I wanted to create a special Facebook page for all pregnant women who would like to do Pilates and other types of exercise while pregnant, but don't want to or can't attend 'real-life' classes or, find it easier to relax at home. I wanted to build a Core Control Pilates Hertford community for all fabulous pregnant ladies to join, with live pregnancy Pilates classes, stretches, relaxation, nutritional advice, and healthy recipes, and guest specialists offering yoga, mediation, prenatal workouts, and lots more.
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.
You don't have to attend a class in 'real life' you can follow pregnancy pilates online by joining our Core Control mums-to-be online community
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.
Be part of Core Control Pilates mums-to-be online community. Exclusive to pregnant ladies only.
Live short Pilates online classes streamed directing into our private Facebook group. These live classes will be saved for you to follow at a time that suits you.
Short videos streamed onto the Facebook page of wonderful release stretches to help ease any aches and pains.
Live sessions of relaxation, gentle yoga, and meditation. All saved for you to follow when you need them.
Advice, tips, and recipes for staying healthly during your pregnancy.
Guest speakers will do live talks on topics such as mums groups, yoga, meditation, hypnobirthing, and lots more.
All of this for only £10 a month