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POST NATAL PILATES for Mums
Jan 15th, 2017 at 2:25am
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NEW Post Natal Pilates classes every Thursday

We've started a new "Post Natal Pilates" class for a lovely small group of just five, every Thursday from 12pm - 1pm. The classes will be taken on the Pilates Reformer and no previous experience is required so don't worry if you don't have any!

Exercise for the new mum can be a complex business with lots of things to consider from when it is safe and appropriate to start exercising to which type of exercise will yield the best results but a Pilates programme can be an excellent option as it focuses on dealing with issues which may have arisen during pregnancy and labour as well as providing an opportunity for new mums to have some much needed time out and specifically target the weakened and stretched abdominal muscles.

With all the lifting and carrying of a newborn and the postural changes which can result from pregnancy, many new mums find that back pain or sciatica can be an unwelcome part of motherhood. Pilates emphasises on the deep abdominal muscles, in particular the transverse abdominus, which helps to stabilise the lumbar spine and deal with back issues. This is most effective, particularly in regard to regaining the tone of the abdominal area when teamed with pelvic floor exercises. Pelvic floor exercises are an essential part of any postnatal Pilates programme and as well as helping to strengthen the core will also help deal with stress incontinence and other issues that may have arisen such as a prolapse.

Along with all the practical physical benefits that Pilates can bring to new mums, it's also a great way to get some much needed 'me time'. The huge emotional peaks and troughs of early motherhood can be a lot to cope with so the concentrated and calm space of a Pilates class can be invaluable for those looking to de-stress and reconnect with their body.

A single class is HK$230 and a package of 5 classes, is HK$1050. For more info, kindly go to www.embody.hk, email us at susan@embody.hk... Smiley
  
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