This is a step-by-step guide through the best exercises for the pregnant body. Its gentle low-impact regime promotes: improved circulation in the abdomen area; firmer, wider and longer abdominal muscles to reduce backache; and more effective breathing and increased flexibility for easier delivery.
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The first programme of its kind to be available as a book in the UKFrom the Back Cover:
The first guide to Pilates during and after pregnancy
Pilates is the ultimate form of exercise and relaxation for the pregnant body. It's also a fantastic, low-impact way to get back in shape post-delivery. Follow the gentle exercises for less than half an hour a day and enjoy all these wonderful benefits:
- Improved circulation in the abdomen area
- Firmer, stronger and longer abdomen muscles
- Fast return to shape post-delivery
- Increased flexibility
- Improved breathing techniques
By taking care of your body, and your unborn baby, you will also find yourself eating a more healthy diet, and even your outlook on life and impending motherhood will benefit. All the exercises are gentle on your body and take you through each stage of pregnancy.
Mari Winsor has brought Pilates to new levels of public recognition through her workouts with celebrities, dancers and professional athletes. A long-time professional dancer, Mari now owns and operates two Pilates studios in California.
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Book Description Vermilion, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091882893