During pregnancy, your core requires greater stabilisation due to the changes in your posture, weight, and center of balance. Creating strength in your core muscles, transverse abdominis (deep abdominal muscles), pelvic floor, and multifidus will help to reduce some of the excessive pressure on surrounding joints, muscles, and bones.
In Pregnancy Pilates we concentrate more on the deeper core muscles. Pilates workouts uses a sequence of exercises to work with these deep core muscles.
As your pregnancy progresses, the muscles that make-up your core become stressed and extremely challenged. During and after pregnancy there is a great need to strengthen and retrain these areas.
You can start Pilates at any piont in your pregnancy and it doesn't matter if you've never done it before. It's never too late to join.
Pregnancy Pilates increases abdominal strength, thus providing support for the weight of the uterus and baby, and acting as a splint for the spine, by helping to keep it in a neutral position.
Pregnancy Pilates aids childbirth by making the pelvic floor muscles stronger and giving you the mum, greater body awarness so that you can focus on this area.
Pilates workouts creates stronger, toned abdominal muscles that are less likely to separate severely. Also, in stronger abdominals, if separation occurs, muscles will realign more quickly. Severe seperation means less support for the spine and probable back pain.
Pilates promotes good posture and strong core strength, which help to control the amount of pelvic tilt. Excessive pelvic tilt can create posture problems and lower back pain, so pregnancy pilates will help.
Regular pregnancy Pilates can aid relaxation, improve sleep, and help to increase energy levels. Pilates workouts will help circulation and help prevent varicose veins and leg cramps.
The emphasis on breathing in Pilates can help with breathing in labour and can reduce shortness of breath during pregnancy.
Very excited to join the Busylizzy team and be able to teach Core Control pre & post natal Pilates classes.
Post-natal Pilates- Monday 11.15 am at The Millbridge rooms, Hertford
Pregnancy Pilates - Monday 7 pm at The Mill House studios, Hertford
Your first class is FREE.