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New Prenatal Pilates!

  • January 31, 2018
  • By Brittany
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New Prenatal Pilates!

Are you expecting?  Then this is for you!  A new Prenatal Pilates video has just landed on BBF On Demand!  This is a safe, effective and gentle workouts for moms-to-be.

This workout is designed for those in their first or early second trimester.  It is also a great postpartum workout.  Women in their later second or third trimester can modify this workout by doing any exercises lying on their back using a foam wedge for elevation and support. 

As a reminder, lying on your back is contraindicated in pregnancy to lie on your back for prolonged periods of time from the second trimester onwards.  This is because the baby puts pressure on the vena cava, a major blood vessel in the body.  This can restrict the flow of blood to your heart and to the baby.  Lying on your back for short periods of time is ok, but longer periods can cause issues.  In your first trimester and early second trimester, you don’t have to worry about this yet!

This workout doesn’t require any equipment so just grab your mat and get started!

We start with a standing warm-up to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping.  We then move onto the mat to safely work the core, glutes, legs and upper body.

We finish with a nice relaxing stretch!

A perfectly balanced prenatal pilates workout in just 45 minutes!

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By Brittany, January 31, 2018
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Brittany Bendall is a hardcore barre and pilates instructor with a passion for staying fit and living a healthy and amazing life!

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