Welcome to Bump to Mum Pilates. This Pilates series is specifically designed for the second trimester. At this stage of your pregnancy your body is forever changing, however during this trimester your energy levels are generally high which means it’s a great time to be doing some exercise.
Pilates is the ideal form of exercise during your pregnancy as its a gentle low impact form of exercise. Not only is it safe but hugely beneficial. This exercise series is designed to aid women by supporting your body and wellbeing during each stage of your pregnancy. 1:1 pilates in your own home.
The course includes an introduction to pilates and six 15-20 minutes workouts.
The aims of the workout at this stage of your pregnancy are;
Stretch muscles in the upper body to help reduce any tension
Maintain mobility of the spine
Maintain a good posture and alignment
Maintain muscle strengthen and tone, specifically your gluts and pelvic floor.
Help with balance and hip control
There are 6 sessions to follow, we recommend exercising 2-3 times per week to get the most benefit. Follow one session per week, then move onto the next session. Exercise anywhere, anytime.
Avoid exercising flat on your back after your first trimester. This position can firstly be uncomfortable and secondly it places you uterus directly onto the vena caca (a major vein). Lying in this position can compromise blood flow to your heart and may make you dizzy. To exercise safely you can place pillows under your back to prop your upper body up, so you are in an inclined position.