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Postnatal Pilates Workshop Option 1: Saturdays

By February 4, 2021No Comments

Saturday, February 27, 2021 – Saturday, March 27, 2021
12:00pm

Postnatal Pilates is one of the best forms of self-care moms can do, promoting total-body alignment, better posture and enhanced awareness of your “new” post-baby body, which work hand in hand to prevent issues like lower-back pain and shoulder and neck tension. The intentional deep breathing during Pilates oxygenates both the muscles and the brain, which translates to increased mental clarity and patience. The boost in circulation you’ll get from engaging in Pilates movement will energize your body from head to toe, something that proves especially helpful for sleep-deprived parents.

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Rebuilding Strength

Doing postnatal Pilates on the Reformer can be an accelerated way to help safely rebuild strength and stability in the postnatal body. It’s best to do Reformer Pilates under the supervision of a qualified instructor, who has the proper knowledge on the postnatal body and its limitations.

Above all, it’s crucial to regain your understanding of how to engage the transverse abdominis, i.e., the muscle group that allows you to “corset” your midsection. When you engage this deep layer of abdominals, you’re able to support your torso and back, which will lead to safer, more efficient movement.

Examples of effective Postnatal Reformer exercises include:

  • Footwork
  • Arm work
  • Exercises with your legs in the straps like Frogs
  • Pulling Straps while seated on the Long Box
  • Rowing
  • Mini Swan
  • Chest Expansion
  • Side-Lying work

Managing Postpartum Stress

Pilates is a great way to manage postpartum stress, which is the anxiety, stress and general fogginess that many mothers experience in the weeks or months after childbirth. Even doing just 10 minutes of mindful movement like postnatal Pilates can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality and make you feel invigorated, both physically and emotionally. Motherhood, especially when it’s your first time, can be challenging and taxing. Postnatal Pilates is an effective tool you’ll want to turn to over and over again.

  • 5 Week Workshop
  • Limited to 6 people
  • Cost: Regular $139 – $99 early bird

Option 1 meets on Saturdays: 2/27/21 – 3/27/21 – Register

Time: 12 PM – 1 PM

Option 2 meets on Monday evenings: 2/8/21 – 3/8/21

Time: 730 PM – 830 PM