After you give birth, you’re ready to get back in shape. Once you get the all-clear from your doctor, Pilates classes can be an effective way to return your body to its pre-baby shape. For nine months, your abs and back muscles were strained as your baby and uterus grew—and you grew with it. Pilates strengthens these core muscles, helping you recover from your pregnancy and childbirth and rediscover that pre-baby figure.
Pilates exercises are marked by precise, controlled movements that test your muscle strength after nine months of change. Your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles weakened during your pregnancy, and Pilates is an effective way to strengthen these core muscles after you give birth. Similarly, you likely noticed a shift in your center of gravity when you were pregnant, as your ever-growing belly made even the simplest movements difficult. Pilates can help you improve your post-baby body’s coordination, balance, and posture as well. You can also regain flexibility that you lost during your pregnancy by participating in Pilates training.
The life of a new mother is often marked by sleep-deprived nights and, as a result, sheer exhaustion. You’re looking for energy, and Pilates can give you just that. Even more, taking Pilates classes gives you that much-needed “me” time, something that is hard to find when you have a newborn. Focused breathing during your Pilates fitness routine can help you de-stress. Thus, this type of exercise can have a positive impact on your mind as well as your body.
Regaining your pre-baby figure takes time after giving birth. You can expedite that process by adding Pilates to your exercise routine. You’ll enjoy a stronger, leaner core that gives your energy and self-confidence a boost. If you want to rediscover your pre-baby body, contact us to learn more.