BENEFITS OF PRE AND POST NATAL EXERCISE
AT BARRE POSE FUSION
Exercising during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your growing baby. The Barre Pose Fusion Method emphasizes the correct biomechanics of movement combined with the power of music to increase strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. Our instructors pay close attention to the importance of selecting and modifying exercises for expecting clientele.
| Strengthen your tummy muscles, which equips your body better to cope with the strains caused
by the weight of your growing baby. Hormones make the tissues and ligaments which connect
your bones more pliable in pregnancy, which can make you more prone to injury.
| Reduces back pain, by exercising the deepest tummy muscles that stabilize your back and pelvis.
Weak muscles can lead to back or pelvic pain.
| Strengthen your pelvic floor, which will help to support your bowel, bladder and uterus as your
baby grows and moves down.
| Helps with balance, as you may feel a little clumsy, or that your balance isn’t as good as usual, in
pregnancy. Barre and pilates exercises strengthen your core and may make you more stable when
you walk as you grow into your second and third trimester.
| Takes the strain off your back and pelvis, by using positions such as going on your hands and
knees, which is a great position for pregnancy. Towards the end of your pregnancy, it may also
help to get your baby into the right position for birth.
| Relaxes and controls your breathing, which is important for pregnancy and labor.
PLEASE NOTE: Barre Pose Fusion recommends discussing exercising and any concerns you may have with your doctor before beginning classes.
SOME ITEMS TO REMEMBER DURING EXERCISE
TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR BABY ARE SAFE:
| Hydrate your body. It is important to replenish before and after your mind body workout.
| Pay attention to what your body is telling you. You know your body better than we do.
Listen to it and know your limits.
| Breathing out through pierced lips “pilates breath” helps to cool the body down.
Remember your metabolism during pregnancy is higher and your body works double time
therefore you will “over-heat” easily.
| Be aware of when to stop exercising.
Some signs to take a break:
— uneven or rapid heart beat — decreased fetal movement — dizziness
— increased shortness of breath — headache — faintness
— calf pain or swelling — chest pain — discomfort
— vaginal bleeding — fluid leakage