Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time in every woman’s life. However, it can also be a time of discomfort and pain. Your centre of gravity shifts, your posture changes, and your abdominal muscles stretch and weaken. All these changes can lead to pain and discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders. 

Thankfully, exercise can help ease this pain by strengthening the muscles that support your spine and improving your posture.

That’s one reason why many pregnant women turn to yoga, Pilates, or barre classes to alleviate pain and discomfort during their pregnancy. These workouts can help improve flexibility and balance, build strength, and increase energy levels – all of which are beneficial during pregnancy. Furthermore, these activities can also help you relax and de-stress.

There is no doubt that working out during pregnancy has many benefits. However, as pregnancy is a critical period, it is essential to make sure that you are staying safe during your workouts. Our expert practitioners at Lab Studios offer private workout sessions so you can experience guided exercises to maximise the benefits of exercise during the prenatal period. Here are some of the benefits of prenatal yoga, barre, and Pilates:

1. Yoga

The benefits of yoga have been well-documented, and there are many reasons why it is an excellent workout choice for pregnant women. Prenatal yoga is a great way to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy. It can help to improve your posture, increase your energy levels and promote relaxation. Additionally, yoga can help to ease common pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, nausea, and fatigue, and can even help your body prepare for childbirth by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and imparting deep breathing techniques. 

Finally, practising prenatal yoga can help you develop a deeper understanding of the changes your body is going through during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga classes typically involve a series of gentle stretching exercises, breathing techniques, and relaxation techniques and are suitable for all levels of fitness. If you are new to yoga or want to ensure safety during pregnancy, you can enrol in our one-to-one private sessions with our trained yoga practitioners and get personalised classes as per your needs. 

2. Pilates

Pilates is a great form of exercise to help keep you in shape during pregnancy and also improve post-natal recovery. Not only will it enhance your overall fitness, but it can also help reduce back pain and improve your posture. Additionally, Pilates strengthens your pelvic floor muscles, which can weaken due to the weight of the baby and hormonal imbalances.

Pilates can also be an excellent way to learn breathing control techniques that will come in useful throughout your pregnancy, as breathing is a key focus in almost any Pilates class. By learning to control your breathing, you will be able to better cope with the emotional ups and downs and anxiety that you might experience during pregnancy, as well as during the labour and delivery process. Our private Pilates sessions will allow you to follow a personalised and safety Pilates routine tailored for your body by our experienced instructors.

3. Barre

Barre workouts are a great way to stay active during pregnancy, and can help to keep you in shape for the demands of motherhood. Barre helps to tone the body and improve posture, while also providing a low-impact workout that is gentle on the joints. This workout can also strengthen the muscles used during childbirth, which can make the process easier and less painful. 

The reason barre workouts are recommended for pregnant women is they are known to relieve some pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. Additionally, barre helps to improve the flexibility of the pelvic floor muscles, which can help your body for an easier delivery. At Lab Studios, we not only offer group barre classes, but you can also enrol in our one-to-one private sessions where you will be practising under the direct supervision of our personal trainer.

Enjoy Benefits of Prenatal Yoga, Pilates, and Barre with Lab Studios

Prenatal yoga, Pilates, and barre are excellent exercises to help you stay fit and healthy during pregnancy. They can help to improve your flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as reduce stress levels.

Lab Studios offers private yoga, Pilates, and barre classes for pre-natal as well as post-natal to enjoy the benefits of these wonderful disciplines in a safe and supportive environment. Our private sessions are suitable for all levels of fitness, whether you are a beginner or a fitness enthusiast. If you need more attention to advance your practice or want to meet your fitness goals through personalised plans, you can join our private yoga, Pilates, or barre sessions.

Moreover, for those who want to pursue a career in yoga or barre after pregnancy, we also offer yoga teacher training or barre teacher training programmes at our Yoga Lab School and Barre Lab Academy in Singapore.

Choose any of our newbie class packs or yoga, Pilates, and barre class packages to get started or contact us for more information today.