Pilates for the SuperMUM!

October 10, 2016
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Feel you don’t have time? Or if you have time you’re just too tired to get to the gym?  It’s not easy being a superMUM, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have time to take care of yourself.  Take a break and try these simple exercises to help you feel healthier, more energetic and stronger!  Avoid the unwanted back pain after picking up your infant, or the neck strain after running around with your toddler.Pilates with mums

Top 5 exercises for the SuperMUM:

  1. Arm Opening

Start off your day right by getting the mobility you need in your mid and low back.  We all start off a little stiff in the morning, but a busy mum like you needs to make sure her body is ready for her busy day ahead.

  1. Hip Twist

The hip twist is ideal for activating the glutes and any instability you may have with rotation.  It’s also great to get your spine moving!  Another great one to do before you start with the little ones!

  1. Clam

There’s nothing like the classic clam shell exercise to get your glutes activated, just make sure you’re not feeling the burn in the front of your hip!  You should feel this one in your side.

  1. Breaststroke prep

Feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?  Give the breast stroke prep a try!  It will help strengthen your postural muscles and deep neck flexors so you feel you have more control of your upper body.

  1. Corkscrew

The corkscrew is great to train your spinal control while functionally moving your arms.  Something you do every day, but forget to strengthen.  Not to mention it’s great at relieving

Stress!  Stress…something we can all do with a little less of.Pregnancy Pilates

About the author

Kate Hindley

I'm a qualified physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal care and I started my Pilates training to aid clinical rehabilitation with my patients. Little did I know I'd soon be hooked on the Pilates method after seeing the results with both the patients and myself! I’ve completed APPI matwork level 1, 2 and 3 as well as antenatal/postnatal Pilates courses. I also passed the APPI matwork examination which means I can call myself an APPI certified Pilates instructor. I lead the Physiolates service and run a number of classes from beginner to advanced level. It’s perfect for me as I get to work out at work! It’s amazing to see the Pilates bug catch onto others, whether they are patients, injury free, sports people or they are just coming to de-stress!


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