Pilates and Pregnancy

There are many benefits of Pilates during your pregnancy. The right exercise program can help alleviate pain that you may begin to feel in your back or your joints during your pregnancy. Pilates will help you gain awareness of your changing posture and by strengthening your body you can be better prepared for your delivery.

Most choose to discontinue impactful, high intensity exercise programs as pregnancy progresses. Starting Pilates, a low impact joint-friendly exercise program, can be a key to a more balanced and supported body when so many changes are happening during pregnancy. As the baby grows, posture changes become evident, including a forward weight shift placing a challenge on the lumbar spine / low back area, making the spinal stabilizers and core work harder to maintain uprightness. Pilates can help!

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  • Pilates helps correct posture, which in turn can help prevent or ease pain
  • Pilates limits range of motion as ligaments loosen with rising pregnancy hormones.
  • Certified Pilates instructors will help you gain core strength to support delivery.
  • Studies show practicing Pilates while pregnant reduces perineal pelvic nerve pain or trauma.
  • Pilates helps with pelvic and sacroiliac joint alignment as joint elasticity increases.
  • Pilates instructors who have prenatal education use pregnancy trimester adaptations.

Let’s be sure before starting.

Do you have your doctor’s permission to exercise?
Is your Pilates instructor trained in prenatal Pilates? We are!

Pilates Northwest is here for you.

At Pilates Northwest, we will be sure to select a prenatal Pilates instructor for you. We adjust your Pilates sessions to you, to your pregnancy, to your trimester, and to how you are feeling on any given day. During pregnancy, we believe in increasing strength, but also paying attention to the rejuvenating aspects of Pilates since the body is going through many changes.

Our pregnancy Pilates sessions at Pilates Northwest focus on different aspects as your shape changes and as your baby grows. For instance, we have sessions designed for you without lying on your back after mid pregnancy. There are postural exercises designed with low back support in mind. And there are specific exercises designed to keep muscles strong for delivery. We check in with you and adapt the sessions accordingly.

Getting started in prenatal Pilates at Pilates Northwest is easy!

If you are searching for a Pilates studio while you are pregnant, consider working with us at Pilates Northwest. We are located just north of Seattle, in the Shoreline neighborhood. Our adjacent neighborhoods are Ballinger, Lake Forest Park, and Mountlake Terrace.

Our team of experienced, professional instructors tailor Pilates programs to each client so you can be sure you’re embarking on a fitness regimen that is appropriate during your pregnancy.

No experience is necessary. We do ask for your doctor’s authorization to exercise. When you have the green light from your doctor, leave the rest to us. Pilates is fun, rejuvenating, effective and a great choice while pregnant.

We modify your program to fit your specific needs. All our instructors are fully certified, professional, and friendly. Come see the difference of having an experienced, certified instructor with advanced education can make.

Have questions?

Email us, call us at (206) 368-6904 or send us a message!