Pilates is used world-wide in studios and clinics for prenatal and post-partum women, because of its benefits in helping to strengthen the body and energize the mind.
Pilates workouts build strength, balance and control; all factors that become very important for a woman during her pregnancy and after.
The Zone Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Program
Staying active during pregnancy is important for the physical and emotional well-being of a woman and the Pilates sessions in this program help do just that.
Sessions are programmed for specific goals and safety concerns for the woman during her pregnancy or post-partum.
Equipment used for sessions include a reformer, tower, chair, various small equipment, and body-weight exercises.
Working on the Pilates machines leads to better body-awareness that helps to increase functional fitness.
The demands of daily living activities change in emphasis on a woman's body during pregnancy and after. This program helps to build a strong foundation.
Focus and benefits of the program:
The workouts are low-impact with an emphasis on breathing.
Pilates workouts result in a tremendous feel-good factor that leaves one feeling energized.
Focus is on strengthening stabilizing muscles of the body to work with better joint-control.
Deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are strengthened.
Focus is also on strengthening the hips and upper body for increased demands made on the body during pregnancy and post-partum.
During pregnancy the body goes through many changes that affect posture and lead to muscular imbalances. Pilates focuses on posture alignment and balanced muscular emphasis.
Pilates sessions help to improve stability, balance and coordination for the body.