Is Pilates safe during pregnancy?
Yes! Pilates is safe during pregnancy. Pilates can help you keep your strength and posture throughout the changing months of your pregnancy and helps you maintain pelvic stability which is crucial during your pregnancy. Louise will adapt the exercises and sessions depending on how your body is feeling and changing. You will notice how Pilates helps you regain your strength and posture quickly in the early days post birth.
How soon after giving birth can I start Pilates?
Louise encourages clients to gain approval from their health practitioner or obstetrician before commencing exercise again. This usually happens at six weeks post birth.
How often should I do Pilates?
Louise suggests at least twice a week to get the movement of Pilates into your body and to feel a change. It does take 5-10 sessions for a beginner to get into the swing of Pilates and to understand the principles. However, once the mind and body connection happens you should start to see results very quickly.
Can I bring my baby/child with me?
Yes you can. The space has two rooms next door to each other, and we have a nanny who will look after your child while you train.
Will I lose weight in Pilates?
Pilates is not a High Intensity workout, but it is designed to sculpt and produce long and lean muscles. This in combination with a balanced diet will contribute to a noticeable change in the body shape.
Does Pilates help with flexibility?
Pilates can be more effective for some people than others. Rather than utilising static stretches, Pilates focuses on movements while stretching. This means the muscles are warm when you stretch, allowing you to stretch further and with less pain. The Pilates stretching technique will elongate and detoxify your muscles and the more flexible you become the less muscle tension you will endure, and your blood circulation will be improved.
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