Many women find Pilates to be one of best exercises to do, both during and after their pregnancy. One of the main reasons prenatal Pilates exercises are so important is that they help you to build and maintain core strength, giving your body the support it needs for a more comfortable pregnancy.
Many women suffer from aches and pains throughout the body during pregnancy. Prenatal Pilates is an extremely adaptable form of exercise, especially with the use of special reformer Pilates equipment, allowing each exercise to be modified to work with every stage of pregnancy.
Postnatal Pilates is also extremely effective for getting your body back after pregnancy. We have lots of tips on how to engage the right muscles at the right time to ensure you see fast and lasting results! At Firehaus Pilates in Denver, we focus not just on the abdominals/core but the “pelvic ring” which includes 4 muscles: the transverse abdominus (aka your natural corsette), pelvic floor/kegel muscles, obliques, and the multifidus which support the spine. Bringing in all 4 of these muscles is the best combination for visible results and Pilates classes can help.
Here’s a quick tip for both prenatal and postpartum women: Get your “TA” on!! The transverse abdominus is also known as your “natural corset.” Its job is to flatten the tummy while providing tons of support for your low back. To find this muscle, simply find your hip bones in front, then slide your fingers just to the inside of these bones. You’ll notice a small dip or soft spot here. Gently pull your belly button towards your spine. Notice that you feel a slight tightening under your fingers. That’s the TA! Simple! Now the hard part, work on keeping that tight all day!
With private Pilates sessions and group Pilates classes available, you’ll find the best Pilates instructors to work with at Firehaus Pilates Studio. Contact Firehaus Pilates today!