Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates

By Don Kirby

Pilates on Elmwood

     Abilene Pilates (Pilates on Elmwood)

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Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates




For best results you should start your exercise program before becoming pregnant:

For best results and easiest delivery it is best to plan ahead and start exercising before you become pregnant, especially if you are without any  prior fitness experience. If  you become pregnant and are very deconditioned your Dr. may even suggest that you wait until after the delivery before beginning any exercise program.

Pilates may be one of the best ways to get started.

Why? Here are 12 reasons

  • It concentrates on breathing ( diaphragmatic breathing)
  • It concentrates on the pelvic floor ( Kegel exercises)
  • It concentrates on the abdominal wall connection
  • Its Gentle ( in my opinion as a Pilates and yoga instructor it’s even more gentle then yoga with less stress on joints. Yogi and Yoginis please do not get me wrong I love Yoga and think Yoga is also wonderful for pregnancy.
  • It may help to prevent Diastasis  Recti
  • It helps with lordotic posture associated with pregnancy
  • Better posture from exercise aids in digestion
  • It helps eliminate back pain commonly associated with pregnancy
  • Woman who exercise bounce back quicker and are able to better take care of there new bundle of joy.
  • Exercise may help distrabute weight more evenly wich also helps with strains in arches, calves
  • May help with a smoother delivery with less labor time and complications.
  • Healthy moms usually make  healthier babies

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Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Personnel trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Don teaches Contemporary and the Authentic forms of Pilates, in the later 90's, Don began his study of Yoga. His study of Yoga includes the Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, and Astanga disciplines. His other areas of interest in fitness include Martial Arts, Spin, Boot Camp Training, and Weight Training. Don has extensive training and certifications from AFFA, IDEA, MadDog, B-Fit and Polestar. Don Continues his of Pilates education with Michelle Larson in Santa Fe New Mexico. His personal philosophy related to fitness is to aid students in a personalized balance of strength, stamina and flexibility. He is dedicated to design a program specifically for his students independent of the season of their life to create functional movement and help them reach their fitness goals.
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2 Responses to Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates

  1. sweetopiagirl says:

    Reblogged this on inspiredweightloss.

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