Pilates for every trimester
Pilates has the perfect recipe to keep you in shape throughout every trimester - it keeps you strong and flexible and it's the perfect antidote to the discomforts associated with your pregnancy.
Because Pilates work engages your deepest core muscles, pelvic floor, hips and spine, you'll develop muscle strength and memory that will help your body recover faster post-pregnancy. Although Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can do when you're expecting, be sure to check with your doctor before you begin this or any workout program.
FOCUS: CORE STRENGTH, STAMINA AND MUSCLE MEMORY
These moves will strengthen your entire core (abs, back, waist and pelvis) so it can support you like an internal corset, giving your body strength and resilience as your belly grows.
FOCUS: POSTURE, CORE STABILITY AND BALANCE
These moves will keep your spine in a proper neutral upright position, protecting your back and neck as your belly and breasts grow. They also assist with balance and stability.
FOCUS: FLEXIBILITY, JOINT MOBILITY AND LABOR PREP
These movements will strengthen the pelvic-floor muscles as you keep your pelvis, spine and hips mobile, relieving discomfort and preparing you for labor.
Trimester-specific workouts will keep you limber and strong for pregnancy and new motherhood.