Pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles, particularly the transverse abdominus and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are your deep stabilising muscles and are the key to good posture, balance and stability.
Your tummy and pelvic floor are put under increasing strain as your baby grows bigger. Your body also produces relaxin, a hormone that allows your stabilising connective tissue to stretch.
By strengthening these core muscles through targeted exercises before and during your pregnancy you will decrease the strain on your lower back, pelvis and pelvic floor.
Pilates trains your body to be strong and flexible through a series of specific movements performed on reformers, cadillac, wunda chair, spinal corrector, floor mat work and other specialised equipment.