by Marilyn Koval
Pilates is ideal for pregnancy.
As part of a healthy 9 months, Pilates will prepare you for labor and delivery as well as help you to return to your pre-pregnant body after baby arrives.
Working with a qualified and well-trained instructor, you will learn how to feel your best while experiencing the many changes occurring in your body.
With a focus on connecting breath, body, and flowing movements, Pilates encourages relaxation and calm during this most memorable time in a woman’s life.
Before beginning any exercise program, always consult with your medical doctor.
Try the following as a little introduction to the many exercises a personalized pregnancy program can offer. This movement allows you to maintain good posture with upper back strength and shoulder stretch.
Perform this exercise standing, kneeling or sitting with good posture. A 2 lb. weight held in each hand is optional.
- With arms lengthened and held by your side, inhale to reach arms behind your torso.
- On the same inhale, look right as the arms remain back.
- Exhale, return arms to sides and look forward.
- Repeat movement and look in the opposite direction.
- Repeat 4 to 6 times.