Be a Healthy Mum-To-Be with Pregnancy Pilates at körpermotus Pilates
If you’re looking for pregnancy Pilates classes, then you must know the importance of exercising during your pregnancy. Having a baby changes almost every aspect of your life, and your workout habits are no exception. For most mums-to-be, there’s no reason that they can’t continue a regular exercise program to keep their bodies and minds in top shape. However, there are some special considerations and necessary modifications. At körpermotus Pilates, we offer prenatal and postnatal Pilates classes designed to cater to the unique needs of expecting mothers and new mums, along with a range of other Pilates classes tailored to meet a variety of needs.
Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates in Adelaide
Incorporating exercise into your daily life is an important part of having a healthy pregnancy and easier delivery. As long as your doctor gives you the go-ahead, it’s a great idea to continue working out regularly throughout your pregnancy. Here are some of the benefits.
- More energy. Pregnancy can sap your energy; regular exercise can help restore it. That’s because exercise helps keep your cardiovascular system strong and tones your muscles, meaning that you won’t get tired as easily throughout the day.
- Better sleep. It can be difficult to find a comfortable position for sleeping when you’re pregnant. Exercise may just tire you out enough that, by the end of the day, you’re easily lulled into a more restful slumber.
- Less discomfort. Pregnancy causes all kinds of aches and discomforts as your body changes. Staying physically active can help strengthen your muscles, giving your body more support and helping relieve aches and pains.
- Lower stress levels. It’s well-known that exercise can lift your spirits and make you feel better in general. That’s good news for expecting mums because it means that your daily workout may help alleviate pregnancy-related mood swings.
Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Pregnancy Pilates Classes
Although exercise is healthy for you and your baby, it’s important to do it right. That means not overdoing it, steering clear of high-risk moves, and following a few rules for safe prenatal and postnatal exercises. As you engage in prenatal or postnatal Pilates, here are a few common mistakes to avoid.
- Exercising too much. Even though exercise is very good for you and your baby, it’s important not to over-exert yourself, especially if you weren’t very active before your pregnancy began. Pay attention to signs that you’re overdoing it, such as dizziness, swelling, or palpitations, and slow down or rest accordingly.
- Taking part in high-risk exercises. There are certain exercises you shouldn’t try during pregnancy, even if you’re already in good shape. For example, diving and horse riding put you at too high a risk for injury should you fall. High-intensity exercises are also generally off-limits during pregnancy. Safe workouts include walking, swimming, stationary cycling, and of course our prenatal and postnatal Pilates in Adelaide.
- Letting yourself become overheated. It’s essential that you not let your core body temperature rise too much when you’re pregnant, as doing so could result in developmental problems with your baby. It could also lead to dehydration (in you or your baby). Drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, don’t work out in extremely hot weather, and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of overheating, such as nausea or dizziness. We provide complimentary water and towels at the studio to keep you comfortable and hydrated
About körpermotus Pilates
At körpermotus Pilates, we offer pregnancy Pilates classes for prenatal and postnatal mums to help them stay in shape during their pregnancies or get back in shape afterwards. We maintain small class sizes so that we can give each participant the individual attention they deserve. If you would like to learn more about körpermotus Pilates or book a private or semi-private session, contact us today.
We look forward to working with you to help you have a healthy, happy pregnancy.