These sessions are customized to how the body is recovering from birth. We work to release, realign and restore the body through myofascial release, deep core work, stretching, and strengthening. Sessions will leave you feeling better, lift your mood, and increase confidence!
Postpartum Pilates can begin as soon as you are cleared by your doctor for exercise; around 6 weeks. The focus during Postnatal Pilates is to strengthen, restore, and realign the body. We do this by working from the inside out; retraining the powerhouse (deep core muscles) to function optimally. We will test for diastasis recti and if present, appropriate exercises will be given using The Center Method to safely realign the abdominal muscles to the correct position.
Postpartum Pilates also teaches moms how to move efficiently and safely, such as picking up a car seat and carrying a child correctly. This is vital for those with Diastasis Recti as incorrect body mechanics can make the separation worse.
Instructor Alicia Thomasson is a certified Pre & Post Natal and Diastasis Recti Recovery Specialist through The Center For Women’s Fitness.
Benefits of postpartum exercise:
- Increases speed of recovery
- Restores pelvic floor and core muscles
- Improves range of motion and flexibility
- Increases self esteem and body image
- Reduces risk of postpartum depression
- Aids in weight loss
- Enhances mood
- Tones muscles
- Improves posture (hello, nursing moms!)
- Boosts energy
- Promotes better sleep
- Relieves stress
Sessions are 45 minutes and take place at our boutique studio in Aldie, Virginia. Not local? Schedule a Virtual Session!