recover, tone + strengthen after birth
Pilates quickens postpartum recovery + strengthens the body + mind for the new demands of motherhood. Whether you have had a vaginal or Caesarian delivery, a safe Pilates workout is developed to target particular muscle groups.
which class do I attend?
Pre + postnatal women can attend Pilates Equipment classes, which are tailored for pre + postnatal requirements, and Pilates Mat classes, where the teacher can modify to suit your needs.
when to practice
It is recommended that you wait a minimum of six weeks after delivery to start exercising again. However, if you have had a caesarean section, then it is highly recommended that you wait eight to twelve weeks before starting postnatal Pilates. However, always consult your doctor and inform the teacher at the start of the class where you are in your postnatal phase.
benefits of postnatal pilates
Postnatal Pilates classes offer one of the best ways to get back into shape quickly after having a baby.
The benefits of postnatal Pilates classes are many. Designed specifically to target those problem areas that mothers face after pregnancy, these classes are conceived to firm-up + strengthen the body's core muscles in order to create a trimmer and sleeker silhouette. By creating a "girdle" around your middle you will have greater strength in your back + stomach muscles and will even increase your arm strength to help you cope with all the bending and lifting you will be doing with your new baby. Pilates will also help to improve your posture so that you will experience far less back pain + tenderness.
Postnatal Pilates classes will do wonders for your overall conditioning as well as for your mental outlook.