Pilates has been around since the 1920s when Joseph and his wife Clara Pilates opened their “body conditioning” gym in New York.
When something, especially in the fitness industry, has been around for 100 years, you know it must be good!
A more recent fitness trend is the increasing popularity of small group training. Like Pilates, there are some great benefits especially getting more individual time with the coach without the expense of using a personal trainer.
What happens when you put the two together – well you get all the benefits of Pilates plus the added attention of small group training! A winning combination!
So who would benefit most from trying a small group Pilates class?
If you are a newbie to Pilates and feel nervous about moving in front of others, or have specific needs (such as injuries), then a smaller group would be perfect for you. Getting more personal attention ensures you are moving carefully and confidently.
One specialised Pilates class which is perfect for small groups and that has been gaining in popularity is pre and post-natal Pilates. These classes are modified to reflect the changes in a woman’s body during this time. Assuming you have your doctor’s approval, Pilates can be a safe alternative compared to the usual Pilates exercises.
First is Pilates suitable for pre-natal women – absolutely. It keeps you moving through each trimester and gives you the feeling of better control of your body.
And is post-natal Pilates a good idea? Definitely. It can help ladies regain pelvic control, core strength and help you connect with your body.
Small group pre and post-natal Pilates classes are wonderful if you are looking for a modified class which specialises in your needs. These classes have been designed especially to your needs, which gives you extra confidence (which is so important during this time of your life).
If this is something you are interested in, make sure you contact us at InnerFit so we can recommend a class for you to help you with your physical and mental health during this wonderful time in your life.
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