Prenatal Pilates

Prenatal Pilates

April 17, 2017

Experience Singapore’s best Prenatal Pilates sessions with our team of experienced instructors and healthcare professionals. Prenatal Pilates focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor and back muscles to help mothers have a smooth pregnancy, delivery and recovery. Sessions also focus on working on the neck and shoulder stability during pregnancy in preparation for increased upper body strength needed with a newborn.

Our group Prenatal Pilates classes also provide a supportive community for new and experienced mums to share and learn more about the changes in their body during these 9 months.

Pilates is a great workout exercise to begin or continue practicing during your pregnancy. At Breathe Pilates, we have experienced instructors and healthcare professionals who prepare, plan and share flexible and achievable workouts for those who join pre-natal classes. These classes will focus on breathwork, strength training, improving resistance, pelvic floor exercises, and strengthening the deep core muscles, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles to provide optimal muscular support.

When Should You Start Prenatal Pilates?

Pregnancy Pilates focuses on stretching and mobilisation exercises to release overactive muscles and reduce additional pressure from the foetus on the pelvic floor. Serving as an alternative for pregnant women to keep active and continually engage in physical activity, Pilates is great for women at every stage of their pregnancy. For women who have been doing pilates before pregnancy, you’re welcome to join our Preggie Bellies class even during your first trimester. If you want to talk to an experienced instructor to answer your queries, feel free to contact us.

Our Pre-natal Pilates can help you through every phase of your pregnancy, helping to reduce soreness and discomfort and speed up post-delivery healing through the building of strong muscles. This is made possible with our team of trained instructors who will tailor the workout to match your needs while providing safe instructions to improve mobility and flexibility and strengthen the mind and body.

Is it Safe to Do Pilates While Pregnant?

Generally, Pilates is a low-impact exercise model that aims to improve body flexibility, stability, posture, and muscle tone, so it is safe for pregnant women. Also, our experienced Pilates instructors and healthcare professionals make sure you have the options to modify or avoid any moves that aren’t working out for your body.

We realise how hormonal changes and energy levels differ from one trimester to another. Keeping that in mind, we have a range of pre and post natal pilates classes to help you stay strong through and beyond your pregnancy.

Benefits of Prenatal Pilates Classes

There are many benefits of doing pilates exercises during one’s pregnancy:

1. Prepare The Muscles For Birth

As we mentioned earlier, one of the benefits of Pre-natal Pilates is that it improves body flexibility, and strengthens the muscles, thereby helping you cope more easily with labour and childbirth.

2. Relief From Back Pain

It is common for everyone in pregnancy to experience back pain as they cross the second trimester. Our Prenatal Pilates classes offer aid to stabilise the back and pelvic regions and therefore helps relieve back pain compared to those who may have been sedentary before.

3. Control Over Breathwork

Pilates breathing techniques soothe the nervous system, thereby lowering blood pressure and helping your body prepare mentally and physically for labour.

4. Helps You Relax

One of the vital elements of doing Pilates is that it encourages relaxation, which helps overcome the distress of contractions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-natal Pilates Classes

Can Newcomers Join Pilates Without A Prior Pilates Experience?

Absolutely. Here at Breathe Pilates, the Prenatal Pilates classes are designed for all mummies who want safe workout sessions.

Can I Book Private Pilates Sessions?

Yes. We offer one-on-one private sessions, one-on-two sessions, as well as group sessions. According to your comfort level and flexibility, you can take any of these, and we will prepare a time chart for you.

Can I Use Reformer Pilates In Prenatal Workouts?

Yes, Reformer Pilates is often considered to be safer and more effective than mat pilates. This is because it has a gliding carriage with resistance attached below that allows movement through a full but carefully controlled range of motion while keeping the arms and legs grounded for a safe and effective workout.

Reformer Pilates focuses on neck and shoulder stability, increasing upper body strength needed by pregnant women. It restores the natural curves of the spine. It also strengthens the thoracic extensors and lengthens the chest muscles to correct the increased curves in the upper part of the back. Once posture is established, Reformer Pilates will effectively strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy.

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