Getting back to your Pilates practice postpartum can be a daunting task especially if you don’t know where to start, which is why we have partnered up with Body Control Pilates and their founder Lynne Robinson to bring you some of their top tips for getting back to the mat and a sequence from their new video subscription channel to get you started.
Over to Lynne…
”This postnatal Pilates workout is designed for clients who are new to Pilates and it’s perfect for new mothers wanting to get their bodies back into shape after birth. The class also offers Pilates teachers and trainers an insight into the latest approaches to abdominal and pelvic floor repair.”
Lynne has worked with many postnatal clients and having been one herself, we asked her to share some top tips for getting back to the mat post baby;
– Pelvic floor exercises are top of your exercise priority list .
– Second on your list comes exercises to repair your abdominals which will have stretched and may have divided .
– Try not to compare yourself to other mothers . All pregnancies, births, babies and new mums are different!
– Ten minutes exercising without the little one is worth an hour with them in tow. So if possible get someone to look after them so you can focus on yourself .
– Last but by no means least , take it slowly. Your pregnancy hormones will still be affecting you so build up your strength and flexibility gradually.
Our Pilates clothing is made from the softest bamboo fabric which makes it super soft, super flexible and super comfortable, it’s also great for sensitive skin. Our functional Pilates leggings have been designed to move with and mould to your body and with clever, flattering details, you can go straight from the mat to the rest of your day looking and feeling great.
Shop Lynne’s Look Here;
Long Sleeved TeeA wardrobe must have, our extra-long length bamboo Pilates top is made from super soft bamboo jersey. The Long Sleeved Tee features a contrast detail on the sleeve and the simplicity of this top means it can be worn with anything and is perfect for layering.
Our longer length Long Harem Pilates Pants are designed in a relaxed fit and are made from the softest bamboo jersey. With deep elasticated ruched cuffs that stay in place during yoga and Pilates practice and designed in a flattering cut, with gathering detail and side pockets, they’re a wardrobe essential for all body types.
Body Control Pilates Central is your perfect Pilates workout companion and THE new online resource for all things Pilates. Packed with masterclasses, short workouts, exercise tips and more presented by Body Control Pilates tutors and by some of the most recognised names in the Pilates world, including Lynne Robinson, Elizabeth Larkam, Michael Fritzke, Ton Voogt, Tom McCook, Anula Maiberg, Cara Reeser* and Madeline Black*! (*coming next month!)
We have a very special offer for friends and followers of Asquith – enter the discount code ASQUITH when subscribing to get 25% off your first three months’ subscription. You will receive a 7-day Free Trial after signing up and you can cancel your subscription at any time. Code valid until January 31st2019.
Subscribe to Body Control Pilates Central to watch more Pilates videos. From beginner to more advanced, there is something for everyone.
With thanks to Hayley Parry / Filming by MK Ceesay (www.zigzagzig.co.uk)