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As a new mother, it can be challenging to find the time to prioritise your health and wellness. However, participating in Mums and Bubs Reformer Pilates classes at Best Body can have significant benefits for both you and your baby.
Here are seven key advantages, supported by research:
- Strengthen your core: During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles stretch and weaken, which can lead to lower back pain and other problems. Reformer Pilates is a safe and effective way to rebuild and strengthen these muscles. According to a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, Pilates-based exercise can reduce diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy.
- Improve your posture: As a new mother, you may find yourself slouching or hunching over to care for your baby. Pilates can help improve your posture by strengthening the muscles that support your spine. A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that Pilates exercises improved the posture of postpartum women.
- Increase your flexibility: After giving birth, your body may feel tight and stiff. Pilates can help increase your flexibility and range of motion, which can be especially beneficial if you are breastfeeding or carrying your baby around. A study published in the International Journal of Women’s Health and Reproduction Sciences found that Pilates exercises improved flexibility in postpartum women.
- Boost your energy: The demands of caring for a newborn can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. However, participating in regular Pilates classes can help increase your energy levels and reduce fatigue. A study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies found that Pilates-based exercise improved energy levels and reduced fatigue in postpartum women.
- Reduce stress: Being a new mother can be overwhelming and stressful. Pilates is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety, as it promotes relaxation and mindfulness. A study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that Pilates-based exercise reduced stress and improved psychological well-being in postpartum women.
- Connect with other mums: Participating in mums and bubs Pilates classes can be an excellent way to connect with other new mothers who are going through similar experiences. You can build a supportive community and share tips and advice on parenting. A study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth found that group exercise programs, such as Pilates classes, can improve social support and decrease stress in postpartum women.
- Bond with your baby: Best Body’s mums and bubs classes are designed to incorporate your baby into the workout, which can be an excellent opportunity to bond and interact with your little one. A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science found that postpartum women who participated in Pilates classes with their babies reported feeling more positive emotions and enhanced maternal-infant interaction.
If you’re interested in experiencing these benefits for yourself, we encourage you to try our Toned & Strong 2 Week Intro Program. For just $42, you’ll receive four high-quality reformer Pilates classes, specifically designed for new mothers.
Our experienced instructors will guide you through each workout, ensuring that you feel safe and supported. Don’t wait any longer to prioritise your health and wellness.
Sign up for our intro program today by downloading the Best Body App and start feeling toned and strong: