PREGGY PILATES AT PILATES DYNAMICS STUDIO RANDBURG
Why do Preggy Pilates?
Preggy Pilates at Pilates Dynamics – It is important to carefully consider a tailored exercise program for example Pilates, during your pregnancy. Not only will it make you feel good with increased energy and improve your post-natal recovery, there is an increase amount of research showing positive effects on your and your baby’s long-term health.
Why specifically choose an exercise method like Pilates?
Pilates is a gentle exercise that strengthens your tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without causing more strain on your joints, as your joints are much looser during pregnancy due to the increased hormone relaxion which makes it a lot easier to hurt yourself. Doing Preggy Pilates at Pilates Dynamics throughout your pregnancy will help you breathe correctly and relax, which in turn can help you adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labour and motherhood. It helps you calm both your body and mind, providing the physical and emotional stress relief your body needs throughout pregnancy and motherhood.
A very important consideration is also that Pilates has a big focus on posture, which not only results in unlearning bad movement patterns which will stand you in good stead, but will also result in taking the pressure off your internal organs as a result of a better posture.
What are the benefits to doing Pilates while pregnant?
- Strengthens your tummy and glute muscles, which equips your body better to cope with all the strains caused by the increased weight of your growing baby.
- Helps reduce back pain, by exercising the deepest tummy and back muscles that stabilises your back and pelvis.
- Pilates is also great to strengthen your gluteus medius, which helps minimise pain in your sacroiliac joints (SIJ).
- Strengthens your pelvic floor (which forms the hammock that your baby rests on as well as other organs), which will help to support your bowel, bladder and uterus as your baby grows and moves down. Strengthening your pelvic floor will help prevent urine leaking when you cough or sneeze and even laugh.
- Helps with balance, you often feel more clumsy or off balance during your pregnancy due to a shift in the body’s Centre of Gravity, so doing Pilates will you strengthen your core which will help you be more stable as your baby bump grows.
- Takes the strain off your shoulders, back and pelvis, by using exercise positions on your hands and knees, this is also a great position during pregnancy it can also help towards the end of the pregnancy get the baby into position for birth.
- Pilates promotes good recovery from labour and the birth, giving you the basis to regain your former figure.
- Develops stamina and strength – as your baby grows your body needs more energy and strength. Pilates is a full body program to strengthen abdominals, hips, legs, back, arms and shoulders.
- During pregnancy some women experience fluid retention, leg cramps and may develop varicose veins. Strengthening exercises for the legs will help to reduce the risk of these side effects.
- As your baby grows you have more stress upon you lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck as well as shoulders. You will develop more of a lower back curve due to the increased size of your belly. Your hips get tighter due to the added pressure of baby’s weight in your belly and this places undue stress on your internal organs. As your breast size increase in weight due to milk production – this can cause tension in your upper back as well as your chest.
- Through deep breathing the nervous system goes into parasympathetic mode, which is responsible for relaxation. When our bodies are in that mode, our digestions operate properly, we tend to sleep better, and our immune system is at its optimal.
- Breathing is a key focus in Pilates, and is especially useful for pregnant women to learn, as good air exchange is important for you and your baby. Learning to control your breathing is also beneficial for labour. Stiffness in your upper back which develops as your belly grows can restrict deep breaths, so certain exercises will help to maintain flexibility in this area.
- Another reason for Pilates breathing is to optimise the engagement of certain muscle groups responsible for the execution of certain exercises, hence working the muscles more intensely.
- It is normal to gain weight throughout the pregnancy, however if a woman puts on more than the recommended weight she is at an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Doing regular, gentle exercise can help control a healthy weight gain throughout the pregnancy.
Keeping in shape through your pregnancy will help you to get back your pre-pregnancy body more easily!
What types of Preggy Pilates at Pilates Dynamics are There?
- We offer preggy pilates classes in smaller sized group classes where the maximum number of clients are 8 people, so that you can be assured of individual attention.
- Preggy pilates is also offered in private (one-on-one) training with just you and a Pilates Trainer/Instructor. The benefit of doing this on a one-on-one private basis, is that we will work with your individual needs and not with that of a group.
Are the trainers/instructors at Pilates Dynamics properly qualified to deal with pre and post natal pilates?
Pilates Dynamics is an international recognized education and training boutique pilates facility and we pride ourselves of the fact that all our instructors are certified and properly qualified and experienced, so we assure you that you are in safe hands.
How do I book a Preggy Pilates Class?
Contact us on 011-792 5459 or 072 999 2229 or email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your Preggy Pilates at Pilates Dynamics class. You can also visit our website, which is:
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