Dale Shea has been a certified Pilates instructor through the Physical Mind Institute since 2001. She also holds a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from The George Washington University. For the past 10 years she has utilized her education and dance background to build her own Pilates studio
The possible benefits of Pilates exercise during pregnancy:
Increase your stamina!
Give yourself a much needed energy boost.
Fall asleep faster and wake up well rested.
Elevate your mood!
Exercise releases endorphins which improve mood, and decrease stress.
Less weight gain and back pain!
Stretching helps ward off cramps, sore muscles, and tension.
Moms who exercise have a shorter labor and are less likely to have a c-section.
Faster return to your pre-pregnancy physique and fitness level!
Your baby may benefit from Pilates as well!
Your baby may be smarter!
Research shows that moms who exercise throughout their pregnancy have babies who score higher on general intelligence tests by age 5.
Your baby will be more fit!
Moms who exercise during pregnancy give birth to babies of a healthier weight.
They also recover quicker from the stress of birth.
Your baby will be easier!
Exercising moms have babies who are less colicky and sleep through the night sooner.