Trimester 1

Four Sides Pregnancy Pilates Method Trimester 1

In Trimester 1 we focus on maintaining strength with familiar sequences and perhaps improving strength by challenging endurance. We will set the foundations for the months to come, creating a strong body to support your growing baby. Whilst you may not be feeling your best at this time, exercise is hugely recommended to maintain a happy and healthy body and mind. Pilates is the perfect way to maintain your fitness and cope with all of the systemic changes you may be feeling including nausea, fatigue and shortness of breath. Month 3 also includes relaxation and breathing techniques to help us through these tougher days and calm our minds.

Equipment needed: Small Pilates Ball

Suitable for: Women in their first Trimester of pregnancy who are currently exercising. This is also recommended for women planning a pregnancy and wanting to build their strength in preparation. If you are less than 13 weeks pregnant and never exercised before, the current RCOG guidelines recommend not to start exercise until your second trimester. We recommend engaging in our sessions relevant to your current trimester only.

Trimester 1 Videos