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.

314PILATES APPROACH:

First Trimester

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.

Second Trimester

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.

Third Trimester

FOCUS: FLEXIBILITY, JOINT MOBILITY AND LABOR PREP

These moves 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 that will keep you limber and strong for pregnancy and new motherhood.