Well, as most of you know, I’m pregnant and there are some major changes going on with me…not just wardrobe adjustments but you know, the whole making a baby process is pretty massive. Your body goes through changes and one thing I am really trying to be adamant about is staying healthy and fit during my pregnancy. This means eating a good (organic) diet, drinking plenty of water and of course, exercising.
I am working now with the talented people from The Pilates Place here in South Beach to bring you guys an inside look to Pilates from a pregnant woman’s point of view. Here’s my first VLOG and brief intro this new section called Pregnancy Fit ;) Enjoy!
And here’s my video after the workout:
These are the exercises we worked on (you can click on the names for more information):
Balancing on the Bosu Ball
Ped O Pull
Final stretching on Ladder Barrel (this one was AMAZING!! I loved the way it made my back feel)
I trained with Louis today at The Pilates Place and he was great. Full of information about which muscles we were working on, why and what I can expect.
The session was really rewarding. I felt my body stretch and work in a manner that I hadn’t felt in a long time (pre-pregnancy time). Because of the pregnancy, the weight of the baby creates some major lower back pain so to be able to alleviate my spine of the compression was really fabulous. Even for all you gorgeous non-preggos…Pilates is a great way to give your body a nice break from the day…especially since so many of us are sitting/typing for hours. If you can’t get to a class, try to stand up and lean forward to touch the ground, then roll your spine back up one vertebrae at a time. This is a great little exercise that does wonders for you back.
Well, that’s it for now…I’ll be back with another session soon!