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Pros and Cons of Pilates During Pregnancy with Alana Reed

The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

alana reed pilatesGuest Blogger Alana Reed is the owner of Alana Reed Pilates.  She was given the prestigious certification to teach Pilates in 2001 by Romana Kryzanowska, one of the five living disciples of Joseph Pilates. Alana works in New York City with clients of all ages and abilities.  She specializes in pre- and post-natal Pilates and bone health. To learn more about Alana Reed, visit her website.

Pilates is famous for being a great form of exercise during pregnancy. Not only does it keep you in shape during pregnancy, but it can also help keep traditional aches associated with pregnancy at bay. Also, it can help you get your pre-pregnancy figure back quickly after delivery!
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Alana Reed’s 5 Benefits of Pilates

alana-reed-pilatesGuest Blogger Alana Reed is the owner of Alana Reed Pilates.  She was given the prestigious certification to teach Pilates in 2001 by Romana Kryzanowska, one of the five living disciples of Joseph Pilates.  Alana works in New York City with clients of all ages and abilities.  She specializes in pre and post natal Pilates and bone health.  To learn more about Alana Reed, visit her website.

1. Learn how to use your Powerhouse! – In Pilates, the core muscles are referred to as “The Powerhouse.”  Every Pilates exercise incorporates the use of the Powerhouse. When the Powerhouse is engaged continuously, the abdominal muscles tighten and the entire abdominal region becomes flatter.
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