Pilates Pregnancy Guide: Optimum Health and Fitness for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy

Pilates Pregnancy Guide: Optimum Health and Fitness for Every Stage of Your Pregnancy

by Lynne Robinson, Jacqueline Knox
     
 

Body Control Pilates® for the full nine months of pregnancy and beyond.

Pilates specializes in building core muscles to create a "girdle of strength." This is crucially important in pregnancy, when the body is under tremendous stress and strain by the added weight and changes in posture. Pilates Pregnancy Guide features a series of exercises

Overview

Body Control Pilates® for the full nine months of pregnancy and beyond.

Pilates specializes in building core muscles to create a "girdle of strength." This is crucially important in pregnancy, when the body is under tremendous stress and strain by the added weight and changes in posture. Pilates Pregnancy Guide features a series of exercises tailored to condition these core muscles for a more comfortable pregnancy, an easier labor and a faster recovery.

Suitable for women at all fitness levels — with or without Pilates experience — this book provides a comprehensive program during the entire period of pregnancy, with exercises specific to each trimester. Features include:

  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • The benefits of Pilates during pregnancy
  • The basics of Body Control Pilates®
  • A program for the first six weeks after the birth
  • A continuing program for staying in shape.

Workout menus designed for each stage of the pregnancy offer recommended exercises complete with guidelines and warnings. Illustrated with color photographs, each exercise sequence is outlined in specific stages: Aim, Starting Position, Action, and Watchpoints. This exercise program ensures controlled and safe routines throughout the pregnancy and beyond.

Thorough and encouraging, with reliable general information about pregnancy, Pilates Pregnancy Guide will be a natural first choice for any expectant mother.

Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review - Library Bookwatch
A unique program packed with exercises ... a perfect guide for mothers-to-be and any library catering to women's health.
Edmonton's Child
This guide is a unique program packed with good advice on how to keep you healthy and toned, and make your pregnancy more comfortable.
Mothering - Melissa Chianta
Features bright sharp photos, a beautifully spacious design, and, most important, clear instruction on Pilates exercises for pregnant women.
Family
Focuses on keeping women and their babies healthy and comfortable during each trimester.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554071692
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Robinson is the world's best-selling author of books about Pilates. In addition to writing, she teaches, lectures and is interviewed regularly on television and radio talk shows.

Jacqueline Knox is a physiotherapist who uses Body Control Pilates® in her professional practice, which includes rehabilitative sports medicine.

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