A wonderful conditioning exercise for women of all shapes and sizes, Pilates is now recognized as one of the best overall exercises for the pregnant body as well. A low-impact and relaxing exercise regimen, Pilates doesn't divert blood flow from the growing fetus. As important, Pilates strengthens the abdominal muscles known as the "powerhouse," making it easier for new mothers to recover from childbirth and regain their pre-pregnancy waistline.Working with Dr. Uzzi Reiss, a prominent Los Angeles-based gynecologist and obstetrician, Mari Winsor has developed the first mat-based Pilates routine for pregnant women, bringing this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home. Illustrated with 100 black-and-white photographs, the exercises in The Pilates Pregnancy are gentle on the body and easy to do at any stage of pregnancy.
Exercises in THE PILATES PREGNANCY are designed to make the time before, during, and after pregnancy easier and more comfortable. One of the primary advantages to Pilates is a strong abdomen and stomach area, resulting in benefits such as increased blood flow to the growing fetus, easier delivery, and fast recovery time. The book is divided into exercises that vary with each trimester, to respond to changes in a woman's body during pregnancy.
- Genre: Health + Wellness, Medical, Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Exercise, Pregnancy + Childbirth, Gynecology + Obstetrics
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
November 7, 2001
- Date Published:
November 7, 2001
Author: Mark Laska, Mari Winsor
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- Online Item #: 11994299
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0251
- ISBN: 9780738205014
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