Brand New Collection Launching on Rebalance Pilates at Home: Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates
Today I am launching a brand new Pilates Collection: the Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates Collection!
During my pregnancy, I filmed many New to Pilates and Restorative videos that were pregnancy friendly. Those classes are excellent for all Pilates levels, accessible to all body types with slight modifications made to accommodate my growing belly.
The Prenatal and Postpartum collection is also wonderful for all bodies and Pilates experience levels (especially the Restorative and New to Pilates crowd), the big difference being in that the language is more geared toward the prenatal (and soon-to-be postpartum) body.
In the first class of the Second Trimester Prenatal Series, we are looking at core breath and Pelvic Floor activation. This is an incredibly important concept, not just during pregnancy but for postpartum as well. It is the foundation of all the work we do in the Second Trimester, Third Trimester and Postpartum Series.
As our babies grow, more pressure is placed on our pelvic floor. It is important to stay strong down there to support your growing baby and to protect against things like incontinence and potential prolapse (not uncommon in pregnancy/delivery). I go through the proper breathing techniques to engage the pelvic floor. Then we add movement to the breath and engagement to make sure we are linking them properly.
I’m very excited to release this new Collection. The collection grew with me as I manoeuvred through my second pregnancy. And since this collection grows with me, there won’t be any postpartum classes until I am in my postpartum stage! Then we will continue to grow together as we reconnect with our new post-baby bodies.
Even if you are not a prenatal or postpartum subscriber, I encourage you to try these classes. While the language may be prenatal specific, the movements are universal. Especially when it comes to Pelvic Floor activation and breath support. Pelvic Floor work is not just for the pregnant and postpartum crowd. Men and Women alike can benefit from Pelvic Floor work.
It becomes especially important for older women, when incontinence concerns may begin. One of the primary functions of the Pelvic Floor is to support our bladder and control the sphincter of the urethra. This allows us to control our urge to urinate. If that sphincter isn’t engaging optimally, we can run into some issues. Pelvic Floor work to the rescue!
Everyone can benefit from this work!