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15 minute post-natal Pilates Workout to tighten a post-baby tummy

For post-natal exercise, Pilates comes highly recommended by health visitors, GPs, physios and chiropractors. We asked Pilates teacher Sarah Vrancken who specialises in Pilates for pregnancy to deliver a 15 minute workout for you

You’ve had your baby and life has changed in the blink of an eye. It is hard to prioritise your own needs in this phase, but doing post-natal Pilates little and often will truly make an impact. In this video, Sarah from Kalm Pilates runs through her top five post-natal Pilates moves, which makes a great short 15 minute workout that easily fits in with your busy daily routine.

 

When you are pregnant, certain muscles – such as your pelvic floor and your abdominals – are under pressure, especially when you reach full term and of course, also throughout the actual delivery. So, once the baby is safely in your arms, your body has done a fantastic job, but quite a few muscles now are still extended and therefore, weaker than before you were pregnant. This is where Pilates can help the process along and help strengthen your core muscles, including your deep transversus abdominals and pelvic floor. This workout done anywhere from daily to once weekly can help rebuild these muscles.

Sarah Vrancken Post natal pilates video healthista headshotSarah Vrancken is a qualified Pilates and Fitness Instructor who believes we can all benefit from a stronger, healthier and more flexible body free from aches and pains. With two young kids, a busy household and a consultancy business to run, Sarah turned to Pilates to give her physical strength to cope with daily life. She teaches Pilates in Surrey and set up Kalm Pilates with online Pilates programmes to spread the virtues of Pilates.

Sarah decided to get her qualification as a pre-natal and post-natal fitness instructor as the information available on exercising during pregnancy was often contradictory. The knowledge she gained from the qualification combined with Pilates helped her stay pain free during her pregnancies and aided her recovery post-partum.

 

 

 

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