Staying healthy and balanced is important for pregnant women and Pilates is an ideal way to do this. With this in mind, we offer Pre and Post natal Pilates, a tailored program that will help women stay active for continued well-being throughout pregnancy.
During a normal, healthy pregnancy, moderate exercise is safe for the fetus. This is why Pilates is usually what physicians recommend. Exercise is also said to prevent varicose veins, hemorrhoids and low back pain, and it helps boost self esteem, maintain fitness levels and prepare the body for the physical demands of motherhood.
Benefits of Pilates
- Assists in weight management – pregnancy is not a time to diet
- Assists in regulating fatigue levels
- Helps maintain or slightly increase muscle tone, strength and endurance
- Improves posture
- May improve sleep
- Assists in prevention of low back pain, urinary incontinence
- Decreases risk of blood clots, varicose veins, leg cramping and swelling
- May help improve mood, body image and reduce postpartum depression
Eclipse Wellness instructors will design a program which will follow the current standards practiced in the fitness industry regarding safety during pregnancy and the guidelines set out by professional organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. We will teach you the right movements for a safe and comfortable practice, focusing on key areas for better health and wellbeing during and after pregnancy.
Given all the changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy, exercise must be adapted and modified as the pregnancy progresses. The beauty of Pilates is that it can be individualized for anyone’s ability. The Pilates equipment offers endless possibilities to adjust positioning. Your instructor will use small equipment combined with Matwork exercises, as well as the other pieces of equipment like the Reformer, Cadillac and Stability Chair, which will provide the right support needed to feel safe throughout the workout.
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