Pilates is a great choice of exercise before, during, and after pregnancy because it is an excellent way to strengthen and stretch the back, shoulders, stomach, hips, and thighs. Strengthening the body can help accommodate the body’s changes and can help reduce the amount of pain and discomfort often associated with pregnancy.
In addition to the physical benefits of Pilates during pregnancy, it can also help calm the mind. Pilates exercises have low repetitions executed with precision. The workout focuses the mind on the body, helping to reduce and relieve the stress and anxiety some women experience. Spending a session concentrating on breath and the body’s movement allows clients to clear their heads and leave the session feeling calm and rejuvenated.