PILATES FOR MUMS | WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Pilates is a gentle but kind workout for mums and here at Live Love Pilates we ensure that your classes brought to you at home are tailored to your specific needs as a new mum and beyond.
Pilates mat exercises as a whole aim to carefully recover and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and gently tone the abdominal area, restoring posture and stabilizing the pelvis and lower back. Naturally, the female body is put through an a lot during pregnancy as well as also during those early months as new mum so, once life has settled into a new and slightly busier rhythm, it’s important to put aside a little time to focus on you and your body.
Vanessa has worked with lots of mums, helping them to reconnect with their core and pelvic floor muscles as well as mindfully focusing on posture and overall strength. Vanessa has discovered that the majority of the new mums she is working with have similar aches and pains. Hence, below is a mini questionnaire posed to a current new-mum client who has two children and does two weekly classes at home (a duet class with her husband and a private one-to-one class) explaining just how much Pilates has benefited her both physically and mindfully during her day to day life since starting just 5 months ago.
Live Love Pilates aims to help mums leave each and every mat class, whether it be a private, duet or group class, feeling STRONG, HEALTHY and FULL OF ENERGY!
- LLP: How has Pilates benefited you since starting weekly classes in Autumn 2015? Since starting Pilates, I feel more connected to my body and more conscious of it.
- LLP: What is the most positive change you have noticed since starting Pilates? I started as I had bad lower back pain and having recently had two children, carrying them was not great for my back. Since I’ve started Pilates, I can honestly feel a difference! I feel l am stronger (and I can slowly but surely see it in exercises l do with Vanessa). The way I carry our children is different. I consciously connect with my muscles first and it feels differently and better. I don’t have pain in my lower back anymore…which says it all! My posture has also changed and like l said before, l am more conscious of my whole body which surprisingly has a positive impact on my sleep as well.
- LLP: As a mum, why does LIVE LOVE PILATES mat work classes work for you? Having the classes at home is great as both the children are in bed so no need for a babysitter. I do the classes with my husband who loves it too! Exercising together is lovely as we spend an evening together doing something for ourselves. Vanessa is great at juggling from one to the other. The class is always very personal even though we are doing it together.
- LLP: Would you recommend LIVE LOVE PILATES to other mums? YES I WOULD!!! 100% …We feel we are investing in our health and can already see the changes which is fantastic!