Many new mums are eager to get back in shape soon. However, exercise programming after childbirth needs to be safe during this period to avoid hurting yourself. Post natal pilates can help safely get you back into shape without damaging your muscles and joints, and our qualified instructors can deliver a safe workout during this time.
As the abdominal muscles overstretch they may lose strength. As the spine changes, the lower back curves in and arches with the weight of the baby, and the upper and mid back flexes to compensate, the spinal muscles often weaken.
As the newborn baby grows and breast feeding occurs, the new mother will need core strength, shoulder and arm strength, and will need to strengthen her postural muscles in order to avoid joint issues.
Our team of highly qualified STOTT PILATES® instructors will ensure proper technique and safe exercises during the time of breast feeding your baby, when your ligaments are considerably weaker due to the body still producing relaxin hormones.
Many mums feel eager to start training hard as soon as their doctor allows. Pilates is a great way to reintroduce exercise in a safe manner to allow the body to regain the core strength and joint strength before getting back to strength training.
Koltyn, K.F. & Schultes, S.S., 1997. Psychological effects of an aerobic exercise session and a rest session following pregnancy. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 37(4), pp.287–291.