Our prenatal pilates videos online offer this Reformer workout for mom at almost any stage of pregnancy. Our momma is 23 weeks today but today’s workout can be used for almost any trimester. Just as stated the focus is legs and more legs. This will be to lengthen, lean, strengthen and open hips. We’ll also decompress the spine and find more breath and length in the body giving mom more space and breath.
💟 If you are a teacher, here are some ideas of moves perfectly ok for mom and what simple modifications can be used in a group class so you can keep your flow going.
Reformer, and the jumpboard ONLY IF you can no longer lie flat on your back. Don’t worry we are NOT jumping, this is just used as a prop up. You can also substitute with 2 folded up towels, a baby arc, or even a medium size fit ball that you can lean against. If you can still lie flat on your back, we won’t be here that long, you don’t need anything other than your Reformer.
Very simply, here is our sequence: footwork, hands in straps, feet in straps, seated lateral slides, side lying series, and quadruped. Though I said all legs, your upper body will still get worked and have to support you in certain positions. The upper back as well will get some love. This will feel great for hips, as well as the spine and low back today. You’ll see possible a lot of repeats as we go, but these exercises are safe at this stage of pregnancy and respond to our mom’s needs in her own body. We are confident they will feel good to you also! We will also work the pelvic floor release, an important exercise to begin early on to prepare for birth.
If anything in our prenatal pilates videos online make you feel uncomfortable, stop. Listen to your body, and maybe skip that exercise. This journey is unique to each individual and each day is unique as well, give yourself and your body grace.
I will be accompanying our mom Hallie through her 2nd pregnancy in this prenatal pilates workout, although we will follow most all general guidelines so these workouts may be followed by anyone, each workout will be tailored to her needs. If you are coming into your pregnancy having been very active and fit, you may prefer some more challenging workouts. For this, please write me directly, address to Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to hand select existing workouts that will respond to your current needs.
Repeat this workout as many times as you like. Make it your own, take it at your pace, up or notch down the difficulty as you see fit.
Let us know below in comments how you liked class and if it has helped you as well as any questions you may have. 👇🏼
1st – 2nd trimester Prenatal. Beginner – Intermediate.
Strengthen the legs, adductors, abductors, hips, glutes, feet, ankles, balance and more to help support mom’s spine and body in carrying the weight of growing baby. Overall wellness and fitness. Support mom’s body to prepare for birth and baby. Help mom feel strong, stay strong and feel accompanied in this journey. Increase blood flow, oxygen and circulation. Alleviate pressures. Maintain good alignment.
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