Strengthen and stretch through your way through pregnancy with Prenatal Pilates! Learn proper body mechanics and breathing techniques as you prepare your body for birth. We work the deep core and postural muscles as well as legs, glutes, and arms to maintain strength and assist with alignment of the changing body.
These one on one sessions are tailored to your specific health conditions, trimester, and how you are feeling each day. Sessions incorporate mat and reformer exercises to strengthen your body and will leave you feeling better, lift your mood, and increase confidence!
Did you know there are exercises pregnant women should avoid and others to focus on? Exercising incorrectly during pregnancy can cause severe abdominal damage, strained muscles, and other problems. Knowing you are taking care of yourself and baby by participating in a safe, beneficial and tailored exercise program is sure to give peace of mind. Prenatal Pilates is also a great accompaniment to childbirth classes in Leesburg, Ashburn and Aldie, Virginia.
Instructor Alicia Thomasson is a certified Pre & Post Natal Pilates Specialist through The Center For Women’s Fitness.
Benefits of pregnancy exercise:
- Lesser chance of abdominal separation (diastasis recti)
- Strengthens core and pelvic floor muscles
- Shorter labor
- Reduced back pain and strain
- Prevents gaining excess weight
- Prevents constipation and swelling
- Improves sleep
- Improves energy, mood and posture
- Increases self esteem and body image
- Increases flexibility
- Quicker recovery postpartum
Sessions take place at our boutique studio in Aldie, Virginia. Not local? Schedule a Skype Session!