BodyLove Pilates is all about effective, safe postnatal training – therefore our focus is on muscles that are going to be key to your recovery, build strength for your role as a new mother, tone, lengthen and return you to complete fitness – better than before!

The core muscles mentioned above are crucial and will be cued in every move - below are the other important muscles we focus on. Luckily not only do these make you feel good but they are conveniently some of the vanity muscles us Ladies love to workout!

ARMS
  • By focusing on the muscles of the arms you will not only gain a good set of guns, long, lean arm muscles, we will be buidling strength needed to care for your new baby – lifting, carrying, rocking and feeding.
  • Your strength increasing as your baby grows.
  • BICEPS, TRICEPS, DELTOIDS
BACK 
  • A strong back is vital to staying painfree .
  • The muscles we focus on will support you in good posture – countering the rounding of the shoulders and exaggeration of the lumbar curve caused by your pregnancy, breast/bottle feeding and child carrying for extended periods of time.
  • Extension becomes a focus after 9 + months of very limited access, you can now work in prone and counter the rounding forward posture of the postnatal woman.
  • ERECTORS OF THE SPINE, MID/LOW TRAPERZIUS, ROTATOR CUFF MUSCLES, SERRATUS ANTERRIOR, LATS
LEGS
  • You are going to need strong legs to support your pelvis and lower back as it recovers from pregnancy.
  • You will need strong legs also for all the child-carrying, stroller pushing and squatting up and down you do as a new mother!
  • PLUS who doesn’t want toned hot baby mama thighs!
  • QUADS, HAMSTRINGS, CALVES
BUTT 
  • Your butt muscles are surprisingly vital to remaining pain free.
  • Not only do they support your pelvis and lower back, but good glute muscles provided added strength for walking, rocking and squatting!
  • OH and working these will keep that butt high and hot!
  • GLUTE MAX, GLUTE MED, PIRIFORMIS, DEEP EXTERNAL ROTATORS OF THE HIP
ABDOMINAL MUSCLES 
  • Your abdominals have stretched to over 50% their normal length during pregnancy, and have limited activation over the course of the pregnancy.
  • Once the prenatal diastasis has healed, shortening and and strengthening the abdominal muscles will help with rib flaring, rotation, extention and over-all thorasic and lowerbody connection.
  • RECTUS ABDOMINUS (6PACK), INTERNAL & EXTERNAL OBLIQUES, PSOAS