of your own home, making it convenient and easy to stay active and healthy during your pregnancy.
So, don’t let misinformation hold you back from hitting the mat during your pregnancy. Pilates is a great way to stay active and healthy while you’re expecting, and it’s something that you and your baby will both benefit from. Happy Pilates-ing, mamas! Let’s make this journey together with love and joy.