Hi there! How’s your week going? After a week in Cape Cod, it’s tough getting back to the grind! Luckily, I have a fun post for you today. I am loving Pilates for pregnancy. I’ve tried some great prenatal Pilates DVDs and I wanted to share a few of my favorite prenatal Pilates moves with you today!*
Pilates is great for pregnancy because:
– iI strengthens and stretches.
– It helps improve posture, which will assist you in carrying the extra baby weight and avoid aches and pains.
– The mind/body connection can help relax you.
– It is an all-over toner but it is core-focused. A strong core is super important for carrying that baby and childbirth.
Reach and Pull
Lunge with Arm Lift
Pelvic Lift with Heel Lift
Double Leg Stretch
Readers, what’s your favorite Pilates move? How do you incorporate stretching into your regular routine?
* Please consult a physician before trying this or any other exercise. Every pregnancy is different and what works for me may not work for you!
Yes to all of these moves! One of my favorite moves is the back extension! Yoga is definitely my way of getting some stretching into my routine. I can get really stiff these days, so that’s the best way for me to stretch my body and relieve some of the muscle aches.
I have never been in very great shape, but I plan on changing that. Now that I’m pregnant, I’m trying extra hard to exercise and eat healthy. Your prenatal Pilates moves sound like the best place to start!
Excellent workout as always. It's challenging, fun and easily one of my favorite workouts!
Fantastic class! Great technique pointers. Always new exercises to challenge oneself!
I am excited to take classes with Brittany in person this summer! I have followed Brittany online for some time. I particularly like the Barre and Pilates workout videos. Her workout techniques reflect current thinking and best practices. She supports all levels of fitness. Definitely worth a try!
Brittany is the BEST. She is inspirational, motivational and innovative. No two classes are ever the same. I'm sad when the summer classes end, but I'm looking forward to checking out her online classes this fall and winter.
My wife and I decided to give Balance Barre Fitness a try and we were not disappointed. We thought the classes would be pretty easy but were surprised at how rigorous they were. The class was great for working on our coordination and core strength. I don't get to many ...